Department Head

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Position Number: 00060484

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The College of Design offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate studies in architecture, art + design, graphic and industrial design, and landscape architecture through several degree programs, including the PhD in Design. As the College's PhD candidates and tenure-track faculty appointments have increased, the research and engagement environment has subsequently grown. Additionally, the College manages the Prague Institute in the Czech Republic, which is a year round study abroad facility offering programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In what we teach, in the research and development we engage, and in the service learning, extension, and outreach we provide, NC State University's Landscape Architecture emphasizes evidence-based inquiry and design thinking that prepares students for current practice as well as leadership in the dynamic and transformative profession of the future. The Landscape Architecture program delivers core and advanced design studios, seminars, and free electives in and outside the department that expose students and faculty to multiple learning experiences in the Research Triangle Region, the many historic and contemporary urban destinations of the South East, the NC State University European base in Prague, and an interdisciplinary program in Ghana. The curriculum provides students with the intellectual capacity coupled with technical and form giving "design know-how" expected and required to create innovative, long-term solutions focused on human and ecosystem health, social equity, and quality of life. Students have diverse opportunities for intellectual and professional development wherein they learn to design and test innovative, long-term solutions to landscape problems. These include the transformative issues associated with: adaptation to climate change; increasing or decreasing population shifts and resultant impacts on transportation, water and energy supply and consumption, transportation systems and land use; place-making; and the promotion of environmental justice; and social wellbeing. We prepare students to enter the profession of landscape architecture as it is currently practiced, and, by virtue of our emphasis on evidence based inquiry and design thinking, to engage, and participate in propelling the profession into the future as it changes and develops in response to environmental changes and societal imperatives. We expect graduates to apply their talents to advance the knowledge and capabilities of the profession and to be competent, entrepreneurial, and competitive in the job market and within their communities

Essential Job Duties: The Department Head is expected to productively communicate with colleagues to promote a collaborative environment while being responsible for, among other things: * Lead faculty and students in a shared vision, collaborate with other disciplines in the College, serve as the department representative to the College Administrative Council and Department Heads, act as conduit for flow of information between the department, College, and University. * Serve as the senior faculty advisor to academic unit students, directing them in their studies and assisting them in forming appropriate committees. * Fulfill a part-time teaching responsibility of approximately six (6) credit hours per year. * Oversee faculty assignments related to departmental courses and service, and evaluate faculty performance. * Oversee curricular matters related to the program, including course scheduling, and long-range planning.* Lead academic unit in procedures specific to accreditation. * Manage the department budget. * Advise the Dean on faculty appointment matters, serve as department representative, in collaboration with the Dean, to department-specific alumni and professional groups. * Work in collaboration with the Dean on department and College-related fund development activities.

Minimum Education/Experience: * A terminal degree in Landscape Architecture, or closely allied field is required (a master's degree satisfies this requirement) * Proven leadership skills. * Professional experience with demonstrated design influence. * A significant record of research, publication, and/or professional practice.

Department Required Skills: * Academic administrative experience. * Professional licensure as appropriate.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Professional licensure.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

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.

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Posted: 12/15/2017
Application Due: 12/15/2018
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