[ES_JOBS_NET] Dean, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, The University of Delaware

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Oct 13 09:33:05 MDT 2016

Dean, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

The University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

The University of Delaware invites nominations and applications for the 
position of Dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.The 
Dean provides academic leadership for 72 core faculty, 20 programs and 
research centers in 1 School (the School of Marine Science and Policy) 
and 2 departments (Geography and Geological Sciences) in an 
interdisciplinary college that currently has 407 undergraduate and 128 
graduate students. Including contracts and grants, the overall budget 
for the activities in the College exceeds $55 million.

We seek an accomplished scientist with an international reputation in a 
relevant discipline, and demonstrated administrative experience.The 
successful candidate will catalyze new synergies and chart innovative 
directions in research and education, with concurrent goals of driving 
basic discoveries to achieve a better understanding of Earth and Ocean 
processes, and training of the next generations of scientists, to enable 
society cope with the challenges of sustaining a habitable world amidst 
rapidly changing conditions.

The Dean will provide vision and leadership for the college to support 
the overarching educational mission of the University of Delaware, 
espousing its values of academic rigor, intellectual engagement, 
creativity, and innovation, relying on the following qualifications:

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an outstanding 
academic record consistent with a senior faculty appointment.

• Experience in recruiting and retaining faculty of excellence.

• Ability to manage a complex academic enterprise in a collaborative manner.

• Ability to foster both vigorous research programs and excellent, 
innovative undergraduate and graduate education across the breadth of 
disciplines within the college.

• Ability to promote the college’s interests with internal and external 
constituencies within the State and at the national/international level.

• Commitment to interdisciplinary and multicultural education, with a 
record of promoting diversity.

• An earned doctorate or equivalent degree in one of the disciplines or 
related fields in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.

The Dean has control over the budget and responsibility for balancing 
funding priorities.Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean occupies 
a key role in the life of the University and must function effectively 
as part of the central administrative team, and participate actively in 
University development activities.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware’s beautiful main campus is 
located in Newark, Delaware, an attractive college town within two hours 
of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.With one of 
the most beautiful campuses on the East Coast, UD is a community of 
18,000 undergraduate, 3,800 graduate, and 700 continuing education 
students.UD offers 140 bachelor’s programs, 121 master’s programs, 61 
doctoral programs, and 15 dual degree graduate programs.UD also offers 
an Associate in Arts program that is managed by the College of Arts and 
Sciences.The University has a commitment to teaching excellence and 
innovation.UD is a Land, Sea and Space Grant institution and is 
classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as 
a Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity (R1) – a designation 
accorded to less than three percent of U.S. colleges and 
universities.Total sponsored expenditures at the University are 
approximately $200 million annually.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment has faculty, staff, 
students, and facilities on the main campus in Newark, Del., which is 
the research and teaching base for faculty in geography, geological 
sciences, marine policy, and physical ocean sciences and engineering, 
and at the 62-acre Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del., the research and 
teaching base for faculty in marine biosciences and oceanography. 
Although these campuses are physically located 90 miles apart, the 
learning and interaction is fully connected through our ITV classrooms.

Application Instructions:

The Dean will assume office on July 1, 2017.Applicants must apply online 
at https://apply.interfolio.com/37949 using the Interfolio® system. 
Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in 
confidence.Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a detailed 
resume, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 
four references. The University of Delaware is committed to inclusive 
excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment 
practices and especially encourages women and people from diverse 
cultures, backgrounds, and disability statuses to apply for this 
position. The University is also supportive of the needs of dual-career 
couples. Application review will begin by 15 November 2016 and continue 
until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which 
encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals 
with a disability and veterans.The University's Notice of 
Non-Discrimination can be found at 
http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be 
conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.A 
conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

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