The University of Idaho, the leading research institution and land grant university in Idaho, seeks as its next dean of the College of Science an experienced executive and research professional to provide strategic and operational leadership. The college includes the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistical Science, and plays a leading role in both interdisciplinary and disciplinary research (www.uidaho.edu/research/institutes).
The dean is the chief executive officer of the college and reports to the provost and executive vice president. Working collaboratively with the membership of the provost’s council, the dean is charged with fostering academic excellence in the college and its units as well as strategically considering effects of university-wide programs and activities. The dean plays a leadership role in development and fund raising; creating and sustaining an energized community; recruiting and retaining a diverse body of students, staff, and faculty and representing the college to the external community. The dean has authority and responsibility for the curricula, faculty and staff evaluation and development, as well as budgets and facilities.
· An earned doctorate from an accredited university in a discipline represented within the college or in a related field
· Credentials sufficient to hold a full professorship with tenure in the college
· Experience in higher education, with leadership experience at or above the level of department chair or director of a comparable unit
· A minimum of three years of leadership experience in higher education at or above the level of department chair or director of a comparable unit and other evidence of administrative experience
· Demonstrated leadership skills in building collaborative relationships among academic units, and with alumni and other stakeholders outside the university
· Evidence of effective management and communication skills
· Demonstrated success in development and external fundraising
· Demonstrated success in teaching, research, and outreach, and a commitment to interdisciplinary activities in these areas
· A strong vision for student-centered education
In the letter of application, candidates should address their qualifications in the context of the new university strategic action plan (www.uidaho.edu/president/leadingidaho) and the university commitment to diversity (www.uidaho.edu/diversityandhumanrights).
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to more than 70 additional research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. Learn more: www.uidaho.edu.
The College of Science is home to over 10 percent of the university’s students and 12 percent of its faculty. It is the fastest growing college in the University – in the past five years has seen a 14 percent increase in student enrollment. In 2011 the college generated 18 percent of the university’s income from sponsored projects and 25 percent of F&A. The college engages in many academic partnerships with other universities and colleges, as well as with industry and the Idaho National Laboratory, and provides leadership in a number of university-wide programs. For more information, please visit www.uidaho.edu/sci.
Application Process and Search Timeline
Completed applications should include a letter of interest and qualifications relative to those described in this announcement, a current curriculum vitae, and full contact information for five professional references. Applications should be received by September 4, 2012 to ensure that they are given full consideration; however, the position will remain open and applications will be accepted until a suitable applicant pool has been identified.
Nominations are welcomed and should be made by providing a letter to the search coordinator, Lorrie Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Holly Wichman, chair of the search committee (email@example.com).