Open executive Job in Academic & University Dean, College of Science and Engineering
Southern Arkansas University (SAU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, College of Science and Engineering. The
selected candidate will begin duties on July 1, 2018.
SAU, the fastest growing university in the state, is a public regional institution with a total enrollment of approximately 4,600
undergraduate and graduate students and over 350 faculty and staff. Our campus is located in Magnolia, a city of 11,000 in rural southwest
Arkansas, approximately 50 miles east of Texarkana and 140 miles southwest of Little Rock. SAU is accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission. More information is available at www.saumag.edu.
Duties include: Provide visionary administration and academic leadership; promote excellence in teaching, service, scholarship, advising and
assessment; undertake creative initiatives for recruitment and retention; oversee curriculum development; identify local and global
opportunities for the College and University; develop and execute effective strategic plans; foster collaborations and team-building; expand
relations and community outreach; participate in fund raising and grant writing; promote faculty and student research; prepare and manage
the College budget; teach one class per year and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in a field related to one of the departments of the College; a record of teaching, scholarship, and service
consistent with appointment at the rank of associate or full professor; three years of administrative experience as dean, associate dean,
department chair, or in some other capacity; effective oral and written communication skills; scholarly accomplishments, such as
publications in refereed journals/transactions, research awards and/or success in securing external funding. Preference will be given to
candidates with experience in faculty/staff development and experience with assessment and accreditation. All SAU faculty and staff
demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective
collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the contact information of five (5) references to HR@saumag.edu or the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E.
University, MSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The review of applications will begin
January 5, 2018. AA/EOE. Non-listed references may be contacted.
SAU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and underrepresented populations.
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