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Job Details: Dean, College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing

Job Title: Dean, College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing

Submitted on: 03-08-18


Start Date: July 1, 2018

Application Deadline: Open until filled


• Supervise the operation of the College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing, the university farm, and all related auxiliary enterprises associated with the college.
• Promote a collegial and effective work environment with a commitment to the diversity and enrichment of students, faculty, and staff focused on student persistence and completion.
• Work through the Office of Outreach to encourage and support grant activity, and to create and maintain industry and community partnerships.
• Represent the faculty of the school to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the broader university and community, promoting open and transparent communication on behalf of the faculty and staff of the College of Agriculture, Science and Nursing.
• Actively engage the university and community through service and participation in campus and community events.
• Other related administrative responsibilities as assigned.

The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


• Earned doctorate degree in Agriculture or related field by July 1, 2018.
• Distinguished record of teaching, research and/or extension activities.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to work with a diverse community of professionals.
• Ability to plan and articulate a strategic vision for the College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing, the University Farm, and Meats Lab that includes collaboration with the Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center and industry to promote excellence and become a national leader in partnerships between higher education, extension, and industry.
• A record of increasing leadership responsibility with a knowledge of, appreciation for, and commitment to the philosophy and programs of an agricultural university. Administrative experience preferred.
• Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and in a socially responsible manner.

Physical Requirements:



Applicant Must Submit:

Letter of Application
Curriculum Vitae
Three References (current addresses and phone numbers)
All College Transcripts (unofficial)
Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre- employment background check (available at

For Additional Information:

Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Attention: Office of Human Resources
P.O. Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Phone: 580-349-2611
Fax: 580-349-2302

If you are applying for more than one position, please submit a separate application packet for each position, being sure that your cover letter addresses the specific requirements for the position for which you are applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All OPSU applicants must also submit a completed Consent and Disclosure form for a pre-employment background check. Forms are available below.

OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Michael Harris, Title IX (sex), Office: SUB 10, Telephone: 580.349.1362;
  • Rene Ramon, Section 504/ADA (disabilities), Office ML 107B, Telephone: 580.349.1556;
  • Dana Collins (race, color, national origin, age and veterans status), Office: SL 125, Telephone: 580.349.1574.

For additional information and/or to respond, contact:

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.
Office of Human Resources
P. O. Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Telephone: 580-349-2611
Fax: 580-349-2302
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