Dean of the Graduate School - UW-Milwaukee

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University <strong>of</strong> Wisconsin <strong>Milwaukee</strong><strong>Dean</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong>

<strong>Dean</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong>The University <strong>of</strong> Wisconsin-<strong>Milwaukee</strong> (<strong>UW</strong>M) invites applications and nominations for <strong>the</strong> position<strong>of</strong> <strong>Dean</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong>. The <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> is a vibrant centerpiece <strong>of</strong> <strong>UW</strong>M’s growingmandate for research. The University seeks a distinguished individual <strong>of</strong> outstanding integrity to serveas <strong>Dean</strong>, providing strategic leadership and promoting excellence in all facets <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong>’sactivities.The UniversityOne <strong>of</strong> two doctoral-granting institutions in <strong>the</strong> University <strong>of</strong> Wisconsin System, <strong>UW</strong>M was founded in1956 based on <strong>the</strong> belief that <strong>Milwaukee</strong> would need a great public university to become a great andthriving city. Quality education, excellence in research, and community service are all central to <strong>the</strong>University’s mission. <strong>UW</strong>M enjoys a growing national reputation for excellence in research, qualitystudent education and sustained community engagement. In Sou<strong>the</strong>astern Wisconsin, <strong>the</strong> university isviewed increasingly as an engine for economic development that is creating unique partnerships to <strong>the</strong>benefit <strong>of</strong> faculty, staff, students, and <strong>the</strong> community, along with business and industry.<strong>UW</strong>M’s $705 million 2012-13 operating budget includes $257 million in federal aid, grants, andcontracts. The university’s workforce <strong>of</strong> almost 8,400 includes 874 faculty, 800 instructional academicstaff, 997 administrative staff, 1,349 graduate assistants, 3,011 student workers and 1,220 classifiedpersonnel. <strong>UW</strong>M is clearly focused on 21st century goals and objectives. In response to emergingopportunities and targeted priorities, <strong>the</strong> Board <strong>of</strong> Regents has included $10 million in <strong>the</strong> <strong>UW</strong> systemwidebiennial budget for 2011-13 to fund “Powering Sou<strong>the</strong>astern Wisconsin’s Knowledge-BasedEconomy: Phase 2 <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>UW</strong>-<strong>Milwaukee</strong>’s Research Initiative.”<strong>UW</strong>M is home to outstanding departments, academic centers, institutes, and laboratory facilities withworldwide reputations for innovation and excellence. <strong>UW</strong>M’s 183 degree programs include 96undergraduate degrees, 1 specialist and 86 graduate degrees, through 14 <strong>School</strong>s and Colleges. The<strong>School</strong>s and Colleges include: Architecture and Urban Planning, Continuing Education, Education,Engineering and Applied Science, Freshwater Sciences, <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong>, Health Sciences, Helen Bader<strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> Social Welfare, Information Studies, Letters and Science, Nursing, Peck <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Arts,Joseph J. Zilber <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> Public Health, and <strong>the</strong> Sheldon B. Lubar <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> Business. Highly regardedpr<strong>of</strong>essional <strong>School</strong>s and Colleges broaden and deepen <strong>the</strong> academic quality <strong>of</strong> <strong>UW</strong>M.2

In Fall 2012 <strong>UW</strong>M enrolled 29,145 students— 24,199 undergraduates and 4,946 graduate students.<strong>UW</strong>M is <strong>the</strong> second largest graduate degree-granting institution in <strong>the</strong> state, averaging over 3,150master's students and over 1,350 doctoral students per year. Many <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>se students earn prestigiousawards from institutions such as <strong>the</strong> Ford Foundation, <strong>the</strong> National Science Foundation, <strong>the</strong> McNairProgram, and <strong>the</strong> Big Ten Consortium for Institutional Cooperation.