The Director/School of Family & Consumer Sciences provides leadership to the School of Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. 
The Director is administratively responsible to the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and works collaboratively with the other Directors and Department Heads of the college. 

The position responsibilities include:

Administration:  (50%)                                                                                                               
The Director will provide visionary leadership for all School of Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) programs while ensuring FCS vision and goals are compatible with those of the college and the university. Lead efforts to grow student enrollment and retention in all FCS programs, coordinating recruitment efforts of faculty and staff, and working collaboratively with University and College staff and programs. Mentor FCS faculty and provide professional development opportunities to grow external funding support of research and scholarly activities. Ensure effective and transparent policies exist within FCS for faculty and staff evaluations, promotion and tenure evaluations, mentoring, space and budget allocation and other departmental activities within the guidelines of the University Faculty and Staff Handbook, other university and college policies. Effectively manage the needs of accredited programs, as well as an on-site child development laboratory program. Serve as part of the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS) Leadership team. Conduct annual faculty and staff performance evaluations as well as faculty evaluations for tenure and promotion, and provide mentorship and guidance toward career development of all faculty and staff. Maintain fiscal integrity of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, allocating resources among program areas and in support of unit, college, and university goals.

Extension/Outreach:  (30%)
The Director is expected to steward, develop and enhance relationships and partnerships with FCS alumni and stakeholders throughout the state and nation. Work collaboratively with College development staff to grow donor support of FCS programs, scholarships, and other advancement goals. Represent FCS in local, state and national fora.

Research/Scholarship:  (20%)
The Director is expected to maintain a program of externally-funded research/scholarly activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or closely related field.

• Administrative experience within an institution of higher education.

• Ability to manage complex and varied budgets.

• Qualifications suitable for the rank of Full Professor with tenure, including a demonstrated and nationally recognized teaching and research/scholarly record.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with Extension programing in one or more of the subject matter areas of Family & Consumer Sciences
• Experience in land grant institutions.
• Significant record of success in obtaining extramural funding from nationally competitive research programs, private industry or other donors.
• Significant record of success in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
• Experience in accreditation processes for academic programs.
• Demonstrated ability to promote programs and accomplishments to external constituents.

Procedure for application

Confidential review of applications will begin March 4, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit a letter of qualification indicating your interest and qualifications for this position.  Attach a CV/resume that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and three professional references with contact information. 

In addition, please have three letters of reference submitted to the Search Coordinator:

Marty Lunt/AAC/Search Coordinator
University of Idaho
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2335
Moscow, Idaho  83844-2335

Go to to apply and submit your resume and cover letter.

For further information:

Jodi Johnson-Maynard
Search Chair                                         
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Marty Lunt
Affirmative Action & Search Coordinator
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The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is the policy of the regents that equal opportunity be afforded in education and employment to qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran.  It is also the policy of the University of Idaho to not discriminate based on sexual orientation.
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  We actively encourages applications and nominations of underrepresented groups.