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Department: 111501 - Horticultural Science
Location: Raleigh, NC
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 Horticultural Science. The Head will provide leadership in Department administration, the recruitment and development of faculty and staff, 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 to position the Department as global leaders in their discipline. The Head's office and administrative home of Horticulture Science is located on the main campus of NC State University in Raleigh. This position will further have responsibilities with regard to several Horticulture departmental faculty, staff, and students located at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, and other NC State University research and extension facilities within North Carolina.
Other related duties as assigned.
Requires doctor’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience
The successful candidate should be current with developments in the discipline and related fields to provide dynamic and visionary leadership, demonstrate a record of program extramural funding and knowledge of funding opportunities, and promote a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and extension appropriate to a land-grant university.
Successful administrative and personnel management experience and the ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators and the public are expected.
Required license or certification:
A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.
Position Number: 00000158
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