<strong>UW</strong>M is committed to diversity and has <strong>the</strong> largest undergraduate enrollment <strong>of</strong> students <strong>of</strong> color (over4,600) in <strong>the</strong> University <strong>of</strong> Wisconsin System. It also enrolls about 1,000 international students. <strong>UW</strong>Meducates more individuals who are age 35 and older than any o<strong>the</strong>r <strong>UW</strong> System institution, and enrollsmore than one-third <strong>of</strong> all <strong>UW</strong> System students age 60 and older. More than 1,200 students attending<strong>UW</strong>M are military veterans or dependents—<strong>the</strong> largest total in <strong>the</strong> System. To ensure students areregarded on <strong>the</strong> basis <strong>of</strong> ability and not disability, <strong>the</strong> Student Accessibility Center opens additionaldoors through its Deaf/Hard <strong>of</strong> Hearing Program, Blind/Visually Impaired Program, Mobility/PhysicalDisabilities Services and more.At its core, <strong>UW</strong>M is a highly engaged community <strong>of</strong> faculty, staff, and students committed to learning,discovery, and creative expression. Multiple areas <strong>of</strong> excellence are present in many units within <strong>the</strong> artsand humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and pr<strong>of</strong>essional schools across <strong>the</strong> campus. TheUniversity is a premier doctoral research university with 32 doctoral programs, and is intent onincreasing <strong>the</strong> level <strong>of</strong> extramural support and <strong>the</strong> number <strong>of</strong> doctoral programs, enhancing <strong>the</strong> ratio <strong>of</strong>graduate-to-undergraduate students, and continuing to increase <strong>the</strong> quantity and quality <strong>of</strong> research andscholarship.3

The University <strong>of</strong> Wisconsin-<strong>Milwaukee</strong> is one <strong>of</strong> 26 campuses comprising <strong>the</strong> University <strong>of</strong> WisconsinSystem. The most prominent feature <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> culture <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> University <strong>of</strong> Wisconsin System, including<strong>UW</strong>M, is shared governance, a unique system in U.S. higher education that is formalized in state law.Chapter 36 <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Wisconsin Statutes specifies that <strong>the</strong> faculty, academic staff, and students havesignificant rights and responsibilities for <strong>the</strong> formulation <strong>of</strong> policies, activities, and personnel mattersthat affect each <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>se groups within <strong>the</strong> University community. Such a system <strong>of</strong> governance thrivesin an administrative environment that cultivates and sustains collaborative, consultative, and inclusiverelationships with <strong>the</strong> University’s faculty, academic staff, and students.The <strong>UW</strong>M campus features 65 buildings totaling more than 5.6 million square feet (520,000 squaremeters). Many <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>se are historic and beloved icons well known to <strong>the</strong> surrounding community, suchas <strong>the</strong> Manfred Olson Planetarium, and <strong>the</strong> Helene Zelazo Center for <strong>the</strong> Performing Arts. An aggressive$130 million building program over <strong>the</strong> last decade provided new facilities to support strong academicprograms in business, architecture, performing arts and <strong>the</strong> sciences, as well as student housing andathletics. The Great Lakes WATER Institute, Laboratory for Surface Studies, NIEHS Children’sEnvironmental Health Sciences Center and Center for 21st Century Studies are among <strong>the</strong> many centerswhere <strong>UW</strong>M researchers and scholars cross boundaries to address complex challenges. Collaborationswith o<strong>the</strong>r research institutions fur<strong>the</strong>r broaden our growing research enterprise.<strong>UW</strong>M is engaged in a multi-year planning and implementation process to support <strong>the</strong> expansion <strong>of</strong>research and enrollment growth. The approved <strong>UW</strong>-<strong>Milwaukee</strong> Initiative will provide $240 million intotal capital spending over <strong>the</strong> next six years to move campus building projects forward on <strong>the</strong> KenwoodCampus as well as o<strong>the</strong>rs that lead to <strong>the</strong> expansion <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> University in <strong>the</strong> areas <strong>of</strong> engineering andscience, freshwater science, and public health. <strong>UW</strong>M is preparing for a new comprehensive fundraisingcampaign with leadership gift solicitation to begin during 2013. The campaign – expected to continueuntil as late as 2019- will involve all schools and colleges and all levels <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> campus in a broad effortto raise $175 million to support students, faculty excellence and capital projects. In 2008, <strong>UW</strong>Mcompleted its first comprehensive campaign in which over $125 million was raised – <strong>the</strong> highest amountby <strong>the</strong> university in a single campaign effort.4

