CEDAR email: Dean of College of Science at Utah State University

Kim Doyle kim.doyle at usu.edu
Fri Oct 31 12:13:39 MDT 2014

Dear Colleagues,


Utah State University (USU) invites nominations and applications for a significant academic leadership position as Dean of the College of Science.

Utah State University is a Carnegie doctoral high research institution, and Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1888, USU is the oldest and largest public residential campus in Utah. The university enrolls approximately 18,000 students at its main campus in Logan, including nearly 1,700 graduate students. An almost equal number of students enroll at USU-Eastern, USU's four regional campuses, fifteen teaching centers, internationally based programs, and online programs. Utah State University set an institutional record in research funding of over $220M during the past fiscal year.

The College of Science at Utah State is an exciting, dynamic and innovative academic unit comprising five departments: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics. The College of Science enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduate majors, 200 graduate students, and employs over 100 tenured and tenure-track faculty. The College occupies twelve buildings across the university campus. In addition to the internationally renowned Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences, the USU College of Science has developed robust interdisciplinary programs in genomics/bioinformatics, nanotechnology, ecological sciences, mathematical physics, watershed, and climate science.  The College of Science plays a major role in the state-sponsored $200M Utah Science, Technology and Research (USTAR) program designed to promote science and engineering research to benefit economic development in Utah. Faculty and students in the college also engage in research at the Innovation Campus, a business development and enterprise facility at Utah State University, and at the adjoining Space Dynamics Laboratory. USU has recently established the STE2M Center to promote innovative education opportunities and career development in STEM fields. The College of Science counts among its faculty several Carnegie professors and seven NSF Career Award recipients, and in the past five years, nine undergraduates have become Goldwater Scholars and nine graduate students have become NSF Graduate Research Fellows.

The Dean is the chief academic officer of the College and reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background and possess credentials sufficient for appointment to the rank of Full Professor; will have a passion and ability to inspire achievement in others; will have an appreciation of the importance of alumni relations, advancement and fund-raising; will demonstrate an appreciation for, and commitment to the land-grant and space-grant missions; and will be a person who is effective at building working partnerships within the university and with key government and industry partners. The Dean will provide administrative and intellectual leadership for faculty, staff, and students; promote innovative growth of research, teaching, and supportive infrastructure, and represent the College effectively to the University.

The position is available any time after July 1, 2015. Application review will begin December 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter describing their qualifications for the position and a statement regarding their vision of the role and responsibilities for a dean of science in a modern, research-intensive university. A current curriculum vitae and contact information for a minimum of five references should be included. References will not be contacted without the prior permission of the candidate. Please see http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60827 to apply electronically.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent to:

Dean of Engineering Christine Hailey, Chair
College of Science Dean Search Committee
Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
1435 Old Main Hill; Utah State University
Logan, Utah, 84322-1435; Telephone: 435-797-2021

For more information about the position, please go to:


Utah State University is located in the city of Logan in northern Utah's Cache Valley and is within easy driving distance of six national parks. The surrounding Wasatch Mountains, including ski resorts, trails, lakes and rivers, place Utah State University in one of the finest outdoor recreational environments in the nation. Logan is a notably safe and family-friendly environment that was recently ranked second best college town in America in a recent national survey. Utah State University offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits. Women, minority, and veteran candidates, as well as candidates with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. Utah State is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Best Regards,

Kim Doyle | Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Utah State University | 1435 Old Main Hill | Logan, UT 84322-1435
Phone: 435-797-1167 | FAX: 435-797-3880
kim.doyle at usu.edu<mailto:kim.doyle at usu.edu> | www.usu.edu/provost

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