Friday, December 16, 2011

University of New Haven has a CJ position open

Orrortunity in New Haven
Stanley Supinski - December 16, 2011 11:07


The University of New Haven seeks a dynamic leader to work with the faculty, administration, and external community to ensure continued academic excellence and maintain a national leadership role for the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences.

Profile of UNH — The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide, and its student-athletes compete i n 17 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Athletic Conference.

Under the leadership of Dr. Steven H. Kaplan, the University has made extraordinary progress. During the past five years, UNH has invested more than $100 million in new construction and capital infrastructure and, in the process, has transformed the campus. Over the same period, the University has doubled the size of its operating budget and exhibited a pattern of rising budget surpluses. From 2004 to 2011, the undergraduate population has more than doubled, and the quality of the student body has consistently improved. Overseen by a distinguished board of governors, this is a university with momentum.

The Henry C. Lee College and the School of Public Service, which is a part of the College, offer B.S. degrees in Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Fire Protection Engineering, Forensic Science, and Legal Studies. The College also offers M.S. degrees in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Fire Science, Forensic Science, and National Security & Public Safety and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. With 35 full-time faculty, the College serves 2,021 undergraduate majors and 285 graduate students pursuing degrees in three academic departments – Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Fire Science (in the School of Public Service). The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science links scholars, forensic scientists, the legal community, and professional practitioners of many fields in addressing the scientific and social issues confronting forensic science and the criminal justice system throughout the world through training, consultation, research, and a public learning center. The College has an established record of sponsored research and public service and enjoys an international reputation.

Position — The Dean of the Henry C. Lee College serves as the chief academic officer of the College and holds full responsibility for the academic programs, their curricula, the budget, and development activities of the College. Specific responsibilities include providing academic leadership; developing and implementing a strategic plan; supervising College personnel; encouraging and supporting curriculum development; supporting and strengthening faculty and student research; developing and implementing assessment processes; overseeing recruitment and retention of students pursuing degrees in the College; planning, setting priorities, and managing fiscal resources; fundraising; and working as a key member of the University’s management team. The Dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and is a key member of the President’s Cabinet, Deans’ Council, and the Academic Leadership Council.

Qualifications — The ideal candidate will possess the following: • The terminal degree in one of the College disciplines (required) — Ph.D. preferred • Academic qualifications appropriate for a tenured appointment in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences • Substantial, successful administrative experience as a dean, associate dean, department chair, or equivalent leadership role, preferably with experience in a doctoral degree granting program • A record of strong, collegial relationships with faculty, students, staff, administration, and external constituencies • A record of building and supporting faculty research and faculty development opportunities • A record of professional and/or governmental service is desired. • Demonstrated integrity appropriate for a leadership role in public-safety education

The Search Process – Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a dean is appointed. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of five references noting the relationship to the candidate, email and home address, and phone numbers. Nominations and expressions of interest will be treated in confidence. Applications and nominations (preferably in MS Word) should be sent, via email, to or to the following address:

Search Committee #11-100 University of New Haven 300 Boston Post Road • West Haven, CT 06516 (Electronic submission is preferred.)

The University of New Haven is being assisted in this search by Dr. Ted Lewis (610-642-2575).

UNH is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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