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17 Dec 2020

Full-Time Dean, College of Natural and Health Sciences

University of Northern Colorado – Posted by VN121720 Greeley, Colorado, United States

Job Description

University of Northern Colorado (UNC) seeks an innovative, visionary, strategic, and creative dean with exceptional leadership, administrative and interpersonal skills to lead the College of Natural and Health Sciences (NHS).

Founded in 1889, tucked between the Rocky Mountains and Colorado’s stunning high plains, the University of Northern Colorado has grown from its roots as a teacher’s college into an institution with international draw and status. UNC is a public doctoral research university that strives to cultivate the unique potential of each of its 11,000 students. Acclaimed for its expertise in performing arts, education, business, and health sciences, UNC offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs in a broad array of academic disciplines on campus, off campus, and online across five colleges. 

The College of Natural and Health Sciences is one of five academic colleges at UNC and includes four schools (Biological Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Nursing; and Sport and Exercise Science), and seven departments (Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Community Health Education; Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Human Services; Nutrition and Dietetics; Physics and Astronomy).  Notable is the wide breadth of disciplines of this college, physically separated on campus into the physical sciences and health sciences, but a cohesive unit nonetheless.

The dean of NHS is responsible for academic programs, fiscal resources and personnel within the college. The dean provides leadership to the college in support of faculty development, graduate and undergraduate education, and implementing the strategic vision of the college. In addition, the dean leads external fundraising efforts and is responsible for building relationships with the local community and state-level constituents. The dean reports to the provost and is expected to work collaboratively and in partnership with members of the provost’s leadership team and the university community.

It is expected that candidates have a terminal degree in a discipline within the College of Natural and Health Sciences and be able to meet the requirements of a full professor. Ideal candidates will also have academic administrative and supervisory experience at the rank of chair or higher or demonstrated equivalent experience. In addition, successful candidates will possess the following personal and professional characteristics: strong interpersonal and communication skills; innovative and visionary leadership acumen; and financial acuity and have experience overseeing complex budgets.

Nominations, expressions of interest and applications are invited. Interested individuals should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position and curriculum vitae. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   Inquiries about the position should be sent via e-mail to the University of Northern Colorado at

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Title IX employer that is committed to a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body. UNC prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

For best consideration, application materials should be submitted prior to January 23, 2021. These materials should be submitted electronically at position number E99912.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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