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Job No. 141280

  • Job Title:
  • Dean, Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
  • Employer:
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Location:
  • Hays , KS
  • Posting Date:
  • 07-Nov-2019
  • Description:
  • Job Description
    Position Description:

    Fort Hays State University invites applications and nominations for the Dean of the Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics. The role of the college dean is an administrative leader, collaborator, communicator, and a successful teacher scholar. A successful candidate will be an ethical academic leader who will respect the culture and history of this student-centered institution, understanding the practice of great teaching and advising, the impact of research on the education of our students, and the role of professional service. A successful candidate will be a strong team member who advocates for academic faculty and staff, appreciates and demonstrates accountability, and utilizes data to inform decisions and measure success. The dean is a member of the Academic Council, the President’s Cabinet, the Strategic Leadership Team, and other university groups and committees related to administrative and planning activities. The appointment is a 12-month academic administrative position reporting to the provost.

    Expected Leadership and Managerial Activities


    Lead the vision, strategy and goal setting for the college in alignment with the university vision, mission, values, and strategic plan
    Facilitate collegial governance and healthy morale of the college, including the hiring, development, and supervision of direct reports
    Develop and maintain professional relationships and proactive communication with faculty, staff, students and other constituents
    Maintain support for activities relevant to research, professional development, community service/involvement, and campus activities for faculty and staff
    Advocate, represent, and serve as the voice of the college both internally and externally
    Lead with accountability, courage, and be solution-focused
    Facilitate student relationships and initiatives that serve the purposes of the college
    Collaborate with the FHSU Foundation to cultivate and steward donor relationships


    Manage, empower, and evaluate office personnel
    Coordinate college-level processes including position control, tenure/promotion/post-tenure review, enrollment management, curriculum development, and awards
    Effectively manage college budgets and financial resources
    Ensure quality and assessment of college processes and programs
    Maintain open and honest two-way communication across the entire university
    Support institutional and college diversity and inclusion, including recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students
    Develop collegial working relationships with administration, college, other academic affairs units, and university support units
    Keep abreast of the developing trends and needs of STEM education
    Promote faculty, staff, and student academic citizenship and institutional values within the college and university learning community
    Commit to succession planning at the college and departmental level
    Minimum Qualifications:

    Earned terminal degree in a STEM or related field found within the college
    Tenured at a regionally-accredited institution
    Record of academic administrative experience including both fiscal and supervisory responsibilities
  •  Contact information:
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Hays, KS 67601
  • United States
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