Job Summary/Basic Function The dean is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the operational, personnel, budgetary, and fundraising activities for the college. The dean will lead the college in the administration of undergraduate, graduate and professional academic programs (including accreditation), student success, alumni relations, and strategic and fiscal planning. The dean is expected to foster interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations within the college, across campus, and in the community. The dean will be a steward of social justice and will promote inclusive excellence across the college and university. The dean will serve as a visible and external advocate for the College, both on campus and off campus.
Earned terminal degree in one of the disciplines in the College from an accredited institution of higher education
Record of professional accomplishments and scholarship that meet the qualifications for appointment to the rank of professor with tenure in the College
Minimum of least seven years of leadership experience at the chair's/director level or higher
A record of interdisciplinary initiatives
A record of teaching and scholarly work
Minimum of five years of experience supervising faculty
Experience managing resources and complex budgets
Development, implementation, and administration of policies and procedures that support unit mission and goals
Demonstrated participation in creating and implementing a strategic plan/vision
Evidence of a commitment to and success in securing external funding
Demonstrated ability to promote social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and advocacy for faculty, staff, and students
Evidence of engagement with administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, community partners and other external constituencies
Demonstrated ability to forge partnerships and build relationships with both campus and external constituencies (e.g. healthcare and behavioral health providers, P-16 schools and universities, employers)
Evidence of recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students;
Experience serving as dean/interim dean of a college
Evidence of raising/securing funds to support program initiatives
Evidence in curriculum development including a commitment to collaborative and innovative pedagogies
Demonstrated ability to manage a complex organization and work effectively with colleagues across divisions
Demonstrated experience working with a diverse student body and a commitment to student success
Commitment to advancing current graduate programs and developing innovative educational opportunities at both the graduate and undergraduate level
Experience working in a unionized environment
A record of advancing teaching excellence and faculty governance
Record of commitment to regional and professional accreditation standards for the unit and demonstrated understanding of compliance and resource needs for accreditation and regulatory processes in the health, education, and human services professions
Commitment to the highest moral, ethical, and academic standards
Essential Functions and percent of time::
(25%) Supervises unit chairs and faculty in formulating and implementing college goals and policy. (20%) Responsible for strategic planning; program development; faculty/staff/student development; enrollment management; (20%) relations with external constituencies; fundraising; collegiate partnership initiatives; (15%) resource allocation and budget management; (15%) oversee successful external accreditations; (5%) diversity awareness and planning.
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Wright State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information in employment, admission, treatment, or access to its programs or activities.
To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer conduct various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations). Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the human resources website at http://www.wright.edu/human-resources.
Effective July 1, 2017, per policy 7230, Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.
Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.
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