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DEAN

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The Committee will accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Initial screening of applications will begin in February 2017 and continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications must be received on or before February 12, 2017. Applications received after this date may not be considered. The Chair of the Search and Screen Committee welcomes all inquiries and nominations. Nominations should include name, position, e-mail and telephone number of the nominee. Please contact Jennifer Doering, doering@uwm.edu or (414) 229-5146.

Position Information

Posting Details

Official Job Title DEAN
Working Title: DEAN
Position Number 00683929
Division B48 College of Letters and Science
Department ****B48 LETTERS & SCIENCE DEAN SEARCH****
Position Type Limited Appointment
Appointment Type Limited, Tenured Faculty
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Executive/Limited
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

There are 25 departments within the College across three divisions: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. In addition, many of UWM’s interdisciplinary academic and research centers and institutes are partially or completely located within the College. The College of Letters and Science (L&S) comprises 45% of the ranked faculty (351 full-time faculty), 34% of the teaching academic staff, and 65% of the graduate teaching assistants at UWM. In Fall 2016, there were 6,549 undergraduates and 1,018 graduate students in the College, 27% of which came from under-represented communities. More than 30% of UWM’s student body chooses a major in L&S. The College delivers approximately 50% of the credits conveyed to students, and nearly every undergraduate student at UWM, regardless of major, travels through L&S to complete general education requirements, which provide each student with a well-rounded, flexible education in preparation for being an active, global citizen.

The College garnered over $16.7 million in research funding in FY 2015-16, which represented 60.4% of overall research funding brought in by the entire university. In four of the past five years, L&S faculty accounted for seven of the top ten research award recipients on campus, and they accounted for five of the top 10 research awards in the remaining year. The College offers 75 undergraduate majors and programs, 26 masters’ degrees, 17 doctoral degrees and numerous certificate programs (undergraduate and graduate). L&S sponsors as many as twenty distinctive academic centers and initiatives. For example, the College is home to the LGBT+ Studies certificate program, which offers the only standalone LGBT studies curriculum in the UW System. In American Indian Studies, UWM is the only UW System institution to offer three full years of Anishinaabemowin language instruction to support the language revitalization efforts of tribes in Wisconsin. L&S also offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs online. Translation and Interpreting Studies offers the only MA in the world entirely online in languages other than Spanish.

Job Summary

As the chief executive and academic officer for the College of Letters and Science, the Dean has primary responsibility to plan, develop, and administer all aspects of the College’s educational programs, activities, and budget; provide vision in setting priorities and leadership in maintaining academic standards and in strengthening faculty scholarship and research; work with partners across the university; and represent the College within the University, the UW System, the external community and region, with alumni, and with appropriate external agencies and organizations regarding academic programs and standards. The Dean reports directly to the Provost and is a member of the Academic Leadership Council.
The complete position description is available at:
http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/news_events/l-and-s-dean.cfm

Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree with scholarly qualifications sufficient for appointment as a tenured full professor in a department within the College; and
Proven leadership and administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience working with a wide range of disciplines and degree programs at graduate and undergraduate levels.
Outstanding scholarly achievement in a field or discipline represented within the College of Letters & Science.
Multiple years of experience in budgeting, including the allocation of resources to promote the long-term goals of the unit.
Outstanding record of integrating research and teaching as part of a balanced educational program.
Experience working effectively with shared governance, including a dedication to participative management and transparency.
Sustained record of effective leadership, scholarly and educational accomplishments.
Demonstrated ability to work with and across multiple levels of campus administration.
Experience developing diverse funding streams to further research and education goals.
Demonstrated ability to raise research and academic quality, ranking, and visibility across all units in the College.
Fundraising experience that includes working with prospects and donors to cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts and working with a fund development team to determine fundraising priorities.
Success in encouraging the creative projects of faculty and staff and at providing the support to bring them to completion.
Sustained record in diversifying and supporting faculty, staff, and student populations.
Experience with facilities planning and infrastructure development.
Experience engaging the community that includes participating in alumni engagement efforts, creating relationships with community organizations, attending events as an ambassador for the school/college, making connections with corporate leaders in the region and telling the story of the school/college within the broader community.

Application Instructions

The Committee will accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Initial screening of applications will begin in February 2017 and continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications must be received on or before February 12, 2017. Applications received after this date may not be considered.

The Chair of the Search and Screen Committee welcomes all inquiries and nominations.
Nominations should include name, position, e-mail and telephone number of the nominee.

Please contact Jennifer Doering, doering@uwm.edu or (414) 229-5146.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 02/13/2017
Position Contact Name Jennifer Doering
Contact Phone 414-229-5146
Contact Email doering@uwm.edu
Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
Optional Documents

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