Michigan State University has selected Harris Search Associates to lead its search for the next Dean of the College of Social Science

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan.  It is considered to be one of America's Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public research universities in the United States.  MSU is the eighth-largest university in the United States, with 47,800 students and 2,954 faculty members. The school's nuclear physics, economics, engineering, business, education, osteopathic medicine, political science, journalism, packaging, fisheries and wildlife, forestry, and criminal justice programs are among the nation's best. MSU’s study-abroad program is the largest of any single-campus university in the country with 17 colleges offering more than 200 programs in 60 countries on all continents including Antarctica.

MSU's College of Social Science is a community of scholars committed to creating, disseminating, and applying knowledge in the social, behavioral and economic sciences. Faculty engage in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative research to gain in-depth answers to real world problems on local, national, and international levels. Students prepare to become leaders through challenging coursework and enriching practical experiences. The college is the largest and among the most diverse at MSU; more than 6,300 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in its 13 major disciplines. Nearly 400 tenured and tenure-stream faculty provide instructional, research, and outreach services within its eight departments, three schools, and seven centers and institutes.

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 53 offices in 35 countries worldwide. Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

A detailed profile for the assignment will be available soon.

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