Dean of the College of Agriculture

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California State University, Chico

Dean of the College of Agriculture

California State University, Chico invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Agriculture. We are seeking a skilled and experienced individual with a strong track record of administrative experience and a passion for agriculture and its broad community of regional, statewide and national stakeholders. We are seeking a dynamic dean who will lead an exciting  college in its realization of its growing potential. The dean works collaboratively with college faculty and staff, to contribute and support the mission, values, and priorities of the University’s Strategic Plan while demonstrating a commitment to diversity and the advancement of multicultural, international, and interdisciplinary programs throughout the college curriculum in response to an increasingly diverse student population.


As chief academic and administrative officer for the College, the Dean reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean is expected to provide academic leadership in program and curriculum development, teaching, research, and the vital development of external support and fundraising. The Dean is responsible for academic policies, administration of instructional and research resources, personnel matters, fiscal and personnel management, student recruitment and retention, promotion of alumni, corporate, and community relations in agriculture. The Dean will collaborate with faculty and program coordinators to promote shared governance as well as supervise an administrative team.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree.
  • Demonstrated success in teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate for faculty appointment at the rank of full professor in an academic discipline in the college.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. CSU Chico has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be submitted via the web page for this search: