North Carolina State University (NC State) and the College of Natural Resources (CNR) invite nominations and applications for the position of Head for the Department of Forest Biomaterials.
Position Overview As the Department’s academic leader and chief administrative officer, this position will lead faculty and staff in implementing and enhancing the undergraduate and graduate programs and outreach activities to ensure that the programs remain responsive to the evolving needs of students and stakeholders of the department. The department head must also articulate a clear vision that is aligned with the strategic plan of the College of Natural Resources and collaborate broadly across the college and university to achieve that vision. Reporting to the dean, the department head oversees academic, administrative, and budgetary matters and is the spokesperson representing the department to the college, university administration, external clientele, and outside constituents and stakeholders.
The position will also be responsible for: ● Providing intellectual and organizational leadership and effective management to academic, research, extension, and outreach programs in the context of a broad and dynamic vision of the Department of Forest Biomaterials; ● Creating an environment that encourages a culture of integrity, innovation, entrepreneurialism, and collaboration among students, faculty, and staff; ● Promoting a strong commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff; ● Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an equitable and inclusive working environment; ● Developing partnerships, both internally and externally, that foster the priorities of the department, college and university including, but not limited to, engaging alumni, industry, and other potential supporters and supporting fundraising activities; ● Lead the department in focusing on delivering student success; provide programs and opportunities for students to develop research and leadership skills; ● Supporting faculty development that advocates, recognizes and rewards excellence in research, teaching and mentoring, extension, and outreach; ● Fostering a culture of high-impact interdisciplinary collaboration in research, teaching and service within the college and across the university; ● Respecting and adhering to university policies and the principles of fiduciary responsibility and stewardship of resources; and ● Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications The Department is seeking an outstanding individual with a strong commitment to academic and research excellence commensurate with the expectations of a major research university. Candidates shall possess a doctoral degree in paper science and engineering, chemical engineering, wood products, materials science, or a related field and credentials to be appointed at the rank of Professor with tenure in the department. The successful candidate will also possess an outstanding record of research, teaching, administrative and leadership accomplishments along with a strong record of commitment to human and intellectual diversity.
How to Apply Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited and may be directed to Frank Barragan, recruitment services manager, NC State Executive Search Services, at (919) 791-7641 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Rob Scheller, committee chair and associate dean for research, College of Natural Resources, at email@example.com.
Confidential review of applications will begin in October 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide the following: curriculum vitae, cover letter, three (3) professional references, and a statement on contributions that have been made to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. This statement should include an explanation of what advancing each of these areas means to you, how you encouraged or promoted these areas in your professional career, and your future goals for advancing each of these areas if hired for this position. (References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.) These materials may be submitted online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/ (position #00000686).