College of Human Sciences
The Florida State University (www.fsu.edu) announces the search for Dean of the College of Human Sciences. The Dean is the chief academic/administrative officer of the College, and reports to the Provost and Executive VP for Academic Affairs.
About Florida State University
A dynamic, competitive, elite research institution, Florida State University (FSU) is world-renowned for the quality of its faculty, academic programs and a focus on developing graduates who are innovators and leaders. From its renown in the sciences, arts and humanities, to a service-learning mission that is a model for the nation, an entrepreneurial culture, championship athletics and a prime location in the heart of the state capital, FSU is widely known for offering an outstanding academic environment. The Florida Legislature this year designated FSU as a preeminent university in the state.
Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research Extensive and Community Engaged University, Florida State is proud of its rich heritage and core values that champion excellence at every level. Covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today, FSU offers more than 320 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional, and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law. Each year the University awards approximately 3,000 graduate and professional degrees. Building on its unique strengths, FSU is one of the most student-centered universities in the United States, distinctively providing academic rigor and an amazing array of research, creative efforts and engagement opportunities to students in a personal and caring atmosphere.
College of Human Sciences
The College of Human Sciences is the fourth largest college at FSU with over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students which began in 1905. The College of Human Sciences is the flagship program in human sciences in Florida. It is a multidisciplinary academic unit and encompasses fields of study that address the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The College of Human Sciences seeks to address global challenges and opportunities related to the physical, behavioral, and economic factors influencing the health and development of individuals, families and communities. The faculty focuses on quality of life issues that promote healthy diet and exercise to satisfying personal relationships to sustainable consumer products. Programs of study in the College prepare students to work and succeed in the global environment of the 21st century. The programs are located in one of three departments: Family and Child Sciences (FCS), Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences (NFES), and Retail, Merchandising and Product Development (RMPD). The faculty is known nationally for research on relationships and families designed to inform public policy, the influence of diet and exercise on chronic disease and aging, consumers in the marketplace, and development of fashionable and functional apparel.
The College of Human Sciences offers 12 undergraduate majors and masters and doctoral programs in Human Sciences and Marriage and Family Therapy. The College is fully accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). In addition, the College has a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and a Dietetic Internship (DI) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CADE), an athletic training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), a doctoral program in marriage and family therapy accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), and a Certification in Family Life Education approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).
The College has an Eminent Scholar in Family and Child Sciences who directs the Family Institute. The department of Family and Child Sciences also operates the Center for Couple and Family Therapy and the Center for Better Health and Life in Underserved Populations. Other centers and institutes within the College include the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging, the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine, operated by the Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science, and the Center for Retail Merchandising and Product Development, operated by the Department of Retail, Merchandising and Product Development.
The College of Human Sciences has an endowment of over $10.5 M and has over $1.49 M in current contracts and grants.
The Committee is seeking a dynamic leader and scholar candidate who holds a terminal degree and demonstrates strong experience in teaching and research, a proven record of collaborative leadership, grant writing, commitment to shared governance, excellent administrative and interpersonal skills, and success in fund raising/alumni relations for a growing College.
The Search Process
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research philosophy and contact information for three references (will be considered in confidence) to: email@example.com. Review of these materials will begin immediately and will continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred that nominations and applications be submitted by September 13, 2013.
The Florida State University is committed to the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, and to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.