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St. Norbert College
Dean of Curriculum & Senior Diversity Officer  
  Posted Thursday, January 14, 2021
 

St. Norbert College seeks candidates with a record of dynamic academic and administrative accomplishment to serve as the next senior diversity officer and inaugural dean of curriculum. St. Norbert College, a thriving, nationally ranked Catholic liberal arts college known for its academic excellence, international focus, and leadership and service opportunities is situated on an attractive, riverside campus in De Pere, Wisconsin, a community contiguous with the city of Green Bay. St. Norbert is the only college in the world sponsored by the Norbertines, a Catholic order devoted to community, education, and serving the needs of others.

The Dean of Curriculum and Senior Diversity Officer: As both a key institutional leader for all curriculum matters and for College-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, the inaugural Dean of Curriculum and Senior Diversity Officer will have a rich portfolio at St. Norbert. This dean/SDO will lead on curricular initiatives; work to embed diversity, equity, and inclusion holistically within the St. Norbert curriculum and related academic units in support of the college’s broader strategic priorities in this area; and support the areas supervised below. The dean/SDO serves under the direction of and reports to the vice president of academic affairs and is a member of the Vice-President of Academic Affairs Council and Academic Affairs Leadership Council.

As Dean of Curriculum, the dean/SDO will supervise or chair Academic Service Learning, the Center for Global Engagement, the Core Curriculum Committee, the Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee, the First Year Seminar, and the Honors Program. As Senior Diversity Officer, the dean/SDO leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in support of the college’s strategic plan to create a learning and working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed. In this capacity, the dean/SDO serves as a member of the President’s Core Leadership team and is a frequent guest of the President’s Cabinet.

Additional information, including profile containing a full list of responsibilities and qualifications, is available https://apptrkr.com/2114864.

Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by April 1, 2021. Application materials (to include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references - who will not be contacted without permission) must be electronically submitted to: StNorbertCurriculumSDO@academicsearch.org.

Contact:

Human Resources
St. Norbert College
StNorbertCurriculumSDO@academicsearch.org
 

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Dean, College of Liberal Arts  
  Posted Friday, January 08, 2021
 

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) invites nominations and applications for a forward-thinking leader to serve as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). The College of Liberal Arts includes the departments of English, Humanities, Psychology & Sociology, and Social Sciences, as well as the School of Arts, Media & Communication (SAMC), which includes the departments of Art + Design, Communication & Media, Music, and Theatre & Dance. CLA faculty and staff strive to prepare students for productive lives in a diverse, multicultural world by developing their intellectual, creative, communication, and critical-thinking skills.

CLA consists of 147 full-time faculty, including 124 tenured/tenure-line and 23 professional-track faculty, and 20 staff members dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research/creative activity. The college plays a significant role in the university’s core curriculum, accounting for 33 percent of all student credit hours taught at TAMU-CC. Additionally, 20 percent of the university’s graduating students come from CLA.

TAMU-CC is a vibrant, relatively young doctoral granting university and Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). With approximately 11,000 students from 47 states and 54 foreign nations and 1,318 faculty and staff, it combines a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement. In late 2018, TAMU-CC achieved R2 Doctoral University-High Research Activity classification by the Carnegie Commission of Higher Education, which further promotes the university’s culture of innovation and research.

A detailed leadership profile is available at this link.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 18, 2021. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Jen Meyers Pickard, Ph.D. at TAMUCC-CLADean@wittkieffer.com

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact:

Ryan Crawford
WittKieffer
Oak Brook IL
TAMUCC-CLADean@wittkieffer.com
 

University of Northern Colorado
Dean, College of Natural and Health Sciences  
  Posted Thursday, December 17, 2020
 

University of Northern Colorado (UNC) seeks an innovative, visionary, strategic, and creative dean with exceptional leadership, administrative and interpersonal skills to lead the College of Natural and Health Sciences (NHS). 

Founded in 1889, tucked between the Rocky Mountains and Colorado’s stunning high plains, the University of Northern Colorado has grown from its roots as a teacher’s college into an institution with international draw and status. UNC is a public doctoral research university that strives to cultivate the unique potential of each of its 11,000 students. Acclaimed for its expertise in performing arts, education, business, and health sciences, UNC offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs in a broad array of academic disciplines on campus, off campus, and online across five colleges.   

