Dean for the School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Indiana University Bloomington
United States

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Title Dean for the School of Natural Science and Mathematics

Appointment Status Tenure

Department IU East Natural Science & Mathematics

Position Summary

IU East at a Glance

Indiana University East, a regional campus of Indiana University, offers residents of eastern Indiana, western Ohio and beyond a broad range of bachelor’s degrees, selected master’s degrees, and certificates through its traditional main campus in Richmond, off-campus sites, and online program options.

Indiana University East challenges students to grow intellectually and personally in a supportive and scholarly environment where faculty teaching skills and participation in the creation and dissemination of new knowledge and artistic work enhance learning opportunities for all.

Indiana University East values a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and intellectual perspectives among its faculty, staff, and students. The campus is dedicated to being a strong partner in enhancing the educational, cultural, and economic development of the region it serves through community and civic engagement. Learn more about IU East.

Indiana University East seeks a collaborative and visionary leader to serve as Dean for its School of Natural Science and Mathematics, to start August 2021. The Dean reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (EVCAA) and serves as a member of the Academic Deans Council. The Dean provides leadership for the faculty, staff and students in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics by cultivating a collaborative learning and scholarly environment with a focus on inclusive student engagement and success. The Dean has the administrative responsibility to promote the mission of IU East through all aspects of the School, including student retention and success; faculty recruitment, professional development and evaluation; curriculum, assessment and improvement; budget management and fundraising; and other matters related to the well-being of the school and its faculty, staff and students. The Dean will be expected to facilitate the development and implementation of strategic priorities for the School to address the evolving academic needs and career interests of today’s student. This is an administrative position with faculty status; teaching opportunities are available but not required.

About the School of Natural Science and Mathematics

The School of Natural Science and Mathematics offers 10 distinct degrees and concentrations, 6 undergraduate minors, 3 undergraduate certificates, 3 graduate certificates and 3 graduate degrees. All graduate programs in science and mathematics and undergraduate programs in mathematics are delivered online. The undergraduate science programs give students the flexibility of completing some of their course work online, while providing hands-on laboratory training. One highly sought-after program in the school is the Online BS in Mathematics.

The School has dedicated use of seven laboratories for teaching and research in biology, chemistry, physics, and geology. In the past decade, significant investment has been directed towards obtaining new instrumentation. Currently, the school has a confocal microscope, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), UV-visible and infrared spectrophotometers, a benchtop NMR spectrometer, and a number of high-speed centrifuges, in addition to an array of portable equipment used in the teaching laboratories.

Currently, the School includes 18 full-time faculty, and 6 professional and support staff. The School has approximately 600 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs; in addition, it provides general education and elective courses for students across the campus. For more information about the School, please visit: here.

Basic Qualifications

Required Qualifications :

• Academic credentials and achievements (teaching, scholarship, and service) to meet IU East’s criteria for tenure at the rank of Professor in one of the disciplines (or closely related) offered by the school.
• Evidence of leadership and administrative experience at the level of department chair, dean or equivalent, including budget administration.
• Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence.
• Demonstrated commitment to shared governance and a record of transparent decision-making.
• Demonstrated record of excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills, both within an area of supervision and across campus.
• Experience with recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
• Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence in both undergraduate and graduate (Master’s level) education.
• Experience with and commitment to the effective delivery and development of academic programs and courses, for both online and campus-based delivery.
• Demonstrated ability to promote excellence in teaching, research, and service by fostering an inclusive environment, encouraging innovative strategies, and supporting faculty and staff professional development.
• Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes.
Preferred Qualifications :
• Demonstrated understanding of the mission of a public, regional comprehensive university.
• Experience with a teacher-scholar model of faculty professional development and an appreciation of the role of undergraduate research as part of this model.
• Experience with enrollment management, especially as related to science and mathematics students.
• A working knowledge of co-curricular programming (Honors Program, Study Abroad, Service Learning, Internships etc.) and their importance in supporting student development and success.
• Experience with institutional accreditation processes.
• Experience with grant-writing and fundraising.

Department Contact for Questions

Duretta Callahan
Human Resources Generalist

Salary and Rank Salary is commensurate with experience. The University offers an excellent benefit package. For more information, please click here.

Expected Start Date 08/01/2021

OAA # EA-2021-04

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
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