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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
 

Seattle Pacific University
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences  
  Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020
 

Click here to view position profile: https://summitsearchsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/SPU_DeanCAS_Profile.pdf
Location: Seattle, Washington

The Position:
Seattle Pacific University (SPU) is searching for a Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences who can further develop the ecumenically and socially diverse vision for Christian liberal arts and who can create a comprehensive, unified identity for the College (which has operated as two separate divisions).

SPU is seeking a Dean who:

  • Embodies the role of leader, mentor, and visionary for the entire College of Arts and Sciences, with a demonstrated commitment to open, transparent, shared governance and to building upon the unit’s diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students. The Dean is a collaborative leader who can direct the development, enhancement, and operationalization of its programs to educate students across liberal arts disciplines and related programs in writing, honors, and general studies. The Dean works closely with the University’s faculty and administration to define and articulate the vision for the College of Arts and Sciences and implement strategies that assure excellence and promote innovation.
  • Champions the College of the Arts and Sciences faculty, nurturing the development of a diverse faculty, many of whom are engaged in multi-dimensional teaching, rigorous scholarship, and humble service in equal regard. The Dean will play a key role in recruiting, mentoring, and retaining faculty. As a faculty advocate, the Dean will work with University leadership to provide faculty with opportunities and resources that foster their career development and support their work both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Promotes, protects, and extends a vision for Christian higher education in the arts and sciences in the 21st century. The Dean will help assure that programs are relevant and future-focused. The Dean will articulate and advance a shared vision for the College that promotes interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaborations, a culture of innovation, and service to the community, all of which are rooted in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Dean will understand the organizational aspects of a College of Arts and Sciences and be able to effectively structure programs and processes.
  • Is an innovative leader for the College of Arts and Sciences, acting as a strategic visionary thinker, leading the College to prepare students for a changing world and working from a deep understanding of the value of a Christian liberal arts foundation to future career goals and personal aspirations. The Dean will expand and develop partnerships and innovative pathways for academic programs that connect students to community organizations and opportunities. Above all, the Dean will inspire the development of distinctive programs that maximize the reputation and resources of our existing programs. The Dean serves on the University’s Academic Leadership Team and represents the College across a variety of settings, helping others to understand the distinctive value of the liberal arts and the College’s commitments to exemplary accomplishment across teaching, scholarship, and performance activities.

Reporting directly to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and serving on the Academic Leadership Team, the Dean will join other academic leaders in establishing policy and direction for academic initiatives of the University as a whole and advising the Vice Provost on decisions having campus-wide implications. The Dean will:

  • Create a shared purpose and vision (including the creation of the College’s first strategic plan) that reflects and advances the mission and strategic direction of the College;
  • Develop structures, processes, and committees to advance the operations of the College;
  • Assist in the resourcing of the College’s 17 departments and the empowering of department chairs and faculty as they ensure high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs and retention;
  • Develop and maintain strong external relations with the community;
  • Lead a program evaluation process and oversee the revision of the general education curriculum;
  • Recruit, develop, and evaluate faculty and staff;
  • Manage the College’s budget, provide oversight to the College’s curriculum development and assessment process, and support the maintenance of secondary accreditations held by the College programs.

Required Competencies:
The ideal candidate will have an earned terminal degree in a discipline relevant to the arts and sciences and will be:

  • An experienced, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and creative leader who understands the diverse challenges and opportunities facing arts and sciences programming and who is committed to programs that support student success.
  • An individual with mature Christian faith aligned with SPU’s faith commitments, with high integrity and a sense of calling to Christian higher education.
  • An academic administrative leader with significant experience in teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • An experienced strategic planner with the capacity to engage faculty and staff in visioning, planning, and the pursuit of creative ideas.
  • An internal and external relationship builder who can work collaboratively in a larger university context.
  • An external relations manager with experience in overseeing grants, scholarship development, and other aspects of advancement and fundraising.
  • An experienced program developer with knowledge of curriculum development, assessment, and experiential education.
  • An internal advocate on behalf of the College, possessing negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • A supporter of faculty teaching, scholarship, and service within Christian higher education, as well as a promoter of professional development.
  • A budgeter and fiscal manager who understands cost and delivery challenges facing higher education and can creatively address such challenges.
  • A collaborator who supports the College’s collegial culture and can build and maintain strong relationships with students, alumni, faculty, staff, University administration, and other academic and operational units.
  • An engager in multicultural, multiethnic, and global settings, who holds strong commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Compensation:
Salary and benefits are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include dependent tuition discount, health, dental, disability, and life insurance as well as retirement programs. A moving allowance will be provided.

About the Institution:
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University (SPU) has a long and distinguished history in Christian education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU is a premier Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character and modeling grace-filled community. SPU has a mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community. The University welcomes students from around the globe to grow together and to serve in a community of thoughtful scholarship and outward-focused Christian faith. SPU continually strives to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. Learn more at https://spu.edu/.

