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Dean-COlleges of Professional Studies

The Dean serves as the College’s chief administrative officer reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The College includes four Schools (Nursing; Clinical Sciences; Health, Physical Education & Recreation; and Education, Leadership & Public Service); three Departments (Criminal Justice; Social Work; and Military Science); the Center for Innovation and Industrial Technologies which includes Engineering Technology,Technology and Occupational Sciences, and Continuing Education and Workforce Development; and the Seaborg Center for Math and Science Education. The College offers masters, baccalaureate, associate, certificate and diploma programs. The College’s many innovative programs and community partnerships provide significant outreach experiences for students beyond the classroom and play a vital and proactive role in the workforce and economic development of the region.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in a related discipline found within the College of Professional Studies and professional accomplishments sufficient to warrant an appointment as a tenured professor in the College; a minimum of 5 years of increasing administrative and leadership responsibility in an academic environment including evidence of innovative and creative approaches to leadership and administrative responsibilities; and experience with budgets, staffing plans, personnel supervision, computer applications and systems, strategic planning and assessment; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and an ability to work effectively with alumni and potential donors in College fundraising activities.

Experience/credentials in a health care related field is desirable. For a complete listing of the requirements, knowledge, skills, abilities and additional desirable qualifications for this position, please visit and select the academic administration box.

Required Documents

Candidates should complete an online faculty profile and submit a letter of application, curriculum vita and contact information for five professional references including email and phone numbers to The position will be posted until November 1, 2013.

Northern Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Posted September 2013