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Whittier College
Vice President, Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty  
  Posted Friday, October 11, 2019

Whittier College announces a national search for an experienced, innovative, collaborative and visionary Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty (VPAA/DOF).

Whittier is a four-year liberal arts institution inspired by a Quaker heritage that prepares students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity. While non-denominational since the 1940s, Whittier takes pride in the social values of its Quaker heritage – respect for the individual, freedom of conscience, integrity, justice, service and internationalism.

Whittier enrolls approximately 1,670 undergraduates and 73 graduate students and offers over 30 majors in 23 disciplines leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree including business, political science, psychology, English and biology. In 2019, Whittier granted 382 degrees, 362 of which were at the undergraduate level. Additionally, the College’s long-standing graduate program in education offers both credential and Master of Arts in education degree programs that further the institution's tradition of excellence in the preparation of teachers. Broadoaks Children's School – a private, non-profit demonstration school on the Whittier campus – serves as a learning laboratory for Whittier faculty and students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Whittier is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and its graduation rate for Latino students is among the best in the nation. In addition, the College qualifies for the designation of an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). The Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC), when reaffirming accreditation, observed that "Learning outcomes have been established, and evidence has been collected on how students experience diversity on campus. The Commission joins the team in commending Whittier for providing a full and rich experience in the classroom, in co-curricular activities, in the living environment and in field experiences with respect to culture and diversity."

The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty reports directly to the President and manages seventeen direct reports overseeing the divisions of Academic Planning and International Study, Faculty Development, First-Year Programs, Institutional Research and Assessment, and Academic Support, as well the Library, Information Technology, the Writing Program, the Whittier Scholars Program, the Center for Engagement with Communities, Title V, Disabilities Services, Registrar and the Broadoaks Children’s School. 

The next Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty will have an exceptional leadership opportunity to partner with faculty to shape a new and dynamic academic vision for the College. As the chief academic officer of a vibrant and diverse private liberal arts college with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and experiential learning, service and leadership, the VPAA/DOF will drive teaching, learning and innovation in an effort to prepare a multicultural student body for future leadership opportunities that make a positive impact on society and the world. The next VPAA/DOF will collaborate with the President, senior leadership, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and students to develop a shared academic vision that is in synergy with the current ongoing development of the College’s strategic plan and curriculum visioning exercise. The VPAA/DOF will have the opportunity to leverage Whittier’s unique identity as one of the most diverse four-year liberal arts institutions in the country, and position it as a national model for the future.

As one academic voice of many, the VPAA/DOF will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of a new curriculum; advocating on behalf of a committed and dedicated faculty while considering the strategic objectives and vision of the president and Board; focusing on student success and outcomes of a student body that is overwhelmingly students of color; demonstrating actions and behaviors that make diversity and inclusion a high priority; supporting a culture of partnership, teamwork and collaboration in a consensus-driven decision-making environment; and maintaining a deep knowledge and understanding of current higher education trends and the future of private liberal arts education.

The incoming Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty should be an inspirational, entrepreneurial leader and an active listener with the ability to work productively across campus with faculty, staff, administrators and students. The VPAA/DOF should have an impressive track record of leadership experience within a private liberal arts institution or equivalent organizational environment. A background in the areas of finance and budget management, curriculum review and implementation, building strong, collaborative and productive relationships with both internal and external constituent groups, and working across divisions to support teaching, research and service is preferred. Finally, success in this role requires a clear understanding of, affinity for and commitment to the mission of Whittier College. For more information, please visit

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by November 27. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the Whittier College’s consultants Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D. and Alejandra Gillette-Teran at Documents that must be mailed may be sent to WittKieffer, 2015 Spring Road, Suite 510, Oak Brook, IL 60523. The consultants can be reached through the office of Hillary Hmura at 630-575-6959.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.


Zachary Smith, Ph.D.
Whittier CA 90608
Phone: 630-575-6959

United States International University - Africa
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs  
  Posted Thursday, October 10, 2019

The United States International University-Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya, seeks a Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. USIU-Africa is an independent, private not-for-profit institution serving almost 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (6,700 FTE). It is accredited both in the United States (through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission) and in Kenya (from the Commission for University Education).

Required skills for the position include an earned doctorate at an accredited institution, ideally in an academic area that is offered at USIU-Africa; a rank of full Professor; a record of progressive advancement in higher education leadership; success in a complex accredited university or research organization including experience of no less than five years at the level of Dean/Director, CEO/College Principal, or Associate DVC or DVC; and eminent scholarly and research accomplishments.