SPU’s comprehensive academic programs serve over 3500 undergraduate and graduate students. With over 200 full-time faculty, and over 450 staff, SPU’s promise of value and difference lies in its commitment to its students, who learn to anticipate and shape the future; see the world with compassion; experience academic rigor; explore — or grow deeper in — Christian faith, as they study in the heart of a global community. SPU offers 71 undergraduate majors and 59 minors. There are 31 master’s degree programs, five doctoral degree programs, and eight graduate certificates offered by the School of Business, Government, and Economics; the School of Health Sciences; the School of Psychology, Family, and Community; the School of Education; Seattle Pacific Seminary; and the College of Arts and Sciences. These programs serve 574 master’s students and 204 doctoral students. Both undergraduate and graduate-level programs integrate internships and research throughout their curricula.

For the fourth year in a row, SPU was ranked a “Best National University” by U.S. News & World Report, reflecting the University’s emphasis on undergraduate teaching and research wherein students work alongside faculty, as well as its growing graduate programs in business, education, fine arts, psychology, nursing, and theology. SPU faculty and staff members provide students with a holistic, diverse, and multidisciplinary learning environment, fostering critical inquiry and preparing students to be lifelong learners, growing stronger in their intellect, and their relationship with Christ.

SPU enables faculty and staff to project their faith, multiplying God’s love and compassion through students who are being equipped for meaningful lives of service. The University values both discovery and instruction and encourages faculty to find their balance between research and teaching. Limited class sizes put faculty closer to students, allowing them to build rewarding relationships through personal mentoring and individual instruction. Faculty and staff focus on equipping students for their futures, using Seattle to guide engagement with technology, trade, urbanization, and more.

About the College of Arts and Sciences:
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offers undergraduate majors and minors—as well as a graduate program—in the disciplines of the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. The CAS provides students—in majors and minors, and the General Education curriculum—a foundation of liberal learning and skills in reasoning, critical thinking, and communication. Central to the mission of the CAS is contributing to the formation of a mature Christian faith and the development of the whole person.

The College houses General Education, the University’s Honors Program, and the University Writing Programs. The depth of the College of Arts and Sciences’ major and minor curricula, the breadth of its General Education program, and its leadership for the University in challenging exceptional students and supporting those who are not fully prepared for post-secondary education, provide fertile opportunities for leadership by the new Dean. The College seeks a leader with a vision who is committed to preparing students not only for the global marketplace, but for a marketplace of ideas as they become critical thinkers, effective communicators, creators of beauty, and effective change agents concerning equity and diversity issues.

The College’s programs are foundational to the University’s educational offerings. Almost 50% of the University’s undergraduates major in academic programs offered by the College’s departments and taught by its 114 full-time faculty. Because the University’s extensive General Education curriculum is centered in the College, virtually every undergraduate enrolls in a CAS class each academic year.

To Apply:
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by January 3, 2021, will be given first consideration. Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest in and suitability for this position. To apply online, go to https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=su212

To make recommendations or for more information:
Stephanie Fowler
Senior Consultant
Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
Direct: 530-677-9945
sfowler@summitsearchsolutions.com

It is the policy of Seattle Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs or activities, as required by applicable laws and regulations. As a religious educational institution affiliated with the Free Methodist Church of North America, Seattle Pacific University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees or prospective employees on the basis of religion.

Contact:

Stephanie Fowler
Seattle Pacific University
sfowler@summitsearchsolutions.com
 

University of Denver
Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Scien  
  Posted Monday, November 02, 2020
 

The University of Denver (DU), a private institution dedicated to the public good, invites nominations and applications for the Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Please send all nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest, in confidence and electronically, to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner  

Beth McCarthy, Senior Associate

 

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: An Overview 

As the University’s largest and most varied academic community, the College is composed of artists, learners, performers, scholars, scientists, teachers—all agents for positive change. Essential to realizing DU’s mission, CAHSS is home to more than 2,100 undergraduate majors and minors and 270 graduate students. CAHSS courses equip undergraduate students with the fundamental skills to think critically, communicate strategically, solve problems, pursue passions, and make meaningful contributions to our local and global communities. Graduate students explore issues at the cutting edge for their fields through more than 20 graduate degree programs. Close collaboration with faculty and community organizations prepares graduate students to address challenges around the world. 

The College acts as a central hub where many of the University's disciplines intersect. CAHSS supports interdisciplinary programs, including Urban Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and Socio-Legal Studies. Within the College, the faculty, students, and staff create art and conduct research that address the world’s most significant challenges in creative and relevant ways. Across degree programs, departments, schools, and centers, there are near-endless opportunities for both focused study and collaboration across disciplines.

The College is guided by the Keystone Strategic Plan. The plan and its implementation exemplify the College’s commitment to the creative and liberal arts, while ensuring that undergraduates are offered a wide range of collaborative and experiential opportunities across disciplines that meet individual student needs for deep foundational knowledge and impactful experiences. Transformative priorities of the plan include:

  • Revolutionizing liberal and creative arts education through the Keystone experience
  • Investing in the active cultivation of invention, discovery, imagination, creativity, teaching, and learning through the John Madden Center for Innovation in the Liberal and Creative Arts, which has received multiple national grants and philanthropic support

As evident in the Keystone Strategic Plan, CAHSS is committed to social justice, including addressing systemic racism and participating in the shared responsibility of fostering a community of excellence, innovation, engagement, integrity, and inclusiveness. For example, faculty-led initiatives include:

  • Casa de Paz Learning Community, which combines immigration-related, service-learning courses with student engagement in the work of local nonprofit Casa de Paz;
  • DU Prison Arts Initiative, which collaborates with the Colorado Department of Corrections to provide high-quality arts programs to and with incarcerated people across the state.
  • Center for Art Collection Ethics, which serves as a training center and clearinghouse of information on cultural property issues related to Holocaust-era art, antiquities, and indigenous objects

An intentional commitment to advance equity and inclusion is critical to CAHSS’s mission of providing a robust liberal and creative arts education in service to the larger public good. The educational, artistic, and scholarly benefits of creating and maintaining an accessible and equitable experience for all in the College are clear. Diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities strengthen our academic community of learners, knowledge makers, and creative artists. The College strives to comprise a student body and faculty and staff that represent diverse peoples and perspectives, and to offer curricula and skills that help prepare students for ethical and engaged citizenship in today’s global society.

