Dean, College of Agriculture, Science and Technology
Job posting number: #7074022
Posted: January 13, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionDelaware State University, a public 1890 land-grant institution located in Dover, Delaware, invites applications for an innovative dynamic leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology and 1890’s ARD Campus Director starting July 1, 2021. The selected candidate for this position will provide academic oversight and support to the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Human Ecology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and the Division of Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Sciences. The Dean is expected to offer a bold vision that embraces the institution’s land-grant mission while building academic and research synergies that integrate across the various content areas of the College and the strategic priorities of the University.
Reporting to the Provost, the successful candidate will also provide overall leadership for the college’s academic and research programming, student support services, budgeting and resource management. Additional responsibilities include providing operational and strategic leadership for curriculum offerings, teaching assignments, and course scheduling aligned with the University’s student success measures. It is also expected that the leader will oversee the management of grant related activities while working with the University community to promote graduate programming and expanding extramurally funded research.
Candidates must have demonstrated leadership experience at the level of Department Chairperson or above; experience with submission and management of USDA capacity and research grants processes; and experience implementing innovative programs that address increasing student success metrics: Enrollment, Retention, and Graduation Rates of STEM majors. Additional experience required in providing leadership of all assessment and discipline-specific accreditations/certifications on behalf of the College.
Qualified candidates must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate area in agriculture, natural resources or related field and earned tenure with a significant record of achievement in teaching, scholarly activity, and service appropriate to the rank of Associate Professor (preferably Professor). The successful candidate will represent the University at ARD and APLU meetings, provide input on legislative matters as needed, and will serve as a member of the Deans Council.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application specifying their leadership philosophy, ability to effectively oversee academic programs, and philosophies for research and foster extension initiatives. Please include a complete curriculum vitae with names and contact information for three to five references.