WFA Head Position for Dean/Director Distribution

Head, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture. Mississippi State University is seeking an outstanding leader to serve as Head of its Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture. The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture is one of three departments in the College of Forest Resources with direct affiliations to the Forest and Wildlife Research Center, the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station, and the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Major responsibilities of the Department Head include: administer and provide comprehensive leadership for research, teaching, and extension; work effectively with on- and off-campus units, constituency groups, and clientele; and oversee a comprehensive budget and departmental personnel. Qualifications include a doctorate in wildlife, fisheries, aquaculture, natural resources, conservation ecology, or a closely related field, and a professional background appropriate for tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor. Administrative experience is desirable. Applications must be submitted online at and should include a letter of interest (with administrative philosophy and vision for the Department), curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five (5) references. Inquiries or the submission of supplemental documents (e.g., official transcripts) should be directed to: Dr. Scott Willard, WFA Search Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University, Box 9655, MS State, MS 39762, or swillard / 662-325-2086. Applications/nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is chosen, but review of credentials will begin after July 1, 2013. Mississippi State University is an AA/EEO employer.

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