Pennsylvania State University — Chancellor and Dean of Penn State Berks


Chancellor and Dean

The Pennsylvania State University is seeking candidates for the position of Chancellor and Dean of Penn State Berks. The chancellor serves as the chief executive officer and principal academic leader of the campus and is responsible for the quality of academic programs in teaching, research, and service, including the promotion and tenure process, strategic planning, budgeting, enrollment management, philanthropy, faculty and staff development, outreach, alumni and community relations and NCAA Division III athletics. The chancellor and dean reports to the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and Executive Chancellor.

The position requires an individual who can lead a campus that is part of a twenty-four campus, student-centered, comprehensive research university. In addition to providing academic and administrative leadership to Penn State Berks, the chancellor is a key executive of the University and serves as a member of the Academic Leadership Council and Council of Campus Chancellors. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with an entrepreneurial outlook who is able to take charge of an effective and thriving campus and is capable of providing leadership for higher education in the region. A minimum of five years of experience in higher education administration in a comprehensive, predominately undergraduate baccalaureate institution with responsibility for strategic oversight of personnel, planning, programs, communication, and resources is required. The successful candidate will have a commitment to high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary education, as well as diversity and inclusion. Qualified candidates will have a terminal degree and the aptitude and willingness to lead significant fundraising efforts. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Penn State Berks is an undergraduate college of Penn State, the land-grant University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania serving over 90,000 students. The campus enrolls nearly 2,100 students and offers four associate and twenty baccalaureate degrees with twenty-five minor options. Penn State Berks also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 275 baccalaureate majors available throughout Penn State. The campus is organized into three Academic Divisions: Engineering, Business and Computing; Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and Science. There are 123 full-time and 80 part-time faculty, and 276 full and part-time staff employees.

Penn State Berks is located on a beautifully landscaped 258-acre campus in suburban Reading, Pennsylvania. Campus facilities include three academic buildings as well as a library, bookstore, student center, athletic and wellness center, an art gallery, a historic conference center and a variety of physical plant buildings. Two residence hall complexes provide housing for 800 students. Campus life is enriched by more than fifty clubs and organizations and numerous cultural, leadership, and community events. The campus offers twelve varsity athletic programs and competes as members of the NCAA Division III and the United East Athletic Conference. The campus also has very active and competitive club sports and intramural athletics programs.

Nearby Reading, Pennsylvania is a growing metropolitan area. Reading is a majority minority city of 88,000 residents, with a Latinx population comprising two-thirds of the city's inhabitants. In a state and region with a declining number of high school graduates, Reading and Berks County are important outliers. The Reading Symphony Orchestra and professional baseball, hockey, and soccer teams provide cultural and recreational opportunities in town. The population growth and surging economic vitality of the region are important features for the next chancellor and dean, both for recruiting talented faculty, staff, and students, and for contributing to further success in Reading and Berks County.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. We are accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion and belonging that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, and leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity. We value inclusion and belonging as core strengths and essential elements of our public service mission.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Please email PennStateBerksChancellor@storbecksearch.com to share a nomination or express interest in the position. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile. Review of applications will begin in January 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. Applications will be accepted on-line at https://hr.psu.edu/careers. For additional information, please visit our website at www.berks.psu.edu.

This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Staff/job/Penn-State-Berks/Chancellor-and-Dean_REQ_0000038042-1

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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