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Dean Search Announcement

Estelle Hrabak emhrabak at cisunix.unh.edu
Sun Jan 23 10:21:49 EST 2000

My apologies if you receive this announcement more than once.


The University of New Hampshire invites nominations and letters of
application for the position of Dean of the College of Life Sciences and

The University: The University of New Hampshire is located in Durham on
a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston, 8 miles from the Atlantic
coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. This is
a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution enrolling 12,500
students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering over 90
undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

The College consists of eight academic units: the Thompson School of
Applied Science, which offers two year Associate Degrees, and the
Departments of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Plant Biology,
Resource Economics and Development, and Zoology.  The position also
carries responsibilities as Director of the New Hampshire Agricultural
Experiment Station.  The college mission is supported by 104 full-time
faculty, most of whom have appointments split between teaching and the
Agricultural Experiment Station or UNH Cooperative Extension.  The Dean
is involved with several on-campus research centers, including the
Institute of the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space; the Environmental
Research Group; the Marine Program Board; and the Water Resources
Research Center.

The College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, one of the University's
five school and colleges, enrolls 1,730 undergraduate majors, 460
associate degree students, and 129 M.S. and 84 Ph. D. students.  Its
Dean is responsible for the administration of the College's academic
programs in biological sciences, natural resources, agriculture, and
social sciences; its interdisciplinary biology and genetics programs;
and affiliated research centers.  As the College's chief administrator,
this individual reports to the Provost and participates in university
governance as a member of the Deans' Council and the Academic Senate.

The Dean: The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment
to undergraduate and graduate education and research in biological
sciences, natural resources, agriculture, and social sciences.  He or
she will have successful administrative experience, including personnel
and program management, program evaluation, program development, budget
development and management, and planning as well as a significant record
of accomplishment in teaching and research.

The Dean is expected to have the ability to act as an advocate for the
College's programs; consult with faculty, facilitate undergraduate and
graduate education, research, outreach, and development; guide and
promote faculty development in teaching and scholarship; and advance the
College's affirmative action goals.  The candidate's qualifications must
include an earned doctorate, a record of teaching and scholarship
appropriate to an appointment as a tenured professor in one of the
College's departments. Above all, the Dean must possess the leadership
skills to work effectively with faculty, students, and administrators
within the University as well as with diverse constituencies outside the

Applications:  Nominations and letters of application should include the
name, address, phone and email address of five references, and should be
submitted to:

COLSA Dean Search Committee
Office of the Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Thompson Hall 207
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH  03824

The Committee will begin review of applications immediately and will
continue until the position is filled.  Date of appointment will be no
later than July 1, 2000.

UNH is strongly committed to achieving excellence through diversity. 
The University actively encourages applications and nominations of
women, persons of color, people with disabilities, and members of other
underrepresented groups.

Estelle M. Hrabak
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Plant Biology
University of New Hampshire
46 College Rd.
Durham, NH  03824

Ph.  (603) 862-0716
FAX (603) 862-3784

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