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Position Number: 00001730
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at NC State University http://www.ncsu.edu/aboutncstate.html is seeking to hire the Associate Dean and Director of the NC Agricultural Research Service http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/research/. NC State is a world-class, research intensive university located in Raleigh, NC adjacent to Research Triangle Park (RTP), a prominent high technology research and development center/science park http://www.rtp.org/main/. Whether educating students for the 21st century, improving lives through life-altering research and extension, or partnering with communities, business, and government to create jobs, NC State's commitment to innovation creates a culture of excellence that spreads to every facet of the university and every corner of the state affecting people's lives in relevant, powerful ways.
Essential Job Duties: The individual in this position is responsible for the leadership and administration of the research programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This individual reports to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and will work closely with the Associate Deans and Directors of Academic Programs and NC Cooperative Extension, with department heads, faculty, staff, students, research station superintendents, personnel in the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and representatives of agriculture and the life sciences industries. In addition, this individual will work with their Executive Team to oversee the activities of the Plants for Human Health Institute located in Kannapolis, North Carolina (http://www.ncsu.edu/fvsi/phhi/). The position is full-time and will provide visionary leadership for the CALS Research Program at NC State University, empowering faculty to develop cutting edge research as well as national and international partnerships with both the public and private sectors. The person in this position will work with faculty to develop, facilitate and obtain new revenue streams through grants and other resources that will enhance the work of the CALS Research Program. The individual will work closely with agricultural commodity and life science groups to develop new initiatives that will address emerging opportunities. As an Associate Dean, this individual will serve as a member of the CALS Administrative Team, setting policy and strategic direction for the College and will advocate for the College in various venues. This individual will provide oversight for off-campus facilities including 4 regional research and extension centers, and 18 research stations. With annual expenditures exceeding $122 million from a diverse mix of State, Federal, grant and endowment funds, the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service is a large, complex organization.
Minimum Education/Experience: The Candidate must have an earned doctorate that would justify appointment as a professor with tenure in an academic department at NC State University. Administrative experience and an understanding of the land-grant university system with the ability to build partnerships inside and outside of the University are required.
Department Required Skills : Candidates must be familiar with the development and commercialization of intellectual property and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, working with diverse publics and stakeholders and the ability to work successfully as a member of a leadership team.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Candidates should be capable of providing aggressive leadership at the local, regional and national levels in assisting in the development of quality agricultural, life and environmental sciences programs.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Valid NC Driver's License required within 60 of hire.
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