[Drosophila] Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology

sandra schulze via dros%40net.bio.net (by heterochromatic from gmail.com)
Tue Feb 8 15:57:44 EST 2011

Career position available:

Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology
Western Washington University

About the Position: Western Washington University (Western) invites
applications and nominations for Dean of the College of Sciences and
Technology (CST).  As chief academic and executive officer of the
College, the Dean reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic
Affairs and is responsible for providing academic and administrative
leadership for all programs within the College.  As a key member of
the University’s central executive leadership team, the Dean works in
collaboration with other university executive officers to implement
the University’s mission.  The Dean will assume office on September 1,

About the College:  Western’s College of Sciences and Technology,
which includes the departments of Biology; Chemistry; Computer
Science; Engineering Technology; Geology; Mathematics;
Physics/Astronomy; as well as the Science, Mathematics and Technology
Education (SMATE) program; the Advanced Materials Science and
Engineering Center (AMSEC); Biomedical Research Activities in
Neuroscience (BRAIN); and the Internet Studies Center, is a major
component of the liberal arts core at Western.  The College’s annual
operating budget is $14. 3 million and its 136 FTE faculty generate
over $2.2 million annually in grants and other funding.

The mission of the College of Sciences and Technology is to provide
the highest quality education in science, mathematics and technology;
to participate in the discovery, communication and application of
knowledge; to integrate teaching, scholarly activity and service; and
to maintain a diverse college community. The College and Western as a
whole are known for providing a distinctive educational experience
through close faculty-student interaction, emphasizing independent
student scholarship and the development of creative, innovative
thinking. In addition to strong undergraduate majors and Master’s
degree programs in traditional disciplines, CST offers exceptional
learning and research opportunities in a variety of special programs.
Examples include the nationally recognized SMATE program with its
commitment to the high quality preparation of future elementary and
secondary science teachers; an AMSEC research project funded by NSF
that seeks to significantly reduce the cost of solar power; the
Vehicle Research Institute that recently received a substantial
federal grant to develop a hybrid bus; and the award of an NSF ADVANCE
Catalyst grant with a focus on the challenges of women and minorities
in the sciences.  Additional information about the college is
available at http://www.wwu.edu/depts/cst/cst_site/about.htm

Position Responsibilities:  Western seeks a Dean who has experience as
a visionary leader with keen insight and a track record of inspiring
others and fostering innovation.    The Dean should have the
experience and professional qualifications necessary to support
teamwork, set high standards, and craft a long term strategy for the
College.  In particular, we seek candidates who understand and support
the values of a public, comprehensive, residential campus; who
recognize the critical role of faculty in the life of the university;
who will participate in and foster collaboration across departments
and divisions, who will provide leadership in continuing to build an
inclusive climate in the College and who will serve as an advocate for
the College internally and externally.  The Dean will maintain strong
connections with the technological and science-based businesses and
other organizations in the region and play an instrumental role in
advancing Western’s comprehensive campaign.

The Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology is responsible for
academic planning, program development, budget and resource
management, program assessment, faculty appointments, faculty
development and evaluation, and extending the intellectual and
creative power of the university beyond the campus in ways that enrich
local and regional communities.  Western seeks a Dean who has an open
and collegial style and is committed to diversity and cultural

About the University: Western Washington University is a comprehensive
state university that enrolls 14,979 undergraduates, post
baccalaureate and graduate students, employs 665 FTE faculty, and
consists of seven colleges and the graduate school.  Spectacularly
located, the Bellingham campus overlooks Puget Sound and the San Juan
Islands.  Bellingham, a coastal community of 76,000, about 90 miles
north of Seattle and 55 miles south of Vancouver, B.C., is nationally
recognized for quality of life, outdoor adventure, and environmental

Consistently highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report for the past
eleven years, WWU was recently named the highest-ranking public,
master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest in the
publication’s 2010 college rankings. A recent large-scale study found
agreement that Western is a university known for academic excellence;
a passion for learning and exploration; personal engagement in
education; collaboration between students and faculty; a welcoming and
supportive community; and the development of leaders and global
citizens. Additional information about the university is available at


Candidates must apply online.  The complete position description,
required and preferred qualifications and application procedures are
available at https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=2196  .
Confidential inquiries may be directed to Bev.Jones from wwu.edu .
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled.

WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to
assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women,
minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to
apply. WWU is sensitive to and has a policy addressing dual career
assistance.  All new employees must comply with the immunization
policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the
U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A
thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires. For
disability accommodation, call (360) 650-3774.

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