VP - Land-grant Engagement & Dean - Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

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Vice President for Land-grant Engagement and Dean of the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

 

The University of Kentucky (UK) invites nominations, inquiries and applications for vice president for land-grant engagement and dean of the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

 

As both vice president for land-grant engagement and dean of the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the position has responsibility for the college’s threefold mission of teaching, research and extension, as well as strategy, direction and priorities for fostering and facilitating collaborative, multi-disciplinary engaged scholarship across the university, Cooperative Extension and the Commonwealth.

 

The college’s threefold land-grant mission serves the Commonwealth in diverse ways. The college is fulfilling the land-grant promise of educational excellence, civic leadership, transformational research and shared knowledge serving the common good. The college serves the people of the Commonwealth and across the world through education, outreach, service and research by finding solutions to improve lives today and to create a sustainable future. The college’s work integrates teaching, research and extension. The college recruits, retains and graduate students who are competent, responsible and workforce ready. Since its inception, the college has provided research results to the community.

 

UK is a leading land-grant and public R1 university located in the beautiful Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky. Counted among the highest level of Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the university is continuing its rise as one of the nation’s premier public research universities with expectations that the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will continue to grow significantly in stature across all dimensions of the institution’s mission: academics, research, extension and service.

 

The vice president and dean reports to the president and provost, respectively, is a member of the President’s Cabinet, and has responsibility for all land-grant engagement activities of students, staff and faculty. As a chief administrative officer within the university, this leader has autonomy and authority for the management and coordination of the college and for implementing its plans, programs, services, as well as scholarly, extension and research endeavors. The college’s academic unit leaders, associate deans and others report directly to the vice president and dean.

 

Required Professional Qualifications and Personal Qualities

  • Earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree.
  • Recognized achievement that would warrant appointment as a tenured professor.
  • Progressive and broad academic administrative leadership experience arising from an administrative role such as department chair, center director, associate dean, dean or higher.
  • Evidence of innovation in the classroom with demonstrated undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence.
  • Distinguished record of extramural funding and scholarship aligned with one or more college areas.
  • Ability to build partnerships and collaborate with stakeholders and constituencies, government agencies and partners to support the tripartite mission of teaching, research and service.

 

The vice president and dean must have a commitment to serving the people of the Commonwealth and across the world through education, extension, service and research by finding solutions to improve lives today and creating a sustainable future.

 

The full position profile can be accessed at https://greenwoodsearch.com/current-opportunities/.

 

APPLICATION AND NOMINATION PROCESS

Greenwood Asher & Associates® is assisting UK in this search. Applications and nominations are now beingaccepted. Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to Greenwood Asher & Associates. Application materials should include:

  • A letter of interest that clearly states the applicant’s qualifications for the role
  • A current résumé/curriculum vitae
  • A brief statement [one page maximum] about how you would anticipate operationally advancing a collegial sustainable environment

 

The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by July 19, 2024.

 

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

 

Julie Schrodt, Senior Executive Search Consultant

E-mail: julieschrodt@greenwoodsearch.com

 

Jeremy Duff, Vice President for Executive Search

E-mail: jeremyduff@greenwoodsearch.com

 

The University of Kentucky is committed to a policy of providing opportunities to people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.