JOE - December 2013

University of Utah
Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Science
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Science
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Deadline Date: 12/1/2013

JOE ID Number: 201312_400044

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The University of Utah invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS). The Dean will serve in the College's key leadership role for a five-year renewable term, commencing July 1, 2014. The College is composed of seven academic departments: Anthropology, Economics, Family and Consumer Studies, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. We seek a Dean with a record of distinction as a scholar and administrator suitable for tenure at the rank of Professor in one of these departments. The Dean will lead a diverse and collegial faculty that includes internationally prominent researchers, outstanding scholars and a dedicated, professional staff. University administration will work in partnership with the Dean to develop the college's collective mission and promote the success of the College's faculty, students, and staff.

The successful candidate must have innovative ideas for supporting enhanced student engagement, creativity and discovery in undergraduate and graduate education and for the translation of student success into new educational and career opportunities. He/she will have a distinguished record as a scholar and educator and a commitment to promoting the success of CSBS faculty by increasing College resources through fundraising and supporting extramurally-funded research. Strong administrative skills, a commitment to the role of faculty in college governance, dedication to public service, and the ability to build loyalty and support among alumni and in the local community are also required. This position presents the opportunity for a creative leader to build upon enhanced institutional visibility and energy created by the University's membership in the PAC-12 conference.

Applications, including a CV and a letter describing the candidate's interest and qualifications, should be submitted at Confidential inquiries can be directed to the search committee co-chair, Thomas Maloney, at (801) 581-7481 or We will begin review of applications on December 1, 2013, and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided.

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The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

More information about the University and the College can be found at and
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Applications, including a CV and a letter describing the candidate's interest and qualifications, should be submitted at

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