Department Head

Aug 04, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00000131

Primary Function of Organization Unit: Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences (FBNS) has an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and extension at NC State University with 26 tenured or tenure-track faculty. The department is committed to guiding undergraduate and graduate education for professional and technical careers in food, bioprocessing, and nutritional sciences. The department offers undergraduate degree programs in Food Science (science and technology emphasis areas), Bioprocessing Science, Nutrition Science, and Applied Nutrition; and graduate degrees (M.S., Master of Food Science or Nutrition, and Ph.D.) in Food Science and Nutrition. Major research programs include food safety and foodborne disease prevention, food manufacturing and entrepreneurship, and foods for health and well-being. Affiliated research units include USDA-ARS laboratories, Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center, Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, Center for Advanced Processing and Packaging Studies, Plants for Human Health Institute, and USDA-NIFA Food Virology Collaborative. The department's portfolio of education and training programs encompasses a wide variety of different disciplines and targets a diverse clientele. These programs strive to teach and train management/technical personnel who are working in industry, provide assistance to entrepreneurs, and advise regulatory stakeholders.

Essential Job Duties: The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University (NC State) invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences (FBNS). The Department Head has overall responsibility for the leadership and administration of all teaching, research, and extension activities in the department. The Department Head also has a key role in the recruitment and development of faculty and staff, oversees planning and evaluation of the Department's academic, research, and extension programs, and is responsible for allocation and accountability of departmental budgets. The Head will foster an environment of diversity and inclusion and promote mutually beneficial working relationships. The Head will be actively involved in fundraising to support the department's programs and other developmental activities and serve as the lead representative in interactions with college and university administrators, industry and commodity groups, and consumers. The Department Head is expected to promote collaborations and partnerships with other University departments as well as state, national, and international agencies. This position will further have responsibilities with regard to several FBNS departmental faculty and staff members located at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, which also is the site of the new Food Science Processing and Innovation Center, as well as members at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) facility at Morehead City. The Department Head position is viewed as a full-time administrative position.

Minimum Education/Experience: * Ph.D. in Food Science, Nutrition, Bioprocessing Science, Food Engineering, or a closely related discipline and academic experience in teaching and research. * Currently hold the rank of Professor with tenure and have a record of outstanding professional achievement in their field.

Department Required Skills: * Demonstrated previous administrative experience. * Effective communication skills and team building capabilities. * Must possess a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and extension, and be able to articulate the vision of the department within the context of a land-grant university. * Must be able to support and mentor faculty and foster effective interdisciplinary scholarship.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Please note required skills above.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: * A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained as a condition of employment.

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.

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 verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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.

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