Coppin State University located in Baltimore, Maryland is one of twelve institutions under the University System of Maryland. Coppin State University is an urban institution serving the needs of approximately 4000 undergraduate and graduate students. The institution has a strong commitment to the citizenry of west Baltimore, and provides academic preparation in 28 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate majors. Additional information about Coppin State University is available at www.coppin.edu.
The Dean for the School of Arts & Sciences serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the School of Arts & Sciences and is a member of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Council. The position requires visionary leadership and teambuilding skills to oversee five (5) academic departments: History, Geography and Global Studies, Humanities, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, & Visual & Performing Arts.
The dean is responsible for academic leadership of the school in its efforts to recruit, retain, and evaluate a diverse and distinguished faculty, and promote their professional development.
Provide high quality instructional programs.
Increase, support and promote scholarly and creative activity.
Carry out academic activities of the departments and schools.
Certify candidates for graduation.
Promote collaborative relationships with the community and professions.
Initiate and support the college’s fund-raising and development activities.
Other administrative duties include developing and maintaining productive relationships with the community, alumni and associated boards and constituency.
An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in one of the disciplines associated with the school’s academic units.
5 years of progressive administrative experience in the development and management of undergraduate and graduate programs.
Experiences associated with academic programs in the Arts and Science
Experience in the management and coordination of academic programs.
Proven experience with managing and facilitating the NCATE accreditation process (preferred).
Experience providing oversight to grant-funded projects in higher education(preferred).
Demonstrated experiences with bridging public education and higher
Successful record of administrative collaboration with faculty, staff and students.
Demonstrate a successful record of fundraising and/or external grant-supported funding.
Provide evidence of a distinguished record of applied teaching, research, service and integration of technology.
Provide evidence of creativity and innovation in strategic planning and organizational development.
Experience with regional and professional accreditation including collaborative work with a School of Arts & Sciences accrediting processes.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The candidate must have demonstrated effective leadership skills. education.
Record of leading and developing programs for students from urban schools and communities.
Substantial record of scholarship activities as evidenced by a peer-reviewed publication history.
Proven service to the education profession as evidenced by leadership positions with state and national education organizations experience in education-related fundraising and grant-funding.
Demonstrated successful experiences with recruitment/retention.
Qualified candidates for the position must submit the following
A letter of interest
Completed Coppin State University application.
Statement of educational philosophy
Research interests relative to this position
Three references with complete contact information
Qualified applicants should submit their complete package to:
Search Committee for Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences
c/o Provost Ron L. Collins Sr.
Coppin State University
2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21216-3698
Applications must be received by May 1, 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately after closing date and a final candidate will be selected for the Fall 2012 semester.