The College of Natural and Health Sciences is one of five academic colleges at UNC and includes four schools (Biological Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Nursing; and Sport and Exercise Science), and seven departments (Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Community Health Education; Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Human Services; Nutrition and Dietetics; Physics and Astronomy).  Notable is the wide breadth of disciplines of this college, physically separated on campus into the physical sciences and health sciences, but a cohesive unit nonetheless. 

The dean of NHS is responsible for academic programs, fiscal resources and personnel within the college. The dean provides leadership to the college in support of faculty development, graduate and undergraduate education, and implementing the strategic vision of the college. In addition, the dean leads external fundraising efforts and is responsible for building relationships with the local community and state-level constituents. The dean reports to the provost and is expected to work collaboratively and in partnership with members of the provost’s leadership team and the university community.  

It is expected that candidates have a terminal degree in a discipline within the College of Natural and Health Sciences and be able to meet the requirements of a full professor. Ideal candidates will also have academic administrative and supervisory experience at the rank of chair or higher or demonstrated equivalent experience. In addition, successful candidates will possess the following personal and professional characteristics: strong interpersonal and communication skills; innovative and visionary leadership acumen; and financial acuity and have experience overseeing complex budgets.  

Nominations, expressions of interest and applications are invited. Interested individuals should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position and curriculum vitae. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For best consideration, application materials should be submitted prior to January 23, 2021. These materials should be submitted electronically at https://careers.unco.edu position number E99912.  Inquiries about the position should be sent via e-mail to the University of Northern Colorado at NHSDeanSearch@unco.edu 

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Title IX employer that is committed to a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body. UNC prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual preference or veteran status. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact:

University of Northern Colorado Dean College of Natural and Health Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
NHSDeanSearch@unco.edu
 

University of Victoria
Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies  
  Posted Friday, December 04, 2020
 

The University of Victoria acknowledges with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the University stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Established in 1963, UVic offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs to over 22,000 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate students. UVic is known for experiential learning and for research that matters. These elements nurture creative activity and ground UVic in the urgency of sustainability and healthy societies; shape a world view with Indigenous and international perspectives; and fuel a commitment to economic well-being, technological advances and social justice. UVic is a rich and supportive learning community with over 900 faculty supporting dynamic and evolving programing and research across ten Faculties and two Divisions.

Dedicated to the principles and practices of professional development and research driven studies, the Faculty of Graduate Studies offers more than 160 graduate programs, to graduate students from across the world, across course-based (professional skillset focus) and thesis/project-based (research focus) programs. The Faculty brings together faculty and graduate students to build a community of transformational educational and innovative research opportunities.

Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies is responsible for providing strategic and administrative leadership to the University’s Graduate Studies programs as the chief academic and administrative officer. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Dean works in collaboration with the other Deans and academic leaders, senior administrators and staff, as well as other key stakeholders to implement and advance UVic’s Strategic Plan and objectives. 

The Dean will be an engaged and proactive leader for the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of Canadian post-secondary graduate education with the ability to champion its values and opportunities across the University and broader community. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated academic track record, knowledge of academic program development and experience in academic administration. The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire innovation and collaboration while meeting the evolving and diverse needs of graduate students, faculty, and staff.

The University of Victoria is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in its living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of its values, UVic seeks members who work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. UVic actively encourages applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of introduction, in confidence, to info@hwest.ca. We will respond to all who express interest.

Contact:

Carol Robinson
University of Victoria
300 - 92 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver BC V7M2E6
Canada
Phone: 6049984032
info@hwest.ca
 

Rowan University
Dean, College of Science & Mathematics  
  Posted Friday, November 13, 2020
 

Rowan University is seeking an innovative and entrepreneurial leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics (CSM).  The Dean will lead the development of a new vision for CSM in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students which advances the University’s mission to provide access to an affordable, quality education for a diverse student body, to create new knowledge to serve humankind, and to serve as an economic engine for our region and the state of New Jersey. We seek a candidate who will lead the CSM community in our scientific, technological, and educational response to society's challenges in sustainability, climate change, and social and environmental justice.

