The College of Natural Resources embraces the philosophy of applied integrated natural resource management. All students, regardless of major, need to understand and appreciate the relationships between natural resources and human needs, as well as the scientific method and its application to environmental problem solving through hands-on experiences. In addition, the college houses the Department of Paper Science & Chemical Engineering. Consequently, the college promotes critical thinking and problem-solving strategies through teaching, scholarship, and outreach activities. The College is composed of faculty, staff, and students, each with their own expertise, strengths, attitudes, and values. The responsibilities and appointments vary among faculty and staff members, most having teaching appointments, some with extension appointments, while others serve in research or administrative capacities. This diversity allows the college to capitalize on the strengths and diversity of its personnel to promote applied natural resource management through teaching, scholarship, and outreach
UWSP invites applications for the position of Dean of the College of Natural Resources, with appointment to begin July 1, 2020 ideally. Reporting to the Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Dean serves as the chief administrative officer of the college and an essential member of the university's leadership team. The Dean administers the college and its sub-units to fulfill the educational mission of the college and to assure the most efficient and equitable use of available resources. The Dean is responsible for providing leadership in all matters relating to academic programs, outreach programs, personnel, professional development, advancement, university and community relations, budget, facilities and student development. The Dean's support staff includes two Associate Deans, the College Development Director (in cooperation with the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement), an executive assistant, a building manager, a financial specialist, and a communication specialist. In addition, the dean, in partnership with the respective directors, is responsible for the development, use, and maintenance of three field stations: Schmeekle Reserve, a 280-acre conservancy area on the campus of UW-Stevens Point; Treehaven, a 1400-acre residential natural resources education and conference facility located between Rhinelander and Tomahawk, Wisconsin; and the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, a 200-acre teaching and learning center located 17 miles east of Stevens Point on glacial Sunset Lake.
Required Qualifications:-Terminal degree and experience appropriate for tenure in a discipline represented in the college.-Demonstrated record of administrative accomplishments, including management of budget and personnel.-Demonstrated leadership in a natural resources field.-Willingness to lead a vigorous development and fundraising effort.-Commitment to enhance diversity among students, faculty, and/or staff.-Strong communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:-Experience working with students, faculty, and staff members from a broad range of disciplines.-Demonstrated records of excellence in undergraduate teaching, scholarship, and/or outreach.-Demonstrated understanding of trends in higher education, including those related to non-traditional students, distance education, and alternative credentials.-Experience working with natural resource agencies, conservation groups, tribal organizations, and/or industry.-Demonstrated success in development and fundraising.