For more information about this opportunity, requirements, and desired attributes, as well as application and nomination procedures, please review the full position profile located on the Academic Search website at Additional information about the institution may be found at and in this video with the Vice Chancellor:

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by November 18, 2019 can be assured full consideration. This search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with the Senior Consultant, Maya Ranchod Kirkhope, who may be reached directly at


Human Resources
United States International University - Africa

Simpson College
  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 (

Senior Consultant Dr. Wanda Bigham (

Consultant Ms. Penny Gibbons (

For more information about this opportunity, position qualifications, and the application process, please review the full profile: 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.


Jessica Comer
Simpson College

Whitworth University
Provost & Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs  
  Posted Monday, September 30, 2019

Whitworth University in Spokane, Washinton, invites nominations and applications for the position of provost & executive vice president of academic affairs. The position serves as the most senior administrator reporting directly to the president, holds an appointment to the president’s cabinet and serves as the university’s chief academic officer

Information about this position can be found at


Jessica Comer
Whitworth University

Ripon College
Vice President and Dean of Faculty  
  Posted Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Founded in 1851, Ripon College prepares students of diverse interests for lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship. Our liberal arts curriculum and residential campus create an intimate learning community where students experience a highly personalized education. The College provides a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, and supportive learning environment characterized by a faculty committed to individualized instruction, academic research, and collaborative inquiry. Ripon College’s five-course Catalyst general education curriculum thoroughly develops the 21st-century skills that employers seek while streamlining the path to graduation. Catalyst ensures students are able to complete multiple majors and minors, experiential study and hold internships in four years. Graduates distinguish themselves as leaders in education, health, science, public service, business, the arts, letters, and industry by applying their ability to communicate persuasively, reason clearly, compute competently, evaluate thoroughly, and deal confidently and effectively with change—skills and habits they acquired through study across the liberal arts at Ripon College.

As the academic leader of the College, the Vice President and Dean of Faculty works closely with the faculty to provide vision and direction to the academic program consistent with the mission of the institution. The Dean of Faculty provides academic leadership for the educational program of the College, as well as faculty support and evaluation. The Dean is expected to encourage an environment conducive to excellence in teaching, scholarly achievement, and community service, and to support the pursuit of grants and external funding.

Candidates should possess a terminal degree preferably within a liberal arts and sciences discipline and be eligible to hold rank as a full professor. The successful candidate should have administrative experience in higher education, a strong record of teaching and scholarly achievement, excellent skills in communicating with faculty, students, alumni, and staff, and a familiarity with trends in higher education.

Review of applications will begin November 18, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. This appointment begins July 1, 2020.

Please address a letter of interest and vita, or nominations, to:

VP and Dean of Faculty Search Committee

Ripon College

300 W. Seward St.

Ripon, WI 54971


Ripon College is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and adheres to non-discriminatory policies in employment and student enrollment. Ripon College is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.


Chris Sabel
Ripon College
300 W. Seward Street
PO Box 248
Ripon WI 54971
Phone: 920-748-8108
Fax: 920-748-8161

Yeshiva University
Dean of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology  
  Posted Monday, September 23, 2019

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University (YU) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean, the principal academic and administrative officer for this graduate school with an enrollment of 350 students across multiple programs.  Reporting to the Provost &Vice President for Academic Affairs at YU, the Ferkauf Dean is responsible for developing a strategic vision and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the School, its faculty, program directors, staff, and students.


About Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University

 The Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology; located in the Bronx, New York, is a well-established, diverse, co-educational graduate school distinctive for its commitment to teaching, research and clinical practice. The School offers two Psy.D programs – Clinical Psychology and School-Child Clinical Psychology – and a PhD program in Clinical Psychology Health Emphasis. All are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) with the maximum seven-year accreditation status. The School also offers a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling preparing license-eligible Mental Health Counselors (LMHC).

 The training clinic of the Ferkauf Graduate School, the Max and Celia Parnes Family Psychological and Psychoeducational Services Clinic, has provided low-cost, confidential, state-of-the-art mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families in the greater Bronx community and supervised clinical training and research opportunities for Ferkauf students for 45 years. The clinic underscores Ferkauf’s mission to serve its students and the larger community.  A new clinic space opened in the Summer of 2019. 

