Department Head and Associate/ Full Professor

Fargo, ND
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Nov 08, 2018
Job Type
Full Time
Position Description:
The position is an 11-month department head position in the Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences ( HNES ) Department. A primary role of this position is to enhance and promote the department mission, strategic plan, and goals. Responsibilities include: providing overall leadership for the department including academic programs, faculty, budgets, facilities, and personnel. Other responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Provide administrative leadership and support for academic programs, research and outreach.
• Foster creativity, scholarly activity and research among faculty.
• Promote and represent the department within the university and among key stakeholders.
• Facilitate curriculum development and change in each of the academic programs within the department.
• Support a collegial and professional work environment within the department.
• Manage and maintain the facilities of the department for purposes of education and research.
• Prepare and administer the HNES annual budget based upon the needs of the department, and in consultation with the Dean of the College of Human Development and Education.
• Supervise and evaluate the performance of each faculty and staff member.
• Assess and make recommendations specific to faculty tenure and advancements in rank.
• Recommend to the College Dean appointments, changes in salary, leaves of absence, developmental leaves, dismissals, retirements and other matters affecting department personnel.
• Oversee course offerings and requirements for academic programs.
• Direct effective student advising for academic programs in the HNES department.
• Assign responsibilities to each staff member with input from the department staff.
• Prepare department reports required by the Dean and other administrative officers.
• Recommend the purchase and maintenance of adequate and appropriate equipment and be responsible for all equipment and supplies assigned to the department.
• Serve on department, college, and university committees as appropriate.
• Extend service to the community as appropriate to enhance the image of the department, college, and university.

Minimum Qualifications:
The Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science is seeking a candidate with the following qualifications:
A terminal degree in the candidate's field of study aligned with the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences
Evidence of effective oral and written communication
Effective interpersonal skills
A demonstrated ability to effectively lead groups of people
Ability to work collaboratively and collegially
A demonstrated ability to conduct and publish research
A history of securing grants
University teaching experience
A scholarly record compatible with the rank of Associate Professor at NDSU

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience leading multidisciplinary groups
Administrative experience in higher education
Demonstrated ability to create a supportive and collaborative environment
Experience managing budgets
A scholarly record compatible with the rank of Professor at NDSU
Ability to take a visionary approach to implementing NDSU's strategic plan

Open Until Filled: Yes
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin after December 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is negotiable based on credentials and experience. Submit a letter detailing qualifications; a complete curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, and contact information of four professional references to the NDSU HR website.

Direct questions to: Dr. Jill Nelson, Search Committee Chair
North Dakota State University, Dept. 2625
1919 N. University Drive, SGC C121
P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Telephone: 701-231-7415, email:

The search will be conducted in compliance with North Dakota open records laws. NDSU is an equal opportunity institution.

No Smoking Notice:
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. • 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:
NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran's Preference Notice: This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.
Location (City, State): Fargo ND

Posting Specific Questions

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  2. If Other, please specify:
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  3. Are you a North Dakota resident?
    • Yes
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  4. Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
    • Yes
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  5. If yes, list exact dates of service:
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  6. Do you qualify for North Dakota disabled veteran's preference?
    • Yes
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  2. Veterans Administration Letter
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2

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