Dean, Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics

Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS

ID: 7062223
Posted: November 7, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description
Position Description:

Fort Hays State University invites applications and nominations for the Dean of the Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics. The role of the college dean is an administrative leader, collaborator, communicator, and a successful teacher scholar. A successful candidate will be an ethical academic leader who will respect the culture and history of this student-centered institution, understanding the practice of great teaching and advising, the impact of research on the education of our students, and the role of professional service. A successful candidate will be a strong team member who advocates for academic faculty and staff, appreciates and demonstrates accountability, and utilizes data to inform decisions and measure success. The dean is a member of the Academic Council, the President’s Cabinet, the Strategic Leadership Team, and other university groups and committees related to administrative and planning activities. The appointment is a 12-month academic administrative position reporting to the provost.

Expected Leadership and Managerial Activities


Lead the vision, strategy and goal setting for the college in alignment with the university vision, mission, values, and strategic plan
Facilitate collegial governance and healthy morale of the college, including the hiring, development, and supervision of direct reports
Develop and maintain professional relationships and proactive communication with faculty, staff, students and other constituents
Maintain support for activities relevant to research, professional development, community service/involvement, and campus activities for faculty and staff
Advocate, represent, and serve as the voice of the college both internally and externally
Lead with accountability, courage, and be solution-focused
Facilitate student relationships and initiatives that serve the purposes of the college
Collaborate with the FHSU Foundation to cultivate and steward donor relationships


Manage, empower, and evaluate office personnel
Coordinate college-level processes including position control, tenure/promotion/post-tenure review, enrollment management, curriculum development, and awards
Effectively manage college budgets and financial resources
Ensure quality and assessment of college processes and programs
Maintain open and honest two-way communication across the entire university
Support institutional and college diversity and inclusion, including recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students
Develop collegial working relationships with administration, college, other academic affairs units, and university support units
Keep abreast of the developing trends and needs of STEM education
Promote faculty, staff, and student academic citizenship and institutional values within the college and university learning community
Commit to succession planning at the college and departmental level
Minimum Qualifications:

Earned terminal degree in a STEM or related field found within the college
Tenured at a regionally-accredited institution
Record of academic administrative experience including both fiscal and supervisory responsibilities
Preferred Qualifications:

A record of successful teaching and scholarly activity/research experience in a STEM-related field within the last ten years
Experience with college initiatives including promotion, tenure, program accreditation, formal/non-formal STEM education, community engagement, student success, or professional development
Experience with university initiatives including recruitment, retention, partnerships (internal or external), internationalization, distance learning, or strategic planning
Demonstrated commitment to building a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students
Demonstrated ability to cultivate donor relationships or grant development for the college
Demonstrated commitment to shared governance, consensus-building, transparency in management, and data-informed decision making


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