nd.gov - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
Job Opportunities


Associate Director, Agriculutre Experiment Station
Post Date: 09/08/2021
Close Date: 10/22/2021
Company:
North Dakota State University

Job Listing URL: (new browser window will open)
https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2933029&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$70,000 and above

Location:
Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details:

The associate director is responsible for coordinating research programs for the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES) and will help lead the ongoing development and implementation of the NDSU Agricultural Affairs strategic plan pertinent to the NDAES, further enhancing and strengthening the research mission. This 12-month, full-time administrative appointment reports to the vice president, dean and director.

Responsibilities:

Participate as an integral member of the vice president for Agricultural Affairs’ administrative team
Provide leadership for research program direction and priority needs for the NDAES developed in collaboration with the vice president for Agricultural Affairs; director of the NDAES; directors of the NDSU Research Extension Centers; associate dean of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources; associate director of NDSU Extension; director of the Northern Crops Institute; State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (SBARE); NDSU Ag Budget office; NDSU administrators, faculty and staff; and other stakeholders
Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with other NDSU, North Dakota, national and international research communities, North Dakota commodity groups, industry and stakeholders to form relationships that strengthen the NDAES programming and mission through effective dialogue and connectivity
Coordinate and foster interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research with the seven Research Extension Centers (RECs), and the Agronomy Seed Farm to work to address the myriad challenges and opportunities related to agriculture, food production and natural resource management affecting North Dakota citizens and stakeholders
Guide extramural funding by identifying and communicating funding opportunities to faculty and ensure relevant NDAES federal, state and grant reporting is timely, accurate and in accordance with guidelines
Work with members of the Agricultural Affairs leadership team and other campus units to develop and maintain mentoring and research training programs for NDAES faculty and staff
Partner with NDSU Agriculture Communication to effectively communicate the NDAES strategies and priorities to stakeholders
In collaboration with the vice president for Agricultural Affairs, provide administrative support and guidance to the NDAES service laboratories, centers and institutes
Participate in meetings of the North Central Regional Association of State Agriculture Experiment Station Directors at the request of the NDAES director
Fulfill other duties as assigned

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in an agriculturally related field from an accredited institution
Academic credentials to merit the rank of a tenured, full professor in one of our seven academic units ( Agribusiness and Applied Economics, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Animal Sciences, Microbiological Sciences, Plant Pathology, Plant Sciences, School of Natural Resource Sciences)
Leadership experience in administering research programs in an area related to the mission of the NDAES
In-depth understanding and contemporary vision of the land-grant mission
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively and collegially in a team setting and collaborate with others
Demonstrated ability to form, lead and manage high-performing teams
Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusivity
Demonstrated ability to develop, maintain and enhance positive working relationships with a wide variety of constituents and stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

Administrative experience as a department head/chair, assistant dean/director, associate dean/director or other pertinent administrative experience is highly desired
Outstanding record of professional achievement in research, including publications and grantsmanship
Demonstrated ability to delegate authority and responsibility and maintain accountability to achieve positive results
Demonstrated knowledge of technology and global issues related to Agricultural Experiment Station research and North Dakota agriculture
Demonstrated leadership experience at a regional, national or international level
Demonstrated success related to philanthropy and fundraising to support research program development
Demonstrated understanding of, experience in and commitment to all aspects of the land-grant mission and the ability to describe and promote the value of agricultural research to members of the general public

Applicant Materials Required:

Application letter, vitae (20 page max), one page leadership statement, and list of five professional references.

Screening will begin 10/22/21

Benefits:

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following the date of hire. Other benefits include wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, Employee Assistance Program, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision and long-term care insurance, flexible spending account and supplemental retirement plans. Information about employment benefits is available at www.ndsu.edu/hr/benefits/.
No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
We collectively acknowledge that we gather at NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in an agriculturally related field from an accredited institution
Academic credentials to merit the rank of a tenured, full professor in one of our seven academic units ( Agribusiness and Applied Economics, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Animal Sciences, Microbiological Sciences, Plant Pathology, Plant Sciences, School of Natural Resource Sciences)
Leadership experience in administering research programs in an area related to the mission of the NDAES
In-depth understanding and contemporary vision of the land-grant mission
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively and collegially in a team setting and collaborate with others
Demonstrated ability to form, lead and manage high-performing teams
Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusivity
Demonstrated ability to develop, maintain and enhance positive working relationships with a wide variety of constituents and stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

Administrative experience as a department head/chair, assistant dean/director, associate dean/director or other pertinent administrative experience is highly desired
Outstanding record of professional achievement in research, including publications and grantsmanship
Demonstrated ability to delegate authority and responsibility and maintain accountability to achieve positive results
Demonstrated knowledge of technology and global issues related to Agricultural Experiment Station research and North Dakota agriculture
Demonstrated leadership experience at a regional, national or international level
Demonstrated success related to philanthropy and fundraising to support research program development
Demonstrated understanding of, experience in and commitment to all aspects of the land-grant mission and the ability to describe and promote the value of agricultural research to members of the general public

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
Find the Good Life Quality of Life