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Dean, School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Full consideration will be given to those that apply by February 28, 2018. The intended start date for the Dean of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science will be July 2018.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Dean, School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department Forest Resources & Environmental Science
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 & Vice President of 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 School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (SFRES) is the chief academic and administrative officer for the School. The Dean will maintain and enhance educational and research efforts within the broadly defined fields of environmental science and natural resources. The Dean is responsible for providing leadership and fostering successful collaborations within the SFRES, with other areas of the University, and with external constituencies. The Dean reports to the Provost and works with the deans, faculty, staff, and students across campus to promote excellence in the university.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
• Lead SFRES in promoting a safe, diverse, inclusive, welcoming, and equitable environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
• Work with faculty, staff, students, and the School’s Advisory Board to oversee the development and accreditation of undergraduate and graduate programs.
• Represent the School within Michigan Tech, and at state, national and international levels.
• Successfully build community, research, and educational partnerships through external fundraising and advancement.
• Work cooperatively with other Michigan Tech deans, vice presidents, and the Provost to advance the mission and strategic plans of the School and the University.
• Make recommendations regarding hiring, promotion, and tenure of faculty and staff.
• Oversee all on-campus SFRES facilities and the Ford Center and Forest http://www.mtu.edu/forest/fordcenter/.
• Oversee all budgeting and resource allocation for the School.
• Assist faculty and staff in professional development and conduct annual performance evaluations of the tenured, tenure-track and research faculty, as well as the Dean’s direct reports
• Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
The Dean of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science will lead a unit presently comprising 21 tenure-track faculty, 11 research faculty, 20 research professionals, 16 administrative professionals, 60 graduate students, and 163 undergraduates. The Dean will enhance and advocate for the professional growth of all the SFRES constituents. The Dean will encourage and facilitate an open exchange of ideas through formal and informal interactions among all SFRES stakeholders.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

• Earned Ph.D. from an accredited university in a field related to environmental science or natural resources.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Scholarly activity appropriate for a senior-level tenured appointment.
• Experience in a leadership role, such as administering an academic or research- oriented unit or organization.
• Demonstrated record of promoting and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work 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
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• The ability to attract resources through external fundraising or advancement.
• Demonstrated fiscal responsibility and ability to manage budgets.
• The ability to develop and implement strategic and tactical plans.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

• Ability to nurture and catalyze the success of students, faculty, and staff, both individually and collectively.
• Ability to maintain and develop strong undergraduate and professional programs, including maintaining relevant accreditation.
• Experience managing research and graduate programs.
• Experience with managing a field station or off-campus facilities.
• Proven ability to foster collaborative efforts by building partnerships with national and/or international constituencies.

Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Employees are asked to apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work and to commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

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.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 17355
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 12/12/2017
External Posting Date 12/12/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Full consideration will be given to those that apply by February 28, 2018.

The intended start date for the Dean of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science will be July 2018.

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you earned a Ph.D. from an accredited university in a field related to environmental science or natural resources?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience in a leadership role, such as administering an academic or research oriented unit or organization?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Leadership Philosophy and Vision
  4. Contact information for five professional references. We may request to contact references outside of the list provided through your application (with candidates permission).
Optional Documents