The Director provides leadership both as an active scholar and by supporting department scholarship. The Director formulates and implements departmental policies and practices, nurtures the professional growth of individual faculty, professional and administrative (P&A), and Civil Service/Bargaining Unit (CSBU) staff, creates a welcoming environment for diverse students, faculty, P&A and CS/BU staff and works to improve the quality of department climate, instruction, disciplined inquiry, and outreach/community engagement. The Director provides academic leadership to KIN in consultation with the CEHD Dean and Associate Deans and has general administrative authority over the department, including budget. The Director represents KIN in college-wide administrative planning and is a member of the CEHD Academic Leadership Team.
Serve as chief administrative, academic, and research officer of the School by operating in alignment with the UMN land grant mission, and KIN, CEHD, and UMN strategic goals and governing policies.
- Serve as chief administrative officer of the School, with authority and responsibility for programs and resources, personnel, budget development and oversight, development and fundraising, and administrative planning
- Provide vision and leadership for strategic short-term and long-range goals, objectives, and plans
- Establish, communicate, administer, and adhere to UMN fiscal, programmatic, space, workload, and personnel policies
- Provide leadership in faculty and staff development: orient new faculty and staff, evaluate and mentor continuing faculty and staff, and manage faculty and staff tenure and promotion processes as required by CEHD and UMN policies
- Nurture the professional development of faculty and staff toward excellence and national distinction in research, teaching, and community engagement
- Prepare, prioritize, and monitor budget requests and expenditures
- Schedule, set agenda for, and preside at School faculty, all-school, and administration team meetings
- Represent the School in its internal and external affairs, including on the CEHD Dean's academic leadership team, and in other CEHD forums
- Delegate authority appropriately and equitably to other leadership in the School
- Promote an open, respectful, transparent, and inclusive work environment
- Provide impetus and guidance to the School in development and fundraising
- Serve as chief academic officer of the School, with oversight and accountability for academic program vision, curricular development, effective teaching, and high quality advising environments
- Develop and maintain familiarity with the School’s academic programs and educational policies, as applied to teaching, advising, and support staffing
- Teach at least one course per year and mentor graduate students in area of expertise
- Promote and maintain a high-quality and safe learning environment for students
- Practice principles of affirmative action and equal opportunity, and strive for diversity in the student body and workforce
- Designate and collaborate with academic program area heads, committee members and chairs, and directors of undergraduate and graduate studies
- Serve as chief research officer of the School, providing leadership and mentoring regarding scholarly development, support, and productivity
- Establish goals and provide equitable resources such as space and personnel that support the scholarly efforts of faculty, research staff, and students
- Nurture a climate geared toward achieving success in external funding support for research
- Cultivate the professional and community engagement of researchers and scholars in the School
- Maintain line of scholarly productivity in area of expertise and fulfill research responsibilities as a faculty memb er
This position is supported by a School administrator (Assistant to the Director) who effectively manages the day-to- day administrative operations of the School, provides supervision and oversight to staff who provide support to the School and the Director, and handles projects as assigned.
The starting date for this position is negotiable with a strong preference for the person hired to begin on or around July 1, 2017. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of Minnesota has a very competitive array of employee benefits. Information about benefits can be found by following the document link below: http://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/ben122-03_75_to_100_time_appointment.pdf The individual hired will also receive an administrative salary augmentation and will be provided with a tenured faculty appointment. This is a full-time, 12-month position, and the initial appointment will be for a three-year term. Distribution of duties will include typical faculty work, including teaching one course per year, advising graduate students, and conducting research, consistent with department workload policies. Renewals of the Director appointment are contingent upon a formal performance evaluation. Regardless of reappointment status, however, the individual will retain a 9-month tenured faculty position in KIN.