 More than 3,000 Ferkauf alumni have achieved successful careers as clinical service providers, researchers, scholars, educators, administrators and professionals.  This is a credit to the dedicated Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology faculty who support students’ development through teaching, mentoring, supervision, and research.  Ferkauf faculty demonstrate a strong commitment to both their students’ and their own research, with many successfully obtaining grant funding and with publications and presentations impacting the field of psychology. 

 Position Summary

The Dean of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology is responsible for supporting the overall academic, clinical, and operational performance of the school.  The Dean provides inspirational, innovative, and enterprising leadership in the strategic development of the school - and in support of faculty growth and student success.    The Dean is an integral part of the University leadership team and represents the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology interests within the larger institution, building collaboration across schools and disciplines.  The Dean also engages a non-fiduciary advisory board and community partners to advance the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology mission and outcomes.

 Required Qualifications

 The Dean will possess a clear vision and an ability to understand and articulate the current state of psychology, its future in the 21st century, and the implications for the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.   The successful candidate will have earned a doctorate and have a demonstrated record of distinguished scholarship and academic leadership. The candidate should be qualified for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor and be licensed as a psychologist.  Both a firm grasp on the emerging challenges to psychology as a discipline that provides clinical, psychoeducational, and health services to diverse communities and an appreciation for the importance of obtaining federal and private grant funding are critical.

 Desired Experience and Attributes

 The search committee will highly value:

        significant experience in academic leadership in an accredited institution and ability to support a culture of shared governance

       an understanding of how doctoral (PsyD and PhD) Master’s-level academic programs are developed, launched, accredited, and sustained, including familiarity with APA accreditation standards and State licensing regulations for Mental Health Counselling

       evidence of a genuine commitment to faculty with experience in faculty recruitment, retention, and development, including the ability to foster a collaborative culture across multiple programs

       a record of scholarly productivity, mentoring of junior faculty and leadership and service to the profession

       support for a culture of research, knowledge and skills regarding grantsmanship, growth of research infrastructure, and creative support of faculty research

       an understanding of the processes involved in attracting top graduate students, providing financial support options; and an ability to support student growth across academic, research and clinical domains

       an ability to work with a non-fiduciary overseer board and collaborate on fundraising

       commitment to the recruitment and retention of a diverse cadre of faculty and students

       demonstrated experience in strategic visioning, planning and problem solving, and comfort managing a complex budget, success metrics and key performance indicators

       effective interpersonal skills including ability to build consensus, manage diverse needs and views and sustain a culture of collaboration and community

 Procedures for Nomination and Application

 Applications should include: 1) a letter of interest addressing the expectations of the position, 2) a current curriculum vitae (CV), and 3) list of five professional references with contact information and a note explaining the candidate’s working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate and at a later date.

 Inquiries, nominations and applications should be sent to:

 Applications received prior to December 15, 2019 will be given preference. 

 Questions about the position or application process should be directed to Michael S. Gill, M.A., LHMC, Assistant Dean and MHC Program Director at 646-592-4373 or

 About Yeshiva University

 Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University is a leading global educational institution, employing 2,000 people across various campuses and schools.  A premier center for Higher Education, Yeshiva University offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees and has a strong tradition of faculty research and dedication to teaching and mentoring students.  YU is a diverse community inspired by Jewish values, working at the educational, spiritual and intellectual epicenter of a robust global movement dedicated to advancing people's lives. To carry out this mission, we seek individuals who value education, collaboration and service. We seek to attract and retain a diverse group of engaged and


Michael Gill
Yeshiva University
1165 Morris Park Ave
Bronx NY 10461
Phone: 6465924373 ext. 6465924373

Towson University
Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication  
  Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Towson University invites applications for the position of Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, with appointment to begin July 1, 2020. The College seeks an innovative and strategic leader to build upon the existing excellence of TU’s programs in fine arts and communication. The College’s outstanding faculty offer undergraduate and graduate programs in art and design, art history, art education, dance, electronic media and film, mass communication, communication studies, music, theatre arts, and interdisciplinary programs. Recognized as a fine arts center for Maryland, the College has state-of-the-art facilities that support academic programming and public events. The College web page may be found at

TU enrolls close to 20,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts and communications, health professions, liberal arts, science and mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

The Dean provides overall leadership for the College, reporting directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Responsibilities include: creating an atmosphere that fosters student success; recruiting and retaining highly qualified faculty and staff; building and maintaining relationships with community partners; overseeing accreditation and assessment of the College’s programs; sustaining an environment that promotes and furthers TU’s values of diversity and inclusion; developing and managing a budget with fiscal responsibility; working collaboratively with other academic leaders to achieve overall institutional goals; communicating internally with transparency and fairness; supporting the College’s public-facing programs; and engaging effectively with external stakeholders. The Dean must also be willing and able to contribute to raising funds in support of the College.

