Department Head - Entomology and Plant Pathology

North Carolina State University

United States

August 19, 2021

Description

Posting Details 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.

Other Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Relevant Ph.D.
  • 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.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Entomology, Plant Pathology, or Nematology, or substantial experience working as a professional entomologist, plant pathologist, or nematologist.
  • 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 Violence/Terrorism/Interpersonal Emergencies Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 111801 - Entomology and Plant Pathology AA/EOE

    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 workatncstate@ncsu.edu. 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.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Monster.com
  • CareerBuilder.com
  • InsideHigherEd.com
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • 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?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you hold rank as an Associate Professor, or Professor, or have at least ten years of experience and promotion after obtaining your doctorate? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please describe your experience, if any, in developing, implementing, and evaluating strategic administrative goals, managing budgets. 
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

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