Dean of the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Dean of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Claflin University


Claflin University, founded in 1869, is a private, liberal arts college serving the state of South Carolina, the nation, and the world through its rigorous academic programs, research and scholarship, and commitment to serve. This HBCU serves over 1,900 students from every region of the United States and more than 20 international countries. The University seeks a new Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics who will be an innovative and visionary academic leader.


The successful candidate will be an outstanding advocate for the school, with both internal and external stakeholders, as well as an exceptional communicator in all forms, while incorporating an appropriate emphasis on face-to-face interaction. The University is seeking an experienced and successful college professor who possesses a strong record of scholarship and is committed to progressively responsible administrative and academic leadership.


Claflin University is known for its rich legacy of STEM graduates. Many professional and graduate schools often recruit Claflin graduates for enrollment. Several of the School’s alumni are employed at Fortune 500 companies in Silicon Valley and in investment banking.


Qualifications include: An earned doctorate in one of the disciplines in the School, and experiences and accomplishments sufficient to merit appointment to the rank of Professor, with appropriate academic and administration experiences, including: budgeting, faculty recruitment, professional development, performance evaluation, and strategic plan development. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, academic administrators, and members of the University Community, as well as students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, helping them become successful scientists and scholars.  


A complete leadership profile including the full list of expectations, qualifications, and characteristics, as well as application requirements, may be found on our website.


Applications & Nominations


To assure full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2023.


The application package should be submitted electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF format and must include:

  • A Letter of Interest that responds to the Position Profile and the specific Qualifications for the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics;
  • A current CV or resume; and
  • The names and contact information (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for five professional references. References will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant but should be available for contact if the applicant is selected for interview.


Applications should be submitted electronically to:


Inquiries and nominations are encouraged and should be directed to:


Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd

Executive Search Consultant

AGB Search



Dr. Wayne Wormley

Executive Search Consultant

AGB Search




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Claflin University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and South Carolina State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Claflin University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and complete employment eligibility verification paperwork.