Applicants must hold an earned terminal degree in one of the disciplines associated with the College and possess a substantial record of intellectual/creative accomplishment, excellent teaching, and academic engagement that would qualify for appointment as a professor, with tenure in one of the college’s academic units. Applicants must have academic administrative experience of at least five years at the departmental level or higher, including experience with faculty and staff hiring, budget management, promotion and tenure, and instructional assessment. Other qualifications appropriate to the position include the ability to speak knowledgeably about the disciplines included within the College, a record of creative leadership and strong interpersonal skills, evidence of work with a diverse community, and engagement with development activities.  

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.

Position open until filled. Review of applications will begin October 22, 2019.

For full consideration please apply to job # 190000P9 at Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a current CV/resume and contact information for at least five references (references will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate).

To view and apply to current job openings please visit

Office of Human Resources
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland

Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to:

Towson University is a smoke-free campus.


Bonnie Yourik
Towson University
Towson MD

University of Oklahoma
Dean, College of International Studies and Associate Provost for International Programs  
  Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Created in 2011, the David L. Boren College of International Studies is dedicated to advancing international education opportunities for all OU students and to enhancing the experience of international students attending the University of Oklahoma. The College houses the Office of Education Abroad, the Office of International Student Services, and the OU in Arezzo, Italy, and OU in Puebla, Mexico Study Centers. The College’s dynamic academic unit, the Department of International and Area Studies, is an established center for Middle Eastern Studies and has emerging strength in International Security Studies. 

As the chief academic officer of the College, the Dean reports directly to the Senior Vice President and Provost of the University and is responsible for defining the College’s strategic priorities and securing resources to deliver these priorities, delivering educational programs and research of the highest quality, and attracting outstanding students. As a key member of the  University’s leadership team, the Dean must be an internal advocate for the College within the University of Oklahoma and have the ability to work across disciplinary and college boundaries as well as the ability to successfully network with alumni and the broader community to raise funds, serving as both an outward-facing representative of the College and an internal mentor and team builder.

The Dean of International Studies also serves as Associate Provost for International Programs, playing a pivotal role in advancing the global orientation of the University as well as advancing academic excellence in International and Area Studies.

We seek a dynamic, collaborative, entrepreneurial leader, committed to the needs of faculty, students, and staff and to OU’s larger global mission.


  • Record of effective, visionary leadership and sound fiscal management at the Chair-, Director-, or higher level.
  • Record of excellence in teaching, scholarly or creative activity, and service requisite with an appointment at the professor level in International and Area Studies.
  • Demonstrated skills and record of achievement as a communicator, planner, collaborator, manager, and global communicator.
  • Demonstrated experience with international initiatives.
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and to global understanding.
  • Doctorate or other terminal research degree.

About the University

The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. OU serves the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and Tulsa Schusterman Center. OU is home to over 31,000 students and more than 3,500 faculty and 8,000 staff across all three campuses and is supported by a $2 billion budget and an endowment of $1.52 billion. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. 1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.

The central campus and administrative offices of the University of Oklahoma are located in Norman, a city of more than 120,000 residents. Norman is often cited in “best places to live” rankings and is a culturally rich and vibrant community with outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living. The state capital, Oklahoma City, is located 20 miles to the north. With over 1.35 million residents and a unique central plains heritage, the Oklahoma City metro is home to a diverse and lively array of arts, culture, dining, sports, and entertainment. Visit for more information.

The University of Oklahoma is committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and fairness in all forms through embracing and utilizing the unique and various backgrounds of our community. We are committed to eliminating discrimination and exclusion based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran.

Nominations and Applications

The university invites letters of nomination, applications, or inquiries about this position. Submit applications (including letter of interest, full CV, and list of references) to David Wrobel, Chair of the Search Committee, at: Nominations, including full contact and email information for the nominee, and inquiries should be directed to David Wrobel, Chair of the Search Committee, at Review of materials will begin in early October and continue until the appointment is made. Applicants will be notified prior to the solicitation of letters of reference.

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing services in international programs or activities, or health care services that the university operates or provides.


