Dean, School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences


The University of Mount is seeking the position of Dean to provide innovative and visionary leadership to a growing and dynamic School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. This is a full-time, exempt position, with the responsibility to lead and manage the academic programs, faculty, and staff housed within the School.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Responsible for providing leadership and management of academic programs.
  • Developing and promoting curricula to non-traditional, online, and traditional student populations.
  • Advocating and developing support for academic programs, collegiate clubs, and academic outreach opportunities.
  • Evidence of ability to provide development and maintenance funding of academic support facilities and campuses.
  • Ensuring all SABS programs are adhering to University approved timelines for program review and assessment.
  • Providing visionary leadership for the development of academic programs to meet the demands of 21st-century careers.
  • Fostering an environment for faculty, staff, and students in which service, scholarly work, academic excellence, and creativity are expected and valued.
  • Working collaboratively with the Agribusiness Center and other University support units to promote the School and University.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor as required to meet the needs of the University and the School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree (PhD, or EdD) required with a focus in agriculture, agricultural education, extension, life sciences, or higher education leadership in a related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of five years of administrative experience at the Dean, Division, or Department Chair level in higher education.
  • Previous demonstration of visionary leadership and innovation in curriculum development and programming.
  • Previous demonstration successful teaching experience at the collegiate level.
  • Previous demonstration of development potential to support academic programming and expansion
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with constituents both internally and externally.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Cordelia Wilcox, Director of Human Resources, at  Accepting applications until position is filled. Please, no phone inquiries.  The University of Mount Olive is committed to diversity and offers a competitive salary and benefits.