CAHSS faculty and students bring to life the University’s vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good through community-engaged teaching, research, and creative work. CAHSS faculty and student community-engaged work is supported by both college and university resources. For example, the University’s Center for Community Engagement to Advance Scholarship and Learning provides grants as well as skill-building and collaborative opportunities for CAHSS faculty and students seeking to work with communities to bridge learning and doing, advance discovery, galvanize tomorrow’s civic leaders, and tackle grand challenges.

CAHSS maintains an operating budget of $70M supported by a $40M endowment portfolio. The College is home to total personnel of 340, comprised of 250 faculty and 90 staff. In 2019 fundraising surpassed the $5.5M annual goal and in fiscal year 2020, CAHSS had $18.5M in total research and sponsored projects spanning 10 departments, with 58 total awards.

The University of Denver: An Overview 

Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is an independent, doctoral-granting university with high research activity and robust undergraduate and graduate education. DU has become increasingly known, nationally and internationally, for its creative, 21st-century approaches to problem-based scholarship, as well as its holistic, student-centered approach to learning and its dedication to the public good through local, national and international partnerships. The University plays an integral role in the cultural, social, economic, and educational vibrancy of the fast-growing city and region it calls home.

The University of Denver is located on a 125-acre campus less than 30 minutes from downtown. The neighborhood surrounding the University of Denver features many amenities, including parks, farmers’ markets, South Pearl restaurants, coffee shops, public transportation, convenient shopping and a multitude of recreational opportunities.

During the past 20 years, DU has invested more than $852 million in renovating, modernizing and growing its campus. Three new buildings represent the first phase of the Denver Advantage Campus Framework Plan, an ambitious and innovative vision for the physical future of DU. The Burwell Center for Career Achievement and the Dimond Family Residential Village opened in Fall 2020. A new Community Commons will open in early 2021. Through the Denver Advantage, the University aims to integrate the campus and its surrounding neighborhood, open the doors of campus to the city of Denver, and foster a great sense of belonging for the DU community. The beautiful campus, with sweeping views of the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains, includes an arboretum.

Other buildings constructed on campus in the past 20 years include the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, the Anna & John J. Sie International Relations Complex, the Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness, the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, the Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women, Olin Hall, the Ricketson Law Building, Ruffatto Hall (Morgridge College of Education), the Daniels College of Business, the Joy Burns Center and the Anderson Academic Commons, as well as two new residence halls.

Both the city of Denver and the state of Colorado are attractive destinations for business and industry. Denver holds a top-five position for best places for business and careers (Forbes). Business Insider ranked Denver second in its “50 Best Places to Live in America Right Now,” and U.S. News and World Report rated Colorado as the nation’s top economy. Denver had the ninth-largest population growth in the U.S. between July 2017 and July 2018 and is a magnet for young professionals, with a median population age at just 34 years old (U.S. Census Bureau). Colorado ranks as the fifth-most educated state in America (WalletHub) and is the second-best state to find a job (U.S. News & World Report). U.S. News and World Report ’s 2019 Best Places to Live study ranked the city of Denver in the second spot, citing the city’s proximity to outdoor recreation, a progressive mindset, and its walkability.

The Strategic Plan: DU IMPACT 2025 

The University of Denver has a bold and courageous vision for higher education in the 21st century. DU champions innovation and reform that will have an enormous impact on our students, the research of our faculty, the community and beyond. DU continues to innovate around its strengths in teaching, learning, and discovery. The faculty accelerates the ways research can be used to address society’s most vexing problems. Currently, the Provost leads implementation of DU IMPACT 2025 with the strong support of Chancellor Haefner, who has introduced five strategic imperatives that will accelerate DU’s progress toward the goals of DU IMPACT 2025. These imperatives include: ensuring a sustainable future for the next generation; creating a unique global, 4D student experience, emphasizing a holistic approach to learning and student success; cultivating an exceptionally diverse, inclusive, equitable and welcoming community; defining and modelling a global, engaging research university; and ensuring a signature portfolio of academic programs.

Academic Profile 

The University enrolls approximately 13,000 students from all regions of the United States and 80 foreign countries in its distinguished undergraduate liberal arts and science and graduate and professional programs. The University’s academic programs are led by twelve academic deans. Each program features cutting-edge curricula, professor-led courses and access to the latest tools and technology. The 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and small class sizes allow personalized instruction as well as multiple opportunities for research, exploration, and holistic student development. There are more than 700 full-time appointed faculty members, of which 90 percent have earned the highest degree in their fields. DU faculty often collaborate on scholarly inquiry and pedagogical reflection with faculty and students from other disciplines, divisions, schools, and colleges across campus, as well as with community partners. These efforts—and many others like them—deepen the University’s intellectual portfolio and expand the opportunities available for its faculty and students. U.S. News and World Report lists the University of Denver among the nation’s top 100 universities. The Carnegie Classifications identify DU as a “Doctoral University: High Research Activity.”

