NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY- Dean, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

The Dean of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is the chief academic and administrative officer for the College. The Dean provides visioning in support of University’s strategic plan. Dean responsibilities include the following: administration of instructional, research and extension programs, financial management, fundraising, and external relations. In addition, the Dean oversees recruitment, and evaluation of faculty. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, formerly the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences prior to July 1, 2016, houses the Departments of Agricultural and Environmental Systems; Animal Sciences; Family and Consumer Sciences; Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education; and Natural Resources and Environmental Design. In addition, the College houses the NCAT component of the North Carolina Extension Service and the approximately 490-acre University Farm.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an 1890 land-grant, doctoral higher research institution and one of 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina System. The University’s learner-centered community develops and preserves intellectual capital through interdisciplinary learning, discovery, and community engagement.

NCAT’s enrollment of more than 11,000 makes it the largest historically black university in the nation. NCAT has ranked third in the University of North Carolina System in sponsored research funding for more than a decade. Realizing its land-grant mission, the university is a leading producer of change agents and global leaders for the careers of today and tomorrow in disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business, the arts and humanities. NCAT offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a discipline within the College and a record of teaching, research and/or extension, and professional accomplishment to qualify for appointment at the rank of professor with tenure. The successful candidate will have demonstrated administrative ability and possess an understanding of the philosophy and mission of a land-grant university. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated budgeting, public relations, development and personnel management experience. The Dean is expected to be a visionary leader and have a demonstrated ability to develop internal and external strategic partnerships.

Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years higher education administrative experience; knowledge and understanding of an institution with a land grant mission; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; excellent budget management skills; successful record of fundraising; a strong record of effective organization and administration skills with demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member; a commitment to student learning and promoting a culture that values diversity.

Applications can be submitted online at:

Nominations and inquires of interest may be sent in confidence to the University’s executive search firm:


Martin M. Baker, Managing Partner

Chelsie Whitelock, Senior Associate

Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with application during the process of applying to the job posting.

Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.