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Associate/Assistant Dean or Director
Morgan State University
Associate Dean Faculty Administration and Research  
  Posted Monday, January 06, 2020
 

The James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts at Morgan State University is the largest academic unit at Morgan with over 1,300 students, and nearly 125 full and part-time faculty members.

The Associate Dean for Faculty and Administration reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and assumes a central role in the day-to-day management of the Dean’s office, as well as management of the Dean office’s finances, projects, and initiatives to ensure University compliance. The successful candidate will have an in-depth understanding of policies, processes, and programs in the College of Liberal Arts and how they support both the College’s and University’s missions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include:

• Overseeing all faculty curriculum processes in accordance with University and College policies and priorities of the Dean;

• Overseeing programs and processes that promote collaboration and community and regional linkages in support of University and College goals;

• Overseeing the academic year, winter session, and summer session course schedules, and being responsible for academic assessment planning throughout the College;

• Overseeing College facilities in accordance with University and College policies, procedures, and regulations to ensure optimal space utilization for instructions and research as well as a physical work environment to meet the needs and goals of faculty, students, and staff in the College;

• Providing high-level administrative support to the Dean, working with a wide range of internal and external constituents, including faculty, University leaders, external constituents, including external professional consultants, and alumni/ae;

• Assisting with the preparation of reports and documentation required for accreditation on a timely basis;

• Assisting in the preparation of the College annual report;

• Providing timely reports to the Dean as requested;

• Encouraging and providing leadership for research;

• Coordinating the College interdisciplinary programs;

• Recommending faculty development programs and grantmanships;

• Performing other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Basic Qualifications:

• Requires an earned doctorate in a discipline in the College;

• At least five years of professional and/or administrative experience at the college/university level including supervisory and program/project management;

• Experience in administrative planning, management, and budgeting;

• Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, excellent problem solving, organizational and interpersonal communication skills;

• Familiarity with the policies and procedures governing academic and intellectual life and

• A strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity within the campus and surrounding communities.

To apply please visit:

https://morgan.peopleadmin.com/

Contact:

Charlene Chester
Morgan State University
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore MD 21251
US
Phone: 4438853090
Fax: 0000000000
charlene.chester@morgan.edu
 

Dean
Athabasca University
Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology  
  Posted Tuesday, May 05, 2020
 

Athabasca University (AU), Canada's Open University, is devoted to the removal of barriers that restrict access to and success in university-level study and to increasing equality of educational opportunity for adult learners worldwide. As Canada’s only open online university, created by Alberta innovators, Athabasca University’s classrooms, collaboration spaces and student hubs are virtual rather than brick and mortar facilities. Athabasca University provides learning for life. Through the achievements of its students, faculty and staff, AU stands out as a provider of high quality post-secondary education. AU serves over 40,000 students and offers more than 850 courses in more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs in a range of arts, science and professional disciplines. To learn more about AU, please visit www.athabascau.ca.

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers an innovative and accessible spectrum of learning and teaching activities in undergraduate and graduate programs and courses. Students can experience learning in areas of computing and information systems, architecture and science by taking one or more courses, or following a program of study.

As the Faculty’s chief academic and administrative officer, the Dean is responsible to the Provost and Vice President Academic for providing strategic, academic and administrative leadership for the Faculty of Science and Technology. A key member of the executive and academic leadership team, the Dean will have responsibility for developing the strategies, programs, services and supports to enhance AU’s diverse range of science and technology programming; to improve student learning outcomes; and to support a vibrant culture of research in the Faculty.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, collaborative leader with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to foster excellence in teaching and research.  The new Dean will possess a record of scholarly achievement and research in an area relevant to the academic mission of the Faculty as well as a successful record of administration. A demonstrated ability to fairly balance the demands of a multi-disciplinary Faculty and to capitalize on opportunities for synergy is critical for success in the role.