As the chief academic and administrative officer of CSM, the Dean’s responsibilities include: (1) oversight, enhancement, and development of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs including stackable and micro-credential programs; (2) expansion of the college’s research endeavors; (3) recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and promotion of an inclusive environment; (4) fundraising, development of new revenue sources, and budgetary oversight; (5) alumni relations, and (6) enhancing the visibility and reputation of the college.  The Dean will work closely with the Provost and fellow deans to support Rowan University’s distinctive identity, while moving towards Carnegie 1 research status.

The ideal candidate is an exceptional and inspirational leader that values transparency, honesty, and integrity. The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • A terminal degree in one of the College’s disciplines or a related field from an accredited institution
  • An established record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to the rank of Full Professor with tenure, including a sustained and successful externally funded research program
  • Demonstrated commitment to broadening participation of underrepresented and underserved groups in STEM
  • Experience in fundraising and skill at social networking
  • An approach to instruction and mentoring that focuses on preparation for the careers of tomorrow
  • Outstanding  leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with strategic planning and new program development
  • An understanding of faculty needs, with a view towards enhancing pedagogy, research activity, growth, and collaboration
  • A broad vision, incorporating the environmental and societal challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, that promotes academic innovation, private sector integration, and community engagement.

The College of Science & Mathematics enrolls nearly 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, Physics & Astronomy, and Psychology. Further information is available at www.rowan.edu/csm. The position begins July 1, 2021. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin on December 14, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must include: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a vision statement addressing plans for research growth, academic education, diversity and inclusion, sustainability and social justice, 4) full contact information for at least five references. All applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system.

Inquiries only may be directed to CSMDeanSearch2021@rowan.edu.

Rowan University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics. Rowan University is a R2 Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (High Research Activity) with approximately 20,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Ric Edelman College of Communication and Creative Arts, the Colleges of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of three public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes, the Ric & Jean Edelman Planetarium, Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park & Museum, and the Virtual Reality Center. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report.

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://sites.rowan.edu/equity/_docs/policies/eeo-statement.pdf.

Contact:

Search Committee CoChair
Rowan University
Glassboro NJ
Phone: 856-256-4850 CSMDeanSearch2021@rowan.edu
 

University of South Carolina Upstate
Dean, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science  
  Posted Friday, June 19, 2020
 

The University of South Carolina Upstate is seeking a visionary, innovative, enthusiastic, and student-centered leader to serve as Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The candidate should possess a record of academic administrative and teaching excellence, multi-disciplinary collaboration, and inclusive decision-making. The ideal candidate must successfully engage and work well with various stakeholders – faculty, staff, students, fellow administrators, and community members – in building a vision for the College that emphasizes academic excellence. The College currently has 11 majors, 29 minors, and 1 certificate program.

Key duties include:

•Recruiting, developing, and managing an outstanding faculty;

•Identifying and building academic programs for 21st century undergraduate and graduate students;

•Identifying and crafting strategies for student recruitment and retention;

•Identifying and cultivating community engagement opportunities;

•Managing the College’s social media presence;

•Overseeing the development of all academic programs within the College;

•Creating an inclusive, team-oriented environment among faculty and staff;

•Managing a large budget.

The ideal candidate must be demonstrate experience as both a team member and team leader, should understand the importance of both budget and personnel management, have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, promote and encourage critical thinking, be able to attract external funding, create and strengthen ties with the community, and possess strong communication skills.

The University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC, is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina system, and is among the fastest growing universities in the state. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked USC Upstate No.1 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the South. USC Upstate has also been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, student and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university’s international character. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country, the campus is within easy driving distance to the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6,300 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body, many of whom are first-generation students. We are an EOE/AA employer and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for the faculty, staff, and administrators. We week a leader committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity at USC Upstate. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Education and Experience: The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution, a clear record of distinguished teaching and scholarship, and qualify as a full professor in one of the College’s disciplines. In addition, candidates should have a minimum of three years of experience at the Department or Division Head, or Center Director level or above, as well as a proven record of faculty supervision. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a combined five years of experience at the Department or Division Head, or Center Director level or above.

