Announcements > Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Duke University seeks candidates for Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment. The Dean of the Nicholas School is the School's chief academic and administrative officer and reports to the Provost and the President.

The School's mission is to create knowledge and leaders of consequence for a sustainable future; to further understanding of basic earth and environmental processes and human behavior related to the environment; and to serve and inform society about environmental challenges.

The successful candidate will be a respected scholar in a field relating to environmental or earth science or policy, and will have significant administrative experience in the academic, government and/or nonprofit sectors; superb strategic planning and financial management skills; a track record of successful fundraising; and a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in professional life.

Applications and nominations for the Nicholas Dean search, as well as questions pertaining to the search, should be sent to the confidential address: Applications should include a current CV; nominations should include contact information for the candidate. The search committee will begin reviewing applications October 9, 2017, and submit its recommendation to the Provost and President by December 31, 2017. Additional information can be found at

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