Associate Professor or Professor/Chair, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design
Position Number 001124
The Chairperson of this Department is expected to provide strategic and innovative leadership in building upon the excellent educational and research activities within the Department. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- planning, integrating and implementing departmental programs in teaching, research and outreach;
- providing leadership in supporting outstanding faculty, staff and students;
- fostering professional development (academic and research) of faculty, staff and students;
- encouraging and rewarding exemplary teaching and advising;
- promoting undergraduate and graduate student recruitment and retention;
- engaging in strategic planning, pursuing and encouraging the pursuit of appropriate internal and external funds;
- managing the Department’s human, financial and physical resources;
- representing departmental faculty interests to administrators, other academic departments and outside agencies, individuals and communities, and groups in agriculture and industry;
- enhancing governmental, industrial and community partnerships; and
- fostering interdisciplinary ties with appropriate departments and programs within the University.
The Department Chairperson administers state, national and international programs of the department and is administratively accountable to the Dean – College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, with additional reporting responsibilities to the Associate Dean for Academic Studies. The chairperson also works closely with the Associate Dean for Research. This is a 12-month faculty position with an administrative title that is secondary to the Chair’s faculty rank tenure-track position .
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design is one of four departments in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The Department offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees and gives students the academic background for analyzing and solving scientific and social complexities of natural resource management. The Department’s educational philosophy is to minimize prescriptive procedures and provide students with analytic tools for applying scientific knowledge to practical problems. Specific disciplines within the Department’s mission include environmental science, plant and soil science, horticulture landscape design, landscape architecture, and biological engineering. For additional information, please visit the For additional information, please visit the Department’s homepage (http://www.ncat.edu/caes/departments/nars/index.html), the College’s homepage (http://www.ncat.edu/caes/), or the University homepage
- Earned doctorate or terminal degree in Environmental Sciences, Soil Science, Plant Science, Agronomy, Land Resources and Management, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Agricultural/Biological Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited university.
- Administrative supervisory experience in an institution of higher education with a strong track record of program success in developing, sustaining, advancing instructional outcomes and evaluating programs.
- The ability to work cooperatively and positively with students, faculty, staff and other university administrators.
- A distinguished record of research, teaching, scholarly achievement, and service.
- Demonstrated, successful track record in gaining support from constituencies outside the University, such as business and industry, state and federal agencies, and private foundations.
An earned terminal degree in agronomy/crop science is highly preferred.
- Expertise in soil microbiology.
- Five or more years of work experience at a land grant university.
- Knowledge and experience in running accredited programs and multidisciplinary programs..
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