Department Chair Position

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is the State of Nevada’s land grant 
institution of 
higher education and is ranked in the Top Tier of the “best national 
universities” by U.S. 
News & World Report. UNR plans to add up to 250 tenure-track faculty positions 
between 2015 and 2020. As integral components of the University, the College of 
Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources and the Nevada Agricultural 
Experiment Station invite applications for an innovative 
to Chair the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES).

NRES is a multi-disciplinary department offering programs in Wildlife Ecology 
Conservation, Environmental Science, Forest Management and Ecology, and 
Ecohydrology. The Department currently has 19 full-time faculty and will be 
searches for 3-6 tenure-track faculty positions within the next two years. 
faculty are engaged in basic and applied interdisciplinary research programs 
address local, national, and international issues, and collaborate with a broad 
of agency and community partners. Faculty are committed to high quality 
programs that prepare students for natural resource careers or graduate school. 
has experienced recent increases in undergraduate enrollment (70% increase from 
2012-2016 to >450 undergraduates). In addition to its departmental MS graduate 
program, NRES faculty participate in three interdisciplinary graduate programs 
support an average of 30 MS and 20 PhD students per academic year. NRES 
an average $3 million in research awards per year.

The NRES chair will provide administrative, intellectual and philosophical 
leadership for 
the department’s teaching, research and outreach missions. A qualified 
candidate must 
provide evidence of strong administrative leadership and have a record of 
and research excellence consistent with a faculty rank of full professor. This 
person will 
represent departmental and college interests during engagements with public and 
private sector stakeholder groups.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in 
education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize 
added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring 
to the 
educational experience.

Reno is located in northern Nevada near the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is 
approximately four hours northeast of San Francisco. The area offers 
outstanding four 
seasons living 30 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe and the amenities of a 
town with excellent schools, arts, entertainment, and outdoor recreation.

Applicants should submit 1) a detailed letter of application, which also 
indicates how 
they would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community 
through their research, teaching and/or service; 2) Resume/CV; 3) contact 
for at least three professional references; 4) statement of research interests; 
statement of teaching philosophy; and 6) statement of leadership experience, 
philosophy and departmental vision. References will only be contacted after 
interviews and candidate notification. Statement of leadership experience, 
and departmental vision should be uploaded into the “Other” category.

For full consideration of applications, all materials should be submitted by 
October 28, 
2016 but applicant review will continue until position is filled.

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