Dean of the College of Science

Position Overview

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Marshall University seeks an outstanding and experienced leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Science. The Dean will be an innovative, dynamic, and transformative leader who will be a change agent in bringing the College to the next level as it builds upon its past strengths and develops its vision for a future in support of its students and its region.

The College of Science offers a wide spectrum of science, pre-professional/pre-health care, and integrated technology programs organized into five departments: Biological Sciences; Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensic Sciences; Mathematics and Physics; Chemistry; and Natural Resources & Earth Sciences. The college offers 25 degree programs, including 17 at the undergraduate level and 8 at the graduate level.   

The Dean, who reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, has responsibility for all administration and management of the college. The Dean provides visionary and strategic leadership for the college and is the principal representative of the college, with responsibility for continually enhancing the college's profile, resource streams, and connection with the community. The ideal candidate will possess experience cultivating and strengthening relationships with alumni; a track record of managing resources and budgetary control systems; an innovative approach to marketing, branding, and communications; effective team-building and interpersonal skills; a strong research background, including managing large collaborative grants, projects, and research collaborations; and a laser focus on growing enrollments, retention, and student success through participating in campus-wide and college-level strategic enrollment management.  

Marshall University is a public comprehensive research university with a rich history as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in West Virginia. The university achieved Doctoral University, High Research Activity, R2 status in 2018 and offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. Marshall University is situated in a region of great natural beauty; Huntington is nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountain region, with the Ohio River bordering the city on the north and a variety of state and national forests and parks to the south and east.  To learn more about Marshall University and the College of Science, prospective candidates and nominators are encouraged to visit the university’s website at: and the college’s website at:

More information about this opportunity can be found above in the position profile.

Nominations and Applications

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by January 4, 2023. The search will continue until a new Dean is appointed.  To apply for the Dean of the College of Science position, candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A curriculum vitae or resume;
  • A letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities in the position profile; and
  • Contact information for five professional references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).

Application materials (Word or PDF) should be sent to:

Nominations and expressions of interest are encouraged. Please direct them to: or to one of the consultants listed below:

Dr. Concetta Stewart, / (908) 341-2178

Dr. Sally Mason, Executive Search Consultant, / (765) 414-0299

Marshall University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.