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Dean College of Agricultural Sciences Position Announcement

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As the chief academic and executive officer of the College, the Dean has the primary responsibility for faculty and academic professional staff development, budgetary oversight and planning, academic and curricular issues, constituent engagement, fundraising, and facilities development, and is personally and professionally committed to diversity and inclusion. In addition, this position provides state-wide and campus-level leadership to the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. The Dean is responsible for an annual appropriated base budget allocation in fiscal year 2019-2020 of $10.8 million for resident instruction (including differential tuition), $10.5 million for the Agricultural Experiment Station, and $2.2 million for Extension and Outreach. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, faculty research efforts for the College generated grant and contract resources of over $21 million, and other self-funded activities produced $11.2 million, $5.6 million in gifts, and $1.1 million from indirect cost recoveries. The annualized, total combined financial portfolio for CAS/CAES is over $60 million.

The Dean is the principal administrative officer of the College and the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station and reports to the Provost/Executive Vice President of the University. The Dean provides leadership to the College by establishing a strong vision and implementing a strategic plan to achieve that vision. The Dean is responsible for implementing policies, managing personnel and financial resources, promoting a culture of inclusivity and securing internal and external support for the college.

Full Job Description

The position is available July 1, 2020

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, for full consideration, applications should be submitted online by December 9, 2019.
  • Applicants should include:
    • Letter expressing their interest and qualifications for the position
    • Separate two-page philosophy of education, research, leadership, communications and management (upload under “Other”)
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • The names and contact details of five references (References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)

Nominations should be sent to

Mary Stromberger
Dean and Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs
Graduate School Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1005

For more information, please contact Dr. Mary Stromberger at 970.491.6817 or by email (

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