NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY-Dean, College of Science and Technology

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) invites nominations and applications for the position of founding Dean of the newly created College of Science and Technology.
The Dean of the College of Science and Technology (CoST) is the chief academic and administrative officer for the College, and as such reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Dean provides leadership and visioning aligned with the University’s strategic plan. In addition to leading the development and administration of the College’s academic programs, the Dean is responsible for managing and allocating financial resources; promoting excellent teaching, scholarship and research; supporting faculty and staff development; and establishing strong relationships with other Colleges, institutes, corporations, government agencies, and the external community.
The College of Science and Technology houses the Departments of Applied Engineering Technology, Biology, Built Environment, Chemistry, Computer Systems Technology, Energy and Environmental Systems, Graphic Design Technology, Mathematics, and Physics.

The founding Dean will have a unique opportunity to collaborate with CoST colleagues and stakeholders to develop and align the mission and vision of the College with that of the University. The successful candidate will build upon the existing and diverse strengths of the College to create an integrative CoST anchored in innovative interdisciplinary thinking, teaching, and research in both traditional and emerging disciplines. The College seeks a Dean who is excited by current offerings, and capable of visionary growth and transformation of the CoST. The new Dean will work with CoST stakeholders to enhance the College’s competitiveness, growth, and success through strategic development of new degree programs, fundraising, and extramurally funded research programs, while maintaining focus on the quality of the education CoST offers its students.
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 11,800 students 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 careers of today and tomorrow in various disciplines, including 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 of relevance to the disciplines of the College and a record of successful teaching, research/scholarship/creative activity, and professional accomplishments to qualify for appointment at the rank of professor, with tenure. The successful candidate will have demonstrated organizational management, budgeting, public/community relations, fundraising and personnel development experience, and demonstrable evidence of cross-disciplinary achievements. It is also preferred that candidates have a successful track record of engaging students, growing organizations, and recruiting and mentoring personnel.
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.