The Dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences serves as the chief administrative officer for the College, reporting directly to the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean provides vision and leadership for the College, overseeing academic program quality, research and scholarship, faculty development and achievement, department chair leadership, student learning and success, and administration of budgets, facilities, and resources. Additionally, the Dean is responsible for administration of off-campus programs, collective bargaining agreement implementation, policies and procedures, accreditations, external collaborations and partnerships, external grants and contracts, and development and fundraising for the College, in alignment with the division of Academic Affairs', University's, and System's strategic directions and goals.
Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a discipline within the Social & Behavioral Sciences. (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)
Eight (8) years of a combination of increasing and successful higher education faculty and administrative experience, achieving the level of department chair, related experience, or higher.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Record of excellent and distinctive teaching, scholarship and/or creative activity, and professional leadership and service, within a discipline represented in the College.
Demonstrated commitment to leading and supporting academic program quality, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Demonstrated ability to promote faculty growth and professional development and achievement (across all established criteria).
Demonstrated ability to promote student learning, engagement, and success, both undergraduate and graduate.
Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships within the University, including faculty, department chairs, deans, staff, and other internal stakeholders across the divisions.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and to develop public and private partnerships, with a variety of external stakeholders and constituencies, to achieve goals.
Demonstrated commitment to leading and supporting academic program quality, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
Ability to increase external funding, through grants, contracts, and/or gifts.
Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and develop resources (e.g., teaching, learning, technology, finances, etc.), while balancing multiple and competing demands.
Exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills.
Demonstrated commitment to the social and behavioral sciences and their role in a comprehensive regional university and surrounding community.
Demonstrated ability to lead collaboratively, imaginatively, and courageously.
Knowledge of current standards and best practices in academic program design and development, policy development, curriculum implementation, and program review or accreditation, for undergraduate and graduate degree programs, certificate/certification programs, and professional development.
Knowledge of current and emerging student populations.
Ability to lead and significantly support integrated strategic and academic master planning processes for the college and university.
Demonstrated ability to supervise, develop, and/or lead a cross-functional team.
Experience working in a public higher education university and state system.
Demonstrated ability to lead in a collective bargaining, shared governance environment.
Ability to engage in professional leadership and service, as a senior academic administrator, at the state, regional, national, and international levels to advance strategic directions.
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Contact information for three (3) references
Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
A one-page statement addressing your commitment to diversity and inclusion
A one-page statement addressing your philosophy of academic leadership
The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences includes the departments of Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, Geography, Government, History, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology & Corrections. In addition, the College houses the Urban and Regional Studies Institute, Chesley Center for Aging, Center for Economic Education, the Kessel Lecture Series, the Kessel Peace Institute, the Organizational Effectiveness Research Group, and the Archeology, Geography, and Earth Sciences [AGES] Laboratory. The College includes approximately 125 full-time faculty and staff members and more than 2,500 students major in the college's programs. Additional Information about the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences can be found at: https://sbs.mnsu.edu/.
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is a regional comprehensive university with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-working thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 53,000 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with >200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+ international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensive partnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million in economic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.
Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification, or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY) project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.
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About MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO
Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.