Applicant Instructions: Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Submissions must be complete for consideration. For a complete job description and to apply, go to: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/82449 

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Contact:

Dr. Chris Bender, Chair, Search Committee
USC Upstate
Spartanburg SC
Phone: (864) 503-5755 cbender@uscupstate.edu
 

Institution President
University of Redlands
President  
  Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2021
 

The University of Redlands (http://www.redlands.edu/) and its Board of Trustees seek an enthusiastic and inspirational leader for the role of president. The 12th president will have proven leadership experience and capabilities, will understand the opportunities and challenges confronting private higher education today and in the ever-evolving future, and will demonstrate a determination and the confidence to set aspirational goals and a bold agenda to advance the institution.

Established in 1907, the University of Redlands, with nearly 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students, blends liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors and self-designed contracts for graduation. The University’s beautiful 160-acre main campus is located in Southern California’s Inland Empire, one of the fastest-growing population centers in the U.S., halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. Other campuses include six regional locations across Southern California that provide innovative programs for working professionals and a wooded 13-acre campus in Marin County, which became part of the University of Redlands in 2019 with the merger between the University and San Francisco Theological Seminary.

This presidency affords an exceptional opportunity to lead an institution with a proud history and an outstanding reputation at a time when the University is on the precipice of closing out a successful $200 million capital campaign and embarking on its next strategic plan. The next president will build community and galvanize the various sectors of the University around a common vision for the institution’s future; diversify revenue streams; embrace and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion with a commitment to action and outcomes that will lead all people to feel secure, heard, and respected; and be a visible, enthusiastic presence and fundraiser. For additional information about the University, the position, the qualifications sought, and how to apply, please review the presidential search prospectus: https://apptrkr.com/2110097

The University of Redlands is being assisted by Academic Search. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion by contacting Sharon Herzberger at Sharon.Herzberger@academicsearch.org, Jay Lemons at Jay.Lemons@academicsearch.org, or Andrea Cowsert at Andrea.Cowsert@academicsearch.org.

This position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 22, 2021, can be assured full consideration.

Submission of a resume or application indicates agreement that the University may verify any and all information contained therein. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Redlands is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact:

Sharon Herzberger
University of Redlands
Sharon.Herzberger@academicsearch.org
 

New College of Florida
President  
  Posted Monday, January 11, 2021
 

New College of Florida, a top ranked public, four-year undergraduate college and the state of Florida’s legislatively designated honors college for the liberal arts and sciences, seeks a new president.  The position replaces Dr. Donal O'Shea, who will retire effective June 30, 2021. 

New College offers a personal and collaborative learning environment, where faculty and students engage in in-depth exploration of ideas and subject matter, and where students have the freedom to chart their own academic course and prepare for their future career. Since 2001, the college has earned top five rankings from Forbes, the Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, Fiske Guide to Colleges, The Wall Street Journal and others as one of the nation’s premier public liberal arts colleges. New College is also a national leader in Fulbright Scholarship recipients, having produced more than 50 undergraduate Fulbright winners in the past decade. 

As the State of Florida’s legislatively-designated “honors college for the liberal arts,” New College is the only public college or university in the state whose sole mission is to provide an undergraduate education of the highest caliber to high potential students from around the country. Located on a beautiful 110-acre campus on sunny Sarasota Bay, New College provides an ideal learning environment for intellectually curious, motivated students who thrive on active learning and are drawn to a rigorous academic curriculum. More about the college and the search may be found at www.ncf.edu

In 2018, the Board of Trustees adopted a ten-year strategic plan, Cultivating Curiosity. Unleashing Potential., which outlines the college’s plan to grow enrollment from 727 students in 2019-20 to 1,200 students in 2024-25 and increase four-year graduation rates from 56% to 80%.

Buoyed by a three-year, $9 million investment from the state, New College has expanded its faculty to 98, rolled out new academic programs and increased student services. In 2020, the Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System of Florida, recognized New College’s excellence on its 10 performance-based metrics and awarded $4 million to the institution.

