Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Administrator » College of Arts and Science
Posted Monday, March 11, 2019

JOB TITLE: Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences
POSITION NUMBER:
Hiring SUPERVISOR:  Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
DIVISION:  College of Arts & Science
TYPE:  Full-Time


JOB DUTIES: Lawrence Technological University (LTU) is seeking a Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in an arts and sciences discipline; substantial leadership experience; a distinguished record of research/scholarship, teaching, and service; a demonstrated track record of fundraising/grants success; and a career that merits the rank of full professor with tenure. These qualifications should express themselves in an outstanding leader and communicator who is eager to work collegially within the College and the University and who displays a strong commitment to liberal arts education for a diverse student body.


The dean will provide leadership and vision by promoting the College and University mission, attracting and developing faculty, spearheading innovative educational initiatives, and expanding the College’s relationship to potential students and the community at large.  Specific responsibilities will include supporting, maintaining, and nurturing existing degree offerings, creating new degrees and programs, leading fundraising efforts, facilitating faculty grant applications, fostering research and scholarship, and maintaining the financial well-being of the College.


The College of Arts and Sciences is organized into three departments: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication; Natural Sciences; and Mathematics and Computer Science.  About 180 full- and part-time faculty members teach more than 350 Arts and Sciences undergraduates and 50 graduate students in 15 undergraduate and two graduate degrees, and provide general education for 2,000 additional undergraduates in other LTU programs.  Lawrence Tech education brings together the latest practices in technology and problem-based education with a focus on individual students in small classes. All undergraduates are provided a personal laptop loaded with professional software appropriate to their field of study, enabling collaboration among students and professors.         


Lawrence Tech’s strong commitment to the liberal arts and sciences is also manifest through its distinctive Core Curriculum, which provides students a common grounding in literature and the arts, history and philosophy, communication, mathematics, and the sciences. An important initiative in the College is a focus on undergraduate research and course-based research experiences across all curricula.


Founded in 1932, Lawrence Tech ltu.edu is an independent, HLC-accredited, private non-profit university serving some 3,000 students on its 107-acre campus in the vibrant Detroit metro area. Located in Southfield, Oakland County, MI, one of the foremost centers of innovation and technology, where dozens of Fortune 500 headquarters or divisional offices are also located, students and faculty have unparalleled opportunities for internships, co-ops, networking and professional collaborations.


For more of the University’s goals and aspirations, see ltu.edu/strategic-plan. For an overview of LTU’s development, see ltu.edu/about/history.asp


QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in an arts and sciences discipline; substantial leadership experience; a distinguished record of research/scholarship, teaching, and service; a demonstrated track record of fundraising/grants success; and a career that merits the rank of full professor with tenure. These qualifications should express themselves in an outstanding leader and communicator who is eager to work collegially within the College and the University and who displays a strong commitment to liberal arts education for a diverse student body


Lawrence Technological University (LTU) conducts pre-employment screening on initial candidates for all positions, which may include but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, license, certifications, and/or verification of work history. 


Lawrence Technological University is an equal opportunity employer.


 


Submissions: Applications must include: 1) A letter of interest; 2) Curriculum vita, with names of THREE references; 3) Statements of Teaching Philosophy and Approach to Diversity; 4) Statement of Administrative Philosophy. Please limit statements to one page each. Email to Chair, CoAS-dean-search@ltu.edu. For full consideration, applications should be received by April 10, 2019. The search will continue until the position is filled.

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