Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics

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Academic Home Department:TBDPosting Job Title:Dean of the College of Science and MathematicsRecruitment Type:Administrative Faculty Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank:ProfessorArea of Specialty-Discipline:TBDAdministrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:Position Status:Regular FacultyTenure Track Status:Tenure TrackTerms of Employment:12-MonthContract Type:Full-timeDate Position Available:07/01/2020 Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

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The Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics acts as its chief academic and administrative officer, charged with fostering growth and development of students, faculty and staff to advance the College. The next Dean will have a body of high impact, peer-reviewed scholarship supported by extramural sources such as federal agencies, national/international foundations, and/or recognized corporate entities. The selected candidate will have a strong track record of fruitful collaborative initiatives comprising varied constituents. The search committee is seeking an individual who will be a powerful advocate for the quantitative and natural science departments of the College, both within and beyond the University. Compelling applicants will be demonstrably committed to inclusive excellence principles incorporated in the teaching, research, and administrative operations among all CSM disciplines.

Among the Dean’s responsibilities are the following:
•Leads the College of Science and Mathematics with strategic vision aligning to the University mission and goals;
•Fosters collaboration among faculty and staff, and supports a positive scholarly environment that values and rewards excellence in teaching, research, and service;
•Sustains and promotes the principles and goals of diversity and inclusion that are integral to the fabric of the College’s environment
•Serves as an articulate advocate and spokesperson to the professions, alumni and the broader community;
•Partners with KSU Development Office in securing financial support for the College;
•Administers the budget for the College to fullfill current needs while encouraging strategic growth of the College
•Directs and oversees College personnel and resources
•Works closely and collaboratively with other Deans and units to further the goals and objectives of the University.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Required Qualifications
The minimum skills, experience and qualifications the candidate will have are:
•Earned terminal degree or its foreign equivalent and appropriate credentials to be tenured in one of the College’s academic departments;
•A track record of attracting, mentoring, and retaining diverse, high-quality talent;
•Experience obtaining and administering extramural grants/contracts;
•Application and appreciation of evidence-based teaching practices;
•Exemplary interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate the College’s strengths and advocate for its needs;
•Demonstrated ability in management and administration, including strategic planning, program development and evaluation, and financial management;
•Experience with and knowledge of accreditation;
•Demonstrated ability and commitment to lead or support diversity and inclusion initiatives;
•Ability to involve and engage faculty, students, staff, alumni, employers and donors;
•Proven success in fundraising efforts;
•Appreciation of the role and mission of a large, comprehensive, and ascending public university.

Desired Qualifications and Characteristics
In addition to meeting all of the required qualifications, the successful candidate will exhibit a substantial quantity of the following attributes, experiences and skills:
•Demonstrated leadership experience, meaningful accomplishment, and career success appropriate to the Dean’s role;
•Ability to build consensus and share decision-making when appropriate;
•Demonstrated vision, creativity and resourcefulness;
•Demonstrated understanding of all major educational programs in the College;
•Commitment to the highest standards of academic excellence;
•Exposure to and appreciation for the use of technology in creating and delivering outstanding academic programs.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date:12/15/2019Questions About Position Opening:

R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219
Email: [email protected]

Additional Information for ApplicantsApplication Instructions

Kennesaw State University has retained R. William Funk & Associates to consult with the Search Committee and Provost on this important search.

To apply, candidates are required to submit a CV and letter of application detailing their strengths relative to the position description. Applicants should send their materials to our consultant at the address below. All applications received by December 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.

KSU Dean of CSM Search
R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 214-523-9067

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number:000826USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID:44464Departmental/College Overview:

The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) is poised to lead the institution’s thirteen colleges in expanding KSU’s research presence and stimulating its vital teaching mission. The College prepares students for success through innovative, quality academic experiences in the quantitative and natural sciences. The CSM offers its 3120 students seven undergraduate degrees, seven minors, and three masters programs. CSM employs 122 FTE faculty (170 total) and approximately 35 staff and has an annual budget of approximately $23 million. Six department Chairs report to the Dean, as do two Associate Deans and two Assistant Deans.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
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