[ES_JOBS_NET] Dean of the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences (Stanford)

Stanford University

School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

Stanford University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the

School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. The mission of the School is to

develop the knowledge, talent and leadership to understand the changing Earth and to help

solve the resource and environmental challenges facing the world now and in the

decades ahead.

The Dean of the School must possess an exceptional scholarly record and have the capacity

to provide intellectual leadership to the School community and support the highest

standards of faculty scholarship and teaching. The Dean should demonstrate the ability to

manage a complex organization, understand the academic process, connect with students,

provide leadership in building a diverse, globally connected institution and have

knowledge of the Earth sciences, broadly defined. The Dean must also forge links with

other Stanford schools, the School alumni and, more generally, the Earth, energy and

environmental science and engineering communities outside of Stanford, and express

viewpoints in public speeches and writing.

The School is one of Stanford’s seven schools, with expertise in a range of energy,

environment and geoscience fields. The School is the key platform at Stanford for educating

the next generation to be responsible stewards of Earth’s resources and environment. The

School is comprised of four academic departments (Geological Sciences, Geophysics,

Energy Resources Engineering and Earth System Science) and three interdisciplinary

programs (Computational Geoscience, Earth Systems and the Emmett Interdisciplinary

Program in Environment and Resources), and is also home to a suite of shared analytical

facilities and the Stanford Educational Farm. Understanding the fundamental physical,

chemical and biological systems of Earth and the evolution of those systems, and

interactions with human activities, over the full span of Earth history are hallmarks of the

School. Faculty and students focus on challenges that include securing a sustainable energy

future, providing food and water resources, mitigating natural disaster risks, and

developing long-term climate solutions.

The core community includes 65 faculty, 120 staff, 140 undergraduates, 400 graduate

students, and 65 post-doctoral scholars, plus a community of adjunct faculty, Professors of

Practice and visiting scholars. The School’s annual budget is close to $70 million, over 40%

of which comes from school endowment and another 30% from external support (federal,

foundation, corporate, and others), with the remaining a combination of university general

funds, gifts and other revenue.

As the senior officer of the School, the Dean is responsible for both the School’s academic

strategy and its fiscal management. The Dean works closely with and provides leadership

for faculty in planning and implementing academic programs, administers the School’s

resources, communicates the School’s mission and goals to internal and external

constituencies, and raises funds from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations.

The Dean reports to the Provost of the University and serves on the Executive Cabinet.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its

faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected

veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the

university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Please address inquiries, nominations, and applications by Monday, May 15, 2017 to:

Dean Search Committee

Building 10, Stanford University

Stanford, California 94305-2061



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