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Department Head Philosophy and Religious Studies (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, NC State University

Job category Administration (non-academic) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Start date July 1, 2024
Job description

North Carolina State University

Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies

Quick Link/URL:   https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/184639

The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies is seeking an outstanding individual with a strong commitment to academic and research excellence commensurate with the expectations of a major research university, a proven record of effective leadership, and a visionary approach to administration. The Department Head will assist in promoting research, engagement, and graduate and undergraduate education in the department. 

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department Head, serving as the department’s academic leader and administrative officer, will be called upon to provide strategic leadership and vision in: 

  • creating an environment that facilitates an effective shared vision; serving as a thought leader and ambassador for the department, college, and university;
  • leading departmental academic, research and engagement activities in the context of a broad vision of the discipline;
  • facilitating a culturally competent environment with a strong commitment to recruiting and retaining faculty, staff, and students;
  • promoting and rewarding excellence in faculty research, teaching and mentoring, department, college, and university service, and community engagement;
  • fostering a culture of high-impact interdisciplinary collaboration within the college; building partnerships and alliances across the university;
  • advancing departmental and college academic excellence within the university as well as relative to peer institutions;
  • linking programs within the department to the broader college and university missions;
  • developing external partnerships, when relevant, in support of the department’s mission and goals;
  • aligning and allocating resources with departmental strategic plans and vision;
  • demonstrating scholarly and professional engagement & excellence.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • performance evaluations for all direct reports, including annual reviews and recommendations for faculty retention, promotion, and tenure;
  • recruitment and hiring of new faculty and staff;
  • recommendations for salaries for faculty and staff hires, including new hires, legislative increases, discretionary increases, and retentions; in a fair, equitable, principled, and defensible manner;
  • coordination and management of course scheduling;
  • curriculum assessment and revision;
  • management of the faculty’s committee and service assignments;
  • resolution of student academic problems;
  • allocation of available space to meet departmental needs;
  • comprehensive planning of all funding sources in the department using all available funding sources to meet the needs of the department; 
  • management and administration of fiscal resources, including planning, expenditure of funds in accordance with relevant processes and rules, and execution of fiscal year close out in accordance with college standards;
  • assisting, when appropriate, the college’s development staff in fundraising;
  • external relations with alumni and the community;
  • representing the department in college and university-level planning and strategy development.

NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State’s land grant mission of teaching, research and service is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people.  Applicants are encouraged to review the institution’s mission, vision and strategic plan, and consider how their background, interest and experience would enable them to support the university.

The nomination committee will review applications starting in November and the position will remain open until the position is filled.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/184639
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/184639
Time created July 6, 2023, 9:21pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 2, 2024, 8:52pm EST
Expired on January 2, 2024, 9:46pm EST
Last updated February 3, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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