The City <strong>of</strong> <strong>Milwaukee</strong><strong>Milwaukee</strong> is Wisconsin’s largest city and is located on <strong>the</strong> western shore <strong>of</strong> Lake Michigan, 90 milesnorth <strong>of</strong> Chicago. With a population <strong>of</strong> nearly 600,000, <strong>the</strong> city is <strong>the</strong> hub <strong>of</strong> a metropolitan area withover 1.5 million people, <strong>of</strong>fering all <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> amenities <strong>of</strong> a large city along with <strong>the</strong> ambience <strong>of</strong> livable,distinctive neighborhoods. The <strong>Milwaukee</strong> area is served by Mitchell International Airport, and <strong>of</strong>fersan abundance <strong>of</strong> cultural and recreational opportunities. Its rich history as a port city and its diverseethnic heritage are among <strong>the</strong> community’s enduring assets. The expansion <strong>of</strong> water-engineeringindustries investing in Great Lakes research contributes to a diversified economy. In 2009, <strong>Milwaukee</strong>was one <strong>of</strong> only two cities in <strong>the</strong> U. S. to be recognized by <strong>the</strong> U.N. as a Global Compact City,committed to managing critical water resources with model projects ranging from acquaculture andbi<strong>of</strong>uels to wastewater treatment, green ro<strong>of</strong>ing and run<strong>of</strong>f systems. Many local initiatives in urbangardening and farm-to-table connections contribute to urban sustainability and vitality.<strong>Milwaukee</strong> features a world-class symphony orchestra, distinguished museums, more than 20performing arts groups including a repertory <strong>the</strong>ater, a ballet and an opera company and a music <strong>the</strong>atrecompany. In 2001, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Milwaukee</strong> Art Museum opened a new pavilion designed by Santiago Calatrava.The city is home to <strong>the</strong> Major League Baseball’s <strong>Milwaukee</strong> Brewers, <strong>the</strong> National BasketballAssociation’s <strong>Milwaukee</strong> Bucks, <strong>the</strong> American Hockey League's <strong>Milwaukee</strong> Admirals, and <strong>the</strong> MajorIndoor League Soccer team, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Milwaukee</strong> Wave. The Commissioner <strong>of</strong> Baseball lives here. Themetropolitan area is also home to <strong>the</strong> Pettit National Ice Center, an Olympic skating and trainingfacility. The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, UrbanEcology Center and <strong>the</strong> Mitchell Park Conservatory areopen to <strong>the</strong> public through four beguiling seasons.Along <strong>the</strong> gorgeous city lakeshore, festivals arecelebrated every weekend, all summer long. In <strong>the</strong>heart <strong>of</strong> downtown, <strong>the</strong> three-mile long RiverWalkwinds along <strong>the</strong> <strong>Milwaukee</strong> River with access to <strong>the</strong>Historic Third Ward, and some <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> city's bestrestaurants, brewpubs, shops and waterfront nightlife.It is <strong>the</strong> site <strong>of</strong> many events, including River Rhythmsand <strong>the</strong> <strong>Milwaukee</strong> River Challenge. There are almost 15,000 acres <strong>of</strong> park land in <strong>Milwaukee</strong> County,including several miles with lakefront access and hiking, jogging and biking trails. Nor<strong>the</strong>rn Wisconsinlakes and more outdoor recreation can be found just an hour north. It is a beautiful place to live.5

The <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong>The <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> at <strong>the</strong> University <strong>of</strong> Wisconsin-<strong>Milwaukee</strong> is a free-standing <strong>School</strong> thatadministers 32 doctoral programs, 54 master’s programs, and 33 graduate certificate programs across allDepartments and <strong>School</strong>s. <strong>Graduate</strong> research at <strong>UW</strong>M has made significant contributions to a broadspectrum <strong>of</strong> fields and projects in <strong>Milwaukee</strong> and Wisconsin, as well as throughout <strong>the</strong> United Statesand <strong>the</strong> world. <strong>UW</strong>M graduate programs range from traditional fields <strong>of</strong> study to innovative new pathsthat reach across multiple disciplines - a growing number <strong>of</strong> which can be pursued online. Our currentprogram array is featured on <strong>the</strong> next page.The <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> features a renowned, highly productive, andinvolved faculty, including many Distinguished Pr<strong>of</strong>essors. Conductingcutting edge research, our <strong>Graduate</strong> Faculty members are in highdemand to present <strong>the</strong>ir work at conferences and venues throughout <strong>the</strong>country and abroad. They also embrace <strong>the</strong>ir roles as graduate teachersand advisors, and <strong>the</strong> accessibility <strong>of</strong> such a distinguished graduatefaculty is what students tell us <strong>the</strong>y like most about <strong>the</strong>ir studies at<strong>UW</strong>M. The University also boasts a diverse student population, drawingfrom <strong>the</strong> local <strong>Milwaukee</strong> area, <strong>the</strong> state, nation and <strong>the</strong> world.University enrollment exceeds 29,000 students, including 4,946 from <strong>the</strong><strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong>. These students come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, contributing <strong>the</strong>richness <strong>of</strong> graduate education at <strong>UW</strong>M. Moreover, graduate enrollment continues to expand along with<strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong>, growing by 26 percent overall, and by 70 percent in doctoral students in <strong>the</strong> lastten years.The <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> at <strong>UW</strong>M maintains a deep commitment to providing resources and recruitmentefforts that support and grow this diverse graduate student body along lines <strong>of</strong> racial/ethnic identity,gender, sexual orientation, and economic and social status – most significantly as <strong>the</strong> site <strong>of</strong> one <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>most historic and successful McNair Scholars Programs in <strong>the</strong> country. The <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> has alsorecently initiated a dynamic new marketing campaign aimed at increasing <strong>the</strong> quality and diversity <strong>of</strong>our graduate student population. This initiative includes fostering a social media presence, creatingbranded <strong>UW</strong>M <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> marketing materials, attending <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> fairs and conferencesacross <strong>the</strong> nation, hiring a full-time recruiter, and o<strong>the</strong>r activities designed to proactively recruit andretain students, while creating a culture that embodies a positive graduate experience.The <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> has also worked to streng<strong>the</strong>n resources and support for greater access to graduateresearch and education, increasing extramural funding by 200 percent, and annually awarding more than$6 million in graduate fellowships and scholarships. The <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> also grants teaching, project,and research assistantships to approximately one quarter <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> school’s students, comprising a criticalcomponent <strong>of</strong> <strong>UW</strong>M’s growing research enterprise by conducting important, rewarding, and publishableresearch that supports academic programs and faculty mentors, while also providing students withvaluable tools and resources for advancing <strong>the</strong>ir own course <strong>of</strong> study and pursuing career goals.Moreover, nearly $62 million was spent on research at <strong>UW</strong>M from 2010-2011—much <strong>of</strong> it from <strong>the</strong>National Science Foundation and National Institutes <strong>of</strong> Health—marking a 51 percent increase inresearch funding over just six years.6

<strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> Program ArrayDegree Programs, by <strong>School</strong> & CollegeArchitecture and Urban PlanningDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in ArchitectureMaster <strong>of</strong> ArchitectureMaster <strong>of</strong> Urban PlanningPeck <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> ArtsMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in ArtMaster <strong>of</strong> Fine Arts in ArtMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Art EducationMaster <strong>of</strong> MusicMaster <strong>of</strong> Fine Arts in Performing Arts –Dance, Film, TheatreLubar <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> BusinessAdministrationMaster <strong>of</strong> Business AdministrationMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in ManagementDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in ManagementScienceEducationMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in AdministrativeLeadership and Supervision in EducationMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Curriculum andInstructionMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Cultural Foundations<strong>of</strong> EducationMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in EducationalPsychologyDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in EducationalPsychologyMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Exceptional EducationDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in Urban EducationEngineering and Applied ScienceMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Computer ScienceMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in EngineeringDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in EngineeringDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in Biomedical andHealth InformaticsFreshwater SciencesMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Freshwater Sciencesand TechnologyDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in FreshwaterSciencesHealth SciencesMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Biomedical SciencesMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in CommunicationSciences and DisordersMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Health CareInformaticsMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in KinesiologyMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Occupational TherapyDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in Health SciencesDoctor <strong>of</strong> Physical TherapyInformation StudiesMaster <strong>of</strong> Library