We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.
The Ranching Systems Program Leader will work across campus with multiple academic units to build a program that reflects the systems level thinking required for today’s increasingly complex ranching enterprises. In addition to the internal coordination and program development, we envision this position as the face of the program in our state and region. The Program Director will take the lead on creating a network of meaningful and impactful internship opportunities for our students that reflect the varied ranching enterprises that make up Montana’s Ranching community. In addition, the program director will work with private industry, agencies, NGOs, MSU eExtension, and other entities to bring the needs of the community together with the expertise on MSU’s campus. As a leading land-grant teaching, research, and outreach University, MSU is well positioned to work collaboratively with external partners to develop innovative knowledge, ideas, and approaches that directly impact the land and the ranching industry.
REQUIRED: PhD in Animal Science, Range Science, Ag Business, Ag Economics, or closely related field. Outstanding record of accomplishment in innovative program development related to teaching, research, outreach, or Ag production. Proven track record of innovative leadership. Documented ability to function in a team setting, both as an effective team member and as a team leader. Documented ability to establish professional relationships with a diversity of people such as students, staff, faculty, administrators, and industry/ranching community leaders. PREFERRED: Established stature in area of expertise. Documented ability to advise and mentor students. Evidence of involvement in developing innovative instructional techniques and delivery methods to a diversity of audiences. Extensive ranching industry knowledge and contacts. Experience in the management of a large, financially successful ranching enterprise. Skills, ability, and desire to teach students to integrate wildlife, range, livestock, and business disciplines in a systems level approach to the ranching industry. Extensive experience working in a professional field related to academia and the ranching industry.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 13951
About Montana State University, Dept. of Animal & Range Sciences
Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of nine academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 15,000 students, including approximately 2,000 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation.