North Dakota State University (NDSU) is seeking a new Executive Director for the North Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) office. ND EPSCoR plays a vital role statewide by building research capacity, broadening participation, enhancing the research productivity, competitiveness and national recognition of North Dakota’s scientists and engineers, increasing participation in STEM, research and at all stages of the educational pipeline, and advances economic development. The ND EPSCoR Executive Director’s duties include supporting the Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 cooperative agreement and its activities and personnel as well as non-RII Track-1 statewide programming under the auspices of ND EPSCoR. NDSU, a Carnegie R1 “doctoral very high research activity” university, serves as the prime for the award, partnering with fellow research university and ND University System (NDUS) member University of North Dakota, the predominantly undergraduate institutions in the NDUS system (9 institutions) and the ND Tribal College System (NDTCS; 5 institutions).
The successful hire will lead and participate in building the state office and help facilitate and build existing relationships with state partners. The new Executive Director will support the current project, and help guide the new State Science and Technology Plan (building on important work done by the ND EPSCoR State Steering Committee) and the development of the new RII Track-1 proposal with anticipated submission in Summer 2024. With strong state support and recent legislating indicating EPSCoR jurisdictions remain a high priority in the federal context, this is a rare opportunity to leverage strong support from multiple sources. We are especially interested in candidates with exceptional relationship-building and listening skills; a robust record of equitable partnerships with Tribal Colleges and Universities; and excellent strengths in communication within and across groups with differing expertise and priorities. This job is not a remote or hybrid position and does require some travel.
Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience
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.
Any questions about the search can be directed to the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, full consideration will be given to candidates who submit application materials by end of day February 19, 2023. Applications accepted online at https://www.ndsu.edu/employment.