Student Life 

In fall 2019, there were 5,774 undergraduates and 7,157 graduate students. Six percent of students are international, 60 percent of students are female, and a quarter identify as a domestic minority. DU students display great ethnic, cultural, and spiritual diversity. What binds them together is a commitment to creativity and scholarly excellence, attention and access to professors and an insatiable curiosity and drive to make a difference in the world. Students work closely with faculty, staff, peers, members of the broader Denver/Rocky Mountain area, and international communities on projects, research and fieldwork. They cross disciplines to discover new perspectives and approaches to problem-solving. To prepare students for the challenges of productive citizenship, the University of Denver offers rigorous programs that emphasize critical thinking, innovative problem solving, ethical leadership and global engagement. When students leave DU, they are ready to make a difference in organizations and communities around the world.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

DU has a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The DEI Action Plan serves as a guide to DU’s abiding commitment to truly embody a forward-looking institution and community where all can belong, contribute, and thrive. Three senior administrators in the chancellor’s cabinet have direct accountability for DEI work: the vice chancellor for student life and inclusive excellence, the vice chancellor for human resources and inclusive community and the vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion, who provides overarching thought leadership for diversity, equity and inclusion work on campus.

DU is fully committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community and promotes the full participation and prosperity of all of its members. The University embraces a distinctive philosophy that employs senior leadership as catalysts in a concerted effort to recruit all members of the University community—students, staff, faculty and administrators—in the implementation of comprehensive plans for diversity and inclusion. DU’s IRISE research incubator is just one example of that commitment.

Since 2010, DU has seen a 55 percent increase in domestic students of color, from 18 to 25 percent of the student body. An additional six percent are international students from over 80 countries around the globe.

The University has 4,583 employees, comprised of 1,599 appointed staff, 701 appointed faculty, 264 non-appointed hourly staff, 578 adjunct faculty and 1,441 student employees. Forty-eight percent of faculty are women, and 20 percent identify as persons of color and 2 percent as international. Sixty-four percent of staff are women, and 22 percent identify as persons of color. New hiring guidelines and retention efforts are designed to support an increasingly diverse set of faculty and staff members.

About the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor 

In Summer 2020, Mary Clark began her tenure as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Denver. With expertise in the areas of higher education law, women’s legal history, legal ethics, judicial politics, and property, Provost Clark also holds an appointment as professor in the Sturm College of Law. Prior to being named Provost at DU, Provost Clark served as interim provost, deputy provost, and dean of faculty at American University, associate dean for faculty & academic affairs at AU’s law school, director of its doctor of juridical science program, and acting director of its Law and Government Program. Before joining American University, Provost Clark was a visiting lecturer and research scholar at Yale Law School, a Supreme Court fellow with the Federal Judicial Center, a teaching fellow and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and an appellate attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. She clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Montgomery, Alabama, following graduation from law school. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College (magna cum laude) and Harvard Law School and publishes in the fields of women’s legal history and judicial politics.

Role of the Dean 

The Dean will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Reporting directly to and closely collaborating with the Provost, the Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, management operations and external engagement that support the work of the College. In collaboration with the CAHSS leadership team and faculty, the Dean will work to shape the future of and articulate a compelling vision for the College. Internally, the Dean will create space for collaboration and continuous improvement, while removing barriers that impede progress. Additionally, the Dean will encourage and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment and be visible and accessible to the broad community of the College.

Key Responsibilities 

The next Dean will:

    • champion the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the University of Denver and promote them as central to a liberal education and to the mission of the University of Denver;
    • create initiatives and programs designed to capitalize on the benefits of diversity in teaching and learning, research, and service and help lead the campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
    • lead the process of strategic planning and implementation for the college in the context of the University’s strategic positioning and the important roles of the fine and performing arts, and liberal arts and sciences in higher education;
    • expand the division’s resource base through fundraising, grant development, and strengthening relationships with alumni and other external constituencies; including the leadership and development of campaign fundraising priorities to support the College;
    • work with the faculty, chairs, and directors to assure open and impartial administration of standards and procedures in governance, faculty recruitment, development, promotion, tenure, and retention;
    • recruit, develop and retain faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups;
    • manage fiscal and human resources strategically enabling the college to thrive, including supervising staff responsible for the operation of the dean’s office, and evaluating the performance of chairs and directors in the college, working for outstanding results;
    • interact with, support, and inspire students, foster excellence in student recruitment and retention, and build positive student communities, where graduates flourish as alumni;
    • collaborate with the Chancellor, Provost, and other Deans as a leader who can develop and coordinate academic programs, interdisciplinary initiatives, and cross- disciplinary scholarship;
    • lead faculty, chairs and directors in academic program development that strengthens the centrality of the liberal arts in the context of the growth of interdisciplinary, international, and dual degree programs, as well as change associated with high-quality and sensible application of academic technologies to enhance pedagogies and learning outcomes; and
    • support, promote, evaluate, assess, and reward excellence in research/scholarship/creative work, teaching, and service.