and Information ScienceDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in Information StudiesLetters and ScienceDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in AfricologyMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in AnthropologyDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in AnthropologyLetters and Science, continuedMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in Art HistoryMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Biological SciencesDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in Biological SciencesMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in ChemistryDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in ChemistryMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in CommunicationDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in CommunicationMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in EconomicsDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in EconomicsMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in EnglishDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in EnglishMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in GeographyMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in GeographyDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in GeographyMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in GeosciencesDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in GeosciencesMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in HistoryDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in HistoryMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in Language, Literature, andTranslationMaster <strong>of</strong> Liberal StudiesMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in LinguisticsDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in LinguisticsMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Ma<strong>the</strong>maticsDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in Ma<strong>the</strong>maticsMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in Media StudiesMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in PhilosophyMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in PhysicsDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in PhysicsMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in Political ScienceDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in Political ScienceMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in PsychologyDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in PsychologyMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in SociologyDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in SociologyMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in SpanishMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Urban StudiesDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in Urban StudiesMaster <strong>of</strong> Arts in Women's StudiesLetters and Science/BusinessAdministrationMaster <strong>of</strong> Human Resources and LaborRelationsMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Nonpr<strong>of</strong>it Managementand LeadershipMaster <strong>of</strong> Public AdministrationNursingMaster <strong>of</strong> NursingDoctor <strong>of</strong> Nursing PracticeDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in NursingPublic HealthDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in Environmental andOccupational HealthDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in Public HealthMaster <strong>of</strong> Public HealthHelen Bader <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> Social WelfareMaster <strong>of</strong> Science in Criminal JusticeMaster <strong>of</strong> Social WorkDoctor <strong>of</strong> Philosophy in Social WorkCoordinated Degree ProgramsAnthropology MS / MLISArchitecture / Urban Planning, MArch /MUPBusiness Administration / Management,MBA / MSEnglish MA / MLISGeography MA / MLISHealth Care Informatics MS / MLISHistory MA / MLISLanguage, Literature, and Translation MA /MLISMaster <strong>of</strong> Music / MLISNursing / Business Administration, DNP /MBAPublic Administration / Urban Planning,MPA / MUPUrban Planning / Engineering, MUP / MSUrban Studies MS / MLISWomen's Studies / Social Work, MA / MSWWomen's Studies MA / MLISCertificate ProgramsAdministrative Leadership SpecialistApplied Data Analysis Using SASApplied GerontologyArchives and Records AdministrationArt Museum StudiesAssistive Technology and Accessible DesignBusiness AnalyticsChamber Music PerformanceChildren's Mental Health for <strong>School</strong>Pr<strong>of</strong>essionalsDigital LibrariesEducational PolicyEnergy EngineeringEnterprise Resource PlanningErgonomicsFamily Nurse PractitionerGeographic Information SystemsHealth Pr<strong>of</strong>essional EducationInterdisciplinary Language and LiteracyInterventionInternational Human Resources and LaborRelationsInvestment ManagementMediation and NegotiationMulticultural Knowledge <strong>of</strong> Mental HealthPracticesMuseum StudiesNonpr<strong>of</strong>it ManagementPr<strong>of</strong>essional Writing and CommunicationPublic Health <strong>Graduate</strong>Rhetorical Leadership<strong>School</strong> CounselingState and Local TaxationTeaching English to Speakers <strong>of</strong> O<strong>the</strong>rLanguagesTeaching and Learning, Advanced Study inTeaching and Learning in Higher EducationTranslation7

