Associate Professor or Professor/Chair Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design
North Carolina A&T State University
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Internal Number: 29686
The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.(CAES) seeks a chair for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design.
The CAES seeks a dynamic leader and scholar to serve in this critical role and continue the upward trajectory of this flourishing and highly visible department. The ideal candidate will have an 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 is required. Work experience within a land grant university is preferred (5 years). Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively and positively with students, faculty, staff and other university administrators. In addition, applicants should possess a distinguished record of research, teaching, scholarly achievement, and service. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate a successful track record in gaining support from constituencies outside the University, such as, business and industry, state and federal agencies, and private foundations. This role is excellent for a person seeking to be a part of a growing academic enterprise on the cutting edge of discovery, learning, and engagement. The Chair shall provide innovative leadership to build upon the excellent research and educational activities within the department.
Climate-smart research and innovations are an integral part of our two Agriculture and Environmental Systems majors: Environmental Studies and Sustainable Land & Food Systems and Environmental Studies. The department is focused on food production and air, water and soil quality. Biological engineering majors learn to apply physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics to natural products and systems, to make a cleaner, more productive and sustainable world. Landscape architecture majors learn to design and plan for ecologically sound and aesthetically pleasing outdoor spaces.
· A growing enrollment over 200 students on average
· An academic department within the CAES and diverse degree program offerings including 1 Ph.D., 1 MS, 3 BS, and certificates in waste management
· Accredited and approved programs in Biological Engineering and Landscape Architecture
· The largest producer of African Americans with degrees in Landscape Architecture
· A growing multimillion dollar faculty research portfolio
· The largest and top ranked public university among HBCUs in the nation
· The largest agricultural college among HBCUs
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CAES offers 9 BS degrees, 3 MS degrees and 1 PhD and educates nearly 1100 students. BS degrees include: Agricultural and Environmental Systems, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Biological Engineering, Child Development and Family Studies, Family and Consumer Sciences, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Laboratory Animal Science and Landscape Architecture. MS programs include: Agricultural Education, Agricultural and Environmental Systems and Food and Nutritional Sciences. The CAES also offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
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.
Internal job number: 001124
· PhD or equivalent 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.
· Minimum of six years of demonstrated excellence in teaching and creative/research activities consistent with eligibility for appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor
· Administrative experience relevant to the position
· Service-oriented leadership style
· Excellent people skills and the ability to motivate faculty, staff and students toward shared goals
· Appreciation of the land-grant philosophy
·Training and experience in one of the academic fields housed in the department (Environmental Sciences, Soil Science, Plant Science, Agronomy, Land Resources and Management, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Agricultural/Biological Engineering)
-Experience in academic administration at a land-grant institution
· Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in novel agricultural technologies and expertise in at least one area of agricultural technology
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!