Experience and Qualifications 

The next Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences must have a distinguished academic record that merits appointment as a tenured full professor at DU in an appropriate discipline within CAHSS. Candidates should have a record of sustained excellence in research/scholarship/creative work, teaching, and service. In addition, this individual must have appropriate administrative experience in a comparably complex institution. Further, the ideal Dean candidate will possess many of the following preferred qualifications and experiences:

  • ability to think strategically and develop, articulate and advocate for a shared, innovative vision for the liberal arts;
  • exemplary record of advancing initiatives in support of diversity, equity and inclusion, and demonstrated appreciation for the value of diversity in all its forms among students, faculty, staff, and College leadership and within the curriculum;
  • demonstrated success in developing, mentoring and retaining talented faculty, staff and administrators;
  • record of supporting and rewarding faculty in their work as researchers, performers, practitioners, teachers, and mentors;
  • an unwavering commitment to students, their experiences and outcomes;
  • interdisciplinary perspective, able to identify and nurture curricular and research opportunities across disciplines, departments and units;
  • nuanced understanding of the evolving nature of higher education in the 21st century and success navigating strategic responses;
  • sound fiscal stewardship with exceptional budgetary and financial management skills;
  • demonstrated capacity to succeed in fundraising and external relations;
  • strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills; and
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills.

To be most successful in the DU community, candidates will demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics:

  • an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit;
  • ability to articulate with passion the role and value of liberal arts;
  • intellectual curiosity and appreciation for the full range of disciplines represented by the College;
  • a global perspective;
  • an empathetic, agile and accessible leadership style;
  • commitment to and appreciation of collaboration and transparency;
  • a record of exemplary personal and professional integrity and accountability; and
  • appreciation of the values and culture of CAHSS and University of Denver.

Information for Candidates 

The start date is negotiable with the expectation that the Dean will begin summer 2021.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Contact:

Marcy Cozzens
University of Denver
2601 E Colorado Ave
Denver CO 80210
United States
Phone: 3038717770
pioneerjobs@du.edu
 

Bryant University
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences  
  Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020
 

Bryant University seeks a bold and visionary leader capable of integrating and elevating 21st century learning in the College of Arts and Sciences and establishing Arts and Sciences as a vital unit within the overall academic profile of the University. The University invites nominations and applications for an experienced and forward-looking academic leader to serve as its next Dean. The Dean will join an exceptional community of faculty, students and administrators who are preparing for a period of dynamic growth and change under the leadership of the University's new President Ross Gittell, Ph.D.

The successful candidate will serve as an advocate for and intellectual leader of the College of Arts and Sciences. As such, the Dean will have an opportunity to raise the profile and define the scope of Arts and Sciences within the context of the well-established programs in Business and the emerging programs in Health and Behavioral Sciences at Bryant. The Dean will demonstrate a deep commitment to education in the arts and sciences, and the innovative drive to develop programs and areas of inquiry that support existing curricular strengths while introducing new areas of study to reinforce the evolving profile of the University. Interdisciplinary program development within or related to the social sciences is of particular interest to the University. Bryant University has for many years had an impressive record of creating career opportunities for students that underscore the school's mission of serving as an engine for the economic and social mobility of its students. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial leader committed to equality, fairness, and the virtues of diversity while playing a leadership role in defining the school’s next chapter.

Throughout its 157-year history, Bryant University has been recognized for innovative academic programs that are marketplace driven and highly attuned to the emerging needs of industry and society. Building on its historic strength as a College of Business, in 2004 Bryant added the College of Arts and Sciences which offers both majors and minors that support the Business curriculum. Currently there are eight departments (Math, Communication, Economics, History and Social Sciences, English and Cultural Studies, Psychology, Modern Languages and Science and Technology) supporting 14 undergraduate majors and numerous minors and concentrations. The most recent school, the School of Health Sciences, was established in 2014 with the introduction of the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

Historically, approximately three fourths of undergraduate students have majored in Business. All undergraduates who major in Business are required to minor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and those who major in the College of Arts and Sciences minor in the College of Business. The University expects these ratios to shift increasingly as the Arts and Sciences curriculum is developed to highlight areas of professional relevance and to be in strategic alignment with the career and professional aspirations of Bryant students. Bryant’s close-knit, student-centered community of scholars delivers graduate and undergraduate academic programs that emphasize this integrated academic model. The University, located in Smithfield, RI (10 miles outside of Providence and less than an hour from Boston), is a residential campus on nearly 450 acres of a purpose-built campus. Bryant offers a rich array of co-curricular opportunities, service-learning programs, and an emphasis on building character and leadership skills through all of its programs and services. For the Fall, 2020 semester, the University is offering its academic programs in a HyFlex format.

The University’s three schools — the College of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Health Sciences educate more than 3,200 undergraduate and 375 graduate students. Before the Fall of 2020, over 80% of undergraduate students resided on campus, including 94% of first-year students. Dr. Ross Gittell joined Bryant in July as the University’s ninth President.

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 this profile.

WittKieffer is assisting Bryant University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by December 18, 2020 via WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Sheila Murphy and Jennifer Meyers Pickard, Ph.D.
BUDeanCAS@wittkieffer.com

Bryant University is an EEO/AA Employer and an institution committed to diversifying its students, staff and faculty.

