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Dean, College of Information Sciences and Technology


University of Michigan, School of Information

Penn State, College of Information Sciences and Technology

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.


Penn State is seeking nominations and candidates for the next dean of the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the dean will provide leadership and vision for the College of IST as it continues to grow and respond to an evolving educational landscape. As a convener of many multi- and interdisciplinary programs, the dean will lead the college in producing excellence in both education and research. The dean will work with other campus leaders to continue to foster and grow multi- and interdisciplinary programs and support all faculty, staff, and students in the college as they embark on their future path together. The next dean will both manage and encourage growth and be an advocate for the college both externally and internally. Penn State seeks a dean with a vision for the future of the college who will turn vision into action.


Reporting to and working with the Executive Vice President and Provost, and in coordination with the deans from other colleges, the dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the College of IST and its role within Penn State. The next dean will lead the college at a time when its disciplines are in increasingly high demand by undergraduate, professional, and graduate students and the dean will navigate the growth and changing landscape astutely. The dean will have the opportunity to capitalize on this exciting information age by articulating the distinctive strengths of the college to increase awareness of its excellence among external stakeholders and build key collaborations and partnerships that will continue to distinguish the college in the future. The dean will be a collaborative and transparent leader who demonstrates a deep commitment to diversity, equity inclusion, and belonging and understands the various avenues of application needed for everyone to excel.


Applicants and nominees must have the appropriate academic credentials and a proven record of scholarly publication, discipline-related research, and/or creative production that warrant the appointment as full professor with tenure at the University. Applications are welcome from any disciplines that can be articulated within the ethos of the college.


Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled and interested parties are encouraged to submit applications by January 15, 2024. Applications should include a statement of interest and a resume of professional and educational attainments. All nominations, applications, and inquiries should be submitted electronically in confidence to: PSU-ISTDean@kornferry.com



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