Additionally, <strong>UW</strong>M is expanding its facilities through various projects throughout <strong>Milwaukee</strong> Countythat promise to provide exciting new opportunities for graduate research and education in <strong>the</strong> nearfuture. Recent expansion projects include a <strong>Milwaukee</strong> harbor research center for <strong>the</strong> new <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong>Freshwater Sciences, <strong>the</strong> only school <strong>of</strong> its kind in <strong>the</strong> U.S.; <strong>the</strong> new Joseph J. Zilber <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> PublicHealth in Downtown <strong>Milwaukee</strong>, which is <strong>the</strong> first comprehensive, dedicated school <strong>of</strong> public health inWisconsin; and <strong>the</strong> Kenwood Integrated Research Complex in <strong>the</strong> heart <strong>of</strong> our main campus,representing a new state investment <strong>of</strong> $140 million. <strong>UW</strong>M has also begun construction <strong>of</strong> a newInnovation Research Park adjacent to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Milwaukee</strong> Regional Medical Center and <strong>Milwaukee</strong> CountyResearch Park that will provide collaborative laboratories for connecting academic medical research andpractice toge<strong>the</strong>r with business enterprises in order to develop new innovations in biomedicalengineering.Challenges and OpportunitiesThe <strong>UW</strong>M <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> is a distinctive, vital school with a history <strong>of</strong> sustained, high qualityacademic programs, an outstanding faculty, and exceptional engagement with <strong>the</strong> community. At thiscritical stage <strong>of</strong> leadership transition, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> will need to engage both opportunities andchallenges over <strong>the</strong> next several years as it seeks to streng<strong>the</strong>n its services to students, <strong>the</strong> University, <strong>the</strong>community, and <strong>the</strong> state and region. The <strong>Dean</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> must possess a keen awareness<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> promise and context <strong>of</strong> graduate programs in public universities. As a public urban campus, <strong>UW</strong>Mis unique in <strong>the</strong> University <strong>of</strong> Wisconsin System, charged with <strong>the</strong> dual mission <strong>of</strong> a PhD-grantinginstitution combined with <strong>the</strong> commitment to provide full engagement with <strong>the</strong> local community. Thenew <strong>Dean</strong> will need to address <strong>the</strong> following issues, among o<strong>the</strong>rs:• Strategic Directions. The wide array <strong>of</strong> graduate programs, some unique, are at once its greateststrengths and challenges. The University has many distinguished faculty and strong top-tierprograms. The <strong>Dean</strong> will help to sustain those programs and help o<strong>the</strong>r programs reach a similarstatus. At <strong>the</strong> same time, each discipline has <strong>the</strong> potential to benefit through achieving greaterengagement and synergy with o<strong>the</strong>r fields across <strong>the</strong> University.• Investing in Talent. Faced with budget and fiscal challenges common to many o<strong>the</strong>r publicinstitutions, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> will need to strive to sustain a talented and committed facultyas well as recruit a strong student body across all disciplines represented in <strong>the</strong> University.• Generating New Resources. The new <strong>Dean</strong>, toge<strong>the</strong>r with <strong>the</strong> University as a whole, will need anexuberant, collaborative, and diverse approach to secure external support to meet <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong><strong>School</strong>’s core needs. The <strong>Dean</strong> will seek to generate revenue through courses, degrees, programs,and research consonant with statewide plans for increased enrollment and economicdevelopment, while ensuring a continued focus on <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong>’s core mission topromote integrity and excellence in education and academic research.• Streng<strong>the</strong>ning Diversity. <strong>UW</strong>M has made a commitment to diversity and values <strong>the</strong> gains it hasmade, but achieving full diversity remains challenging. The <strong>Dean</strong> will take a lead role instreng<strong>the</strong>ning <strong>the</strong> recruitment <strong>of</strong> students, faculty, and staff to enhance diversity.8

