Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
The University of Maryland invites applications and nominations for Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The Dean reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the chief academic officer for the university. The Dean has responsibility for approximately 200 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 330 additional faculty, 5000 undergraduate majors, and nearly 1000 graduate students, and oversees expenditures of over $100 million, including more than $50 million in external research funding.
The Dean is expected to provide innovative and visionary leadership to build on the outstanding research, educational, service and interdisciplinary activities within the College. Candidates should have a compelling vision for the College, the ability to serve as a university leader, demonstrated administrative ability and breadth of service, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service, demonstrated ability to obtain external funding and build collaborative partnerships, a commitment to diversity, and a distinguished record of scholarly achievement appropriate for an appointment as full professor in one of the Collegeâs academic departments.
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is home to the departments of African American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Geographical Sciences, Government and Politics, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, Psychology, and Sociology, as well as a number of interdisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Substance Abuse Research, Maryland Population Research Center, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, and the Center for Safe Solutions. Additional information can be found at http://www.bsos.umd.edu.
The University of Maryland is the stateâs flagship university and one of the nationâs preeminent public research universities. The campus is located in College Park, Maryland situated within the greater Baltimore-Washington corridor and within nine miles of the nationâs capital. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, Maryland is ranked 38th in the world, 29th in the nation, and 13th among U.S. public institutions in research by the Institute of Higher Education. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, and 49 members of the national academies.
Candidates should have a compelling vision for the College, the ability to serve as a university leader, demonstrated administrative ability and breadth of service, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service, demonstrated ability to obtain external funding and build collaborative partnerships, a commitment to diversity, and a distinguished record of scholarly achievement appropriate for an appointment as full professor in one of the Collegeâs academic departments.
Very busy office environment. Travels on business on campus, around the State of Maryland, the United States and the world on behalf of the University of Maryland, College Park.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least four references who can be contacted by the search committee. The Committee will begin its confidential review of candidates in mid-December. For best consideration, all materials should be received by January 6, 2014. Nominations are encouraged and will be received at any time. Confidential review of nominations and applications will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014.
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Please direct other inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Jacques Gansler, Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair, School of Public Policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.