Job Title Dean of Science
Date Posted 01/23/13
Closing Date Until Filled
Position Detail Open until filled, with the review of applications to begin 3/1/2013.
FLSA Status Exempt
Compensation Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Position Description and Duties
The Dean, reporting to senior executive management, oversees a school, division, academic program and/or function to enhance its profile, visibility, and effectiveness. He/she develops long- and short-range plans, and exercises management responsibility for academic program planning, faculty matters, and administration, including staffing, budgets, and facilities. He/she fosters a high-quality environment of academic teaching, research, and intellectual achievement, and creates and strengthens partnerships within and outside the College as a strong advocate.
--[endif]---->The College seeks distinguished and accomplished scholars and teachers, committed to the success of its students, with the leadership experience and talents to define, with the faculty, the future of the institution.
The successful candidate will be an energetic, self-assured academic leader of stature, able to inspire the faculty and students with a sense of pride and purpose and infuse the division and its programs with the highest quality. The candidate will possess a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and an outstanding record of teaching, research, and service that will warrant appointment as full professor, and have significant senior-level experience in managing complex programs.
In addition, the candidate will possess:
- the ability, in conjunction with the faculty and the division's other administrative leaders, to articulate and build consensus for a vision for the division and to develop and realize a plan to achieve it;
- the ability to provide creative and distinctive academic leadership to the division and its
programs, exercising extraordinary academic judgment, and continually seeking
opportunities to advance academic excellence;
- a commitment to supporting and cultivating a distinguished, accomplished and diverse
faculty, and the experience to do so;
- deep respect for and engagement with students, coupled with a commitment to attract the strongest of them, preserving and extending their diversity at both undergraduate and
- clear appreciation for and demonstrated commitment to gender equity among faculty and students;
- the intellectual leadership and curiosity to provide guidance to a robust research program;
- the willingness to oversee, with the faculty, curriculum development of the division, and
to monitor its delivery to students at both undergraduate and graduate levels;
- a demonstrated commitment to cross-disciplinary programs;
- the ability to lead sophisticated and effective development and fund raising activities;
- the ability to articulate the division's vision, goals, accomplishments and needs to a broad range of external constituencies, including alumni, academic, cultural and social
institutions, and the business and industrial communities;
- experience in managing growth and change, resolving conflict, and building consensus,
demonstrating a willingness to seize opportunities, while assuming responsibility for
- strong management and organizational skills; and
- a strong record of college or university leadership and the ability to serve as an advocate
for the division in the College and University context.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, please submit materials by March 1, 2013. Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Materials should be submitted electronically to consultants to the search committee, Paul H.L. Chou and Ken Kring at: