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Dean of The College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University College of Geosciences invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Dean of The College of Geosciences.

We seek a distinguished, innovative scientist and leader who will collaborate with members of the College to develop and promote a vision that advances new understandings of the Earth System and prepares the next generation of geoscientists. The new Dean will be responsible for advancing the academic and financial well-being of the College, which excels in fundamental and applied research essential to solving some of society’s greatest challenges—climate change, air and water quality, and adequate energy and water supplies—throughout Texas, the United States and globally.

The College of Geosciences, established in 1965, is comprised of four departments—Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology and Geophysics, and Oceanography, and seven major research centers, including the International Ocean Discovery Program. Texas A&M is a land-, sea- and space-grant university located in College Station, within a dynamic and international metropolitan community of approximately 250,000.

The next Dean will promote the College’s outstanding record of science, teaching and service within the University, in Texas, nationally and internationally to bring greater recognition and awareness of the College. We seek an individual with a track record of successful, transparent leadership of a complex organization and who possesses the interpersonal, managerial and communication skills necessary to build and operate an effective enterprise and work collaboratively with others. The successful candidate must have significant academic and administrative leadership experience and must be willing to engage with constituencies and pursue fundraising opportunities. He or she must have a Ph.D. with a minimum of 10 years of experience; a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and appointment as a tenured faculty member with fifteen years of experience is preferred. Additional information about The College of Geosciences can be found at https://geosciences.tamu.edu/.

Inquiries, nominations and candidate materials, including a CV and cover letter describing professional background and qualifications, can be sent in confidence to consultants Brian Bloomfield and Suzanne Teer via email to TAMU-GeosciencesDean@wittkieffer.com. The position will remain open until filled, but for fullest consideration candidate materials should be received by March 1, 2017.

The Texas A&M University System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.