Department: AIK College of Sciences and Engineering
Advertised Job Summary:
Dean of the College of Sciences and Engineering
The University of South Carolina Aiken invites applications and nominations for the position of the Dean of the College of Sciences and Engineering. The Dean provides leadership and guidance in all aspects of the College, including teaching, research/creative activities, intellectual development, program development, advancement, administrative management, and representation of the College both within and outside the University. The College of Sciences and Engineering consists of the following departments: Mathematical Sciences (including Engineering and Computer Science); Psychology (offering a BS and MS); Biology and Geology; Exercise and Sports Science; Chemistry and Physics. The Dean will report directly to the Provost. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2020.
Responsibilities of the Dean include, but are not limited to: Faculty recruitment, development, evaluation and promotion; Management of financial, personnel and physical resources; Supervision of relevant accreditation processes; Cultivation and stewardship of alumni and community relations; Collaboration with partners within and outside the university; Securing and facilitating external funding, both public and private.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. In addition to the online application, please upload the following: cover letter that details how the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualification; a curriculum vita; and names of five references. In addition, please have official transcripts mailed or emailed to Dr. Mark Hollingsworth, Dean-College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, MarkH@usca.edu, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, 29801.
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. USC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender or protected veteran status.
USC Aiken, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina System and home to approximately 3,700 students, consistently ranks as one of the top comprehensive, public institutions in the South by U.S. News and World Report, having achieved the number one ranking in 14 of the past 19 years. A 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 36 states and 38 countries. Situated on 450 acres, USC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Charleston, SC, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and stately homes. Learn more about USC Aiken at www.usca.edu.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Required qualifications include:
Terminal degree and record of distinguished academic achievement appropriate for appointment at the rank of full professor in a department of the College;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Commitment to excellence in teaching/learning, scholarship/creative activities, and service to the university and surrounding community;
Record of successful administration in higher education at the department chair level or higher;
Demonstrated record in the acquisition of external resources;
Thorough understanding of the disciplines and curricula within the respective colleges;
Commitment to maintaining and extending student and faculty diversity;
Ability to foster a collegial and collaborative academic environment.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 69747
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.