The University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Social Sciences Division.
The largest division of the University, Social Sciences at UC Santa Cruz comprises eight academic departments, two residential colleges and is home to nearly 45 percent of UC Santa Cruz’s undergraduate majors and almost one-third of its graduate students. The division offers eleven baccalaureate degrees, two masters degrees, and eight doctoral degrees, many of which are interdisciplinary. Faculty research in the Social Sciences is supported by the division’s highly interdisciplinary research centers and initiatives that address salient social, economic, and policy issues. Further information about the Social Sciences Division can be found at http://socialsciences.ucsc.edu/.
Reporting to the Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC), the Dean of Social Sciences is the chief officer of the division. The Dean serves as the division’s executive head, representative, and administrator and has responsibility for a full range of activities associated with the management and promotion of excellence of the academic and research missions of the division. The Dean manages a total budget of nearly $40M, and approximately 150 full-time faculty and over 100 full-time staff dedicated to the division’s teaching, research, and public service endeavors.
University of California, Santa Cruz opened in 1965 with 650 students. The campus sits on 2000 acres overlooking Monterey Bay and is home today to 16,231 undergraduate and 1,637 graduate students. UC Santa Cruz, has earned international distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service.
In order to be considered at the initial screening, application materials must be received by January 20, 2017. Please include a brief statement of interest and qualifications and current curriculum vitae. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through professional contributions, research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Applications and inquiries should be directed to DHR International’s Caitlin Eldridge at UCSCDean@dhrinternational.com. Additional information about the role and UC Santa Cruz can be found at http://cpevc.ucsc.edu/leadership-searches.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity