[CITASA] Seeking a new dean at Penn State ischool

Andrea H. Tapia atapia at ist.psu.edu
Wed Jan 29 10:38:16 EST 2014


The Pennsylvania State University seeks candidates for the position of
Dean of the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). Penn
State is the land-grant University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and
is composed of the University Park campus and 23 other campuses throughout
the state. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost
of the University, the Dean serves as the principal academic and
administrative officer of the College.

The College was founded in 1998 to develop information science and
technology leaders for the digital information age. The digital age has
made the world smaller, faster, more interactive and increasingly mobile.
But no matter how fast and smart machines become, they still rely on the
power of human creativity. It¹s people who create new ways to look at and
evaluate the infinite opportunities of the digital age. IST draws on a
variety of knowledge disciplines to help individuals unlock the power of
their creativity and fuel the world¹s most powerful problem solving
machine‹the human mind. The College is internationally recognized for its
research strengths in areas such as cyber-security, web search, human
computer interaction, and socio-technical systems.

IST serves approximately 2,100 resident undergraduate students
University-wide, 500 non-resident degree-seeking students via Penn State¹s
World Campus and 120 resident graduate students in master¹s and Ph.D.
programs at the University Park campus. An additional 400 non-resident
students are pursuing on-line masters of professional studies. The College
has a full-time equivalent faculty of 64, a staff of 60 and a budget of
approximately $20.4 million. The undergraduate curriculum is offered at 19
Penn State campuses by another 100 faculty affiliated with the College.

The position requires an individual who can lead effectively and manage
one of the most cutting-edge, rapidly growing academic units in a
multi-disciplinary research university. Prior leadership experience with
responsibility for strategic management of personnel, programs, and
resources is required, along with an ability to inspire students and
faculty to expand their knowledge and understanding of the integration of
information, technology and people and its impact in a multicultural,
global society. In addition, the successful candidate should have a
demonstrated record of accomplishment in fundraising. Candidates should
have significant interdisciplinary understanding of the fields of study
included in the College¹s intellectual portfolio with credentials
appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor. Salary
will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Please send letters of application (cover letter and curriculum vitae),
nominations and inquiries to the address below or to PSUSearch at psu.edu.
The Search Committee will review applications and nominations beginning
March 7 and will continue to receive them until the position is filled.
For more information about the College of Information Sciences and
Technology, visit our web site at http://ist.psu.edu/. 

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