Colorado State University invites applications and encourages nominations for the appointment of Deputy Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean for Extension in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The position embodies Colorado State University’s land grant mission by actively engaging with industry, agribusiness, government agencies and private citizens to formulate Colorado focused and globally impactful initiatives that are readily translated to constituents. The position fosters collaborative relationships among many academic disciplines, the knowledge enterprise of private industry and with government and non-governmental organizations. Requirements include qualifications for appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure in an academic department at CSU. To read full job description and to apply by our full consideration deadline of April 3, 2016, see: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/31617. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Agricultural research has been part of Colorado State University (CSU) since the institution’s beginning. In 1888, the Colorado General Assembly established the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) as the contributor to the federally-created state agricultural experiment station system established by the Hatch Act, currently encompassing all fifty states and United States territories.
The CAES is an integral part of CSU and a unit within the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station creates and disseminates knowledge related to agriculture and natural resources with the overarching goal of enhancing economic viability and environmental sustainability in ways that are socially acceptable. Further, the CAES applies this knowledge to solving practical problems of producers and consumers.
Agricultural research programs include the traditional areas of producing and processing food products such as wheat, beef, potatoes, fruits, and vegetables, as well as discovering how foods and diets influence human nutrition and health, new kinds of textiles we wear, the ornamental plants and gardens we enjoy, and sustainable use of rangelands where high-quality water comes from and which support grazing livestock and wildlife.
The CAES partners with CSU Extension, industry, schools, and any others who can help get new information and technologies into the hands of those who need it.
James Pritchett, PhD
Executive Associate Dean
College of Agricultural Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1101