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Dean, College of Natural and Health Sciences, University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC), a Carnegie-classified doctoral/research institution, invites applications and nominations for Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences.

The Dean will be an innovative academic leader with the proven leadership and administrative skills that will help continue a long history of excellence within the College and the University. The Dean is responsible for all academic programs, fiscal resources, and personnel within the College, provides leadership to support faculty and staff development, ensures graduate and undergraduate program innovation and excellence, and facilitates faculty research and sponsored program advancement. The Dean actively participates in the University’s fundraising and alumni initiatives and academic engagement.

The successful candidate for this role will have an earned terminal degree from an accredited institution in a field represented in the College. The next dean will have an established record of distinguished teaching, research/scholarship and service consistent with a tenured faculty appointment as Professor at UNC. This person will have demonstrated accomplishments at increasing levels of administrative responsibility, evidence of potential for providing innovative and effective leadership, and proven commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion.

Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications are invited. Interested individuals should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, visionary leadership statement, addressing opportunities relevant to UNC and the names and contact information of five references. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University of Northern Colorado consultants, Mercedes Vance and Robert Luke at

The University of Northern Colorado values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.