The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports to the Provost/Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
The College consists of seven departments: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science and Information Systems, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
Engineering programs are fully accredited by ABET.
The Chemistry Department's B.S. degree is certified by the American Chemical Society.
The College, which has 75 full-time faculty and an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1500, offers undergraduate degrees in all seven disciplines and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Information Systems.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as Chief Academic Officer of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Provide leadership for strategic planning including developing and enhancing academic programs.
Promote and facilitate interdisciplinary programming and collaboration within the College and across the University.
Foster an environment that strives for inclusivity and excellence in communication.
Ensure continued accreditations.
Oversee recruitment, supervision and professional development of a strong and diverse faculty and staff.
Manage College budget, course scheduling, and staff.�
Participate in university governance and functions, including service on standing and ad hoc committees�and represent the College to external constituencies. � Develop external networks and pursue external contacts with local and regional businesses and funding agencies.
Assist the SVSU Foundation with donor cultivation and fund-raising.
Work with faculty and the Office of Sponsored Programs on grant development.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: MINUMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Hold an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution.
Provide evidence of scholarly, professional achievement sufficient for appointment as a Professor in one of the programs within the College.
Demonstrate administrative experience at the university level including fiscal and budgetary responsibility.
Demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarly activities and to quality undergraduate instruction, including research.
Demonstrate experience with program accreditation and assessment.
Show evidence of effective leadership, management and communication skills.
Demonstrate success in enhancing diversity and promoting multi- and interdisciplinary work.
Evidence of high standards of both professional integrity and ethics.
Strong commitment to and proven leadership in participatory governance within the university. Experience in a collective bargaining setting preferred.
Evidence of successful grant procurement and/or administration.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
Internal Number: 208_54146
About Saginaw Valley State University
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.