Department:150201 – Parks, Recreation & Tourism Mg
Essential Job Duties:
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State invites applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department. As NC State University embarks on its next strategic plan, the Department seeks a dynamic leader with the ability to position the department for continued excellence in research, teaching, extension, and engagement well into the 21st century.
As the Department’s academic leader and chief administrative officer, this position will lead faculty and staff in implementing and enhancing the undergraduate and graduate programs and outreach activities to ensure that the programs remain responsive to the evolving needs of students and stakeholders of the department. The Head will administer and manage the Department’s academic affairs, personnel, budget and fiscal resources, and physical facilities. This position will also represent, promote and advocate for the Department within the College of Natural Resources and the University; serve as a member of the College executive leadership team; interact with alumni and other private and public stakeholders; and, assist in securing external support for departmental programs, research initiatives and centers. This is a 12-month position.
We seek an individual that can:
Clearly articulate a vision for the Department that embraces its disciplinary and interdisciplinary strengths and is aligned with the college and university strategic plans.
Establish collaborative pathways to empower faculty, staff, and students to achieve departmental strategic goals.
Create a supportive and cohesive environment of integrity and inclusion that cultivates excellence among faculty, staff, and students.
Develop innovative recruiting strategies for undergraduate and graduate programs.
Effectively promote and advocate for the Department internally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Identify and implement creative and strategic partnerships, fundraising opportunities, and enduring alumni connections.
Construct mechanisms for attracting, retaining, and supporting under-represented faculty, staff, and students.
Ensure fiscal responsibility, transparent decision making, and demonstrate ethical consistency.
Requires doctor’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience.
Proven record of outstanding achievement and commitment to excellence in research, education, outreach and service that enables the appointment to the rank of Professor with tenure upon hiring.
A strong record of obtaining competitive extramural funding.
Experience in managing budgets with diverse sources of revenue.
Demonstrated leadership in national professional organizations.
Ability and experience to support and mentor faculty and staff at all career stages.
Evidence of strong organizational, leadership, team?building, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Experience in creating synergies among faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders from a wide variety of social science backgrounds in the broad field of park and natural resource management, recreation planning and programming, sport and golf management, and sustainable tourism, as well as in multidisciplinary contexts.
Evidence of being an innovator who advocates for and embeds diversity and inclusion in curricula, research, service, governance, and the recruitment of faculty, staff and/or students, and governance.
Ability to build relationships with diverse external stakeholders (e.g., alumni, community, business, and industry partners) at the local, national, and international level to advance academic, outreach, and fundraising goals for the Department.
Ability and interest in fostering international partnerships and a global perspective within the Department.
Familiarity with and commitment to the Land Grant institutional mission.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or *************@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.
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