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School of Natural Sciences Dean

Position Profile and Constituent Input Links

  • Draft SNS Dean Position Profile  
  • Here you can share your perspectives and suggestions regarding the opportunities, challenges, and priorities for this position as well as the characteristics required for success. Please respond by May 20, 2024 to ensure your input is considered in finalizing the position description and launching the recruitment.

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Listening Sessions 

Stakeholder Date Time
SNS Faculty Monday, April 29 & Thursday, May 2 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. & 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
SNS Non-Senate (Unit 18) Faculty Tuesday, April 30 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
SNS Department & Graduate Group Chairs Thursday, May 9 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SNS Post-doctoral Researchers & Project Scientists Tuesday, April 30 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
SNS Staff Wednesday, May 1 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
SNS Graduate Students Tuesday, April 30 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
SNS Undergraduate Students Monday, April 29 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Chancellor's Cabinet Tuesday, May 14 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Deans' Council TBD  

SNS Dean Search Committee Membership

The membership is currenlty being identifed in consulation wth the School of Natural Sciences as well as the Academic Senate, ASCUM, GSA, and the non-Senate Academic Council.


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