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

Dean, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

The University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

The University of Delaware invites nominations
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

We seek an accomplished scientist with an
reputation in a relevant discipline, and demonstrated
experience.  The successful
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,
and innovation, relying on the following qualifications:

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

• 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

• Commitment to interdisciplinary and
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

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
team, and participate actively in University development

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. 
offers 140 bachelor’s programs, 121 master’s programs, 61 doctoral
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
http://ift.tt/2dVVFMh using the Interfolio® system.
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
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.
review will begin by 15 November 2016 and continue until the
position is

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal
Opportunity Employer
which encourages applications from minority group members, women,
with a disability and veterans.  The
University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at
http://ift.tt/1nASief. 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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