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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Dean, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN)
Greensboro, North Carolina
The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) seek a visionary leader to serve as the Dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN). JSNN is a pioneering, combined effort of the two universities, the citizens of the Greensboro and greater Triad area, and regional and national industrial partners aimed at generating cutting-edge nanoscience and nanoengineering scholarship and applying these advances to impact the regional, state, and national economies.
UNCG, home of JSNN's Department of Nanoscience, is a public, coeducational, doctoral-granting, residential university and one of the three original institutions of the University of North Carolina System. With an enrollment of just under 20,000 students, including 3,000 graduate students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is considered one of the most diverse universities in the UNC System.
NCAT, which houses JSNN's Department of Nanoengineering, is an 1890 land-grant doctoral research university dedicated to learning, discovery, and community engagement. It is the largest historically black college or university (HBCU) in the nation and its enrollment exceeds 11,500 students, nearly 1,500 of whom are graduate and postdoctoral students, and who are served by more than 700 faculty. Both universities bring strengths to the Joint School through their alignments across the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering disciplines, and together form a distinctive connection with the communities of the Piedmont Triad of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point.
The Dean will join JSNN at a time of significant transformation and will lead the next phase of its growth. Launched in 2010, JSNN's two departments of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering have 15 full-time faculty along with a number of joint appointments, and the School recently achieved a long term goal of supporting 100 graduate students at the master's and doctoral levels. Over a short period of time, JSNN has achieved significant funding and support from industrial partners in the Triad and has built connections/partnerships with national consortia such as the Southeast Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor (SENIC) and its lead institution Georgia Tech, among others. The Dean will continue to grow JSNN's activities, steward its scholarly expansion, deepen its scientific and economic impact regionally and nationally, and further connect JSNN to its supporting institutions and its community, both public and private.
The Dean is a dual report to the Provost of UNCG and the Provost of NCAT in a highly matrixed structure, serving on the Provost's Councils of both institutions. S/he will oversee the administrative staff of the Joint School, manage the School's $6.5 million annual budget, support extramural funding exceeding $2 million, attend to the School's talented cohort of graduate and post-doctoral students, and foster cooperation among industrial and scholarly partners regionally and nationally, among other critical activities.
The qualities being sought in the next Dean include a record of research and scholarship consistent with the rank of Full Professor, strong orientation toward entrepreneurial and generative activities with industrial partners, superb communication and interpersonal skills, administrative acumen, and a deep commitment to graduate student support and development. The successful candidate will be a good listener, well organized, and visible on both campuses and in the community. The Dean will have a great passion for the role of public higher education and its scholarly and economic impact and transformative influence on students.
NCAT and UNCG have retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this critical recruitment. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed, in strict confidence to:
Electronic submission of application materials is strongly preferred.
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