Bryant University provides an inclusive and welcoming educational and working environment for all members of its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference or orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, ethnicity, disability, genetic information, protected veteran or marital status.

Contact:

Sheila Murphy
WittKieffer
Oak Brook IL
BUDeanCAS@wittkieffer.com
 

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
Point Park University
President  
  Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020
 

The Board of Trustees of Point Park University in Pittsburgh invites nominations and applications for the position of president. The successful candidate will succeed Dr. Paul Hennigan, who will retire in July, 2021 after 15 years of distinguished service. Under President Hennigan’s leadership, Point Park’s programs, campus facilities, resources and reputation have been significantly enhanced and its possibilities expanded.

Founded in 1933 as a small business training college, Point Park today is a dynamic, urban university with a strong liberal arts tradition, and serves a student population focused on career-oriented and professional education. Located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park enrolls approximately 4,000 full- and part-time students in 77 undergraduate programs, 17 master's programs and three doctoral programs offered through its School of Arts and Sciences, Rowland School of Business, School of Education, School of Communication, Conservatory of Performing Arts and Department of Community Engagement. The university embraces a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students and offers online instruction.

Point Park is seeking an experienced leader with the vision and leadership qualities to continue the institution’s transformation and optimize its commitment to student success and its surrounding community. The highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff are proud of Point Park’s accomplishments in providing students with strong academic and life experiences, and look forward to partnering with the new president in further extending that mission.

The new president will express a passion for the mission of higher education in an urban setting and understand the important social and economic roles it plays in its community. The president will articulate the institution’s mission and values, serve as a persuasive advocate for the university at the local and state levels, and lead efforts to raise new resources from the university’s many constituents.

A detailed leadership profile is available at www.wittkieffer.com.

Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin in January 2021 with the goal of announcing in new president in mid-Spring 2021. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by January 15, 2021. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this Leadership Profile. These materials should be sent electronically to the WK candidate portal.

The entire search process provides confidentiality to all candidates. References will not be contacted until after first round interviews and not without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Questions or nominations can be directed to Point Park’s consultants at WittKieffer: John K. Thornburgh and Ryan Crawford at PointParkPresident@wittkieffer.com.

Point Park University is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact:

John K. Thornburgh
WittKieffer
Oak Brook IL
PointParkPresident@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
 

Other Jobs
Bloomfield College
Director of Assessment and Accreditation  
  Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020
 

Bloomfield College’s Office of Academic Affairs is seeking a Director of Assessment and Accreditation. The Director of Assessment and Accreditation will oversee the College’s assessment systems and accreditation, and continuous improvement processes through the Office of Academic Affairs. The Director will provide leadership for creating and maintaining effective assessment practices that will support the College’s Strategic Plan and accreditation requirements. This position will report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. 

The Director will serve as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and work collaboratively with the Academic Affairs leadership team, the Office of Institutional Research, Faculty, and Staff to facilitate and manage all aspects of institutional assessment, academic program review, including but not limited to course and program assessment, and the assessment of student learning outcomes and co-curricular learning experiences. Central to this role, the Director will work closely with Academic Divisions and the Center for Student Success to ensure appropriate assessment measures and implements are used in assessment practices to inform decision-making and continuous improvement.

The Director will also work closely with appropriate campus constituents to prepare, review, and disseminate accreditation reports, while serving as a resource and partner for program-specific accreditation efforts, including but not limited to Nursing (CCNE, The Commission on Collegiate Nursing) and Education (CAEP, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).

Job Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Build and maintain files and databases documenting all aspects of assessment plans, related implementation activities, and progress towards achieving assessment goals across Academic Affairs (accreditation, student learning outcomes, program reviews, college educational goals).

  • Lead MSCHE assessment processes (assessment, data management, and accreditation reporting) and fulfill responsibilities outlined in the ALO guidelines provided by the MSCHE.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and supervision for an effective, data-driven analytical framework for academic assessment and continuous improvement in compliance with MSCHE Accreditation Standards.

● Collaborate with institutional research, to provide leadership, expertise, and guidance to develop, analyze, and successfully submit all internal and external accountability and accreditation reports for Academic Affairs (e.g., MSCHE, NJ higher education, college annual reports, program-specific accreditation) and associated accreditation visits.

  • Assist outcomes assessment efforts within and across Academic Affairs, work collaboratively to design and implement appropriate assessment measures, and manage the program review process.

● Educate faculty and staff regarding accreditation and assessment processes and build their awareness and involvement. Coordinate and monitor faculty and staff development and training programs in assessment, and keep the campus knowledgeable about best-practices in assessment and accreditation policy changes.

● In collaboration with institutional research, coordinate the collection, organization, analysis and representation of academic assessment data. Support survey design, management and analysis as appropriate to support equity-driven, highly-effective academic programs and student success programs (e.g., Center for Student Success) at Bloomfield College.

● Implement technological solutions to streamline assessment processes and improve assessment efficiency.

● Prepare written reports, presentations, dashboards/infographics and other data visualizations for survey and assessment research findings for departments, faculty and campus leadership.

  • Engage with various constituencies as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty representative as needed (i.e., MSCHE meetings, NJ Office of the Secretary for Higher Education).

