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Dean, College of Science and Technology

Employer
Millersville University
Location
Millersville, PA
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
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Dean, College of Science and Technology Job Summary/Basic Function

Millersville University invites nominations and applications for a
dynamic and creative leader to become the next Dean of the College
of Science and Technology. This position offers an exciting
opportunity for collaboration with college students, faculty, and
staff to navigate through this transformative period in higher
education. We seek an individual committed to the ideals of a
liberal arts education in a public university and whose principles
align with the University's mission and EPPIIC values of
Exploration, Professionalism, Public Mission, Inclusion, Integrity,
and Compassion.

The Dean provides academic and administrative leadership,
direction, and support for instructional, research, and
professional activities of the faculty in the Departments of
Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology; Biology; Chemistry;
Computer Science; Geography; Earth Sciences; Mathematics; and
Physics; the Wehrheim School of Nursing; and the Center for
Disaster Research and Education. The Dean is directly responsible
to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for the
overall operations of the College.

The Dean serves as a strong advocate for the College of Science and
Technology and has an academic vision that includes both
encouraging student-centered learning in a liberal arts tradition
and facilitating development of new and innovative initiatives
within the College. The Dean encourages and supports cooperative
efforts within the College and the University and with external
organizations throughout the Lancaster community and Pennsylvania.
Effective and persuasive communication with campus constituents and
external audiences is essential.

The Dean's responsibilities involve many diverse areas and
stakeholders, and include offering strategic leadership for the
College, overseeing daily operations of the College and supervising
the academic programs, collaborating with numerous University
administrative offices, representing the College at University and
community functions, and interacting with students, faculty,
alumni, and community leaders.

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University
of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of
distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty
relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus
and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our
students. Our students' success, both inside and outside of the
classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous
opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social
growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are
available for our 6,600 students to find their path. Several of our
programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science,
technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. One
thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master's and three doctoral
programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and
dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research
labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states
and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who
embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission,
professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning
and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of
diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC
values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an
inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of
the foundation for our learning and working environment.
Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in
compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is
committed to providing equal educational and employment
opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color,
national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are
encouraged to apply.

For description of benefits available, see The State System
Employee Benefits Summary at

https://www.passhe.edu/inside/HR/syshr/benefit_highlights/SSHE_Highlights.pdf

Position start date: July 1, 2022.

Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate in any of the disciplines in the College of
Science and Technology or a related field and a distinguished
record of teaching, scholarship, and service commensurate with
appointment as Professor in a Department in the College.
A demonstrated record of increasing responsibility and
authority through a minimum of five years of successful academic
leadership at the level of department chair or above.
An established record of working with diverse staff, faculty,
and students, along with demonstrated success with respect to
diversity, equity, and inclusion in areas of hiring, promotion, and
retention.
A record of developing and implementing innovative policies and
programs that foster excellence in teaching, research, and service
in higher education.
A record of initiatives and activities that promote recruitment
and retention of students from broad backgrounds, including
underserved populations.
Experience relating to external constituencies such as
public/government agencies, funding agencies, industry, alumni, and
donors, including a focus on garnering philanthropic, corporate,
and grant support.
An understanding of shared governance and demonstrated
commitment to maintaining a collaborative culture on campus.
Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication
skills.
Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrable experience in developing, retaining, and
evaluating faculty and professional staff.
Demonstrated record of excellent interpersonal, leadership, and
communication skills including the ability to motivate faculty and
staff in cooperative efforts to support the University strategic
vision.
Evidence of active contributions to university or divisional
strategic planning.
Knowledge of system-wide goals and the interest and skill to
contribute to their development and implementation.
Record of technological skills suitable for navigating software
and systems needed to support university functions and
programs.
Special Instructions to Applicants

You are required to complete an application and upload a CV,
registrar-issued transcripts and cover letter detailing how your
qualifications match the position qualifications. When completing
the application, you will need to provide the names and contact
information of three current professional references.

Candidates invited for on-campus interviews will be expected to
give a campus presentation on a topic to be determined.

After the application process has been completed and you receive a
confirmation number, you cannot change the materials submitted or
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