Major Duties: - Advance the mission of the College and the University.- Oversee research, undergraduate and graduate education, enrollment management, academic and strategic planning, faculty and student development, grant and other external funding, collaboration with local, state or national agencies and institutions, and continuous quality improvement of the college's programs and management. - Work with faculty and staff to provide support for curricular improvement and achievement of a balanced vision for both undergraduate and graduate programs, including the provision of leadership with interdisciplinary collaboration. These activities include partnering with WMU's Extended University Programs to offer innovative academic programming through online education and at regional locations to expand the scholarship and resources of Western Michigan University to learners and communities beyond Kalamazoo. - Actively engage in fundraising and development activities to support the vision and mission of the college.
Minimum Qualifications: - Earned doctorate in a related field from an accredited institution.- Record of successful qualifications that warrant rank of tenured full professor.- Record of excellence in leadership, education, scholarship, and research.- Professional career activities demonstrating transparency and the highest ethical standards.- Demonstrated commitment to faculty engagement and success. - Demonstrated ability to form collaborative relationships with faculty in an atmosphere of shared governance.- Demonstrated commitment to student engagement and success.- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity.- Record of administrative experiences in a university or college setting, including management of budgets, personnel, and curriculum.- Demonstrated ability to foster interdisciplinary, intercollegiate, and community partnerships and programs to advance college and university goals.- Excellent analytical, written presentation, and interpersonal communication skills that are adaptable to a diverse range of audiences.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic progr...ams to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.