Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - Dean of the College of Science and Technology
Bloomsburg University (BU) – the fourth largest of the 14 members of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) – invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, College of Science and Technology.
Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean will serve as the chief academic officer of the College of Science and Technology (COST). The Dean will be responsible for the overall operations of the college including coordinating and assessing academic/instructional programs, improving academic excellence in teaching and learning, research and creative work, service and outreach, budgets, accreditation, recruitment and retention, ensuring program compliance, faculty evaluation and resource generation/stewardship. The Dean will be an effective advocate for the College of Science and Technology, both within the university and externally.
The College of Science and Technology (COST) enrolls more than 2,600 students in nine departments and 50 programs offering degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including a doctoral program in clinical audiology. COST also boasts opportunities for technology internships, health care clinical experiences or science research, including undergraduate research opportunities. Its close proximity to a nationally recognized health-care provider, Geisinger Health System, offers opportunities for internships and innovative partnerships. The successful COST Dean candidate will demonstrate a willingness to strategize and pursue creative collaborations and alliances with the private sector that enhance programs and provide broader career and internship opportunities for students.
Ranked among the top universities in the northeast, Bloomsburg University has a rich history of academic excellence and an outstanding reputation for its commitment to serving students in a close-knit and supportive environment that promotes learning and discovery. BU currently serves approximately 8,600 students, 57 undergraduate majors with more than 60 minors, and approximately 600 students in 17 graduate programs. Located on an attractive 366-acre campus in the picturesque and vibrant community of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, the University maintains an ongoing program of continuous campus renovation and renewal.
The new Dean will possess an earned doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the College of Science and Technology and an academic, scholarly record meriting an appointment with tenure at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The new leader will be able to provide evidence of success in an academic administrative position in higher education, to include: team building and collaboration, transparency in decision making, respect for other opinions and voices, an understanding of shared governance in the academy, thorough understanding of budget processes, and the exercise of creativity, vision, and entrepreneurial spirit in developing and achieving goals. This record will also include evidence of effective student mentorship.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of candidate materials will continue until June 30, 2020. Candidates should e-mail a curriculum vitae and letter of application to the search consultants, Ann Yates and Veena Abraham, at BloomsburgDeanCOST@wittkieffer.com.
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal employment and equal educational opportunities for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, affectional or sexual orientation, age, disability, or other classifications that are protected under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other pertinent state and federal laws and regulations.