  • Provide leadership and support for assessment of the College’s Strategic Plan.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s or terminal degree in Higher Education, Assessment, Educational Research, Educational Leadership or a related discipline, and a minimum of 3 years of related administrative experience in higher education and/or professional educational organizations.

  • Advanced knowledge of best practices for academic assessment.

  •  Significant experience in state, regional, and/or national accreditation, and advanced knowledge and experience with MSCHE accreditation and/or other accreditation processes. MSCHE accreditation experience is a preferred qualification.

  • Demonstrated ability to serve effectively and collegially working with faculty and administrators as a member of the Academic Affairs leadership.

● Knowledge of appropriate state and federal rules and requirements for higher education.

  • Ability to provide effective leadership and training, and to work professionally with diverse groups. 

● Excellent oral and written communication skills.● Strong interpersonal skills.● Technological skills relevant to academic administration and assessment. This position is a twelve-month administrative appointment and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. 

Applications must include a letter outlining the candidate’s experiences and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references and should be sent electronically (PDF format preferred) to academic_affairs@bloomfield.edu.

Contact:

Farzana Amin
Bloomfield College
academic_affairs@bloomfield.edu
 

Saint Elizabeth University
Vice President for Academic Affairs  
  Posted Monday, November 02, 2020
 

Saint Elizabeth University (SEU) seeks a Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). The University is a community of learning in the Catholic liberal arts tradition: focused on engaged learning for leadership in service to others, for students of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures. President Helen Streubert plans to retire at the end of the 2020-21 academic year, and a new President will be selected prior to the appointment of the new VPAA and select the VPAA in consultation with the search committee. It is hoped the new VPAA will take office July 1, 2021.

The beautiful 200-acre campus of SEU is 30 minutes from New York City. It is ranked third among private schools in New Jersey on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges in 2020” list, and among “Best Ethnic Diversity” colleges in U.S. News & World Report.

Enrolling almost 1,300 students, SEU offers choices at the undergraduate and graduate levels in business, education, liberal arts and sciences, nursing and health professions, and other fields. It offers more than 40 majors and minors in traditional undergraduate programs, and through continuing studies programs offers bachelor’s degree completion in seven majors. Graduate programs include master’s degrees in 16 areas and doctoral degrees in educational leadership and counseling psychology. In addition, SEU offers six combined degree programs, thirteen dual degree or partnership programs, and eleven professional certifications. There are 57 full-time (37 percent tenured) and 146 part-time faculty members.

The VPAA oversees all academic policies and programs that foster SEU's intellectual life and student success. The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader who combines a deep passion for liberal arts and professional education with the academic, financial, and strategic acumen to offer strong, collaborative, and transparent leadership within the community; and a scholar and teacher who possesses a doctoral or terminal degree and the academic credentials suitable for an appointment at the level of full professor. See more, including application requirements, at https://apptrkr.com/2038932. Information about the institution can be found at https://www.steu.edu/.

Academic Search is assisting Saint Elizabeth University in this search. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation with Senior Consultant Cynthia M. Patterson: Cynthia.Patterson@academicsearch.org. Send applications and queries to SEUVPAA@academicsearch.org. For full consideration by the search committee, application materials should be received by January 22, 2021.

Saint Elizabeth University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Contact:

H R
Saint Elizabeth University
SEUVPAA@academicsearch.org
 

North Carolina Central University
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs  
  Posted Friday, October 23, 2020
 

North Carolina Central University (http://www.nccu.edu) invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Provost).

As a top-ranking regional university in the South and historically black university, NCCU is located in Durham, North Carolina, and adjacent to Research Triangle Park. It is one of 17 constituent institutions in the University of North Carolina System, and has an enrollment of than 8,078 students.

The next Provost will have the opportunity to shape the bright future of the academic enterprise at North Carolina Central University. As the University’s Chief Academic Officer, the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs reports to the Chancellor and oversees NCCU’s academic programs, research, personnel, resources and support services.

NCCU seeks a Provost with an outstanding record as a teacher, scholar, and academic leader with strong administrative experience to advance the University’s vision to become a researchintensive institution. More information about the Provost role, position requirements, and North Carolina Central University can be found in the position profile in the Open Searches section of the Academic Search website: https://apptrkr.com/2032228.

The next Provost is expected to begin on July 1, 2021.

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Nominations, applications, and inquiries can be sent to: NCCUProvost@academicsearch.org. For a confidential discussion of this position prior to applying or nominating, please contact Senior Consultants John W. Garland, Esq. at john.garland@academicsearch.org or (202) 394-3346 and Dr. Eric Richtmyer at eric.richtmyer@academicsearch.org or (202) 263-7485. The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by December 15, 2020 can be assured full consideration.

North Carolina Central University 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, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Moreover, North Carolina Central University is open to people of all races.

Contact:

H R
North Carolina Central University
Phone: (202) 394-3346 john.garland@academicsearch.org
 

Trinity University
Vice President for Academic Affairs  
  Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2020
 

The President, Board of Trustees, and Search Committee invite nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs at Trinity University. As the chief academic officer, the Vice President leads the faculty; ensures the excellence of academic programs; collaborates with fellow vice presidents to promote student success; and advises and assists the President in elevating the national reputation of the institution. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Trinity University, located in the culturally rich city of San Antonio, Texas, is a private, highly selective, residential liberal arts institution. Approximately 2,500 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students from 48 states and 57 foreign countries pursue degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business, education, and healthcare administration. The University is committed to the mission of preparing students for lives of meaning and purpose. The student body includes a growing representation (currently 44 percent) from historically underrepresented groups. Approximately 300 full and part time faculty – 97 percent of whom hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree – provide a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Trinity has a model NCAA Division III athletics program that balances academics and athletics.

