The University of Minnesota Crookston, one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system, invites applications for a Division Head for the Division of Business, Arts, and Education. The Division Head (with faculty rank) reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and holds faculty rank concurrently with the term of appointment. Salary and benefits package is competitive. This is a full-time, 12-month, annual renewable position (nine-month appointment with three-month summer augmentation). Start date is June 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter
The Division Head for Business, Arts, and Education is a senior leader with academic dean duties who concurrently holds faculty rank within one of the academic departments of the division. The Division Head will effectively draw upon their knowledge, expertise, and experience to build on the access mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston as a land-grant university and strategically advance regional impact with an inclusive and equitable lens, and with a keen understanding of evolving context of Minnesota and surrounding states and provinces.
The Division Head is responsible for the overall operations of the Departments of Business and of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education (HSSE) as well as the campus’s Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) and its dual-enrollment programs that annually serve approximately 1,000 high school students. Across these areas, the Division Head manages the professional, instructional, and scholarly activities of the faculty and staff and provides academic leadership in creating an inclusive and equitable vision for a dynamic regional campus of the University of Minnesota System.
The new Division Head will support and enhance the success of all students including but not limited to students of color, LBGTQ students, students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, students from rural communities, students with disabilities, international students, undocumented students, non-traditional adult learners, military affiliated students, and English-language learners.
Doctoral degree or terminal degree in one’s academic discipline.
Professional achievement in teaching and scholarship commensurate with the rank of tenured associate professor within either the Business or the HSSE Department.
Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competence, and achievement in working with diverse student populations.
Demonstrated commitment to the land-grant mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston, especially as related to access and student success.
Evidence of leadership abilities, exceptional communication skills, and excellent interpersonal and team-building skills.
Proven ability to work collaboratively with faculty, student affairs educators, staff, and students.
Professional achievement in teaching and scholarship commensurate with the rank of tenured full professor.
Experience in college-level administration, new program development, and institutional (i.e., HLC) and program (e.g. ACBSP—Business, NAB—Health Management, PELSB—Education, POST—Criminal Justice) accreditation and/or licensure processes.
Experience in supervising and evaluating faculty and staff including union-represented faculty and staff.
Experience planning, managing, and evaluating complex budgets.
Proficiency in a second language, preferably Spanish.
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About University of Minnesota, Crookston
The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMN Crookston is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,800 students, approximately half on campus and half in online degrees. The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-four baccalaureate degrees are offered, 15 of which are also offered online. UMN Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota, beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two-year college in 1966 and to a four-year college in 1993. UMN Crookston is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student. UMN Crookston makes a commitment to each individual student’s achievements and offers a hands-on approach and experiential learning that put students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMN Crookston provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, co...unty, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMN Crookston delivers world?class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close?knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMN Crookston has been recognized for its quality programs by such organizations as U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the campus as #1 in the category Top Public Regional Colleges–Midwest for 2020. U.S. News has ranked UMN Crookston among the top four in this category for the past 23 consecutive years.