Department Head/Full Professor at Montana State

published Sep 18, 2014 9:30am

Montana State University in Bozeman invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Earth Sciences. Appointment will be at the rank of Full Professor.

We require a Ph.D. in an Earth Science discipline (human or physical geography, geology, oceanography, atmospheric/climate science); demonstrated administrative and leadership abilities; a record of success in teaching undergraduate students and supervising graduate students; and a demonstrated record of acquiring research grants and a visible and successful research program. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience as a department head, who are committed to student, faculty and staff diversity, who have experience in managing budgets, obtaining external funding and developing and implementing strategic plans.

The successful candidate will lead a diverse, interdisciplinary, research-active department of faculty who are committed to excellence in education at all levels and who are engaged in service to the profession and society. Bozeman is a highly livable city of 40,000 residents in a spectacular mountain environment.

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Please submit a letter of application that addresses required and preferred qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information for five references. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please note: electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. ADA/EO/AA/Vet Pref Employer

Submit application materials to:

Ms. Melanie Baldwin
Dept. of Earth Sciences
Montana State University
PO Box 173480
Bozeman MT 59717-3480
(406) 994-3331