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Portland State University seeks a Dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs
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Location: Portland, Oregon

The Position:
The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized, inclusive, and entrepreneurial leader able to infuse the Portland State University College of Urban and Public Affairs with a sense of common purpose and to create a record of accomplishment that advances the mission of the University.

Requirements include a record of distinguished research, teaching, and/or public service; administrative experience; proven success in external fund development; and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor in the College. Experience in addressing the social issues of the widest variety of communities will be highly valued. The dean will make critical contributions to the continued development of a distinguished institution. This position requires vision, skill, experience, and creative leadership to help shape the future of the College and the University as a whole.

The dean will report to Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Susan Jeffords. The dean will lead a college with 1,500 undergraduate majors and 300 graduate students, 70+ plus tenured and tenure track faculty, and 40+ staff. The total budget is $21M. Twenty-seven grants and contracts generated $4.8M in FY19 research expenditures.

To Apply:
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications can be submitted immediately and will be reviewed as they come in. Those received by February 28, 2021 will be given first consideration.

Please submit your CV and a letter of interest that demonstrates your interest, expertise, and skills concerning the responsibilities of the Dean.

For more information or to offer recommendations or nominations:
Stephanie Fowler
Senior Consultant

Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
(530) 677-9945

Arasi Adkins
Senior Consultant

Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
(336) 693-7612

Portland State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and a campus climate that supports equality, diversity, and inclusion.


Institution: Portland State University
This is a full time position

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