Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Science. IUPUI seeks an exceptional individual with the vision, scientific standing, and administrative abilities to provide strategic leadership of its School of Science. The next Dean will have the opportunity to oversee the planning and building of the faculty, expand upon recent gains in sponsored research, and further develop graduate and undergraduate programs.
Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor, the Dean is the School's Chief Executive Officer and leads it in accordance with the University's mission and goals. Among the Dean's general responsibilities are to:
lead and articulate the School’s academic vision;
support and expand the research mission of the School;
garner resources in support of that vision, including private fund raising;
consult with faculty to develop curricula and to maintain standards of performance;
develop, administer, and allocate the School's budget;
recruit Faculty and Staff; and
lead in other faculty personnel matters, including tenure, promotion, and renewal.
Indiana University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the University and throughout American society as a whole. In this regard, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission. Questions specific to Title IX may be referred to the Office for Civil Rights or the University Title IX Coordinator.
Indiana University shall take affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and veterans.
Successful applicants must have the academic qualifications and achievements consistent with an appointment as a tenured full professor.
In addition, it is preferred that candidates have an administrative record that demonstrates:
innovative and effective leadership in higher education;
ability to articulate an ambitious vision for a School with an excellent undergraduate program and a strong graduate research agenda;
demonstrated commitment to quality in the delivery of academic programs;
understanding of budgeting and how to use a budget to drive strategic initiatives, coupled with a high comfort level in working in decentralized budgeting systems such as responsibility center management;
experience in hiring, mentoring, and evaluating faculty;
collegial administrative style that promotes a sense of academic respect and collaboration with faculty, staff, and students;
commitment in strengthening an environment that fosters and supports research and scholarship;
commitment to the recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body population;
ability to foster strong connections between internal and external constituencies;
experience working within a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty in a complex university setting;
capability to be a forceful advocate for the institution, its faculty and academic programs, both internally and externally;
experience in reconciling differing opinions and developing solutions within a shared governance model;
experience with strategic planning, extramural funding, assessment, instructional technology, and interdisciplinary approaches in education;
experience with space allocation, including planning and overseeing new facility construction;
commitment to academic freedom;
ability to formulate and inspire others with a clear vision;
outstanding listening and communication skills;
openness in dealings with others and acceptance of diverging perspectives;
skills and the capacity to bring individuals and groups with diverse views to consensus and common action;
ability to frame issues and conflicts in ways that foster resolution; and
intellectual vision, high levels of energy, impeccable integrity and other personal qualities that will inspire the School of Science community to attain new levels of excellence.
The Search Committee requests applications to contain a cover letter of interest, a complete CV, a diversity statement, and a list of at least five references, to be submitted to the search firm assisting IUPUI. Review of materials will begin immediately, and continue until an appointment is made. For full consideration, please submit nominations and applications by January 3, 2020. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.