Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

University of Maine in Maine

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted November 27, 2013
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


The University of Maine (, the flagship institution of the University of Maine System and the State’s land-grant university and sea-grant college, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  The University of Maine is a Carnegie ranked comprehensive doctoral institution, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.  The University of Maine through our “Blue Sky Project” aspires to be the most distinctively student-centered and community engaged of the American Research Universities.  (


Candidates for this position should demonstrate forward-looking leadership skills, a commitment to achieving diversity, and the vision to address the programmatic and technological challenges of the 21st century.  The Dean is expected to show creative leadership in enhancing the effectiveness and visibility of the College’s teaching, research, and outreach missions, and implementing the College’s Strategic Plan, (  The Dean reports to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and works with the Office of University Development on outreach and fundraising efforts.  An appreciation of the value of synergy across disciplines throughout the University is essential.


Applications must present evidence of leadership, advocacy, interpersonal and organizational skills; a commitment to achieving diversity; skills in the areas of development, procurement of external funding, and fiscal management; as well as skills in strategic planning and implementation.  The successful candidate must have a distinguished record of teaching; research and/or creative achievement; administrative experience at a college or university; and the credentials to qualify for the rank of Professor with tenure in a discipline within the College.  Applications should show evidence of the candidate’s abilities to be an effective communicator, advocate, and spokesperson for the College with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and administration in an environment of shared decision-making and governance.  The successful candidate must have experience promoting collaborative, inter-disciplinary work in teaching, research, and engagement. 


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The University of Maine is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The University of Maine is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.