From top, Aloysius Helminck, Jens-Christian Meiners and Michael Kruger

Three finalists have been identified for the position of dean of the College of Natural Sciences. The three finalists are scheduled to participate over a two-day period of visits that covers department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students and internal and external constituents; and a public presentation.

Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend.

The campus visits of the three candidates have been scheduled as follows:

  • Aloysius Helminck, visiting April 18–19
    Professor and (former) Head
    Department of Mathematics
    North Carolina State University
    Public Presentation: Tuesday, April 19, 3–4:15 p.m. in Crawford Hall Room 115
  • Jens-Christian Meiners, visiting April 21–22
    Professor of Physics and Biophysics and (former) Head
    Department of Biophysics, College of Literature, Science and Arts
    University of Michigan
    Public Presentation: Friday, April 22, 3–4:15 p.m. in Crawford Hall Room 115
  • Michael Kruger, visiting May 2–3
    Associate Dean of Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences; Interim Chair, Department of Geophysics and Curators’ Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Missouri – Kansas City
    Public Presentation: Tuesday, May 2, 3–4:15 p.m. in Crawford Hall Room 115

“We were fortunate to have received a strong pool of highly qualified candidates. I would like to thank the search advisory committee for their outstanding work in identifying these three finalists from the pool, and for their efforts and commitment to the search,” said Interim Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman.

“As always, we encourage UH faculty, staff, students and the public to come out and meet the candidates, and we look forward to receiving their input to assist in hiring the best person for the position,” added Bley-Vroman.

For more information about the search process, including a list of the members of the search advisory committee, the campus visit daily schedule and the candidate biographies, see the search website.

For more information, visit the College of Natural Sciences website.