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Applications and Nominations Sought

posted September 23, 1998


Dean of Social Sciences

Applications and nominations are being accepted now through Monday, Nov. 16, 1998 for the position of Dean of Social Sciences. The Dean of Social Sciences has administrative responsibilities for academic and non-academic personnel, which includes teaching and research and operational budgets, as well as physical facilities and instructional technology for 12 academic departments, 4 service units and related academic personnel administration for six research units. The division has approximately 280 budgeted FTE faculty (one fifth of the campus FTE), plus Unit 18 lecturers, adjunct faculty, librarians, professional research and post-doctoral appointments. The division has a permanent budget of approximately $29.3 million in state funds. The division teaches one-quarter of the campus' student FTE, and the bulk of the new American Cultures breadth requirement for the entire campus. The overall ranking of several of the departments is in the top five. This search is restricted to full professors at UC Berkeley and the appointment is effective Jan. 1, 1999.

The Dean of Social Sciences meets regularly with the executive vice chancellor and provost's Council of Deans. The dean also meets regularly with the other five divisional deans in the College of Letters and Science to discuss matters of mutual concern, such as college policy issues, shared administrative resources, interdepartmental instructional programs and fundraising issues. The dean works closely with other campus units such as the Library, Budget and Planning, Physical Plant, etc. The dean is an important asset and participates fully in fundraising on behalf of both the division and the college.

Faculty, students, alumni and staff are welcome to nominate candidates. Applications and nominations may be sent to the search committee c/o Kimberly Adkinson, 200 California Hall, #1500. All nominations and applications will be kept confidential.


Dean, International and Area Studies

The campus seeks a Dean of International and Area Studies effective Jan. 1, 1999. International and Area Studies includes the Institute of International Studies, the Institute of East Asian Studies, and 12 centers devoted to world area studies. This search is restricted to full professors at UC Berkeley.

The mission of the institutes and centers is to provide institutional structure for research in international and area studies and to promote interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration among campus departments and between instructional and research units. These units play pivotal roles in maintaining and enhancing the excellence of Berkeley's academic and research programs in international and area studies.

The dean has primary responsibility for the leadership and management of the institutes and centers and must be a tenured member of the Berkeley faculty. The Dean also oversees the instructional programs, library, international service programs and fundraising activities of the institutes and centers, and coordinates and promotes their activities.

Applicants should have academic and research records of international distinction in international or area studies and evidence of administrative and fundraising experience. Nominations and applications with full resume and the names of at least three references should be submitted by Nov. 16, 1998 to IAS Dean Search Committee, c/o Kimberly Adkinson, Office of the Chancellor, 200 California Hall, # 1500.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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