Minnesota State University Moorhead — Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment

Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment

Job Description	
1. Academic Administration
Serve as the managerial representative of the University administration in the direct supervision of academic departments, faculty, and support staff.

Manage faculty curriculum development and maintenance.

Administer all personnel matters, including the recruitment, selection, coaching, mentoring, and evaluation of faculty in the College, in accordance with bargaining agreement and Board Policy.

Lead and oversee efforts to secure space, equipment, and other resources necessary to support faculty and academic programming.

2. Fiscal Administration

Determine and administer staffing budgets, including adjunct and overload instruction budgets.

Lead departments and department chairs in the development of non-personnel budgets and represent those budgets to the central administration.

Approve utilization of College and departmental budgets in accordance with University and Board policy.

3. Institutional Support
Provide opportunities for students and faculty to air grievances or discuss problems that cannot be solved elsewhere.

Maintain collaborative relationships with external relations departments.

Serve as a member of the Academic Affairs Council, Cabinet, and various University and System committees.

Participate in University shared governance processes.
Required Qualifications	
Terminal degree in a discipline represented within the College

6 years of university teaching experience at undergraduate/graduate level

3 years administrative experience as Department Chair, Associate Dean, Director, Dean, or related experience

Established record of effective, strong, and collaborative leadership and demonstrated administrative experience

Record of operational leadership and fiscal management demonstrating excellence, growth, and financial effectiveness

Ability to interpret market research and trends and assist instructional programs accordingly

Personal and academic integrity

Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

Ability to think critically, organize complex tasks, solve problems, and understand and interpret University policies for diverse constituents, both internal and external

A record of scholarly accomplishment commensurate with a senior faculty appointment in one of the disciplines within the College
Preferred Qualifications	
Other Requirements	
Applications must include: 1) cover letter; 2) CV; 3) Diversity statement on faculty and student success. All candidate names will remain confidential, except for those individuals interviewed on campus.

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of all academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

Minnesota State University Moorhead is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Unfortunately, Minnesota State does not participate in the E-Verify program.

University Culture

In the simplest and most idealistic terms, our purpose at Minnesota State University Moorhead is to transform the world by transforming lives. In more specific terms, we are a university united around certain beliefs.

Our Core Values (How do we behave?)


We are “scrappy” and resourceful.
We have big goals and the tenacity to achieve them.
We have the courage to do what's right.


We're all on the same team and everyone's role is important.
We seek the best ideas and know they can come from anywhere and anyone in our campus community.
We don't take ourselves too seriously.


We go the extra mile for our students and each other.
We are passionate about our purpose.
We are fiercely loyal to MSUM.

Aspirational Value (We commit to making this as pervasive as our core values)
Diversity and inclusion of people and ideas

“Permission to Play” Values (These are the expectations of membership in our academic community)

Integrity and mutual respect in our behavior and interactions

Strategic Anchors (How will we succeed?)

We will succeed by:

Focusing relentlessly on student achievement and students' return on their investment;
Embedding and supporting diversity in every facet of the university; and
Ensuring that MSUM is indispensable to the social, cultural, and economic advancement of Moorhead and the surrounding region.


Our professional programs are grounded in the liberal arts, designed to provide a broad base of knowledge and cultural themes.

74 undergraduate majors (70 emphases/options)
11 pre-professional programs
12 graduate degrees (21 emphasis areas)
28 graduate and undergraduate certificates
31 areas of teacher licensure preparation

MSUM enrolls over 5,000 students from 36 states and 61 countries. MSUM is a member of the Tri-College University, an educational consortium that includes Concordia College of Moorhead, North Dakota State University, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and the North Dakota State College of Science.

The Community

Moorhead, Minn. and Fargo, N.D. are central to a thriving regional center with a population of 284,591 and growing for the Metropolitan Statistical Area (2020). Higher education is a major community enterprise, with more than 31,000 students contributing to an atmosphere rich in arts, culture, sports and social activities. The communities enjoy a major concert venue; university, independent and community theatres; symphony orchestra; jazz concerts; annual film festivals; civic opera; art galleries and museums; and numerous family attractions and events.

Unemployment rate for Minnesota is 3.8% (2021) and North Dakota is 3.3% (2021), both of which are below the national average of 5.4% (2021). Fargo-Moorhead average travel time to work is 14.7 minutes.

Moorhead public schools serve over 6,000 students in an area recognized for superior student academic achievement and far-reaching extracurricular activities. Moorhead schools are all new or totally remodeled. For the past 15 years, Fargo public schools have earned the What Parents Want Award from SchoolMatch. Minnesota ranked second place and North Dakota in fourth place in a list of states ranked on the proportion of young adults with at least a two-year college degree.

Hector International Airport, the paramount airport for the FM area, is served by Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta and United and provides non-stop jet service to/from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa, Nashville, and Tampa/St. Petersburg.

The Fargo-Moorhead community is ranked among the best places in the country to live, work, attend school and conduct business. Recent community accolades:

Moorhead named Best Small City in America (NerdWallet, June 2015)
Fargo ranked #1 College Town to Find a Job (ZipRecruiter, March 2015)
Fargo's Downtown named seventh best in the nation (Liviability, March 2015)
Fargo ranks First Among Best-Performing Small Cities (The Milken Institute, January 2015)
North Dakota topped the list in physical health with Minnesota landing in the top 10 (Well-Being Index, 2014)
Moorhead has a lower sales tax than 96% of other cities in the state. Groceries and clothing are exempt from Moorhead and Minnesota sales tax (Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, November 2014)

Nine Month Faculty Appointments

Along with all other Universities that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, standard faculty appointments are for 168 duty days distributed over any nine consecutive months. The nine months need not align with the traditional academic year and may be changed every two years. Initial faculty appointments at MSU Moorhead are expected to be similar to or the same as the academic year unless otherwise indicated on the vacancy notice.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to a policy of equal opportunity nondiscrimination in employment and education. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, and marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on familial status or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by the law is prohibited. Inquiries regarding compliance should be referred to the Affirmative Action Office, OW 208, 218.477.2721 (Voice).

Request For Reasonable Accommodation

It is the policy of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to provide reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities when such accommodations are directly related to competing for a job on an equal basis.

Applicants having special needs which require accommodation should contact the Human Resources Director, Owens 214, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563, 218.477.2157 (Voice). For TTY communications, contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 1.800.627.3529.

Availability of Minnesota State University Moorhead Annual Crime Report

Minnesota State University Moorhead Annual Security Report is directly available at: http://www.mnstate.edu/publicsafety/crimereports.aspx or through our website at: http://www.mnstate.edu/publicsafety. All prospective students, employees, and visitors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the information and policies contained in the report. The report contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Minnesota State University Moorhead; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a free copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 218.477.2449.

Close Date: 10/15/2021

Posting Contact:
Dr. Earnest Lamb, Search Committee Chair; earnest.lamb@mnstate.edu; 218-477-2815
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement	

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