Dean of the Graduate School
Wright State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School. The dean is expected to provide dynamic leadership for graduate education within the mission of a comprehensive, research (high research activity) university. The dean works together with the vice president for research and graduate studies to provide resources that promote excellence in graduate education and research.
The Dean of the Graduate School:
- Will serve as the academic leader of graduate education within the university, chairs the University Graduate Council, and represents the university on the statewide committee that advises the chancellor of the University System of Ohio on graduate education and new graduate program development
- Reports to the Provost, serves on the Council of Deans, and works with the other deans and vice presidents to formulate and implement university policies
- Is responsible for graduate admissions, graduate program recruiting, and administration of related graduate academic services with a support staff of approximately 10
- Will work closely with Research and Sponsored Programs, the University Center for International Education, and the Wright State International Gateway
The successful candidate will have most of the following attributes:
- An earned doctorate and extensive record of professional accomplishment in a research-intensive discipline, commensurate with appointment to the rank of professor
- Sucessful administrative experience (equivalent or higher) as chair, associate dean, program director, and/or dean
- International reputation as a scholar in their field, tenured faculty rank preferred
- Professional recognition
- Ability to work well with chairs, deans, and external constituents such as industry executives, health care professionals, and Wright-Patterson AFB leadership
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills and personal characteristics that include integrity, openness, energy, intellect, dignity, optimism, vision, and the ability to listen, persuade, and show appreciation for the efforts of others
- A demonstrated commitment to shared governance, collaboration, and program excellence
- A fundamental understanding of university research administration
- Experience working with regional and statewide economic development agencies, and an understanding of the interface between academic inquiry and the private and government sectors
- Extensive record of experience with graduate education through the doctoral level
- Experience enhancing graduate program strengths and in optimizing graduate student support and research opportunities
- Graduate student recruitment experience
- Proven track record in supervising graduate students
- Experience in developing new degree programs
Applications must be submitted at jobs.wright.edu/postings/6808 and should be submitted by September 5, 2013, for first consideration. Please include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, names and contact information of five professional references. Review of applications will begin on September 5, 2013, but the position will remain open until filled. For questions or to submit nominations, please contact Marjorie A. Bowman, M.D., chair of the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marjorie A. Bowman, M.D. (Chair)
Dean, Boonshoft School of Medicine
Graduate School Advisory Board Member
Member, Wright State University Board of Trustees
Linda Caron, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty and External Affairs, College of Liberal Arts
Don Cipollini, Jr., Ph.D.
Director of Environmental Sciences and Professor, College of Science and Mathematics
Graduate Student, Wright State University
Stephen P. Foster, Ph.D.
University Librarian and Associate Vice President for International Affairs
Robert E. W. Fyffe, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Fred Garber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Administrative Coordinator for the Dean, Graduate School
Mindy McNutt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Services
Scott D. Williams, Ph.D.
Professor, Raj Soin College of Business
Brenda B. Young, DNP, RN, CNP
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Health
About Wright State
Named after the world-famous Wright brothers, Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, continues their spirit of innovation. Located in a beautiful 557-acre wooded setting, the state-of-the-art university serves nearly 18,000 students on two campuses, offering 91 bachelor's degrees and 88 master's, doctoral, and professional degrees with 891 faculty and 1,497 full-time staff. A spirit of collaboration underscores the Wright State organizational culture, motivating faculty and staff to work together to provide an exceptional educational experience for students.
The university’s sports and entertainment complex is not only home to most of its Division I athletics, but is ranked as one of the top 10 arenas of its size in the world and a premier stopping point for major concert tours. Dayton, a metropolitan area of more than one million people, is home to a rich cultural entertainment mix including a symphony, opera, and ballet companies.
Wright State currently ranks as one of Ohio's top universities in federal research funding. External sponsored programs exceeded $100 million in the last year. The university has maintained solid stewardship over its finances, and consequently is in sound fiscal condition. Tuition increases have been moderate, making the institution one of the best values for higher education in Ohio. Through strategic capital projects, nearly every academic building has undergone expansion or renovation. Residential facilities are among the most modern and spacious in the Midwest. Importantly, Wright State University is strongly committed to diversity and ensuring a welcoming and inclusive campus.
Wright State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and specifically encourages applications from member of underrepresented groups.
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