Wilkes University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Science and Engineering. The University is seeking an experienced academic leader who has the vision and leadership skills to guide the College to new levels of achievement and recognition for an integrated approach to science and engineering.
Wilkes University is an independent, nonsectarian institution offering degree programs through six schools: The College of Science and Engineering, the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, the J.S. Sidhu School of Business, the Passan School of Nursing, and the School of Education. Collectively, these schools currently enroll 5,276 students, of which about 40 percent are undergraduate, and sixty percent are graduate and first professional students. Its Carnegie classification is Doctoral/Professional. Wilkes University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a city of 40,000 on the western fringe of the Poconos on the Susquehanna River. The surrounding region offers considerable natural beauty and recreational opportunities, including numerous ski resorts, concert venues, water parks and state parks, and is a two-hour drive from both Philadelphia and New York City.
The Dean of the College of Science and Engineering presents an outstanding opportunity for leadership of a faculty and academic programs that are poised for growth. The ideal candidate is an established or emerging leader who will be able to guide the college to new levels of achievement and recognition. We seek an individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills who can unify and inspire a diverse faculty, promote excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, and pursue opportunities for growth. The Dean will be an effective external face of the College and strengthen relationships with employers, alumni, and community leaders. The CSE Dean will also work collaboratively with colleagues on the Dean's Council and new Senior Vice President and Provost, Dr. David Ward to develop a strong leadership team for the academic program for the entire University.
The successful candidate will have, at a minimum, a terminal degree in a discipline in sciences, engineering, or a related discipline; experience as an academic leader at the department chair level or higher that includes leadership of personnel and budget management; and a record of teaching, service, and scholarship commensurate with appointment to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Additional information about the position and qualifications are detailed in the search profile, which can be found at this link.
The College is being assisted in the search by Academic Search. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to WilkesCSEDean@academicsearch.org. Applications should consist of a substantive letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. The position is open until filled but only applications received by January 17, 2022, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Stuart.Dorsey@academicsearch.org.
Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
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