Associate Dean for College of Science – OSU Job Posting 0015499
The College of Science (COS) at Oregon State University invites applications for an Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Administration.
This position is a part of the College of Science Executive Team, which includes the Dean, the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, the Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs and the Assistant Director of Marketing. This person will be an integral part of the College’s executive team, working closely with the dean, ADs across campus, department heads, faculty and staff to advance the educational, research, diversity and outreach mission of the College of Science. The executive team is responsible for the following functions:  policy development, strategic planning, working with our seven departments and centers/institutes to manage, administer and coordinate the operations of the College.
The AD for Strategic Initiatives and Administration will be responsible for leading strategic initiatives as well as for developing, implementing and evaluating short/long-range goals and objectives and development of related policies and procedures. He/she will serve and represent the College across the university to support our strategic evolution.
He/she will develop and manage College policies and programs working in collaboration with department heads and faculty. Strategic initiatives cover a wide range, including but are not limited to: diversity of faculty, staff and students; annual performance process, promotion and tenure; international student recruitment; summer session programs; academic program development; online learning; faculty mentoring; industry partnerships; efficiency of management systems; foundation and development support; alumni and Board of Advisor relationship development.
In addition, he/she will develop and implement performance standards for the College, space and facilities plans while prioritizing resource needs.
Qualified applicants will have a doctorate degree in an area of specialty in the College of Science or in a field closely aligned to the mission and programs of the College of Science; an outstanding record of accomplishment in higher education or other professional endeavor; record as an effective team member and team builder; evidence of vision and the ability to achieve it; Record of successful experience managing programs and budgets; and commitment to the College’s mission, values and organizational principles and practices; demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Preference will be given to those with academic and administrative experience at a management level; national and/or international recognition for research, teaching, or outreach; and proven leadership ability.
This is a full-time,12-month professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the pleasure of the Dean. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Benefit package includes several options for health/dental/life insurance, retirement and tuition fee reduction.
The COLLEGE OF SCIENCE is a vibrant scientific community and a premier center of education and research for Oregon State University. The College embraces instruction and research in disciplines ranging from physical, mathematical and statistical sciences to the life sciences that are based on unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. COS is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow. Home to more than 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students, the College plays a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a public land-grant university.
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To review position and apply, go to and visit posting 0015499. For full consideration, applications should be received by September 30, 2015.
OSU is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an AA/EOE, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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