ResponsibilitiesThe <strong>Dean</strong> is expected to provide leadership for <strong>the</strong> academic and research mission <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong><strong>School</strong>. This includes helping to build and support faculty scholarship, leading to <strong>the</strong> recruitment anddevelopment <strong>of</strong> a strong graduate student base. The <strong>Dean</strong> will exercise responsibility for <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong><strong>School</strong>’s academic and administrative operations, including personnel, budget, programs, and physicalfacilities. The successful candidate will work closely with <strong>the</strong> Vice Provost for Research to envision andimplement a mission <strong>of</strong> fundamental and applied research and scholarship. Areas <strong>of</strong> responsibilityinclude: developing and leading graduate programs across all <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> university’s disciplinary areas,recruiting a diverse and international student body; enhancement <strong>of</strong> research; reviewing programs; and<strong>the</strong> expansion <strong>of</strong> extramural funding sources in support <strong>of</strong> graduate students. The <strong>Dean</strong> will also beresponsible for developing strong relationships with external constituents, maintaining effectivepartnerships campus wide, and <strong>the</strong> dynamic representation <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> within <strong>the</strong> Universityand <strong>the</strong> community.QualificationsThe position <strong>of</strong> <strong>Dean</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> requires an earned doctoral degree as well as adistinguished academic record commensurate with a tenured appointment as a full pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> adepartment in <strong>the</strong> University. Evidence <strong>of</strong> a commitment to shared governance, <strong>the</strong> capacity to providestrong academic leadership, and relevant administrative experience is required.Candidates with evidence <strong>of</strong> strengths in <strong>the</strong> following areas will be preferred:1. Promotion <strong>of</strong> excellence in graduate education with particular knowledge <strong>of</strong> and experience in <strong>the</strong>operations <strong>of</strong> graduate degree-granting programs.2. Understanding <strong>of</strong> and commitment to <strong>the</strong> needs <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> wide variety <strong>of</strong> graduate programs anddisciplines across <strong>the</strong> university.3. Commitment to and capacity for leadership in <strong>the</strong> sustained development <strong>of</strong> scholarly research and aresearch support infrastructure in <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong>.4. Support <strong>of</strong> efforts to recruit and retain students from groups under-represented with respect to racial/ethnic identity, gender, sexual orientation, and first-generation/economic disadvantage. Thisincludes commitment to support programs that prepare students for graduate training.5. Effective management, communication, and interpersonal skills to provide administrative leadershipin working with faculty, academic staff and classified staff at all levels <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> organization.6. Ability to develop human, financial, and physical resources <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong>.7. Ability to develop and maintain partnerships and connections within <strong>the</strong> university, <strong>the</strong> community,and o<strong>the</strong>r educational institutions.8. Commitment to fundraising and alumni relations, particularly financial support for graduateeducation.9. Commitment to streng<strong>the</strong>ning support for graduate student funding.10. Continuing record <strong>of</strong> research in <strong>the</strong> candidate’s field.9

Information for ApplicantsThe Committee will accept applications and nominations until <strong>the</strong> position is filled. Initial screening <strong>of</strong>applications will begin August 3, 2013 and continue until an appointment is made. For bestconsideration, applications must be received on or before August 2, 2013. Applications received afterthis date may not receive consideration. In accordance with Wisconsin’s Open Records Law, <strong>the</strong>confidentiality <strong>of</strong> nominees and applicants will be rigorously honored, if so requested, except that namesand titles <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> finalists must be disclosed.The Chair <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Search and Screen Committee welcomes all inquiries and nominations:. Nominations should include a nominee’s name, position, email and telephonenumber.Application materials should include a cover letter, a complete resume, and contact information for atleast five references, uploaded through <strong>UW</strong>M’s Applicant Information Management System (AIMS):http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/14358For full details about <strong>the</strong> University, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Graduate</strong> <strong>School</strong> and <strong>the</strong> position, please visit:http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/news_events/grad-dean/index.cfm<strong>UW</strong>M is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.10

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