Athabasca University develops and maintains an environment that supports equitable working conditions for individuals traditionally unrepresented in universities. AU is committed to employment equity, encouraging applications from women, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

This is an exciting opportunity to serve in a transformational capacity at Canada’s leading online university. To learn more about this exciting leadership opportunity, please call The Geldart Group at 587.534.2222 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction along with the names and contact information of three referees, in confidence, to cameron@thegeldartgroup.com.

Contact:

Maureen Geldart
The Geldart Consulting Group Inc.
West Vancouver BC
Phone: 6049260600 maureen@thegeldartgroup.com
 

Institution President
Seattle University
President  
  Posted Friday, May 08, 2020
 

As it anticipates celebrating 130 years of service to its students and its extensive external communities, Seattle University (SU) seeks a president to succeed its long-serving and successful incumbent, Stephen V. Sundborg, S. J.

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit, Catholic university located in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Ranked as one of the nation’s leading institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review, Seattle University has eight academic divisions: Albers School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Nursing, College of Science and Engineering, School of Law, School of New and Continuing Studies and School of Theology and Ministry. Its diverse student body is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in 64 undergraduate programs, 39 graduate programs and 32 certificate programs.

Seattle University has spent the last year considering its future, identifying an ambitious set of Strategic Directions that will reposition the university for the 21st century. The university's new president will have the opportunity to execute a strategic plan to realize the promise of those aspirations, focusing on the university's traditional strengths in assuring student success in an admirably diverse and socially active environment while leveraging the significant advantages of its location in Seattle, one of the most innovative and entrepreneurial cities in the world. Among the new president's most important resources in pursuing the success of the plan will be the institution's Jesuit, Catholic ethos, which emphasizes intellectual rigor, deep inquiry and discernment, social justice, care for the whole person, academic freedom and a deep respect for the dignity of every individual.

To accomplish these ends, Seattle University's next president will be a successful and experienced leader of people, programs and institutional change. Building on a deep understanding of the current circumstances of higher education – including the impact of, challenges associated with and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 crisis, the president will be an active and enthusiastic communicator and collaborator who is dedicated to inclusive, data-driven decision-making and the tenets of shared governance. The president will be a Roman Catholic, either lay or in religious orders, who resonates deeply and has demonstrated a professional life consistent with the university's Jesuit ethos and values and has demonstrated an abiding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. An earned terminal degree is required, as is at least a decade of progressively responsible managerial and leadership experience in one or more similarly complex environments, preferably in higher education. As would be expected, strong fiscal and budgetary skills and the necessary skill set and authentic enthusiasm to be a successful philanthropic fundraiser and builder of partnerships are required. The next president will be dedicated to the university's mission: to educating the whole person, to professional formation and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world.

Seattle University stands at the threshold of a new era of leadership, innovation and engagement, one that is built on more than a century of academic excellence and outstanding service to the community. Its next president will play a historic role in catalyzing its extraordinary faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters in securing the future of this storied institution, as it becomes one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit and Catholic universities in the world.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. A description of the position can be found here: www.wittkieffer.com. Interested parties may apply via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal. For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by August 15, 2020. 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 Seattle University's consultants, Dennis Barden, Suzanne Teer and Jessica Herrington at: SeattleUPresident@wittkieffer.com.

Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices. In addition, the university does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program.

Contact:

Dennis Barden
Seattle University
SeattleUPresident@wittkieffer.com
 

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Chancellor  
  Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2020
 

The University of Wisconsin System invites applications and nominations for the position of Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP). This leader will succeed Dr. Bernie L. Patterson, who will be retiring in December 2020 after 10 years of distinguished service as Chancellor.

Established in 1894, UW-Stevens Point is one of 11 comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Stevens Point enrolls approximately 8,300 undergraduate and graduate students across three campuses, with locations in Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wausau.

