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Professor/Chair

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Professor/Chair

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Professor/Chair
Position Number 611198
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
Tenure Track No
FTE .75 = 40 hours/week, 9 months
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The College of Arts and Sciences is where cultural and intellectual diversity meet. With majors in the sciences, humanities and the arts, the college has a culture of collaboration that encourages students to discover their own path. The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences prepares students to be competitive in a global biomedical science career market. The department is committed to providing intensive instruction and training in the life sciences, by offering relevant and up-to-date courses and experiences to adequately prepare students for a variety of careers in education, government, private industry and the health professions. Through activity and experience within the classroom, laboratory and community service, students will acquire and learn to apply their problem solving skills, technology-based training and scientific concepts, to appreciate and improve the quality of life. The students will be trained to assume leadership roles in local, state, national and globally diverse communities. By advancing biomedical research faculty in the Department provide meaningful research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students.
The department offers two undergraduate degrees, a B.S. in Biology and B.S. in Biomedical Sciences.
The department offers graduate student training via a M.S. in Biological and Biomedical Sciences as well as training of Integrated Biosciences doctoral students.

Primary Purpose of Position

In collaboration with the faculty, the Chair establishes the overall vision for the department in regards to teaching, research, and the general development of students and faculty. In addition, to managing and evaluating faculty and staff, the Chair serves as mentor to faculty colleagues and as collaborator with other college administrative officers, interprets college policy, advocates for his or her department from a perspective of the best overall interests of the College, leads faculty in important processes that shape the curriculum and have an impact on the learning of students, and effectively articulates department and college missions to internal and external constituencies. The Chair is expected to seek the advice of departmental faculty colleagues systematically, provide for the conduct of departmental affairs in an orderly manner through department meetings and the appointment of appropriate committees, and keep department members informed of his or her actions in a timely fashion. The Chair is also expected to seek student feedback on matters of concern to those enrolled in the department’s programs.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Evidence of a commitment to shared governance. The successful candidate must exhibit the ability to create an engaging teaching, learning, and research environment that promotes creativity, innovation, and the discovery of new knowledge. Candidate must display a commitment to student success that includes the recruitment, retention, graduation, and placement of undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to an open and collegial style of communication and management. Candidates must exhibit a stern commitment to North Carolina Central University and the College of Arts and Sciences’ mission to provide a quality education to a diverse student body

Minimum Education/Experience

Candidates must have the PhD in the Biological Sciences and an established record of effective teaching, research, and professional accomplishments consistent with the rank of full professor with tenure. Candidate must have a current and ongoing productive and funded research agenda commensurate with the position of a senior departmental faculty member. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of leadership experience in promoting excellence in teaching, research, service, curriculum development, program review and assessment, student and faculty administration, securing extramural funding and grantsmanship, and fiscal management.

Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation

None

Equal Opportunity Employer

North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Instructional
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.

1. Promote a vision that supports the department’s goals and the goals of the College and the University
2. Develop and implement procedures that will lead to the effective recruitment, retention, graduation and placement of students
3. Promote effective innovative teaching and learning
4. Conduct an annual assessment of the program learning outcomes of all degree programs
5. Conduct scheduled academic program reviews
6. Develop and implement new degree programs as appropriate

Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.

7. Promote the selection, retention, and professional growth of a qualified diverse faculty
8. Adhere to the principles and procedures of academic governance, especially in regards to faculty reappointment, promotion, and tenure, annual faculty evaluations, and faculty workloads
9. Effectively manage all departmental budgets and fiscal affairs
10. Display a strong commitment to pursuing external funding
11. Maintain accurate student and departmental data and records
12. Coordinate and evaluate academic advising
13. Develop effective university and community partnerships
14. Conduct performance review of faculty and staff
15. Assist the Dean with employee relation issues
16. Recruit, supervise, and evaluate adjunct faculty
17. Ensure that department’s curricula are current, support the strategic priorities, and meet accreditation standards
18. Work with Academic Affairs to develop new articulation agreements with area school districts, colleges/universities, community colleges, and ensure that articulation agreements are current
19. Develop and revise class schedules (including online course offerings) each semester and develop a two-year schedule of classes for program planning
20. Enforce NCCU rules and standard administrative procedures and System regulations and policies
21. Perform duties as assigned by the College Dean, the Provost, and or Chancellor

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA01794P
Open Date 09/04/2019
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available
Special Instructions to Applicants

Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript and submit to a background investigation.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Letter of Recommendation 1
  6. Letter of Recommendation 2
  7. Letter of Recommendation 3
Optional Documents
  1. DD-214 (Veterans Only)

Supplemental Questions

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