Trinity’s many assets include: an endowment of $1.4 billion, 51st largest among private universities; a “Pathways” curriculum launched in 2015; a strategic plan that builds upon the University’s strengths; a newly released report to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion; and extraordinary resources for teaching and scholarship.

Trinity University seeks an accomplished and energetic academic leader who has gained distinction as a teacher, scholar, and administrator, with a demonstrated ability to lead a residential university and commitment to fostering campus community, collegial collaboration, and inclusive excellence. The new vice president is expected to take office in early summer 2021.

A full search profile is available at the Academic Search website, https://apptrkr.com/2015446. Additional information about the University is available at https://new.trinity.edu.

PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. Applications received by January 4, 2021, will be assured of full consideration; these should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Calls to references will occur only later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (PDF format preferred) to:

TrinityUVPAA@academicsearch.org

The search committee is assisted by:

Dr. R. Stanton Hales, Senior Consultant

Academic Search, Inc.

rstanton.hales@academicsearch.org  707-693-3106

Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer and as such provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement of all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any status protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.

Contact:

Dr. R. Stanton Hales, Senior Consultant
Trinity University
rstanton.hales@academicsearch.org
 

Frostburg State University
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs  
  Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2020
 

Frostburg State University (https://www.frostburg.edu/) (MD), a 5,200-student public, four-year university of the University System of Maryland, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost). The next provost at Frostburg State University will have significant impact on the campus, in the community and in the region.

Reporting to President Ronald Nowaczyk (https://www.frostburg.edu/about-frostburg/office-of-the-president/presidents-biography.php), the Provost is the chief academic officer of the University, responsible for providing leadership for the core academic mission of the university, including enrollment and retention. The Provost oversees the Colleges of Business, Education, and Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as the offices supporting faculty affairs and the student academic experience from recruitment and admission through graduation.

A regional, rural institution located less than three hours from Washington, DC, Baltimore and Pittsburgh, the City of Frostburg (https://www.frostburgcity.org/) has a population of about 9,000 full-time year-round residents. Frostburg students enjoy modern facilities including a state-of-the-art science center, outstanding physical education and performing arts centers and traditional and apartment-style housing clustered around spacious, student-friendly quads.

Frostburg enjoys a strong sense of community, and the next provost at Frostburg will work collaboratively with dynamic teams in the Cabinet and among the deans, and with a faculty deeply committed to students, to provide leadership and stability and, ultimately, to make decisions to ensure that the University delivers a strong and relevant educational experience for a racially diverse student body on a campus in the rural region of Western Maryland.

The full list of desired experience and attributes and instructions on how to apply can be found in the position profile: https://apptrkr.com/2021939

Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to frostburg_provost@academicsearch.org. Applications received by November 28, 2020 can be assured full consideration.

Contact:

Human Resources
Frostburg State University
noemails@jobelephant.com
 

Provost/Vice President
Millersville University
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs  
  Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2020
 

Millersville University – one of the 14 members of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) – invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The new Provost will succeed Dr. Vilas A. Prabhu, who has served in this role with distinction since 2004.

Located in the beautiful Lancaster region of Pennsylvania, Millersville is a high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive public university that delivers a personal and high quality academic experience to a wide range of students. The University offers its approximately 7,817 students over 90 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, including doctorates in social work, educational leadership and nurse practice. Millersville serves diverse, motivated undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn and grow in a supportive environment that promotes exploration and discovery. The exceptionally committed faculty and staff are proud of the institution’s accomplishments and high degree of engagement with the community.

Under the dynamic leadership of President Daniel Wubah, appointed in 2018, the campus has entered a phase of renewed excitement, new program development, fundraising success, and commitment to its mission. Millersville is seeking an experienced academic leader with the vision and management capabilities to build on this momentum and partner with the president, faculty, students and staff to take the University to even higher levels of academic excellence and student success.

The new Provost will express a passion for the mission of public higher education and an understanding of the important social, cultural and economic roles the University plays in the region and state. A leader who brings an authentic commitment to building a truly diverse and inclusive campus as well as the agility and innovative vision necessary to position Millersville for a long and successful future is critical. Equally important is the need for the Provost to apply strong management skills in leading the office of academic affairs as Millersville embarks on a new strategic plan within the context of the PASSHE system’s transition to a more efficient organizational structure. An earned terminal degree and a record of teaching and scholarly accomplishment sufficient to merit a tenured appointment at Millersville University is highly preferred.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Applications should be received as soon as possible and no later than December 4, 2020 to ensure fullest consideration. Interested individuals should submit, as two separate documents, a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that addresses the themes, responsibilities and requirements described in the full Leadership Profile, available at www.wittkieffer.com.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries may be directed to John Thornburgh or Elizabeth Bohan at: MillersvilleProvost@wittkieffer.com.

Contact:

John Thornburgh
WittKieffer
Oak Brook IL
MillersvilleProvost@wittkieffer.com
 


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