Major Duties: - Innovative, collaborative leader with demonstrated skills, consistent with the management of a complex higher education organization.- Experience with a research university as defined by the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching or comparable organization sufficient to document those management skills.- Experience in fostering a shared vision amongst a wide diversity of stakeholders.- Experience aligning a strategic plan tied to resource allocation.- Evidence of building consensus to implement decisions and an ability to make and effectively communicate difficult decisions.- Commitment to collaborative decision-making including evidence of inviting others to share in the decision-making process at all levels.- Commitment to fostering diversity throughout the University, including recognition of the changing demographics of students and faculty, and recognition of diversity and inclusion as a core value of our institution.- Successful supervision of management staff.- Experience with higher education budget models, especially those including accountability and transparency incorporating elements of responsibility-centered models that reward productivity, effectiveness, and entrepreneurship.- Commitment to efforts that increase the diversity of revenue streams and delegate responsibility for diverse tasks in a transparent fashion.- Ability to lead by example, advocate strongly, and be an effective spokesperson for the University.- Commitment to students and student learning as a basis for decision making in academic programming.- Comprehension of and commitment to both dimensions of WMU's instructional mission, and an understanding of the centrality of graduate programs to WMU's identity as a research institution.
Minimum Qualifications: - Earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in an academic discipline from an accredited institution.- A record of progressively advancing higher education leadership responsibilities, positions and success.- Earned tenure with qualifications meriting appointment at the rank of full professor in a unit at WMU.- Demonstrated ability to manage financial resources, complex budgets, and personnel.- Experience with shared governance in a higher education setting.
Internal Number: 352_56181
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.