The School of Public and International Affairs http://spia.chass.ncsu.edu/ has 39 full-time faculty and offers a baccalaureate degree in political science, a Master in International Studies (MIS), a Master of Public Administration (MPA), and a Ph.D. in Public Administration. SPIA also houses graduate certificates in public policy and nonprofit management, a rapidly growing B.A. online degree completion program, Leadership in the Public Sector, and a longstanding leadership program for law enforcement executives. The School is located administratively in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. NC State is a land-grant institution enrolling over 34,000 students. It is located in Raleigh, the thriving capital city and one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation, and part of North Carolina’s renowned Research Triangle. See http://www.ncsu.edu/human_resources/job_applicants/reasons/community/
Essential Job Duties
North Carolina State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director of the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). SPIA is a multi-disciplinary cadre of faculty and staff committed to advancing cutting edge scholarship and training the next generation of leaders who will define their respective fields of research and practice. SPIA serves the people of North Carolina, the nation, and the world through its educational, research, and engagement activities in public management, politics, governance, public and international affairs, and public policy. SPIA’s programs and activities span the university, building linkages with diverse external communities and stakeholders.
The Executive Director provides innovative and strategic leadership, generates external resources, and administers teaching, research, and extension/engagement activities in the School. The director plays a key role in faculty and staff recruitment and development, program planning and evaluation, and budgetary direction. SPIA’s departments and programs include the BA/BS and Master of International Studies in the Department of Political Science; Masters of Public Administration and PhD programs in the Department of Public Administration; the educational and training outreach to law enforcement executives in the Public Safety Leadership Initiative; and the online B.A in Leadership in the Public Sector program.
The Executive Director will be responsible for working with the SPIA Faculty, Board, and College leadership to chart and execute a vision for the advancement of the School and its component programs. Other responsibilities include: leading development and external relations for the School; supervising program and department directors and staff; managing fiscal, space, and other resources; facilitating faculty reappointment, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review processes; and overseeing academic affairs, research, and recruitment/retention of faculty.
Candidates must be eligible for appointment in at least one of the departments at the rank of Professor.
Qualified applicants will have leadership experience in multi-disciplinary settings at research-intensive universities including experience with strategic planning, facilitating faculty research, managing budgets and human resources, and resource development and allocation.
Departmental Required Skills
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Strong preference will be given to individuals with demonstrated success in: faculty and program development; collaboration across disciplinary and administrative boundaries; development of a collegial, diverse and inclusive work setting; distance education or other nontraditional educational programs; staff professional development; facilitating faculty extension and engagement; and/or innovations in promoting student success.
Required License or Certification
Applications should include a current Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter that includes statements on the candidate’s qualifications for the position and vision for the School of Public and International Affairs, and the names and contact details of three references.
Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Job Open Date 08/29/2018
Anticipated Closing Date
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2019
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.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
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