Dean of the College of Science, Technology, and Health
University of Southern Maine
January 30, 2018
The University of Southern Maine (USM) is at a particularly auspicious time in our history. The President is in his third year of leadership at our University with a steady and purposeful growth plan. Our USM community lives the service promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for an addition to our leadership team who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.
We are pleased to invite qualified applicants to forward their credentials for consideration as leadership candidates for the position of Dean of the College of Science, Technology, and Health. This USM position has a direct reporting relationship to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. The primary Dean office is located on the Portland campus and the College is located on two unique and diverse campuses – Portland and Gorham, and delivers courses on a third campus – Lewiston Auburn.
Start date July 1, 2018 (successful candidate can negotiate earlier start date if desired).
The College of Science, Technology, and Health is home to the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences; School of Environmental, Health, and Life Sciences; and the School of Nursing. The College offers undergraduate, Master’s, and doctoral degrees to more than 2,500 students in fifteen departments with research, scholarship, instruction, and advising taking place on each of three university campuses and through on-line and technologically-enhanced education.
The Dean of the College of Science, Technology, and Health is the chief administrative and academic officer of the College and is expected to provide visionary leadership in all areas of the College’s operation. The Dean is charged with continually developing the College by implementing the instructional programs and executing the educational objectives of the College, working directly with department chairs, faculty, staff, students and senior administrators to continuously advance the quality of undergraduate and graduate instruction, research and community engagement, including corporate and civic partners.
The Dean is a University leader and works collaboratively with other colleges/schools and programs both within and outside of the University to provide an outstanding education for USM students. The Dean works to strengthen and extend university relationships with external communities and has significant responsibilities in community relations and partnership development, outreach, and fundraising.
Success in the role will be evident as USM continues its promise to be Student Focused Every Day and to be an institution at the heart of its community and dedicated to transforming lives.
The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The University of Southern Maine
The University of Southern Maine is Maine’s Metropolitan University, dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. USM offers Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology. Further information on USM can be found at www.usm.maine.edu. We are also the home to University of Maine School of Law www.mainelaw.maine.edu.
USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region.
Earned doctoral or terminal degree in one or more disciplines of the College;
Eligible for tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor; and
Administrative experience in planning, program development, and budget management at the level of department chair, dean, or equivalent.
Employees enjoy a comprehensive benefit package that features competitive coverages spanning health care, vision, and dental as well as group life, short-term and long-term disability. Defined and deferred pension and compensation plans are available through TIAA with the University of Maine System matching the former up to 10% of the employee’s annual salary.
Generous 100% tuition waivers are available to our employees, and their dependents are eligible for a 50% tuition waiver.
Recognizing a Work/Life Balance
The University of Maine System has recently reinvested in its Wellness Program to support our employees and their families. Attractive incentives are tied to completion of such activities as preventive care visits with physicians and both in-person and telephonic coaching programs resulting in reduced premiums and modest cash awards.
In addition, through Cigna, the System’s health care partner, Employee Assistance Program options are available to each and every member of the USM community.
Annual leave and sick time are accrued at a very reasonable rate resulting in opportunities to achieve a positive and healthy work/life balance.
APPLY ON-LINE at: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs. You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.
Review of applications will begin February 28, 2018. Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Appropriate background checks will be conducted on the successful candidate.
USM/UMS is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About University of Southern Maine
The University of Southern Maine (USM) is Maine’s Metropolitan University, dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. USM’s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020. USM offers Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology. Further information on USM can be found at www.usm.maine.edu.
USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region:
• Our Portland campus is located in "one of America’s most livable cities," according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects. A creative a...nd diverse community on Maine’s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a culinary hot spot!
• USM’s beautiful residential Gorham campus supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities.
• Our Lewiston campus is home to USM’s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace, and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.