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Dean, College of Sciences and Arts

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The intended start date for the Dean of the College of Sciences and Arts will be July 2018. Full consideration will be given to those that apply by November 1, 2017. For more information please see our web page dedicated to this position at http://www.mtu.edu/dean-csa/.

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Position Information

Position Title Dean, College of Sciences and Arts
Department College of Sciences & Arts
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Academic & Executive Administrator
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 12 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Salary or Hourly Rate Commensurate with experience
Shift 1st
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? No
Title of Position Supervisor Provost & VP for Academic Affairs

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

The Dean of the College of Sciences and Arts is the chief academic and administrative officer in the College of Sciences and Arts (CSA). The Dean reports directly to the Provost and works with other administrators (vice presidents, deans, directors, and department chairs) as well as faculty, staff, and students to promote excellence in teaching, research, and service. The Dean provides leadership in shaping the vision for the future of the role of the CSA within the University, the State of Michigan, higher education, and society at large. The Dean is responsible for fostering successful collaborations among personnel within the CSA, other areas of the University, and external constituencies.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Actively support the goals of the University Strategic Plan.
2. Lead the CSA in developing long and short-term plans in relation to the University’s Portrait of 2045.
3. Allocate resources within the CSA.
4. Promote and obtain resources to support continual growth and improvement of personnel, programs, and infrastructure within the CSA and University.
5. Actively enhance and develop relationships with key external constituents, including alumni, government, industry, and foundations to support departmental, college, and university initiatives.
6. Provide leadership within the CSA in support of departmental, college, and university fundraising.
7. Provide oversight for decisions made within departments within the College.
8. Directly supervise CSA department chairs, CSA associate dean(s) and CSA office staff.
9. Make recommendations to the Provost and President regarding hiring, tenure, and promotion for tenure and tenure-track faculty within the CSA.
10. Make recommendations to the Provost and President regarding appointments and renewals of non-tenure-track faculty and academic administrators within the CSA.
11. Ensure the CSA maintains safe learning and working environments.
12. Ensure the CSA promotes a diverse, inclusive, welcoming, and equitable environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
13. Support and provide leadership for initiatives associated with accreditation of departments and programs within the CSA and University.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

See required experience.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

● Demonstrated achievements that warrant tenure in one of the CSA departments.
● Demonstrated record of leadership as a department chair, associate dean, dean, or in a similar appointment in an academic or research oriented organization.
● Demonstrated record of developing and/or maintaining a diverse, inclusive, welcoming, and equitable environment.
● Demonstrated record of promoting a culture of safety as a professional value and an essential component of day-to-day activities.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

● Earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a discipline represented in the College or in a closely related field.
● Experience with and a commitment to shared governance.
● Demonstrated experience attracting resources from government agencies, industry, and philanthropic sources.
● Experience fostering interdisciplinary activities.
● Demonstrated success in building partnerships among diverse stakeholder groups.
● Experience making promotion and tenure recommendations.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

● Ability to articulate and implement a clear vision for the CSA in relation to the University’s Portrait of 2045.
● Demonstrated fiscal responsibility and ability to manage budgets.
● Demonstrated leadership in promoting both undergraduate and graduate education.
● Demonstrated leadership in promoting externally funded scholarly activities.
● Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication skills, and presentation skills.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

● Appreciation of the diversity of academic disciplines in the CSA.
● Demonstrated commitment to a philosophy of liberal education that empowers individuals with broad knowledge, transferable skills, and strong sense of civic engagement in diverse environments.
● Demonstrated ability to develop innovative and effective academic programs.
● Commitment to academic freedom and tenure.

Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required training; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Required Departmental Training:
• Safety training modules and training specific to this position.
• This position will be required to complete all safety training modules that are assigned to any employee they supervise.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 17189
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 06/15/2017
External Posting Date 06/15/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

The intended start date for the Dean of the College of Sciences and Arts will be July 2018.

Full consideration will be given to those that apply by November 1, 2017.

For more information please see our web page dedicated to this position at http://www.mtu.edu/dean-csa/.

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a demonstrated record of leadership as a department chair, associate dean, dean, or in a similar appointment in an academic research oriented organization?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Leadership Approach
  4. Contact information for five (5) professional references (referees will not be contacted without written permission of applicant)
Optional Documents