Posting Number PG191084EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Department Head - Entomology and Plant Pathology
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Work Schedule M-F 8-5; other hours as required
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department Entomology and Plant Pathology
About the Department
As part of the Land Grant University, the Department of Entomology and Plant
Pathology is composed of over 40 faculty that direct a diverse portfolio of
programs in teaching, research, and extension components. Collectively, these
strengths not only serve our clientele and our science but also provide a rich
environment for graduate education and training that can be tailored to the
specific career interests of the student, irrespective of whether they prefer
training in the basic sciences or are preparing for a career in extension. Our
education and research programs provide graduate and undergraduate students
with unique hands-on learning opportunities using the latest technologies.
Essential Job Duties
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State
University (NC State) invites applications for the position of Department
Head of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology. The Department Head
will provide creative and exemplary leadership in Department administration,
the recruitment, and development of faculty and staff, as well as planning and
evaluation of the Department's academic, research, extension, and outreach
programs. The Department Head will also be responsible for the allocation and
accounting of departmental budgets.
The Incumbent will be expected to promote an inclusive and diverse environment
for all members and to nurture a positive departmental work climate. The
Department Head will be actively involved in fundraising and other
developmental activities to support the department's programs. The Department
Head will also serve as the lead representative and advocate in interactions
with College and University administrators, industry and commodity groups, and
other stakeholders. The Department Head is expected to promote collaborations
and partnerships with other University departments as well as private industry
and state, national, and international agencies to position the Department as
a global leader in entomology and plant pathology.
The Department Head's office and the department's administrative home are
located at NC State University in Raleigh. The Department Head's
responsibilities also extend to departmental faculty, staff, and students
located at the North Carolina Research Campus in the Mountain Research Station
in Waynesville, the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
in Mills River, the Vernon James Research and Extension Center in Plymouth,
the Horticultural Crops Research Station in Castle Hayne, and other NC State
University research and extension facilities in North Carolina.
Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the university and
in engagement outside the university. Therefore, the selected candidate will
be expected to foster an environment that is welcoming of all groups.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
Associate Professor rank or at least ten years of experience and promotion
after their doctorate.
Experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating strategic
administrative goals, managing budgets.
Other Required Qualifications
Demonstrated leadership and ability to actualize decisions.
Evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion and the land grant
mission of North Carolina State University, as put forth in the College
and Agriculture and Life Sciences Mission Statement.
Excellent communication skills demonstrated by mentoring younger faculty,
fostering an inclusive community of scholarship, and advocating for the
needs of the department.
Ph.D. in Entomology, Plant Pathology, or Nematology, or substantial
experience working as a professional entomologist, plant pathologist, or
Experience in fundraising or strategic advancement, including securing
large grants from governmental sources and donations from private
foundations, industry, commodity groups, or individuals.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.
The position will drive state vehicles to travel to and from campus to
department and college research stations and facilities.
Valid NC Driver's License required Yes
Commercial Driver's License required No
Job Open Date 07/19/2021
Anticipated Close Date Open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your application please submit a CV, cover letter, and the
contact information for at least three (3) professional references.
Position Number 00000196
Position Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Fire/Explosions,
Mandatory - Medical Emergencies, Mandatory - Hazardous Material Incidents,
Mandatory - Transportation Accidents, Mandatory - Evacuations/Natural Hazards,
Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure, Mandatory - Threats of
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 111801 - Entomology and Plant Pathology
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact
Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals
with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the
application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.
Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree
is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to
have their degree equivalency verified at www. wes.org or equivalent service.
Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet
qualifications and receive credit.
NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all
employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons
hired to work in the United States.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
How did you learn of this opportunity?
NCSU Executive Search Services
Other Online Job Board
Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
Job / Career Fair
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
NCSU Employee Referral
Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have an earned Ph.D. in a closely related discipline?
Do you hold rank as an Associate Professor, or Professor, or have at least ten years of experience and promotion after obtaining your doctorate?
Please describe your knowledge and/or experience in personnel and budgetary management.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have a valid NC Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
Please describe your experience, if any, in developing, implementing, and evaluating strategic administrative goals, managing budgets.
(Open Ended Question)
Application Materials Required
Contact Information for References