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Job Posting Title: Vice Provost & Dean of the Graduate School
Position Type: Faculty
Department: LSUAM Pres - Department of Academic Affairs (Stacia Lyn Haynie (00004827))
Work Location: LSU - Baton Rouge
Louisiana State University invites applications for the position of Vice Provost & Dean of the Graduate School. The Vice Provost & Dean reports directly to the Executive Vice President & Provost, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the school, and is a member of the Provost's cabinet. The Vice Provost & Dean exercises ultimate administrative oversight for all aspects of the Graduate School, including strategic planning, fiscal management, personnel development, graduate student support, centralized graduate functions, and communications. This position guides and supports all graduate degree programs and post baccalaureate certificates among the 18 academic colleges/schools, and manages the data collection and analytics for reports on graduate education.
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (LSU), opened in 1860, is a land grant, sea grant, and space grant university and is the Flagship institution of the State of Louisiana. LSU serves the people of Louisiana, the region, the nation, and the world through extensive, multipurpose programs encompassing instruction, research, and public service. The University brings in more than $150 million annually in outside research grants and contracts, a significant factor for the Louisiana economy. LSU represents the largest institution of higher education in the state of Louisiana and is the only public university in the state to be designated a Carnegie Research University with Very High Research Activity. As it transforms new technology into enterprise and lends expertise to solving endemic problems, LSU offers vital research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. The University's success as the Flagship campus has been attained not only by harnessing the intellectual capital of its faculty and students, but also by exploiting the geographic and cultural capital found only in Louisiana. The University is guided by LSU Strategic Plan 2025, which identified seven strategic opportunities for the institution over the coming years:
Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant culture. A diverse and thriving city, the state capital is home to both LSU and Southern University, as well as numerous business and industrial facilities known for generous support of and interest in our campus and students. Notorious for its great people, its unique food, and its lively music, the "Red Stick" has something for everyone. The Baton Rouge area offers an excellent selection of both public schools, including five of the top ten public school districts in the state, and private schools, including several of the top ones in the country. Choose Baton Rouge , Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Baton Rouge , are excellent resources for all things Baton Rouge.
The State of Louisiana has received numerous accolades in recent years, including:
About the Graduate School:
Graduate education is critical to the mission of the University by supporting research and scholarly activity and plays a vital role in meeting skilled workforce demands in Louisiana. As one of the top 60 public research universities in the nation, LSU depends chiefly on two criteria held to be prime indicators that an institution is a major center for the creation of new knowledge: research funding and doctoral education. The synergy between our internationally renowned faculty and our graduate student population helps to keep Louisiana and the nation on the leading edge of discovery. Because of the critical roles that graduate student education and research play in broader enterprise of scholarship at LSU, the Graduate School works closely with the LSU Office Research & Economic Development and its vice president. The Graduate School supports a broad array of graduate degree programs and extensive research and professional development opportunities designed to attract, educate, and graduate highly qualified students. In tandem, it supports faculty who are excellent teacher-scholars, nationally competitive in research and creative activities, and who, together with staff and students, contribute to solving economic, cultural, environmental, educational, and social challenges.
The Graduate School currently serves 4,800 students, of which 1,100 are international students from more than 105 countries. The 22 staff members, two assistant deans, and associate dean report to the Vice Provost & Dean of the Graduate School. The Graduate School also participates in faculty governance through the Graduate Council. The Graduate Council, representing over 1,000 graduate faculty members, is comprised of 17 senior research professors who vote on graduate curriculum change and policies.
As the state's center of academic research and advanced studies, the Graduate School administers a more extensive and comprehensive program than any other educational institution in Louisiana. LSU offers doctoral programs in 50 major fields of study. These programs offer opportunities for advanced training and research in all areas of the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Master's degree
programs are offered in 72 major fields. These range from Master of Fine Arts degrees in fields such as creative writing, studio art, and theatre, to professional degree programs in social work, business administration, chemical engineering, and computer science. Graduate Certificates are available in 19 areas of study.
Some highlights from our outstanding programs include:
The successful candidate will demonstrate a distinguished record of scholarly activities that merits appointment at full professor with tenure in their field, proven leadership and management ability, excellent communication skills, commitment to educational quality and scholarly excellence, and a record of working with others collaboratively and of capitalizing on emerging opportunities. The successful candidate will be charged with working jointly with the academic deans to advance graduate education across the entire university and manage the Graduate School staff to ensure efficient and responsive service.
Diversity is fundamental to LSU's mission, and the university is committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual difference. Cultural inclusion is of highest priority. LSU recognizes that achieving international prominence depends on the human spirit, participation, and dedicated work of the entire university community. The LSU Strategic Plan will be realized by bringing together diverse ideas, perspectives, skills, and talents of the nation's pre-eminent scholars, brightest students, and leading higher education professionals. Through its Commitment to Community, LSU strives to create an inclusive, respectful, and intellectually challenging climate that embraces individual difference in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, spirituality, socio-economic status, disability, family status, experiences, opinions, and ideas. LSU proactively cultivates and sustains a campus environment that values open dialogue, cooperation, shared responsibility, mutual respect, and cultural competence-the driving forces that enrich and enhance cutting-edge research, first-rate teaching, and engaging community outreach activities.
Nominations, Applications & Inquiries:
Letters of nomination may be e-mailed to Lauren Foster, Executive Recruiter, at firstname.lastname@example.org . The search committee will review applications on February 4, 2020. However, in order to assure the fullest consideration, candidates are encouraged to have complete applications submitted by January 27, 2020. Requested application materials include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will remain confidential. References will not be contacted until after the first screening of applications and then only after the applicant has given explicit permission. All application materials must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Louisiana State University is an exceptional university committed to serving its state, the nation, and the world through education, research, and public service. Located in one of America's most beautiful and unique locations, LSU is a community of scholars and professionals committed to opportunity without restrictions that are based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER
Additional Job Description:
Special Instructions: Please attach cover letter, CV, and list of references including name, title, phone number, and email address. Attach all documents under the "Resume/CV" section of the application. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application. Official transcripts are required prior to hire.
Posting Date: November 8, 2019
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
Additional Position Information: Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
Essential Position (Y/N):
EEO Statement: LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.
HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu
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