Summary of Duties: Washington State University Extension (WSU Extension) in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) seeks a nationally recognized leader in university outreach to serve as Director of WSU Extension and Associate Dean (AD) with permanent faculty rank of Professor. The AD and Director reports to the Dean of CAHNRS and will foster integrated approaches to problem solving by providing strong and effective leadership of county/regional Extension Educators and research & extension faculty and staff at WSU and affiliated institutions. The AD and Director will facilitate the continuation and expansion of WSU Extension's national leadership in innovative outreach programs, applied research and resource acquisition. The AD and Director will work at the national level with state leaders and land-grant university colleagues to establish an agenda of planned activities leading to stable and improved funding and a continued commitment to excellence in extension.
Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in a discipline relevant to the position. A record of scholarly achievement appropriate for an appointment in CAHNRS, including any of Extensions three Program Units at the rank of professor. Demonstrated leadership at a management level within an extension program. Demonstrated evidence of a commitment to the Land Grant philosophy and university-wide outreach. Demonstrated commitment to actively increasing the diversity of the faculty and staff of Extension. Knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies in a global environment. Demonstrated capacity to secure grants and contracts that build capacity and provide direct delivery of contracted services. Evidence of experience with collaboration to raise private funds that help carry out the mission of Extension.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.