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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 03/13/2017
Unit Head/Director, Field Research Service Unit

Direct the operation, management, personnel, and budgets of the Field and Research Service Unit (FRSU).  There are 17 outlying research stations ranging from 80 acres to over 1000 acres in size.  These stations are strategically located on key soils across the state and are representative of climatic and other environmental stress factors that are common to agriculture in the surrounding areas.  They serve as strategic, outdoor, research facilities for DASNR faculty and demonstration programs for use by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.  The Unit is also assigned responsibility for several on-campus research labs and greenhouses, including teaching facilities.  The FRSU should strive to create a favorable environment for project leaders to successfully complete quality research.

The position is to be filled by June 1, 2017, or as soon thereafter as the selected candidate is available, with 100% funding from the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station.  This is an eleven-month appointment (July 1 through May 31) non-tenure track faculty position.  This position is accountable to the Associate Vice President of the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.  Continuation of this position is subject to performance, need, and available funding. This is an exempt position (which indicates that the position is exempt from overtime pay/comp or personal time accrual).  According to OSU policy, a 40-hour workweek is considered minimal for exempt staff and you are expected to work hours in excess of 40 hours per week when the work load requires additional hours (to include some early mornings, evenings and/or weekends).

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Agricultural-related discipline; Experience managing personnel and operations budgets; Experience working with crop and/or animal production; Understanding of agricultural methods, research, and analysis of results; Experience operating and maintaining research farm/ranch production equipment and facilities, including laboratories, greenhouses, and maintenance facilities; Ability to successfully interact with support personnel within FRSU and integrate support operations to provide support to research scientists, students, and technical staff from other units using the FRSU facilities; Ability to successfully interact with other professionals in developing team approaches to research and education programs in the disciplinary area; Ability to successfully interact with DASNR administrators to recommend and justify unit personnel and operations budgets.

Apply online at for consideration. Formal review of applications will begin April 1, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit a professional resume and letter of application. Applicants should also provide the name, address, telephone number, and electronic mail address of three references.

For additional questions or information contact Dr. Jeff Edwards, Chair Search and Screen Committee 371 Agricultural Hall, Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK 74078 405-744-6130 For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. 

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)