Associate Dean for Research, College of Natural Resources
PG190705EPInternal Recruitment :
Associate Dean for Research, College of Natural ResourcesAnticipated Hiring Range:
Commensurate Upon Experience.Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday 8AM-5PMJob Location:
Raleigh, NCDepartment :
College of Natural ResourcesAbout the Department:
Founded in 1929 as the School of Forestry, the College of Natural Resources (CNR) at NC State has a long tradition of excellence in teaching, research, extension, and outreach. Today’s College is a national leader in addressing the many ways that people’s physical, economic and social needs are met while protecting the planet’s natural resources for future generations. The College’s vision is to be a world leader among units of our kind, and the go-to place for solutions to natural resource challenges in both the built and natural environment.
This position is located in the Office of the Dean of the College of Natural Resources. The College is organized into various units, including Administration, Business Services, Academic Affairs, Information Technology, Forest Assets, Extension, Diversity and Inclusion, Advancement and Research Administration; three departments —Forest Biomaterials, Forestry and Environmental Resources; and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; two centers, including the Center for Geospatial Analytics; and a number of research cooperatives and consortiums.
Current employees of UNC System Institutions are encouraged to apply.
The Associate Dean will provide dynamic leadership for managing and growing the research enterprise of the College of Natural Resources. Research and scholarly activities for the college is currently $62 million dollars, in which 63% of the grants come from federal agencies. The successful candidate will oversee the CNR Research Office, including pre- and post-award administration, supervision of staff, and ensure a high level of research support and service for the college.
They will become knowledgeable with all relevant aspects, policies and procedures governing university and college research operations. They will build and maintain relationships with the full spectrum of external stakeholders and provide leadership on college-wide and cross-college research initiatives. They will work on behalf of the faculty and staff to enhance research and scholarship across the College, and will represent the college on research and scholarship matters in university, state, national and international venues. They will assist the Dean as appropriate in building and enhancing relationships with funding agencies, and in establishing CNR’s reputation for innovation and excellence in solving natural resource challenges and raise the profile of the research portfolio of the faculty and staff of the College of Natural Resources.
This is a 12-month, 1.0 FTE appointment with approximately 0.8 dedicated to administration and 0.2 to research efforts.
Other Work Responsibilities Include:
•Establish collaborative pathways for faculty, staff and students to achieve college research goals
•Create a supportive and cohesive environment of integrity and inclusion that cultivates excellence among diverse faculty, staff and students
•Promote and advocate for the College within the NC State community, regionally, nationally, and internationally
•Ensure fiscal responsibility, promote transparent decision making, and demonstrate ethical consistency
•Expand and diversify the research portfolio of the faculty of the College
•Work with the Associate Deans for Research from other colleges to coordinate and expedite multi-disciplinary, multi-college proposals
•Oversee compliance with university, state, and federal sponsor guidelines and policies
•Supervise cost sharing and cash matching agreements
•Facilitate USDA formula capacity fund (McIntire Stennis) allocation (~$1.4 million) to support forestry research
•Serve on college and university committees and perform duties as assigned by the Dean
Additional duties as assigned.Minimum Experience and Education:
A PhD in a natural resources-related field, with a high level of scholarly accomplishments. The successful candidate is anticipated to hold the rank of Professor or be a senior Associate Professor.Other Required Qualifications:
•Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
•Must be familiar with or show the ability to quickly become familiar with managing research expenditures.
•Demonstrated ability to successfully set priorities, analyze data, and to think systematically from both a detailed and a strategic perspective.
•Experience incorporating diverse perspectives by establishing an inclusive environment.
•A demonstrated record of strong and consistent teamwork, ethical behavior, and collaboration with faculty, administrators, staff and students.
•Ability to create, motivate, and manage teams of creative individuals in support of goals.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
•Ability to manage people with integrity and to build trust.
- Knowledge of intellectual property policies and procedures.
- Working knowledge of development and fundraising.
- Experience with or appreciation of Land Grant Universities.
N/AValid NC Driver's License required:
NoCommercial Driver's License required:
NoJob Open Date:
11/24/2020Anticipated Close Date:
Open Until Filled.Special Instructions to Applicants:
Inquiries and nominations are invited and may be directed to Dr. Robert Bardon, Search Committee Chair, at (919) 515-5575 or [email protected]
Candidates must upload:
1) Curriculum vitae
2) Cover letter
3) Candidate statement on contributions 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.
4) Candidate statement on their vision for advancing research within the College of Natural Resources
5) Contact information for three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.
SAAO Tier IIFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):
12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:
Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency Events:
Mandatory - Fire/Explosions, Mandatory - Medical Emergencies, Mandatory - Hazardous Material Incidents, Mandatory - Transportation Accidents, Mandatory - Evacuations/Natural Hazards, Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure, Mandatory - Threats of Violence/Terrorism/Interpersonal EmergenciesIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:
150101 - College of Natural ResourcesAA/EOE:
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