Primary Purpose of Position
To provide administrative assistance/support to the department chairperson and departmental faculty, students and university clientele. The department serves undergraduate and graduate majors, with 15 faculty fulltime & part-time faculty members. This position is responsible for work generated by the Department Chair and the departmental faculty, and is integral to helping implement the academic and research goals/objectives of the Department, its programs and the College. Though this position will incur some general assignments, its primary responsibility will be that of assisting the Chair and faculty with office management/assistance; grant and research budgeting/reporting; work coordination and supervision of student assistants; enrollment/recruitment initiatives; and as needed/required, assistance with the Department’s efforts and procedures with improving retention and graduation rates of the Department’s majors in alignment with the University’s/College’s retention objectives.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
North Carolina A&T State University is a 1890 land-grant doctoral research university dedicated to learning, discovery and community engagement. The College of Science and Technology is research oriented and fosters academic excellence through innovative programs, critical thinking and intellectual inquiry to prepare students for the 21st century global workforce. The College plays a pivotal role in further advancing the mission of the University by emphasizing preeminence in STEM and the promotion of curricular advancement, scientific discovery and technological innovation. The College houses the departments of Applied Engineering Technology, Biology, Built Environment, chemistry, Computer Systems Technology, Energy and Environmental Systems, Graphic Design Systems, Mathematics and Physics. The Department of Built Environment enrolls over 200 undergraduate and graduate majors. The Department offers three degree programs: a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Environmental Health and Safety and Geomatics. The Construction Management program is accredited by ACCE and ATMAE. EHS is accredited by ATMAE and Geomatics is pending accreditation by ABET. In addition, the department is involved in the planning for a Ph.D. program in Applied Science and Technology.
The mission of the Department of Built Environment is to educate students to become competent and confident leaders who excel in the global scientific community. Among its core values, the department is committed to excellence, responsiveness, accountability, intellectual growth, technical expertise, inclusiveness and collaborative engagement.