Lock Haven University seeks nominations and applications for a Founding Dean of the newly created College of Business, Information Systems, and Human Services. The dean will join an enthusiastic and highly qualified faculty, together with President Michael Fiorentino and Provost Donna Wilson, in launching this new college as part of a restructured division of academic affairs. The position is available July 1, 2013.
The search is being assisted by Academic Search. A detailed profile describing the university and the position may be found at www.academic-search.com  under "Current Searches."
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the founding dean will have responsibility for academic quality and for the intellectual and administrative affairs of the College, including faculty recruitment and development, curriculum development, research, external relations, and all measures of student success. S/he will be charged with helping to articulate and implement a shared vision for the College that will support the University commitment to teaching excellence and advance its mission to provide rigorous general education, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and in professional/pre-professional preparation, and integrative real-world experiences, both local and global, for all students. The dean will provide leadership and effective advocacy for approximately 58 faculty and the following academic programs:
· Academic Development and Counseling (includes various student support programs and exploratory studies for undecided majors)
· Computer Science and Information Systems
· MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling
· Criminal Justice
· Military Science
· Recreation Management
· Social Work
· Sport Administration
· MS Sport Science
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Advocate effectively for the College and its programs;
· Promote student success;
· Cultivate a just, diverse, inclusive, and collegial climate supportive of shared governance and conducive to intellectual vitality and learning;
· Manage planning, budget, and scheduling to maximize student success, academic quality, and achievement of the College and University mission;
· Recommend the appointment, salary, promotion, and tenure of faculty in accordance with CBA policies and procedures;
· Work closely with the Dean of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences and the Dean of Liberal Arts and Education to coordinate general education, secondary education, and other shared program areas;
· Build relationships with global and community partners that support the College's teaching, research, and experiential learning initiatives;
· Lead assessment of student learning and College effectiveness, and foster a culture and practice of continual improvement;
· Promote interdisciplinary and inter-college collaborations in research and teaching;
· Support innovative undergraduate and graduate curriculum development;
· Generate revenue for the College through resource and enrollment management, sponsored research, external partnerships, and other strategies consonant with the University's mission;
· In collaboration with chairs and the Director of Teacher Education, maintain the highest standards for accreditation in all accredited programs;
· Maximize Library utilization across the University.
QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must have (1) a terminal degree in a profession or one of the disciplines represented in the College, (2) a record of excellence in teaching and research commensurate with appointment with tenure at LHU, (3) experience with accreditation and accredited programs and (4) at least five years of progressive administration experience at the chair level or equivalent.
Fullest consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated abilities in:
· Articulating and implementing a shared vision;
· Effective strategies for student success, including positive student and parent relations;
· Data-driven decision making, assessment, and continuous improvement;
· Fostering collaborative relationships within and across the University and with community partners;
· Technology and/or distance-education delivery;
· Innovative undergraduate and graduate program development;
· Multidisciplinary program or discipline management.
· Commitment to real-world experiential learning;
· Leading in a collective bargaining environment committed to shared governance;
· Faculty recruitment and development;
· Resource generation from a variety of sources (corporate, foundations, individuals);
· Communication and interpersonal skills.
APPLICATION: Requests for confidential discussions or nominations should be addressed directly to Dr. Carrie B. Hauser, Senior Consultant, Academic Search at firstname.lastname@example.org . Letters of application should be addressed to Dr. Susan Strayer, Chair of the Search Committee and Professor of Computer Science. A complete application will consist of the application letter that addresses the position qualifications and the candidate's specific experience and ability to oversee a highly diverse portfolio, five (5) references (who will not be contacted without permission of the applicant) and a current CV or comprehensive resume. The application packet should be sent electronically to LHUBUSISHS@academic-search.com . The position will remain open until filled but applications received after February 25, 2013 cannot be assured full consideration.