Dean, College of Science & Math

Wright State University

Dayton, OH

ID: 7089436
Posted: November 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics will provide dynamic leadership in the quest for excellence in teaching, research, professional service, and community engagement within the mission of a comprehensive research university. Will develop metrics-based College level academic goals, strategies, and educational activities for implementation, including program planning, policy analysis, creating a culture of student success, inclusive excellence, and faculty development. Will work collaboratively with Enrollment Management to develop and implement a recruitment plan to meet enrollment goals in graduate and undergraduate programs within the college. Will engage collaboratively with faculty and the division of student success to design and implement retention initiatives to achieve target student degree completion rates. Will work with department chairs and faculty to develop effective interdisciplinary programmatic collaborations across campus that will leverage academic resources to the benefit of the university and the State of Ohio. These include but are not limited to supporting the university’s commitment to the growth of online education and continuing education. Will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to external accreditation through assessment and program review ensuring academic quality and productivity.
Minimum Qualifications
A terminal degree; a record of excellence in teaching and scholarly research that meets the tenure qualifications for a department of the college; administrative experience, including evidence of strong personnel and budget management skills; evidence of support and experience with curriculum issues, including general education, science and mathematics education, globalization, and programs that are disciplinary, interdisciplinary and applied; a commitment to the generation of funded research; demonstrated ability to garner resources-grants and gifts from public and private entities and individuals.
Preferred Qualifications
Strong commitment to professional ethics, a commitment to involvement with the regional community; strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the abilities to listen, to persuade, and to show appreciation for the efforts of others; personal characteristics that include openness, energy, intellect, dignity, integrity, optimism, and vision; a commitment to increasing the diversity of faculty, staff and students in the College.
Essential Functions and percent of time:
Serve as the principal officer and spokesperson for the College, reporting to the Provost and working with other Deans to formulate and implement university policy. 20%
Supervise departmental chairs and faculty in formulating and implementing college goals and policy. 20%
Strategic planning and program development 15%
Faculty/staff/student development 15%
Resource allocation and budget management 10%
Research promotion, 10%
Fund raising, enrollment planning, and relations with external constituencies 10%