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    The University of Mississippi ( seeks applications and nominations for the position of
    Dean of the School of Applied Sciences. The School of Applied Sciences is a free-standing academic unit
    whose Dean reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. As the chief administrator of the
    School, the Dean provides leadership in long-range planning, policy making, budgeting, fund raising,
    recruiting students and faculty, promoting and expanding external and alumni relations for the School, and
    other activities that foster outstanding teaching, research, and service.

    The School of Applied Sciences (, the fastest growing academic
    unit at The University of Mississippi, offers professional preparation programs that integrate academic study,
    clinical training, creative research, service-learning, and community outreach leading to the development of
    leaders whose professional endeavors improve health and well-being. The School houses five academic
    departments: Communication Sciences & Disorders; Health, Exercise Science & Recreation Management;
    Legal Studies; Nutrition & Hospitality Management; and Social Work. More than 2,200 undergraduate
    students are enrolled in the school’s eight undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs. The school’s seven
    master degree programs and one doctoral program enroll over 200 graduate students. Various clinics,
    laboratories and centers in the school include the Speech & Hearing Center, Lenoir Dining, the Center for
    Health Behavior Research, the Center for Intelligence & Security Studies, and the National Food Service
    Management Institute.

    Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution, as well as academic
    qualifications and scholarly accomplishments meriting appointment to the rank of professor with tenure in an
    academic department within the school. In addition, candidates should possess: a record of successful
    administrative experience and leadership in higher education; a record of and commitment to excellence in
    teaching, research and service; strong communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate working
    relationships with students, university personnel, alumni, and business leaders; a commitment to raise funds
    from external sources; an understanding of higher education and the importance of a collaborative and
    interdisciplinary environment; and a commitment to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

    One hundred sixty-one years after opening its doors as the state’s flagship university, The University of
    Mississippi (Ole Miss) is a growing, vibrant institution that offers nationally ranked academic and research
    programs. Within the last 12 years, the university has produced eight Goldwater Scholars, two Rhodes
    Scholars, six Truman Scholars, seven Fulbright Scholars, one Marshall Scholar, one Udall scholar and one
    Gates Cambridge Scholar. The state’s first public university to shelter a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Ole Miss
    attracts promising young scholars with a litany of new programs including the Sally McDonnell Barksdale
    Honors College. Ranked among the nation’s top public research universities by several measures, the
    University is home to more than 30 research centers. Ole Miss is located in Oxford (, in
    the rolling hills of north Mississippi, 80 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. A city of approximately 19,000
    residents, Oxford is a vibrant university town filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and
    historic landmarks.

    Starting salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    STARTING DATE: No later than July 1, 2012

    Nominations and expressions of interest should be forwarded to:
    Search Committee for Dean of the School of Applied Sciences
    Dr. Alice Clark, Chair
    313 Lyceum
    The University of Mississippi
    University, MS 38677
    (662) 915-7583; Fax (662) 915-5202

    Applications must be submitted online at and must include: a) a letter of interest,
    including a statement of how the candidate satisfies the position qualifications listed above; b) a curriculum
    vitae; c) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.
    The screening of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or an
    adequate applicant pool is established.
    The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer.