Dean of Business, Humanities & Social Sciences - WVU Tech 14543
West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), part of the WVU system of campuses, is seeking an innovative, strategic, and dynamic leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences located in Beckley, West Virginia. This position is Non-Classified, 12-month, full-time and benefits-eligible.
The Dean is the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the College of Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences and reports to the Campus Provost. He/she provides leadership for the faculty and articulates the College's vision, qualities, and distinctiveness both within the University and to external constituencies. The Dean is responsible for curriculum planning and development, faculty and staff development, and evaluation, and budget administration. He/she is responsible for setting priorities and sustaining an environment of academic excellence.
In order to be successful, the ideal candidate for the position of Dean of the College of Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences will:
Provide leadership and support for the College's business, humanities, and social sciences programs.
Promote the achievements of its students, faculty, and staff on a local, state, and national scale.
Encourage and support faculty excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
Ensure the integrity of program assessments and accreditation.
Expand partnerships with businesses and other organizations in the local community to create opportunities for experiential learning.
Secure internal and external resources to support the College's mission.
Collaborate with Enrollment Management to recruit and retain a diverse student body.
Recruit, retain, and mentor a diverse and highly qualified faculty and staff.
Foster innovation, creativity, and professional growth among students, faculty, and staff.
Encourage efforts within the College to support and enhance teaching, program development, and research/scholarly activity.
Oversee the College's operating budget and daily activities.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please apply by July 15, 2020. Starting date is flexible, but preferred starting date is January 2, 2021. For complete information on this position, please visit: https://www.wvutech.edu/deansearch
WVU Tech Boasts a 12:1 student-to faculty ratio and an average class size of 17 students, allowing personalized attention in a supportive environment. WVU Tech is ranked first in the state for return on investment and is ranked seventh in the nation in annual ROI for students paying in-state tuition. The campus is in close proximity to several state and national parks and numerous recreational opportunities.
Doctoral degree in a program offered by the College of Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences or a related business, humanities, or social sciences program.
College teaching experience, research/scholarly activity, and service commensurate with the rank of tenured full professor within a discipline offered by the college or in a related business, humanities, or social science program.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in academic leadership and achievement at, or above, department chairperson level.
Minimum of 5 years of experience managing operating budgets at the academic program or department level or higher.
Experience in strategic planning, program assessment, and accreditation at the academic program level or higher.
Evidence of advocating for diversity among students, faculty, staff.
Evidence of advocating for diversity with respect to academic programs.
Experience monitoring or overseeing funds provided through grants and contracts with external agencies.
Experience in developing public and/or private partnerships and securing external funding.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strong problem-solving skills. In addition, he or she will have a track record of:
Providing effective visionary leadership in an academic environment
Planning, implementing, assessing, and continuously improving academic programs
Working effectively in a collegial team environment
Nurturing, leading, and inspiring a committed effort for growth and development of a college with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body
Thriving and leading within a student-centered campus community
Practicing honesty and transparency in decision-making and communicating decisions to others
How To Apply:
A complete application will include a letter describing qualifications and relevant experience, a current resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of names of five references (including titles, institutions, and contact information). References will not be contacted until approval is provided by the candidate. These materials should be submitted to the West Virginia University Institute of Technology application portal at careers.wvu.edu.
Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should send an email with information about the nominated person to: Dr. Joan L. Neff, Campus Provost, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, [email protected] Please include the name, position, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Our core values are service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at careers.wvu.edu.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Aug 24, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 201284
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.