Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief academic and executive officer of the Ford School. S/he will be expected to continue to enhance the national and international standing of the School and to help set the strategic vision and priorities for the next phase of its growth and integration. Candidates must have an earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree and qualifications appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor at the University of Michigan, including a distinguished record of rigorous scholarship and teaching and/or mentoring. Effective and demonstrated administrative and budgetary expertise and the capacity for fundraising are required. The successful candidate will also possess outstanding skills of leadership and collaboration in a setting that balances social science and public policy research with professional education. S/he will be creative, flexible, and will excel at communicating with diverse audiences and fostering an inclusive and open intellectual and professional culture.
The University has retained J. Robert Scott Executive Search to assist in the search. Nominations and letters of application, including curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references, should be sent to:
Jonathan Fortescue, Ph.D.
J. Robert Scott Executive Search
260 Franklin Street, Suite 620
Boston MA 02110
Electronic Submissions Preferred.
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