The new Chancellor will be expected to sustain – and strategically build upon – the university’s recent momentum in reputation and enrollment. The University of Wisconsin System 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 three-campus university “on the move,” which has promising admissions growth and enhanced brand value
  • Collaborate regularly with an exceptional team of administrators, faculty, and staff in enhancing UW-Stevens Point’s delivery of high quality, distinctive academic programs at continually and increasingly affordable costs
  • Interact regularly with engaged students who are appreciative of UWSP’s academic and co- curricular programs and eager to apply these resources to their own growth and development as true liberally prepared professionals
  • Work closely with the region’s leaders – government, private sector, academic, and community – in conveying UWSP’s commitment to improving the quality of life and economic well-being of citizens in Northcentral Wisconsin
  • Work and reside in a beautiful area that provides for a high quality of life and a diversity of people, resources, and activities

One of the largest systems of public higher education in the country, the University of Wisconsin System serves more than 170,000 students each year and employs approximately 39,000 faculty and staff statewide. The Chancellor of each UWS institution reports to the UW System President.

A full Leadership Profile is available online at:  www.wittkieffer.com.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited and should be sent to WittKieffer’s consultants John Thornburgh and Elizabeth Bohan at UWSPChancellor@wittkieffer.com. For formal consideration, applicants should submit materials including the following: 1) a letter of application addressing the leadership opportunities and qualifications articulated within this document; 2) a curriculum vitae or resume; and 3) a list of at least five references with contact information. The position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by August 1, 2020, are assured full consideration. Nominations and expressions of interest will be treated in confidence. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.

Contact:

John Thornburgh
WittKieffer
Oak Brook IL
UWSPChancellor@wittkieffer.com
 

Simpson College
President  
  Posted Friday, October 04, 2019
 

The Board of Trustees invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of President of Simpson College. The College seeks an exceptional leader who will bring demonstrated success in senior-level leadership that includes management of a substantial and complex organization, along with a deep understanding of and appreciation for a liberal arts education. It is expected that the next president take office no later than June 1, 2020.

Founded in 1860, Simpson College is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Located just 12 miles south of Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, Simpson's picturesque 75-acre campus in Indianola is home to more than 1,100 full-time undergraduate students with an additional 200 part-time, mostly adult students, at a site in West Des Moines. Greater Des Moines serves as the government, commercial, cultural and recreational hub for the state of Iowa.

The College has a strong academic reputation and is a highly student-centric institution, placing significant value on co-curricular learning. The 20 academic departments house 80+ majors and minors, as well as three graduate programs. Simpson’s general education curriculum focuses on high-impact educational practices such as undergraduate research, service learning, first-year experiences, and capstone courses in the major. It emphasizes areas of engagement linked to liberal arts modes of knowledge and embedded skills most valued by today’s employers.

Academic Search is partnering with Simpson College in this national search. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with the consultants leading the search:

President Dr. Jay Lemons (Jay.Lemons@academicsearch.org)

Senior Consultant Dr. Wanda Bigham (Wanda.Bigham@academicsearch.org)

Consultant Ms. Penny Gibbons (Penny.Gibbons@academicsearch.org).

For more information about this opportunity, position qualifications, and the application process, please review the full profile: https://apptrkr.com/1649168. Scroll down to Simpson College and click “Profile.”

Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents of students, employees, sources of referral for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Simpson College are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, veteran or veteran disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic in admission, access to, treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

Contact:

Jessica Comer
Simpson College
noemails@jobelephant.com
 

Provost/Vice President
Walsh College
Provost  
  Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2020
 

Walsh College of Accountancy & Business Administration seeks an outstanding academic leader to work with the President and the Board of Trustees to build upon its 100 years of excellence in education and as a partner with the regional business community. Walsh is a private, independent, non-profit, and upper-division institution based in Troy, Michigan. Founded in 1922, Walsh provides a transformative education that combines theory, application, and professional experience to prepare graduates for successful careers.

Walsh offers business and information technology degrees at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. About 60% of Walsh’s 2,800 students are pursuing graduate degrees, making it one of Michigan’s largest graduate business schools.