With its history of innovation and commitment to academic excellence, New College seeks a president who believes in transforming lives through outstanding public liberal arts education who will join them in their aspiration to be recognized among the top 20 liberal arts colleges in the nation. The president must be an inspiring, visionary champion of the liberal arts with the ability to harness the collective energy, talent, resources and passion of the college's constituents to achieve its goal.

Candidates for the position should demonstrate evidence of significant, successful leadership experience in a complex organizational setting; an understanding of and ability to advocate for the College’s mission; a commitment to the value and promise of outstanding, innovative liberal arts education; a deep abiding interest in student success, academic excellence, diversity, equity, inclusion and access; proven ability to lead the College's fund-raising efforts; and the interpersonal skills to develop productive relationships with all members of the College community and other key stakeholder groups (donors, legislators, etc.)  A Ph.D., an advanced degree, and/or equivalent executive experience that would command the respect and complete confidence of the college community is required.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile.

WittKieffer is assisting New College of Florida in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 28, 2021. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries may be directed to NCFPresident@wittkieffer.com.

It is important for candidates to note that under Florida’s Sunshine Laws, all application materials are available for public review upon request.

NCF is committed to the principles of equal educational and employment opportunities for, and nondiscrimination towards applicants and employees with respect to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran status, as provided by law, and in accordance with NCF’s respect for personal dignity. It is NCF’s goal to create and maintain a work and study environment that is positive and free of unlawful discrimination. Further, NCF encourages the recognition of the diversity of its population and seeks to promote delivery systems, curricula activities, and programs that reflect this diversity in all facets of life at NCF.

Contact:

Veena Abraham
WittKieffer
Oak Brook IL
NCFPresident@wittkieffer.com
 

Westfield State University
President  
  Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2020
 

Westfield State University seeks nominations of and applications from exceptional leaders who would like to join this community as its next president.

Westfield State is an institution that values a strong community, collaboration, and camaraderie. The spirit of these values can be seen in the faculty and staff who consistently go the extra mile to ensure the University's success and the growth and success of its students. One of nine state universities operating under the direction of the Board of Higher Education and its executive agency and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Westfield State University is governed by an 11-member Board of Trustees. Westfield State University is committed to providing students of every generation with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first co-educational, teacher-training college in America, founded by Horace Mann in 1839, to offer an education without barrier to race, gender, or economic status. The University continues Horace Mann’s guiding principles that education is the great equalizer and the social engine of democracy. Westfield State is dedicated to and continues to live its tradition of providing educational, working, and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, and individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds. The institution seeks a new leader to build on this legacy and galvanize the community around its longstanding mission and purpose, and its aspiration to be a national model for outstanding, accessible public higher education.

Located in western Massachusetts approximately 90 miles from Boston, two and a half hours to New York City, and 30 minutes from the Hartford, Northampton, Amherst, and Springfield Metro area, Westfield State’s beautiful 256-acre suburban campus is home to 3,778 full-time undergraduates, 854 part-time undergraduates, and 766 graduate students across four colleges: the College of Education, Health, and Human Services; the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Mathematics and Sciences; and the College of Graduate and Continuing Education. The University is ranked 26th among the top public universities in the Regional Universities–North category by U.S. News & World Report, leading the Massachusetts state university system in the annual overall rankings for that category. The University has steadily climbed in the annual Money magazine’s “Best Colleges 2020” list, notably jumping 33 spots from 187 to 154.

The University seeks a president who will bring the Westfield State community together around its strategic priorities, goals, and identity to address current challenges and capitalize on opportunities, and who will join with faculty, staff, and students to promote student engagement and success. A resilient and forward-thinking medium-sized residential university, Westfield State seeks a president who can tap into the University's collective energy, talent, and ideas to develop and implement long-term strategies for success. Given the economic, public health, and social change forces bearing down on public higher education, Westfield State seeks a president who will work with the campus community to adapt strategic priorities to the new realities, support innovative approaches to solving problems, build relationships and partnerships to advance the institution, ensure financial sustainability, ensure the execution of successful enrollment strategies, invest in faculty and student success, and further diversity, equity, and inclusion broadly across the community and the region.

