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Chancellor Jimmy G. CheekTo: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff

From: UT Knoxville Chancellor and UTIA Chancellor Search Committee Chair Jimmy G. Cheek

The search for a new chancellor at the UT Institute of Agriculture is underway. We would like your help in gathering candidates for this important position in the statewide UT System.

Our search committee is currently reviewing applications and nominations, and we have hired a search firm to assist us.

If you know a colleague who you believe should be considered for chancellor or if you have interest in applying for the position, please contact Gary Daugherty, senior vice president, Parker Executive Search at Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900, Atlanta, GA, 30328. His e-mail is gdaugherty@parkersearch.com and phone number is 770-804-1996, extension 103. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, vita and five references.

The chancellor is the chief academic and administrative officer of the institute and is responsible for planning, implementing and leading strong, progressive programs of excellence in the institute including UT Extension, AgResearch, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The chancellor reports directly to the president of the University of Tennessee.

We are seeking candidates who articulate a strategic vision and long-term goals for the institute; provide direction and incentives for research, creative achievement and service; foster interdisciplinary approaches to undergraduate and graduate education; create innovative and effective programs across the four divisions of the institute; ensure that Extension services meet the agricultural and natural resources needs of the state; ensure that veterinary clinical and diagnostic services meet the needs of the state; nurture relationships with other University programs and with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory; maintain a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship with the chancellors of other UT campuses in the implementation of agricultural curricula and programs; establish and maintain productive relationships on behalf of the Institute with state government, agricultural industries, veterinary organizations and professionals, forest natural resources industries and agencies, the Tennessee congressional delegation and federal agencies; direct the recruitment, development and retention of excellent faculty, department heads and deans and lead the institute’s development activities.

He/she must have a demonstrated record of successful leadership and fiscal management experience and exhibit exceptional communication and interpersonal skills; a broad knowledge of agriculture, natural resources, veterinary medicine and outreach activities; demonstrated leadership and abilities in the administration of higher education agricultural and veterinary medicine programs, with substantive experience, preferably in a large public and/or land grant institution within a multi-campus environment and the ability to mobilize volunteers and stakeholders for the enhancement of the university.

Candidates will have a record of demonstrated commitment to diversity, collegiality, collaboration and service.

For more information, please visit http://www.tennessee.edu/chancellorsearch/utia/ or http://www.parkersearch.com.