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The University of North Dakota seeks a Dean of the College of Engineering and Mines
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota
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The Position:
The new Dean of the College of Engineering and Mines has the opportunity to lead a thriving, dynamic, growing college and move it to a higher level. The Dean also plays a central role, individually and collectively, in the university’s academic administration. The Dean is involved in central issues, including strategic planning, budgeting, curriculum development, facilities, student success, recruitment and retention, 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.

The Dean will support and promote the highest quality educational programs, research, public service, and commercialization development activities of the College. The Dean will have ultimate accountability for the CEM’s sound management of resources: fiscal, facilities, and human. He/she is responsible for collegiate planning, including alignment of plans for educational, research, and other activities. As a participant in a broad range of institutional discussions and decision-making, the Dean must maintain perspective on the entire range of education and research at this exceptional and diverse campus, including different kinds of service, different academic programs, and externally and internally supported research.

In the past ten years, the College’s growth and elevated stature are reflected by increases in the number of undergraduate students (currently over 1,800), graduate students (currently over 230), and online programs. Improvements have been made in the 4-year graduation rate, student scholarships, and the number of graduates. The College has added six new undergraduate programs, seven new master’s programs, and nine doctoral programs. Increases have been seen in fundraising, including the naming of the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering, and competitive external research expenditures. The College continues to grow the number of faculty positions (over 70), faculty endowments, staff positions (over 30), and the size of its physical footprint has expanded. The new dean will be charged to build on these achievements, improve the quality of programs, and set the course for the future.

To Apply:
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by January 13, 2020 will be given first consideration

Please submit a PDF version of your complete curriculum vitae/resume and a cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the position.

For further information or to make nominations:

Stephanie Fowler
Senior Consultant

Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
Direct: 530-677-9945

Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

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 are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application. 

Veteran’s Preference
Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 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.

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.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Institution: University of North Dakota
This is a full time position

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