Interested candidates should review the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Guidelines and Procedures for the Search, Selection, Appointment and Removal of State University and Community College Presidents. The Presidential Search Committee will preliminarily screen all applicants and recommend three to five finalists for further vetting by the Westfield State University Board of Trustees and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Finalists will be asked to participate in open campus meetings in March/April 2021. Final appointment is subject to background check and approval by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. The president is expected to begin on July 1, 2021.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile at wittkieffer.com. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by Friday, February 12, 2021.

WittKieffer is assisting Westfield State University in this search. Application materials can be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to the University’s consultants, Lucy Leske, Robert Luke and Christine Pendleton at WSU-President@wittkieffer.com.

Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.

 

Contact:

Lucy Leske
WittKieffer
Oak Brook IL
WSU-President@wittkieffer.com
 

Other Jobs
Wilkes University
Senior Vice President and Provost  
  Posted Wednesday, January 06, 2021
 

Wilkes University is seeking an innovative leader to serve as the next Senior Vice President and Provost (SVP). The SVP is the chief academic officer for the University with budgetary oversight for academic programs and resources, and responsibility for curricular development, review, and innovation. The SVP is the second-ranking campus leader and conducts the duties of the Office of the President when the President is unavailable. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of administrative experience in academic affairs, a demonstrated commitment to shared governance and a significant academic record of teaching and scholarship.

The Position

The SVP will partner with a new President to secure Wilkes’ future by implementing positive change to meet the current challenges facing independent higher education. The SVP will establish a vision for academic affairs that builds on the University’s strong tradition of academic excellence, engage with the faculty in support of innovation and be dedicated to implementing change through communication and effective shared governance. There is opportunity to advance the quality and reputation of the University’s curricular and co-curricular programs while strengthening the University’s financial health.

The University currently offers degree programs through six schools: The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, The College of Science and Engineering, the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership, the Passan School of Nursing, and the School of Education. Collectively, these colleges/schools currently enroll 4,781 students, of which about half are undergraduate and the other half are graduate and first professional students.

The SVP will be a seasoned academic professional, with solid scholarly credentials, high energy, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a passion for innovation. The successful candidate will be a collaborative but decisive leader, who is comfortable considering and, when appropriate, pursuing initiatives that entail risk. The SVP is expected to assume office on or before July 1, 2021.

Applications and Nominations

Nominations, inquiries, and application materials can be submitted to WilkesProvost@academicsearch.org. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 12, 2021 can be assured full consideration. For more information on Wilkes University, the position, and the application procedures, please visit this link: https://apptrkr.com/2114025

Contact:

Human Resources
Wilkes University
WilkesProvost@academicsearch.org
 

University of Alaska Anchorage
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences  
  Posted Tuesday, January 05, 2021
 

The University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications and nominations for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The dean will assume office in summer 2021.

With more than 200 faculty members, CAS serves more than 8,500 students each semester in 37 undergraduate degree programs, as well as master's and Ph.D. programs. CAS offers degree programs that prepare professionals for high demand jobs in Alaska in biology, chemistry, geology, anthropology, psychology, education, journalism and mass media; and courses in science and mathematics for students preparing for careers in engineering, nursing and other health occupations. The School of Education has been added to the College. CAS is a center of research, scholarship, and creativity; and, with grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities and other agencies, has doubled its research funding approximately every seven years. CAS has many partnerships with agencies and institutions throughout the state.

The Dean is assisted by an administrative team of three Associate Deans, three department and school directors, and the Director of Finance and Operations, Human Resources Director, and Senior Academic Manager. Two institutes report to the Dean: the Environmental and Natural Resources Institute and Alaskan Center for Conservation Science.

The new Dean can influence statewide policy for higher education and quality of life in Alaska. UAA is a comprehensive open-access university enrolling nearly 18,000 students, and is committed to excellence, student success, access, and workforce development. For a full list of required and preferred experiences and attributes, see the full profile at: https://apptrkr.com/2109852.

Academic Search is assisting in the Dean search. Prospective candidates and nominators may arrange a confidential discussion with senior consultants Stacey Morgan Foster, J.D., stacey.foster@academicsearch.org; or Andrea Warren Hamos, Ph.D., andrea.hamos@academicsearch.org. For additional information about University of Alaska Anchorage, please visit https://www.uaa.alaska.edu.

