[ES_JOBS_NET] Dean of the College of Science, Louisiana State University

Maud M Walsh evwals at lsu.edu
Wed Sep 18 08:22:19 MDT 2013

Dean of the College of Science, Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University invites applications for the position of the Dean of the College of Science. The Dean provides ultimate administrative oversight for all aspects of academic life within the college, including strategic planning, fiscal management, personnel development, academic programs, research enterprises and student enrollment. The Dean also has primary responsibilities for external initiatives that include community engagement and development. The Dean reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the College.

About the College: The LSU College of Science is committed to developing and maintaining world-class research programs and educating the next generation of international leaders in the sciences. The College is supported by a community of diverse, innovative and well-funded faculty and staff who remain on the cusp of scientific discovery.

The College consists of six departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology & Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, and the Museum of Natural Science. The College includes over 200 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 42 instructors, and 78 administrative support staff. Over 1600 undergraduate and nearly 600 graduate students are pursuing degrees in the College. The College also has more than $28 million in external funding for research. Research facilities available to faculty of the College include The Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD)<http://camd.lsu.edu/> - a synchrotron light source, the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT)<https://www.cct.lsu.edu/> - LSU's high performance computing facility, a new materials science shared instrumentation laboratory complex<http://www.lsu.edu/departments/gold/2012/10/choppin_chemistry.shtml>, and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)<http://www.ligo-la.caltech.edu/>.  The College has research partnerships including joint faculty appointments with these centers and with the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center<http://www.phys.lsu.edu/newwebsite/graduate/medphys_overviewresidencyprog.html> as well as the Pennington Biomedical Research Center<http://www.pbrc.edu/>. The College also partners with local and regional K-12 programs and with community colleges to enhance STEM education. More information can be found on the LSU College of Science<http://science.lsu.edu/> website.

About LSU: LSU is the State's flagship research university and carries the designation of "very high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation. In 2013, for the sixth consecutive year, LSU was ranked in the first tier for "Best National Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. It is one of 21 universities nationwide holding land, sea, and space-grant status. LSU enjoys a lively and diverse community of nearly 35,000 faculty, staff, and students from every state and more than 120 countries. Occupying 2000 acres on the Mississippi River in Louisiana's capital city, Baton Rouge, LSU is approximately 80 miles northwest of New Orleans in the heart of the culturally diverse delta region.  Baton Rouge was ranked number one in Business Facilities' 2013 list of the Top 10 Metro Areas for Economic Growth Potential.  Louisiana's business climate was also ranked number four in the nation for 2013 by Business Facilities.  LSU's campus, largely of Italian Renaissance architecture, is regarded as one of the top 20 most beautiful campuses in the United States with 57 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and over 1,200 magnificent Live Oak trees, amongst numerous magnolia grandiflora, crepe myrtle, camellia, and azalea.
About Applicants and Nominees: Applicants and nominees must hold a doctorate in a basic sciences field and qualify for a tenured position at the rank of Professor in the appropriate academic unit within the College of Science. The successful candidate must have proven administrative skills in an academic or professional setting, including having served in a significant leadership role with a proven capability to create collaborative ties with other academic units and the Honors College, with other universities, private industry, and alumni.

Candidates should show the ability to:

*      Raise the level of recognition of the College nationally and internationally

*      Recruit and retain top faculty, staff, and students

*      Commit to diversity across the College

*      Cultivate external resources to support the College's mission

*      Lead engagement of the larger community in the initiatives and programs, and advocate on behalf of, the College's constituent units

*      Foster interdisciplinary research and develop interdisciplinary programs within LSU

*      Exhibit strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making abilities to interact effectively with a diverse public

*      Effectively lead in a shared governance environment and engage faculty in determining the goals and mission of the College

Letters of nomination may be e-mailed to the search committee chair, Gary Byerly, at glbyer at lsu.edu<mailto:glbyer at lsu.edu>. Applications will be accepted online on the LSU Careers website: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56681, position number 000048. Candidates must include a letter of application, CV, a list of potential references, and a brief vision statement for the College of Science with online application materials. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.  An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.


Maud M. Walsh, Professor and Undergraduate & Graduate Advisor
School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences
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Research Translation Core leader, LSU Superfund Research Center
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Faculty member, Women's and Gender Studies
110 Sturgis Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2110
evwals at lsu.edu<mailto:evwals at lsu.edu>

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