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Faculty positions by department: 7 individuals in white lab coats in a plant pathology lab

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, 
The Ohio State University: Assistant Dean and Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Dean and Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). This position will provide strategic leadership throughout the college to ensure a collective approach to diversity, equity and inclusion work for our faculty, staff, and students and among our mission areas of teaching, research and Extension. This position will report to and work with the CFAES Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Affairs.

Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL): Professor and Chair

The Chair, who reports to the Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, administratively leads a comprehensive and diverse departmental program of research, teaching, extension, and international development. The Chair fosters effective, collegial, cooperative, and productive relationships among students, staff, and faculty within the department and with other departments and programs at the university; works with other department chairs and administrators to advance the vision and missions of the department in order to optimize resource needs of the department; and promotes the department and college with state, national, and international organizations. The Chair will have the opportunity to carry on instructional, research, and/or outreach activities, commensurate with her/his administrative responsibilities and interests.

The College

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has over 300 faculty members, enrolls nearly 3,200 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students on the Columbus and Wooster campuses. These students take courses and/or conduct research in one or more of the nine academic units in the College:  

•Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership
•Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics    
•Animal Sciences
•Food Science and Technology
•Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering
•Horticulture and Crop Science
•Plant Pathology
•School of Environment and Natural Resources

Aerial view of Wooster campus

In addition, the Food Animal Research Program is a nationally known program focused on protecting and enhancing animal and public health with research focused on pathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention, and control of animal disease. The College also is a key member of the interdisciplinary Environmental Science Graduate Degree Program (ESGP). The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster is the largest agricultural experiment station of its kind in the US. OARDC scientists have been leaders in agricultural research for over a century. It provides more than 4,000 acres for field research in addition to other facilities such as the Secrest Arboretum, the Biomass and Bioproducts Research Center, the Compost Research Center, a rubber processing pilot plant, weather stations, greenhouses, and one of only two University BSL-3 level research facilities in the US. The OARDC facilities in Wooster are powered by an Anaerobic Digestor that renewably provides more than 30% of its electrical energy demand.

"What I really like here is that in one campus, we have everything. This really promotes collaboration and makes us more efficient as a team. Our instrumentation facilities are among the best in the world and we have easy access to them." - Emmanuel Hatzakis, Food Science and Technology

Ohio State University Extension extends the knowledge resources of CFAES and the broader University to the people of Ohio through an educational process focused on local issues and needs. Supported by an annual budget of approximately $70 million, Ohio State University Extension helps communicate relevant research in a way that improves quality of life for Ohioans.  Extension employees are located in all of Ohio’s 88 counties and on the Ohio State University in Columbus.

The Ohio State Agricultural Institute (ATI), located in Wooster, is an associate degree-granting program within the College where students participate in a curriculum that includes general and basic studies, hands-on experience, and a paid industry internship.  ATI is the largest institution of its kind in the country, offering 32 programs of study.                                                                                          

"CFAES has a reputation of being one of the best colleges of agriculture in terms of innovation and engagement to help tackle the challenges affecting our constituents. It is a place I can see myself growing and developing as a professional in my field through the mentorship and collaborations available around the college." - Mary Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Community Leadership