Walsh seeks a highly experienced and nimble academic leader accomplished in leading change and thoroughly knowledgeable about preparing adult students who are serious about their career aspirations. The Provost will be well informed about the higher education landscape, including the use of alternative and flexible delivery modes.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate, with preference for candidates who possess one degree in a business discipline or in IT. Private sector experience is a plus. Candidates should have previous experience as an academic dean or academic department head, extensive experience with assessment of student learning and accreditation, success in fostering innovation and continuous improvement, a commitment to shared governance, and enthusiasm for finding opportunities in the rich surrounding area to build upon Walsh’s prominence and history of successful partnerships.

Academic Search is assisting Walsh with this search, and nominators and prospective candidates may direct inquiries to the senior consultant, Dr. Sharon Herzberger at sharon.herzberger@academicsearch.org. For additional information about Walsh, this opportunity, qualifications, and the application process, please visit the Academic Search website at https://apptrkr.com/1911572 and click “Download Profile” on the left under the Walsh logo. Applications may be sent in complete confidence to WalshProvost@academicsearch.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with full consideration given to all applications received by June 24, 2020. The Provost’s search is taking place concurrently with the search for the next president of Walsh, with the candidate pool created for the newly named president’s consideration.

Walsh values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Contact:

Dr. Sharon Herzberger
Walsh College
Troy MI 48083
sharon.herzberger@academicsearch.org
 

The University of Texas at El Paso
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs  
  Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019
 

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Provost oversees the University curriculum, faculty appointments, and other academically related areas at a Carnegie R1 Research University committed to serving a traditionally under-represented, majority Latino/a student population. The Provost provides visionary leadership to promote and foster excellence in all aspects of the University's mission. This includes an unwavering commitment to increasing access to excellent higher education where members of the faculty advance discovery of public value and positively impact the health, culture, education, and economy of the El Paso region.

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs has general charge and responsibility for the supervision and management of all academic colleges, schools, departments, and programs at a Carnegie R1 Research University, to include:

  • recommending all members of the faculty for appointment, promotion, tenure, retention, non-retention, or dismissal for cause;
  • planning, development, and evaluation of academic programs;
  • fostering the development of new teaching methods;
  • serving co-leadership role with the Vice President for Student Affairs to develop, implement and evaluate The University of Texas at El Paso's student success initiative, the UTEP Edge;
  • recommending additions and alterations to the physical plant that are needed for academic purposes;
  • serving as chair of the Council of Deans;
  • coordinating internal administrative review and external regulatory or accreditory consideration of academic policies, plans and programs;
  • maintaining academic standards of The University of Texas at El Paso and of appropriate accrediting bodies;
  • other academic and administrative responsibilities as may be assigned by the President.

UTEP is a comprehensive research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. We advance discovery of public value and positively impact the health, culture, education, and economy of the community we serve. UTEP is the only research-intensive doctoral university in the United States with a Mexican-American majority student population. UTEP has become a national model of a university that is creating and delivering academic and research programs of excellence while simultaneously serving a 21st century student demographic.

As a Carnegie R1 research university enrolling 25,000+ students, UTEP is a member of The University of Texas System (www.utsystem.edu). It primarily serves far West Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Northern Mexico with 72 undergraduate programs, 74 master's programs, 23 doctoral degree programs, and a growing portfolio of online degrees. With a student body that is more than 80% Hispanic and an additional 5 percent from Mexico-UTEP reflects the demographic composition of the border community.

The University employs approximately 1,300 full- and part-time faculty members, with 95.3% of the tenured and tenure-track faculty holding doctoral degrees or the equivalent in their fields. 

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education and the qualifications necessary to hold a tenured position with the academic rank of professor in an appropriate department of the University.  

The successful applicant also will have significant senior level academic and administrative leadership experience, strong academic credentials in teaching, scholarship, and service and the ability to participate effectively and successfully in external resource development and foster collaborative relationships.

To view the full position announcement and to apply please visit www.utep.edu/employment.

UTEP is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Contact:

Gary Edens , VP For Student Affairs
The University of Texas at El Paso
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso 79968
US
Phone: 915-747-7471 gedens@utep.edu
 


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