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Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Date Posted 02/01/2019
Executive-Dean-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

College of Arts & Sciences

The University of North Dakota announces a nationwide search for a new Dean of its College of Arts & Sciences.

The University of North Dakota, one of the nation’s premier regional public research universities, is at an exciting crossroads in its 130-year history. UND is implementing a One UND Strategic Plan that will set the course for the next several years and is designed to promote thoughtful and strategic growth. UND’s goal is to generate opportunity for the state by diversifying its economy and addressing societal grand challenges through cutting-edge research.

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Dakota is the state’s top-ranked liberal arts college, enhancing the lives of North Dakota’s citizens, and people across the world through its liberal arts education, research, and creative scholarship. With a focus on the humanities, visual and performing arts, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences, the departments and disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs of the College provide students with a breadth of knowledge and applied experience ensuring they are creative problem-solvers and future leaders.

Reporting directly to the University Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, the Dean is the chief executive and academic officer of the College of Arts & Sciences and the primary liaison with the University. The Dean is a key player in the University's academic administration; involved centrally in issues including strategic planning, budget, curriculum, facilities, and research. Moreover, the Dean is a key participant in external relations of the University, including fundraising, alumni relations, economic development, legislative priorities (federal and state) and public relations.

A full description of the position and the required and preferred qualifications is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement and through this link:

Applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, however
parties who apply by January 20, 2019 will be given first consideration.  Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by this date to assure optimal consideration. Please submit your materials to:

To apply online, go to:
Please submit a PDF version of your complete curriculum vita/resume and a cover letter of application highlighting the qualifications for the position.

For further information or to make nominations:
Stephanie Fowler
Senior Consultant
Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
Direct: 530-677-9945

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.
 Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.
EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status during the application process.  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application. 
ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus.  As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report.  The report and statistical data can be found online at  You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.

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