Applications should be submitted to UAACASDean@academicsearch.org and include a CV, a cover letter that addresses the qualifications in the profile, and a list of five references. Please see the full profile for important instructions. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 25, 2021 can be assured full consideration.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: https://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination. Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Contact:

HR
University of Alaska Anchorage
UAACASDean@academicsearch.org
 

University of Colorado Denver
Sr VC Strategic Enrollment Student Success  
  Posted Monday, December 21, 2020
 

The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) seeks an experienced, strategic, and inspiring leader with an unwavering commitment to students to serve as its inaugural senior vice chancellor for strategic enrollment and student success.

Part of the University of Colorado System, the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) is a comprehensive urban research institution in metropolitan Denver. With eight schools and colleges, the university is home to more than 15,000 students and 1,138 faculty members, offering 110 degree programs both in-person and online. Since 2004, CU Denver and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have worked together as a consolidated university with administrative, research, and academic shared services that support and advance the missions of both campuses.

Reporting directly to a new provost and executive vice chancellor and with a dotted line to Chancellor Michelle Marks who joined the CU Denver community on July 1, 2020, the senior vice chancellor will work with key stakeholders to imagine, develop, and drive the optimal student experience from pre-enrollment through graduation. As a member of the chancellor's cabinet and key advisor to the chancellor as well as a member of the provost's leadership team, the senior vice chancellor will structure and lead a recently- created division, providing strategic, visionary, and over-arching leadership to a constellation of offices and services focused on enrollment management, student success, and student affairs that - once combined - will promote seamless student support and a culture of engagement and belonging across the university.

The senior vice chancellor will have oversight of a $40 million portfolio comprised of 250 staff that includes student recruitment and retention; student enrollment operations and compliance; student success initiatives; academic achievement; the Auraria Library; student and campus community engagement; health and wellness advocacy and support; and international affairs. Working closely with the provost, chancellor, and CFO, the senior vice chancellor will lead the creation and implementation of the university's first integrated plan for strategic enrollment management and student success that is aligned with the university's new strategic plan (to be completed by June 2021).

CU Denver seeks an experienced, dynamic, collaborative, and nimble leader who builds trust and forms solid partnerships to advance student-centered initiatives that advance and improve the student experience and support faculty teaching excellence. The senior vice chancellor will bring significant expertise and success in enrollment management and will possess a demonstrated commitment to diversity in all its forms, advancing CU Denver's diversity, equity, and inclusion agenda through successful student enrollment, retention, engagement, and support strategies and initiatives. Deft leadership, communication, and inclusiveness skills are essential along with analytic strength and technological sophistication; a proven capacity for embedding institutional values within enrollment and student affairs priorities and aspirations; and the ability to keep student welfare always at the forefront by anticipating and responding to matters that influence recruitment, retention, and the student experience.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. A description of the position can be found at wittkieffer.com and at CU Denver's search website. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 15, 2021. Interested parties may apply via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile. For more information, questions or nominations, please contact CU Denver's consultants, Jen Meyers Pickard Ph.D., Melissa Fincher, and Robin Mamlet at: CUDenverSeniorViceChancellor@wittkieffer.com.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Contact:

Jen Meyers Pickard Ph.D., Melissa Fincher and Robin Mamlet, Consultants
WittKieffer
Oak Brook IL
CUDenverSeniorViceChancellor@wittkieffer.com
 

Montclair State University
President  
  Posted Monday, December 14, 2020
 

The Board of Trustees of Montclair State University is seeking nominations and applications for the position of President. This leader will succeed Dr. Susan A. Cole, who will retire in July 2021 after 23 years of extraordinary contributions to the University.

Montclair State University is an R2 research institution ranked in the top tier of national universities. Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, the University today has 10 colleges and schools that serve 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252- acre suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City, Montclair State welcomes a very diverse population of students and delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive and sophisticated academic environment that has a feeling of community that is more typical of a smaller institution.

