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Dean of Graduate Education  « Position Deleted on 6/13/2012 »

Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Location: Rapid City, SD
Category:
  • Executive - Deans - Other
Posted: 01/26/2012
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology seeks a visionary and inspiring leader who is a champion for graduate education, passionate about growing graduate programs, and an advocate for innovation and invention.

Growing graduate programs is a strategic priority for the university. The successful candidate will be expected to identify and implement innovative approaches to recruiting and funding graduate students, including seeking external funding for university-level graduate initiatives. The Dean of Graduate Education provides leadership in graduate education and works collaboratively with the department heads and graduate program coordinators across campus. The Graduate Dean will actively promote interdisciplinary and discipline-specific programs nationally and internationally, work with the faculty to develop and implement new graduate program offerings, develop strategic recruitment plans, and seek ways to improve student completion and graduate placement opportunities.

The Dean directs operations in the Office of Graduate Education which is responsible for graduate enrollment management and meeting enrollment goals. In this role, the Dean oversees, develops and implements university policies related to graduate recruitment, admission, retention, and financial aid, and serves as the primary point of contact for all issues related to graduate students and graduate education. The Dean will also report university data related to graduate programs to external agencies and internal stakeholders and develop and disseminate materials promoting graduate education at the School of Mines. The Dean reports to the Provost and performs other duties as assigned.

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in science or engineering and must have a history of excellence in graduate-level teaching and mentoring, a history of sustained externally funded research, demonstrated leadership skills in a university setting, and previous administrative experience in an academic environment.

Graduate Education and funded research at the School of Mines are growing with 7 Ph.D. programs, 14 M.S. programs, and a total graduate enrollment of 300 students. The university was awarded approximately $20 million in funded research for 2010-2011.

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a public state university offering bachelor, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. The University's research programs focus on the following four areas: Energy and Environment; Materials and Manufacturing; Underground Science and Engineering; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education. The School of Mines' approximately 2,300 students include traditional and non-traditional learners from 38 states and 32 countries. Located in Rapid City, South Dakota's second largest city, the University is only 25 miles from Mount Rushmore and the beautiful Black Hills. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate, and the Black Hills offer year-round recreational opportunities. For more information about the School of Mines and Rapid City, visit: www.sdsmt.edu and http://visitrapidcity.com/.

The School of Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at http://sdmines.sdsmt.edu/sdsmt/employment. Human Resources can provide accommodation to the on-line application process and can be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon funding and completion of a satisfactory background investigation. This position is funded from general funds and is needed to oversee all aspects of graduate education.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, military status, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, political preference or disability in employment or the provision of service.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, military status, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, political preference or disability in employment or the provision of service.