Responsibilities of the Dean:
The Dean is the chief academic officer and advocate for the College and reports directly to the Provost. The Dean provides academic, administrative, and fiscal leadership for the College. The Dean will build on and implement a burgeoning strategic plan consistent with the Colleges statement of Mission, Vision, and Values, and the Universitys Strategic Plan. Duties and responsibilities include:
-Personnel Management (e.g. attract and retain excellent and diverse faculty and staff; support faculty development and teaching excellence; review faculty and staff for retention and promotion);
-Academic and Curricular Planning (e.g. support curriculum and program development; participate in campus-wide planning, policy design, and implementation; provide leadership in assessment);
-Resource Management (e.g. administer financial, staffing and physical resources, including those for instruction and research);
-Advancement (e.g. develop and promote community and university relations; facilitate external funding and grants);
-Enrollment Management (e.g. support student recruitment and retention; actively engage faculty and staff in identifying best practices; analyze and develop strategies to diversify campus).
The College of Natural Resources and Sciences is one of three colleges within Humboldt State University, with approximately 130 faculty and 40% (approximately 3,300 members) of the student population. CNRS is the largest science college per capita on any CSU campus and it offers a unique mix of majors: Botany, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Management, Environmental Resources Engineering, Forestry & Wildland Resources, Fisheries, Geology, Mathematics, Oceanography, Physics, Wildlife, and Zoology. HSU is located on the remote Northern California Pacific coast, in redwood forests.
Because of the Universitys geographic location, CNRS programs are able to take advantage of many hands-on opportunities to study local watersheds, fisheries, geology and the ecology of the diverse regional habitats. Thanks to these programs, HSU enjoys a strong national reputation, particularly in the natural and life sciences. According to 2017 data from the National Science Foundation, HSU is ranked 8th nationally out of 660 Masters granting institutions to produce science PhDs. Among the 23 CSU campuses, HSU ranks first in this category. CNRS programs provide training for some unique career opportunities, such as rangeland management specialists, and offer extensive student career preparation through a variety of departmental initiatives and collaborations with the Academic Career and Advising Center.
CNRS faculty bring large amounts of external funding to HSU to support research activities. The research infrastructure in the College also includes unique resources such as the CNRS Core Research Facility, the marine vessel Coral Sea, the Telonicher Marine Lab, the Schatz Energy Research Center, and numerous other programs and institutes. CNRS faculty have won awards to implement an ambitious and innovative first year experience for incoming STEM students. The place-based learning communities for new students aim to improve student retention and graduation rates through fostering a sense of place and a sense of belonging to the University community. By 2020, all incoming CNRS students will have access to a discipline-based first- year learning community.
HSU, located in Arcata, California, 275 miles north of San Francisco, is a proud member of the public California State University (CSU) system with a strong history of acting on its ideals of social justice and environmental responsibility. HSU has been ranked as a top Western university (U.S. News & World Report) and a Best in the West\" college (Princeton Review). HSU has also been recognized as a Green College, and in 2016 won a national Outdoor Nation challenge. It is also a Military-Friendly, Vegan-Friendly, and LGBT-Friendly institution. HSU hosts nationally recognized performers, speakers, and art exhibitions and is a regional center for the arts. HSU students enjoy a rich campus life through more than 180 campus clubs, access to a state-of-the-art recreational facility, and 12 NCAA Division II athletic teams.
HSU is committed to diversity in all forms; it has recently been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is located amongst the largest population of American Indians in the state, and maintains strong relationships with the twelve federally recognized tribes in its service area.
Application: Qualified candidates should electronically submit the following materials through Interfolio:
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-Letter of interest with summary of qualifications;
-A statement of leadership philosophy
-Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
-Names/contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can speak to your qualifications for the position.
Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the College of Natural Resources and Sciences, or Humboldt State University to:
Dr. Bori Mazzag, Search Committee Chair
College of Natural Resources & Sciences
Phone: (707) ###-####
Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 15, 2018. Early response is encouraged.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is considered a limited reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
New employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10 year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) ###-#### or ...@humboldt.edu.
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