Position Overview

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The North Dakota University System (NDUS), State Board of Higher Education (SBHE), and North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) invite nominations and applications for the position of President of the North Dakota State College of Science. NDSCS seeks a dynamic, energetic, and passionate leader. The President will report to Chancellor Mark Hagerott and work collaboratively with colleagues across the college, region, and state. The college is one of 11 publicly supported colleges and universities comprising the NDUS.

At NDSCS, students gain real-world skills working with new technologies and equipment and learning from experts who have gained their experience in the real world. Most importantly, graduates are prepared to enter the workforce with a challenging, high-paying and rewarding career. Founded in 1903, NDSCS is one of the oldest two-year, comprehensive, residential colleges in the nation. The main campus is in Wahpeton, ND, with a second location less than an hour away, in Fargo, ND

NDSCS offers degrees, certificates and diplomas in traditional career and technical studies as well as the liberal arts. The College also offers various online courses and programs. Approximately 97% of 2020 graduates are employed or pursuing additional college education. NDSCS offers a complete collegiate experience including outstanding academics, residence halls and a vibrant campus life with student clubs and organizations, fine arts, and athletics. 

For more information about NDSCS and the requirements and qualifications of the presidency, see the position profile above.

Nominations and Applications

For full consideration, application materials should be received by January 3, 2022, and include:

  1. A letter of interest addressing the Strategic Priorities and Qualifications/Attributes as described in the Presidential Profile;
  2. A current curriculum vitae or resume; and
  3. Five professional references with email addresses, telephone numbers, and your professional relationship to each. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

Applications will remain confidential through the finalist stage to the extent permitted by law.

Following campus visits by candidates, the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education will conduct interviews and make the final selection. The new president will assume office by July 2022.

Application materials should be sent electronically (PDF format or Microsoft Word) to:

All applications and nominations will be handled in complete confidence.  Candidates are encouraged to reach out to the consultants through an initial email contact to discuss this opportunity.

Dr. Sally Mason, Executive Search Consultant, / (765) 414-0299

Dr. Garry Owens, Executive Search Consultant, / (806) 239-3049

The North Dakota University System is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.  Pursuant to NDCC 37-19.1-02(4) this position is not subject to veteran’s preference.