Department Chair Position
The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is the State of Nevada’s land grant
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
the department’s teaching, research and outreach missions. A qualified
provide evidence of strong administrative leadership and have a record of
and research excellence consistent with a faculty rank of full professor. This
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
Reno is located in northern Nevada near the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is
approximately four hours northeast of San Francisco. The area offers
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
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
2016 but applicant review will continue until position is filled.
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