Prof And Dean

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 104906
Title: Professor & Dean
Functional Title: Prof And Dean
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: CMNS-College of Computer, Math & Natural Sciences
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Dean will lead the College’s 342 faculty members in the realization of an identity, vision, and strategy to drive the College to the next stage of development. The College provides broad and robust opportunities to students across nine departments that span the mathematical, computer, and natural sciences. The Dean will champion CMNS across the campus and beyond, engaging stakeholders within the UMD community, throughout surrounding counties, the state of Maryland, and Washington, D.C., as well as nationally and globally. S/he will champion the accomplishments of the College and its broad impact on the scholarly output of this public, land-grant institution. As the chief academic and administrative officer of the College, the Dean is responsible for the educational experiences of the 5,969 undergraduate and 1,286 graduate students and will oversee many research and academic activities including top ranked programs in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geosciences, and others. The College has a $90 million operating budget and research expenditures of approximately $150 million annually.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences will be a leader with a national and international vision, a collegial and consultative leadership style, and the energy and integrity to inspire the College to achieve new levels of excellence. Candidates should have a history of scholarly excellence, administrative leadership in a large and highly-complex enterprise, the ability to build and cultivate consensus within the College and beyond, and accomplishment in creating and supporting a climate of community, inclusivity, and respect. While no single candidate will have all the ideal qualifications, the committee seeks candidates with the following qualifications and abilities:
• A terminal degree in a represented field and the scholarly achievement to attain the rank of full professor in a CMNS department;
• An intellectual leader; a distinguished teacher, scholar, and academic visionary who brings a passion for students, research, and service;
• An experienced administrator with a track record of success in a large, complex unit, college, or similar environment; an astute understanding of finances and the relationship between academic priorities and budget;
• An open and consultative leader; an excellent collaborator who can partner with and motivate faculty, staff, and students to take the College to a greater level of success;
• Broad-minded, with experience and interest beyond the sciences to tie the College to the University as regards both scholarship and citizenship;
• A technologically-adept communicator who can inspire and cultivate key external constituencies, attract partners, raise funds, generate enthusiasm, and obtain substantial commitments to further support CMNS;
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity at all levels, and a deeply-held belief in its power to transform education, scholarship, and service for the betterment of the College, the University, the state, and the Nation;
• Integrity, honesty, and enthusiasm, and a sense of humor;
• An interest in being a visible member of University life and connected to civic life in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, the state of Maryland, and on the national and international stage

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

All inquiries, nominations, and applications (including—as separate documents—a cover letter, resume, and list of references) should be directed in confidence to:

Gale Merseth, Vice President
Vijay Saraswat, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller

Posting Date: 07/17/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/01/2017
Physical Demands

A University Executive leading the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Must travel across the campus, the State of Maryland, the United States and internationally.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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