Georgia Gwinnett College — Dean, School of Science and Technology


Dean, School of Science and Technology

Opportunity: The Dean of the School of Science and Technology is the chief administrator of the School, providing overall leadership to drive effective operations of the different academic disciplines. The primary responsibility of the Dean is to work with key campus partners including faculty and staff, to achieve the mission of the college in the areas of teaching, scholarship, student engagement, and service. The Dean is to provide innovative and results-based leadership to ensure that SST remains firmly established among the providers in the areas of science and technology in the region. The Dean plays a major role in developing relations with businesses, the community, government, accrediting agencies, and in seeking external support; as well as, fostering a culture and climate that promotes excellence and collegiality within the School, across campus and with external community partners.

About Georgia Gwinnett: Student success is the hallmark of Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). GGC provides access to targeted baccalaureate degrees that meet the economic development needs of the growing and diverse population of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan region. GGC's innovative practices, caring culture and extremely affordable tuition are game changers in higher education, and impact the future for students at all levels, of all ages and from all walks of life. GGC combines proven student/faculty engagement practices with small class sizes, individual attention, remarkable facilities, a diverse and inclusive culture and student mentoring to enhance student success. GGC's groundbreaking, four-year college model changes how educators facilitate and support student learning. The innovative model is characterized by GGC's integrated approach to these three critical elements: attention, affordability and access.

Requirements: for full consideration, a candidate's professional background must include a doctoral degree or earned terminal degree in a related concentration/discipline; an academic record inclusive of achievement of the rank of full professor; a minimum of five years of higher education administrative experience in such positions as department chair, associate dean, or equivalent level. In addition, successful candidates will have: demonstrated leadership skill, with excellence communication, organizational, interpersonal, and collaborative skills; commitment to diversity, intercultural understanding, and professional development of faculty and staff; a commitment to and evidence of securing external support through grants, fundraising, and development; experience in budget and financial management; experience in faculty recruitment, supervision, and evaluation.

More information: Georgia Gwinnett College is being assisted in this search by Academic Search. A full position profile is available at https://www.academicsearch.org under Open Searches.

To apply: full consideration will be given to all applications received by January 5, 2021. Application materials to include (1) a letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) the contact information for five references (who will not be contacted without the candidate's permission) must be submitted electronically to: ggcdeansst@academicsearch.org. Nominators and prospective candidates also may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with Nancy D. Suttenfield (nancy.suttenfield@academicsearch.org) or Bethany Zecher Sutton (bethany.sutton@academicsearch.org).

Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion.

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