The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Dean, College of Sciences (Dean).
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a doctoral university with higher research activity. Tied for second most diverse university in the nation, UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu.
The College of Sciences is a dynamic academic unit whose faculty are housed in multiple buildings with access to over 485,000 sq. ft. of space (including over 50,000 sq. ft. of dedicated research space in the new Science and Engineering Building), and with internationally competitive research and a dedication to excellence in teaching and community service. The College has over 2,700 undergraduate students and 240 graduate students across its various units: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Geoscience, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Life Sciences, and the Water Resources Management Program, all of which provide instruction, mentoring, and research opportunities. College faculty participate in various interdisciplinary research institutes such as the High Pressure Science and Engineering Center, the Radiochemistry Program, and the Nevada Institute for Personalized Medicine. In addition to national and international collaborations, the College maintains strong relationships with institutions both university and state-wide such as the Desert Research Institute, the National Supercomputing Institute, various federal agencies, and the Clark County School District. The College's students are consistently ranked as one of the best student academic groups in the University, and have a high acceptance rate into graduate and professional schools. For more information, please visit: http://sciences.unlv.edu/.
The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Sciences, and reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost. The Dean is responsible for the general management of the college with significant responsibilities in community relations, community outreach, and fundraising. The person we seek will embody all of the following characteristics, skills, and attributes:
- An engaged academic leader with an established record of research scholarship and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education;
- Someone who understands and supports the diverse faculty research in the College;
- A proven, data-driven administrator able to handle complex budgets. One who is an excellent communicator; good listener; accessible, collegial, supportive; and an efficient manager with the ability to foster and promote a common vision across the College;
- Someone who will actively seek resources and commit enthusiastically to the College's development and fundraising efforts. A high level of communication and interpersonal skills is sought to engage alumni, donors and the diverse Las Vegas community;
- A leader who embraces the university's Top Tier initiative and leads the College to success in the five identified goal areas (i.e., Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity; Student Achievement; Academic Health Center; Community Partnerships; and Infrastructure and Shared Governance);
- A promoter of shared governance. Someone who respects, listens to, and appreciates the diversity and range of faculty perspectives and expertise;
- A visionary advocate and spokesperson for the College. Someone who builds partnerships, promotes the College's visibility, enhances its reputation and expands cooperative interactions and partnerships with local, regional, national and international government, industry and private organizations;
- Someone with an appreciation of the multiple missions of the University and College, who will promote success in research, teaching and service.
Candidates must possess a terminal degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline appropriate to the College, along with a strong record of research productivity and teaching experience meriting a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor in one of the College's academic units. Experience in administration at or above a level of department chair or its equivalent is expected.
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest describing relevant experience and interest in the position, and a list of at least five professional references who may be contacted. Submission of materials via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence.
Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:
Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
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