Dean, College of Science and Engineering

St. Cloud State University in Minnesota

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 22, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Date of appointment:

July 1, 2014 



The College of Science and Engineering, which   houses the School of Computing, Engineering and Environment, is comprised of 8 departments  (Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Mathematics   and Statistics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Atmospheric and   Hydrological Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental and   Technological Studies, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)   that offer 29 undergraduate programs, 15 pre-professional programs, 9 graduate programs and 19 minors. The faculty are actively engaged in the discovery of knowledge in their disciplines and in converging technologies that result from interdisciplinary research.


The Dean of the College of Science &   Engineering provides leadership, planning, coordination, and management   relative to all personnel, programs, and services in the College of Science   & Engineering.    The Dean directly supervises the Associate   Dean and Director of the School of Computing, Engineering, and the   Environment, administrative and professional staff, and faculty.  The Dean   establishes relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure   that the College is meeting the needs of key constituent groups.  The Dean serves as a member of the Academic   Affairs Council and the Presidents Management Team.  This position has responsibility for all   aspects of successful functioning for the College of Science &   Engineering.




  •   Provide overall leadership and   direction for the College of Science & Engineering, including fiscal   planning and management, and supervision of faculty and staff.  Ensure compliance with MnSCU policies and   procedures, collective bargaining agreements, and other federal and state   rules and regulations. 
  •   Make recommendations relative   to the recruitment, appointment, retention, promotion, and tenure of faculty,   staff, and students within the College.    Make recommendations regarding faculty applications for sabbatical   leave and for faculty improvement grants. 
  •   Provide leadership and   coordination of student recruitment and retention strategies, faculty   relations, curriculum availability, and program quality.  Coordinate the development and improvement   of curricula and programs within the College, including program review and   accreditation efforts. 
  •   Represent the College of   Science & Engineering on local, state, national, and international   professional groups and stakeholders.    Represent the College of Science & Engineering on various   University administrative councils and committees. 
  •   Provide leadership and   coordination of the Applied Research and Development Office and the Animal   Use and Care Committee.  Oversee and   monitor Chemical Hygiene. 
  •   Act as a liaison between the   faculty, department chairs, and program directors and the University   President and Provost. 
  •   Monitor the use of physical   facilities allocated to the College of Science & Engineering. 

Employment   for this position is covered by the MnSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and   Universities) Personnel Plan for Administrators which can be found at:  

Supplemental Information:

On its campus along the Mississippi River 70 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Cloud State University is a community of 16,000 students participating in challenging academic experiences and vibrant campus life. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better taking knowledge out of the classroom and into the community and the global workplace to make an impact.  St. Cloud State has built its identity around four learning commitments essential to a well-rounded education: active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement a rigorous academic structure offering more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 240 student organizations. Now Minnesotas second largest university, St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelors degrees were first offered in 1925 and masters degrees in 1957. In 1975 the institution became St. Cloud State University, and in 2005 state universities were authorized to offer doctoral programs in applied fields of study. Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration and Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration and Leadership programs are offered at St. Cloud State, which is the largest of 31 institutions within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from 82 countries.   Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found at:

Qualifications and experience:



  •   Doctoral degree in a discipline   represented by the College
  •   Ten years of experience,   including postsecondary teaching and administrative experience in higher   education.
  •   Evidence of the ability to work   with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds


  •   Experience with accreditation processes
  •   Successful leadership experience, including supervision of   faculty
  •   Knowledge of federal and state labor-management relations   rules and legislation
  •   Demonstrated competence as a teacher and scholar
  •   Effective oral and written communication skills
  •   Ability to effectively work with others with diverse   backgrounds and perspectives

Application Procedures:

To apply for this position, please   continue the process at:

 Application Review begins March 3,   2014; position is open until filled. 
  Only complete applications will be considered.  A complete application will include the   following:

  •   Cover Letter
  •   Resume/Curriculum   Vitae
  •   Contact information   for three (3) current, professional references
  • ·           Copies   of Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); if advanced to finalist, official   transcripts will be required.

 Contact Information:
onica C. Devers, Search Committee   Chair

Dean, School of Health and Human   Services

Phone: 320-308-4894



St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

How To Apply

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