Dean of Business, Humanities & Social Sciences - WVU Tech 16115
West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), located in Beckley, WV, is seeking an innovative, strategic, and dynamic leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences. This position is Non-Classified, 12-month, full-time and benefits-eligible.
WVU Tech has a collaborative and hands on approach to guiding and leading our staff and students. We are looking for someone to join our team who is willing to manage the day to day decisions, large and small. In our minds no task is outside of our responsibilities; if it needs done, we step up and do it. We lead by example and are there for our students whenever they need us, and our students know they can communicate with us at any given time. We strive at continuing to innovate and bring forth new and exciting opportunities for bettering the education we provide to students across the state of WV and beyond. We are a part of the West Virginia University system, but we are a smaller, more intimate campus where all of the team pitches in to make this the best experience possible for our students.
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 evaluation and enrichment, 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:
Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong problem-solving abilities
Provide effective visionary 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.
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
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.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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.
Doctoral degree in a program offered by the College of Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences or a related business, humanities, or social sciences 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.
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.
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.
Leadership experience at the college level or above (e.g. college committee chair, department chair, associate dean, etc.) within a business, humanities, or social sciences program.
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.
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: Feb 3, 2021
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 219023
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.