Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 64790
Type of Recruitment External
Position Summary

The Dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences is responsible for all operations of the College and provides leadership for all undergraduate and graduate programs within the College. The Dean reports to the Executive Vice President/Provost and is a member of the Council of Deans, Academic Senate, and Academic Planning Council. The Dean works closely with the several other academic college deans and other senior leaders, department chairs, program directors, and staff members. The College consists of the departments of: English Language and Literature; World Languages and Cultures; History; Military Science; Philosophy and Religion; Political Science and Public Administration; Psychology; and Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work. The college also includes several interdisciplinary programs, such as Museum Studies, Neuroscience, Women and Gender Studies, and Cultural and Global Studies, as well as several institutes and centers, such as the English Language Institute; the Cultural and Natural History Museum; the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics; and the School of Public Service and Global Citizenship. In addition to its undergraduate programs, the College offers several masters programs, as well as Ph.D. programs in History, Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, School Psychology, and Neuroscience.

Required Qualifications

Academic credentials in a discipline within the College, and academic achievements appropriate for appointment to the rank of tenured full professor in one of its departments.
Demonstrated success in administrative and academic leadership.
Significant budgeting and financial planning experience.
History of innovative program development.
Cognizance of pedagogical, research, and clerical needs related to technology.
Demonstrated record of advocacy for social justice.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Evidence of commitment to shared governance.
Evidence of effective interpersonal communication skills.
Ability and willingness to travel, both domestically and internationally, to support student/faculty recruitment, program development, and fundraising opportunities.
Evidence of effective advocacy for all disciplines represented within the College, and for the importance of the humanities and social sciences as the foundation of a quality education in any discipline.
An understanding of and demonstrated commitment to public higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

Record of success in securing external funding, including both alumni and corporate/foundation support.
Teaching or other experience with meeting the pedagogical challenges of contemporary university teaching.
Experience as a department chair, associate dean, dean or equivalent academic leadership role.
History of fostering access to education through traditional, alternative, digital and international programs.
Experience establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships.
Experience working with individuals within a collective bargaining environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

Develops and articulates a compelling vision for the College, consistent with the University’s mission and vision.
Encourages support for College’s vision from within the College.
Demonstrates collaborative leadership in implementing the College’s vision.
Advocates for the College’s departments and programs, and their initiatives to serve their students.
Advocates for the importance of a high-quality education in the humanities and social and behavioral science as the foundation of a university education.
Provides an example of commitment to such values as scholarly excellence and academic rigor.
Demonstrates a continued commitment to and advancement of diversity and inclusion.
Promotes diverse cultural and global perspectives in the classroom, in scholarship, and in service;
Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration within the College and with other Colleges and universities.
Works with department chairs and faculty to recruit and retain a diverse, high-quality faculty, and to encourage their further development as scholars, teachers, and participants in service to the College, University, and the wider community.
Supports and advances scholarship, research and/or creative activity, and the pursuit of grants and other external funding.
Develops and maintains successful relationships with funding entities (including federal agencies); and encourages sound stewardship of corporate and foundation relationships.
Strengthens and broadens alumni support, and deepening community partnerships.
Enhances the College’s successful development/fundraising programs.
Cultivates and supports fruitful international partnerships.
Maintains visibility with the college and campus community.
Provides sound fiscal leadership and responsible stewardship of University resources.
Establishes productive relationships with members of the collective bargaining units and working within the established collective bargaining agreements.
Collaborates on the development and application of personnel policies and procedures within the College; and ensures compliance with collective bargaining agreements and the principles of shared governance.
Sets, by example, the highest standards of personal and professional integrity.

Supervision Exercised

Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others in our teams. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve leadership abilities and demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At CMU, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMU’s culture of excellence.

Message to Applicants

The review of credentials will begin during the spring semester and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include: a letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers for at least five references who can comment on your ability, experience and professional preparations. All nominations and applications shall be confidential. Requests for information and all written nominations and applications should be directed to:

Steve Leo, Partner
Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel and Associates, LP

Employee Group Senior Officer
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Pay Range
Division Academic Affairs
Department Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences
Position Status Regular
Position End Date
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.0
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule Typically Mon-Fri 8-5; evenings and weekends as necessary
At Will? Yes
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department

The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences consists of the departments of English Language and Literature; World Languages and Cultures; History; Military Science and Leadership; Philosophy and Religion; Political Science and Public Administration; Psychology; and Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work. It includes a number of interdisciplinary programs including Museum Studies, Neuroscience, Women’s Studies, and Cultural and Global Studies. It is also home to the English Language Institute; the Cultural and Natural History Museum and the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics, among others. In addition to undergraduate programs, several departments within the College offer masters programs. The College offers Ph.D. programs in History, Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, School Psychology and in Neuroscience.
Within a responsibility centered management model, the budget of the College is $31,476,209. The faculty is comprised of over 150 tenure/tenure track and over 100 part-time and teaching faculty dedicated to the mission of the college and excellence in teaching, sharing their industry and professional experience. Enrollment includes 2,530 undergraduate majors, over 1,100 minors, 213 master’s and 130 doctoral degree seeking students.

About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions. and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

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Posting Begins 12/18/2017
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes

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