Dean, School for Marine Science & Technology

  • Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc
  • New Bedford MA 02744
  • Dec 02, 2019
Full time Education Executive Science

Job Description

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth seeks a visionary Dean for its School for Marine Sciences & Technology (SMAST). This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader to build on SMAST’s accomplishments in state-of-the-art interdisciplinary marine science research and excellence in graduate education while developing and implementing new interdisciplinary undergraduate programs for training the next generation of environmental marine scientists.

The SMAST Dean is its chief academic and administrative officer and is responsible for the quality of the school’s educational programs and growing enrollment in them as well increasing the magnitude and impact of faculty and staff research activity. The Dean will be responsible for increasing efficiency and effectiveness of the school and bolstering revenue from both traditional and novel sources. The duties of the Office of the Dean include the enforcement of policies and regulations adopted by the UMass Board of Trustees and all other properly constituted governance bodies of the University. The Dean, in consultation with the department chairpersons, provides senior leadership and direction in the selection and retention of faculty and staff, the implementation of curriculum, and research and scholarly activities of the faculty. The Dean provides intellectual leadership for the school and plans, directs and coordinates its administrative, budgetary, and academic activities as well as engages in strategic initiatives and private fundraising. The SMAST Dean reports to the Provost and is responsible for representing the needs and concerns of faculty, staff, and students while communicating to them University policies and practices.  The Dean is a member of the Provost’s Deans Council whose responsibilities include advocating of SMAST’s mission and role within UMass Dartmouth and cooperative interactions with other units on campus and surrounding communities. High degree of confidentiality and discretion is required in this position.

The new Dean will have a doctoral degree and scholarly record appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor in SMAST.  The new Dean will bring to the position a record of personal excellence in research and scholarship, competitive grantsmanship, strong background in higher education including student mentoring, demonstrated skill in resource development and fundraising, extensive experience in incisive management and administration, and earned respect in the national and international marine science communities.  The new Dean will have also undertaken activities demonstrating a capacity to appreciate the diverse character of the SouthCoast region. In this Deanship, the University seeks an energetic and creative leader—a builder and a collaborator—who as an inclusive and responsive administrator will inspire and nurture consensus toward a clear vision of SMAST’s future success.

How to Apply 

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Joe Stanley, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Ashley Hice, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272



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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is an AA/EEO institution and actively strives to increase its diversity and encourages women and minorities to apply. UMass Dartmouth does not discriminate in employment against persons based on: age, color, disability, gender identity/ gender expression, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetics.