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Dean, Science and Engineering

The Dean of the School of Science and Engineering reports to the Provost and is responsible for advancing, developing, and managing the academic programs of the School. The School enrolls approximately 700 undergraduate and graduate students and is comprised of eight departments: biology, chemistry and biochemistry, computer science, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, and physics.  In addition to the programs housed in the School, the faculty of the school serve students across the campus.   There are currently56 full-time faculty members, 31 part-timefaculty, and 12 staff membersin the School, which is experiencing significant growth in enrollment, enhancing current facilities and labs, and developing new programs. Priorities for the next Dean include: enhancing the reputation of the School, promoting research and program development, attracting financial resources, growing the intellectual capital of the School, fostering collaboration, and establishing partnerships with industry. The next dean will also have the opportunity to be heavily involved in the development and implementation of Campaign goals and priorities. The Dean will hold a terminal degree, preferably in a discipline offered by the School, and will have a record of teaching, scholarship, and service that merits appointment as a tenured full professor. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following qualities: Significant accomplishments in his/her career, with a background of academic experience and/or professional experience which provides the foundation for strong, credible leadership as a Dean. A track record of visionary leadership in a dynamic environment. Demonstrated ability to manage a complex organization and work effectively with colleagues in the School, College, and community. Demonstrated ability to encourage and foster quality teaching and scholarship activities among faculty. Demonstrated interest and success in external fundraising and developing alliances with the community and industry partners. Strengthen relationships with alumni of the School. Demonstrated understanding of the role of existing and emerging technologies. Substantial fiscal management experience. A management style driven by consensus building and teamwork. Core values that align with the mission and values of the School of Science and Engineering and Merrimack College. Demonstrated experience in revenue generation and the ability to actively diversify revenue streams. Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, especially in closing diversity gaps in STEM fields by providing key opportunities for underrepresented groups to excel in STEM. Ability to establish and cultivate relationships with donors, corporate and foundation partners, and alumni. A commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to STEM and a knowledge of how to integrate a STEM curriculum into a 21st-century education. Strong commitment to high-quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience in curriculum development and assessment, and development of interdisciplinary programs. Demonstrated commitment to global and international education, partnerships, and relationships.
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