Department Head Search Overview

An overview of the search process

The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota is in the Process of Selecting a New Department Head

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) at the University of Minnesota invited qualified candidates to apply for the position of Department Head with Faculty Rank for the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (BBE). The Department Head reports to the dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and collaborates with the dean of the College of Science and Engineering and the dean of Extension to accomplish departmental goals and objectives and to deliver nationally and internationally recognized programs in teaching, research, and extension and outreach, including with the work of affiliated centers. The head is responsible for being a collaborative member of the Collegiate leadership team and to bring a solution-driven perspective to all collegiate and departmental strategies and goals.

The Department Head is the lead academic and strategic officer for a department who works to recruit, mentor, and retain outstanding faculty, graduate students, and academic staff in a set of related disciplines in addition to serving as the administrative leader of departmental programs. In collaboration with college support divisions, the department Head is responsible for planning, fiscal management, personnel, and facilities. The Head actively supports the securing of sufficient resources for the department to strengthen and broaden its mission, nurture cross-functional relations at the University, and advance its strong international reputation.

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