David Wrobel
University of Oklahoma
633 Elm
Norman OK 73019
United States
Phone: 4055013787

University of Minnesota, Morris
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean  
  Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota Morris combines an intimate, student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body of nearly 1600 is supported by approximately 130 faculty members, a student/faculty ratio of 13:1, and the Morris campus is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system. Forty percent of UMN Morris students are Native American, persons of color, or of international origin, including 20 percent Native American students and 10 percent international students.

Morris is highly ranked by national publications –  U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris in its list of “the best” and “most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students are taught by a faculty with the highest per capita representation in the University of Minnesota’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching and students consistently win national awards, as demonstrated by Morris’s status as the only public baccalaureate institution among the top student Fulbright award producers in 2017-18. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an AASHE STARS Gold rating.

The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean (VCAA/Dean) serves as UMN Morris’s chief academic officer and dean of the faculty and is responsible for all aspects of academic and faculty affairs. To promote the core mission of student learning and success, the VCAA/Dean’s responsibilities include serving as a member of the University’s leadership team, as leader of and advocate for the faculty, and as a manager of academic affairs programs. The VCAA/Dean will advance the University’s mission and goals, cultivate strong partnerships with the campus community, build relationships with and initiatives serving regional constituents, nurture continuous improvement, build upon existing programs designed to support faculty and ensure student success, and work collaboratively with the other members of the Chancellor’s team to coordinate campus-wide efforts and projects.

The VCAA/Dean reports directly to the Chancellor and works closely and collaboratively with the other members of the leadership team.  Reporting to and working closely with the VCAA/Dean are the chairs of the four academic divisions: Education, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, and Social Sciences. The VCAA/Dean also helps to sustain and support innovation in interdisciplinary areas that cross the boundaries of traditional divisions. The VCAA/Dean supervises offices in support of the academic enterprise which include academic support resources (registrar, one stop, financial aid), grants development, academic success offices and programs (including disability services and advising), Center for Small Towns, Academic Center of Enrichment (study away, career services, honors program, undergraduate research), and the library.

Required Qualifications:

  • a record of substantial administrative experience, including leadership of academic divisions, departments, or major programs, supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff, and responsibility for planning and managing budgets.
  • a terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • a level of professional achievement in teaching and scholarship commensurate with the rank of tenured full professor at UMN Morris.
  • a strong commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and the ability to articulate those values to both internal and external constituencies.
  • excellent collaborative and consensus-building skills.
  • effective communication skills, including the ability to listen to, consider, and incorporate the perspectives of others as well as effectively convey information to various campus constituencies.
  • a commitment to and strong record of building a diverse and inclusive learning community and an understanding of the relationship between diversity, academic excellence, and our mission as a public liberal arts college.

Desired Qualities and Experiences:

  • Experience working at an undergraduate focused, residential, liberal arts college.
  • Ability to lead the faculty and advocate for their work as teachers and scholars.
  • Familiarity with current national issues in higher education and awareness of their implications for liberal arts colleges.
  • Capacity to think strategically and to work creatively and the administrative- and people-skills to bring initiatives to fruition.
  • Excellent managerial and leadership skills to recruit, support, retain, and develop diverse faculty and staff in Academic Affairs throughout the career arc.
  • Experience in program evaluation, curriculum development, and assessment of educational outcomes, including regional accreditation.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to manage complex budgets.
  • Ability to lead and collaborate in campus efforts to highlight and foster a respect for diversity in persons, ideas, and experiences.
  • Ability to represent campus effectively and in various capacities at the University of Minnesota System level.

An offer of employment will be made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.


Initial application review will begin Monday, October 7, 2019 and will continue until position filled. To review a full position description and to apply for this position, go to the U of M employment portal: and search for requisition #332270. Please complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.

Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Morris is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

To request disability accommodation or material in alternative formats contact:

UMN Morris Human Resources, (320)-589-6024, Room 201, Behmler Hall, Morris, MN


Carrie Grussing
University of Minnesota, Morris
600 East 4th Street
309 Behmler Hall
Morris MN 56267
United States
Phone: 3205896020

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences  
  Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The University of Nebraska at Kearney seeks an individual with a proven record of innovation, academic achievement, and sustained success in graduate education to serve as the Dean of Graduate Studies. The Graduate Dean serves in a central role in the academic leadership of the institution. Full information about this opportunity can be found under Current Searches at Nominations and applications should be sent electronically to Contact Nancy Suttenfield at or Bethany Sutton for confidential discussions. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.


Human Resources
University of Nebraska at Kearney

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