University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Associate Dean/Faculty; app. review begins 12.01.2012

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Reference: JOB36553
Application deadline: CLOSED

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota seeks nominations and applications for an Associate Dean, a professional and administrative position. The person in this position will also hold a tenured faculty position, and play a leadership role in academics and research at the Humphrey School.

As the chief academic officer at the School, the associate dean provides leadership in the development of graduate degree programs offered by the School. S/he collaborates and coordinates with the director of graduate studies, faculty, and fellows to strengthen the for-credit degree and professional development programs. The associate dean provides leadership in the development and enforcement of policies and guidelines governing the instructional programs at the School and the management of all non-sponsored activities of the faculty, fellows, and staff.

As the college’s chief research officer, the associate dean provides leadership in the management of research activities and oversight of School Areas, centers and outreach programs. The associate dean provides leadership in the development and enforcement of policies and guidelines governing the research and Area-based activities at the School and the management of all sponsored activities of the faculty, fellows, and staff, in coordination with appropriate staff in the financial services office, the dean’s office, and the Area chairs. The associate dean performs other administrative duties that arise in the dean’s office and the School, and represents the dean and the college within and outside the University as appropriate.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal degree), and a record of scholarly accomplishment, preferably in a field related to one or more of the School’s Areas: Global Policy (including international development, international affairs and foreign policy); Politics and Governance; Leadership and Management; Regional Policy and Planning; or Science, Technology and Public Policy; and Social Policy. Significant scholarship in other academic fields is also acceptable. The candidate is expected to possess a broad knowledge of higher education and public affairs education. Preferably, s/he will have been active in one or more of the various associations in which public affairs schools and faculty are members or other academic professional associations. The candidate is expected to meet the standards for appointment as a tenured member of the faculty or currently hold a tenured position at the University of Minnesota. Experience in a senior public, non-profit or philanthropic policy-making or management position, and experience in an academic administrative position are both valuable, although not a requirement. The University seeks to achieve diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes and encourages nominations of persons from historically underrepresented groups.

The School welcomes both external and internal candidates.

Nominations, including self-nominations, will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2012. Nominations received after that date will be accepted until the position is filled. Preferred start for the position is July 1, 2013. Must be willing to make a three year minimum commitment, with renewal of appointment at the discretion of the Dean.

Nominations or applications should be sent to:
Search Committee for Associate Dean (Attn: Michele Chilinski)
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
130 HHH Center
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Email: Fax: 612-625-3513

Nominees will be invited to submit application materials online to the University of Minnesota employment system at, requisition number 181099. Enter this quicklink in your browser Individuals wishing to nominate candidates should submit a letter of nomination and complete contact information for the nominee to the address above. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Minnesota has an excellent package of retirement benefits, and health, dental, and faculty life/disability insurance. The starting date for this appointment is negotiable.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, public assistance status, or sexual orientation.