Dean, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts
Florida Institute of Technology
The Dean serves as the chief academic, administrative, and fiscal officer for the College and reports to the Senior Vice President for Academics and Provost.
The CoPLA Dean manages three schools with diverse disciplinary concentrations: the School of Psychology, the School of Behavior Analysis, and the School of Arts and Communication. In addition, the Dean oversees the Department of Military Science (ROTC), CoPLA online programs, the Scott Center for Autism Treatment, and Community Psychological Services (CPS).
The Dean is responsible for accreditation processes, budgeting for each academic unit, fundraising and outreach, and faculty and staff assignments, including hiring and evaluation.
The College of Psychology and Liberal Arts has the mission of providing to students a foundation to the philosophies, concepts, methods of inquiry and knowledge bases underlying the liberal arts, behavioral sciences, and social sciences. The college strives to develop global citizens for a multicultural and technology-driven 21st century, who can realize their full potential through an understanding of cultural diversity, an appreciation of the creative arts, knowledge of the history of human interaction, and developing effective communication and problem-solving skill sets.
The college offers bachelorís degrees in applied behavior analysis, forensic psychology, humanities, multiplatform journalism, psychology and strategic communication, and masterís degrees in applied behavior analysis (ABAI accredited), global strategic communication, industrial/organizational psychology, organizational behavior management, organizational leadership and professional behavior analysis. Doctoral degrees are awarded in behavior analysis (ABAI accredited), industrial/organizational psychology, and clinical psychology (APA accredited since 1983). In addition to these programs offered on campus, the college offers associate degrees in liberal arts and criminal justice, and bachelorís degrees in applied psychology and criminal justice through Florida Tech Online.
Located two miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean in Melbourne, FL, Florida Tech mixes the excitement of rocket launches from nearby Kennedy Space Center with the laid-back atmosphere of a beach community. Historic Downtown Melbourne and the avant garde Eau Gallie Arts District provide many restaurants, night spots, museums, and boutiques. For larger entertainment events, the King Center in north Melbourne and many venues in nearby Orlando deliver plays, concerts, ice shows, and sporting events.
The CoPLA Dean must be a proven leader, fostering collegiality and excellence in scholarship, teaching, student learning, and service to the university, the community, and the profession.
The Dean is expected to provide the energy and vision needed to grow and enhance the excellence of CoPLA programs.
The new Dean will be responsible for articulating the College's mission and vision both within and outside of the College; building relationships with faculty and staff based on trust, transparency and engagement; collaborating across colleges to engage in university initiatives, and effectively and efficiently managing the College's finances.
*Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast, and offers degree programs at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Over 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in fields of study across the five academic colleges of aeronautics, business, engineering and computing, psychology and liberal arts, and science. Florida Tech has the highest level of international diversity of all American universities at the undergraduate level.
In addition to completing our application, please upload a letter of interest that addresses the required qualifications and expected qualities described above, detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for five references.
Application review will begin March 30, 2018, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The earliest start date for this position is June, 2018, although a later start is acceptable.
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For additional information or questions, please contact Frank Webbe, Professor of Psychology and Behavior Analysis, and Chairperson of the CoPLA Dean search committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org and (321) 674-7457.
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