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Dean of College of Human Sciences and Education
Post Date: 10/27/2021
Close Date: 11/30/2021
North Dakota State University

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$70,000 and above

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
The Dean reports to the Provost and
is responsible for: administering the
College and its programs; leading the
faculty in planning, developing, and
implementing instructional, research,
service, outreach activities, and statewide
units (consistent with NDSU’s
land-grant mission); in collaboration
with departments, overseeing College’s
recruitment and retention effort to
increase the number of majors and
enhancing academic success of students;
strengthening relationships with internal
and external constituencies; supporting
the efforts of the NDSU Foundation;
fostering participatory management and
continuous improvement of programs;
implementing academic policies;
administering the College budget;
evaluating faculty for tenure and
promotion; appointing College
ambassadors’ advisor; leading Dean’s
Office staff; supporting departmental
initiatives for program growth and
improvement; serving as a member of
the Provost’s Council of Deans; leading
and mentoring the Dean’s cabinet; and
fostering a climate characterized by
equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
Questions about the search can be directed to Dr. Kimberly
Wallin, (kimberly.wallin@ndsu.edu), chair of the search
committee. While applications and nominations will be
accepted until the position is filled, optimal consideration will
be given to those candidates who submit application materials
by November 30, 2021. A curriculum vitae and a cover letter
addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications should
be submitted to ndsu.provost@ndsu.edu. The search is
confidential until the finalists are identified.
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity
Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/
identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin,
participation in the lawful off-campus activity, physical or
mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to a
current employee, or veteran status, as applicable. NDSU
is committed to diversity and encourages applications from
traditionally underrepresented groups. This position is exempt
from North Dakota Veterans’ Preference requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:
• An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in one of the College’s
administrative units or a related discipline, and a record of academic achievement
warranting the rank of full professor
• Leadership experiences, such as a successful Program Director, Department Chair
or Head, or equivalent
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships with internal and external constituents
to promote and execute a shared mission and vision
• A record of administrative experience that fosters a collaborative, inclusive work
environment in which diversity and integrity are valued
• Effective communication (oral, written, and listening) and interpersonal skills
• Administrative experience with personnel (including performance appraisals) and
fiscal management (planning, budgeting, and follow-through) responsibilities
• Evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion
• Evidence of commitment to enhancing student learning
• Evidence of commitment to promoting research
Preferred Qualifications:
• Progression in achievements in leadership, including, but not limited to, experience
as a successful Dean, Associate Dean, equivalent or higher
• Demonstrated ability to fundraise and secure external funding
• Participation in leading successful accreditation processes
• Experience in the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students
• Evidence of understanding responsive program development
• Evidence of understanding the value of diverse programs within the College
• Evidence of commitment to shared governance

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