Over the past decade, the University’s enrollment has more than doubled, and Montclair State has taken its place as one of New Jersey’s most successfully diverse institutions while expanding its degree offerings and earning national and state recognition as a research university. In recent years, the University has created a number of important research centers and institutes, as well as four new schools and colleges: the School of Communication and Media, home to one of the nation’s most advanced media production facilities and over 1,000 students; the John J. Cali School of Music, which together with the Department of Theatre and Dance has gained a national and international reputation for educating performing artists; University College, which serves close to 2,000 pre-major students; and a new, highly innovative School of Nursing. Montclair State University is enjoying an exciting period of transition and growth and has elevated aspirations for its future. The University has built considerable momentum in recent decades, and the new president will be expected to build on that momentum, achieving wide recognition for Montclair State as a distinctive and distinguished member of the nation’s public research universities. The Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced, forward-looking and progressive leader who will be presented with the following opportunities for professional and personal fulfillment:

  • Serve as the leader of a campus “on the move” which has made exciting gains in enrollment, programs, facilities and reputation;
  • Collaborate regularly with an exceptional and nimble team of administrators, faculty and staff in perfecting Montclair State’s value proposition, which is its ability to deliver the highest quality of academic programs at affordable costs;
  • Participate in the entrepreneurial spirit that has enabled the University to successfully develop many innovative programs and services, and create new ways to further serve the region’s needs;
  • Interact regularly with and serve as a role model for the University’s highly diverse, engaged and caring students, who are appreciative of Montclair State’s academic and co-curricular programs and eager to apply these resources to their own growth and development;
  • Partner with the region’s leaders – government, private sector, industry, academic, media and community – to convey Montclair State’s commitment to improving the well-being and prosperity of the state; and
  •  Work and reside in a vibrant metropolitan area that provides for the highest quality of life and a diversity of people, resources and activities.

Additional information about the position, including a leadership profile can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.

WittKieffer is assisting in this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin in February 2021 with the goal of announcing the new President in late spring 2021. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 1, 2021. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae and a letter of application. These materials should be submitted electronically using the WittKieffer candidate portal. Questions or nominations can be directed to Montclair State’s consultants at WittKieffer: John K. Thornburgh, Robin Mamlet and Alejandra Gillette-Teran at: MontclairStatePresident@wittkieffer.com.

EEO/AA Statement Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. For more information, visit www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity

Contact:

John Thornburgh, Consultant
WittKieffer
MontclairStatePresident@wittkieffer.com
 

Provost/Vice President
D'Youville College
Vice President for Academic Affairs  
  Posted Friday, January 15, 2021
 

D’Youville—a growing, diverse urban campus community committed to instilling character in students so that they become change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good—invites nominations, inquiries, and applications for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). A member of the President’s Council, the VPAA reports directly to President Lorrie Clemo. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, education, and the liberal arts and sciences, D’Youville offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. The next VPAA is expected to start around July 1, 2021.

Located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo, NY, D’Youville is a highly regarded private, coeducational institution of approximately 2,800 students. Founded in 1908, D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. Honoring its Catholic heritage and longstanding commitment to service, the university welcomes students from every culture, faith, and background. Coeducational since 1971, the institution strives to expand opportunity to diverse learners, including adults, first generation, low income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education. D’Youville seeks a VPAA who understands this changing landscape in higher education, and who can provide compelling leadership for inclusive excellence while helping grow on-campus and online enrollment and support on-time degree completion.

D’Youville’s next VPAA will be an essential partner in leading next steps in the evolution of a progressive, forward-looking institution that strives to reimagine what it does for today’s generation of students. Working collaboratively with the members of the President’s Council to create a holistic university experience that transcends the classroom, the VPAA will bring an inclusive vision for the liberal arts and health sciences disciplines to strengthen collaboration across the campus and leverage the shared commitment to innovation in service to students and community.

Academic Search is assisting D’Youville is this search. Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Dr. Pamela Balch, Senior Consultant, at pamela.balch@academicsearch.org or Dr. Andrea Warren Hamos, Vice President for Leadership Development and Senior Consultant, at andrea.hamos@academicsearch.org. For more information about the institution, position, leadership agenda, qualifications, and the application and nomination process, please review the Full Position Profile: https://apptrkr.com/2123335

Contact:

Pamela Balch
D'Youville College
pamela.balch@academicsearch.org
 


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