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Mercy College
Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Science  
  Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mercy College (New York) and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (the “SSBS” or the “School”) seek a visionary Dean to lead a high performing team of faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. A mission driven leader, the new Dean will work collaboratively with all stakeholders to establish and execute the strategic priorities of the School in alignment with the College’s strategic plan.

Mercy College is a dynamic and diverse New York City area college. Founded in 1950 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy College is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational college that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as five certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The diverse student population ensure a vibrant and engaged community. The College has campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan, and Yorktown Heights, with additional teaching locations in New Rochelle, Brooklyn, and Harlem, as well as online programs and course offerings.

The mission of the College states “Mercy College is committed to providing motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their lives and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world.”

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is an interdisciplinary school consisting of programs in behavioral science, criminal justice, international relations and diplomacy, legal studies, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology, school counseling, school psychology, sociology, and social work. The school offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and has an approximate enrollment of 3,000 students. With access to faculty who are scholars and/or accomplished practitioners in their field, students are prepared to become future leaders and make a difference in their communities and the wider global environment. Within the school, there are opportunities for students to enhance their education in a variety of ways. For example, students have the opportunity to participate in the Model UN, receive mediation training through the Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, and receive training as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). In addition, the School offers the Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

The Position: Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The key attributes Mercy College seeks in the next Dean include an open, collaborative, experienced, innovative and data driven leader, with a progressive record of academic accomplishments and administrative experience in higher education who will:
• Maintain a culture of effective teaching and learning
• Lead and support assessment efforts across all programs within the school
• Provide consistent, welcoming and constructive leadership to faculty, staff and students within the school
• Encourage and mentor teaching, research and scholarship activities among faculty
• Foster relationships with external stakeholders in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and Office of Institutional Advancement
• Identify and pursue funding opportunities, including grants in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Advancement
• Collaborate with the Office of Admission on recruitment for programs within the School
• Develop growth opportunities, and consider options for new undergraduate and graduate programs
• Engage the School in the College community as a team member and build positive morale in the School
• Commit to supporting a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment
• Have a good understanding of students of all ages, including adult students

The anticipated start date is negotiable but must be no later than September 1, 2020. For full consideration, interested parties are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae as soon as possible. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit the above documentation online at For best consideration, applications should be received prior to January 31, 2020.

For the position portfolio please follow the link below:

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the following professional and personal attributes, among others:

• A record of at least (5) years of progressive academic administrative or leadership experience in higher education
• Demonstrated success in academic and fiscal planning at an accredited institution of higher education
• Integrity and ability to build consensus across diverse constituencies
• A commitment to and experience in community outreach
• A commitment to mentoring faculty
• A willingness to grow and contribute to the intellectual, ethical, and professional development of a diverse body of faculty, staff and students
• Experience with faculty and student governance

• A terminal degree within one of the academic disciplines of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences with qualifications to hold the rank of associate or full professor at Mercy College


Victor Petenkemani, Associate Dean
Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry NY
Phone: 9146747836

University of Oklahoma
Dean of University Libraries  
  Posted Thursday, January 09, 2020

The University of Oklahoma seeks an innovative, visionary, and strategic leader, with demonstrated commitment to the pivotal role of libraries in advancing the university’s educational and research mission, to join the senior leadership team as the next Dean of Libraries. The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university, is known for excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement. We are committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community for all by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. We recognize building this community, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

As the heart and intellectual crossroads of a vibrant campus, the University of Oklahoma Libraries serves to connect our community with information and user-centered strategies that advance innovation in research, scholarship, and pedagogy. The university invites exceptional applicants for the position of Dean of University Libraries who will also hold the Peggy V. Helmerich Endowed Chair for Dean of Libraries and tenure at the rank of Professor. The university seeks applicants with breadth and depth of experience in academic librarianship and a clear vision for the University Libraries in the creation, preservation, and delivery of scholarly information and research support to students, faculty, staff, and the public in a rapidly evolving, technology-driven era.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence and respect for pedagogy, research and scholarship; diversity and inclusion; cultural competency; a demonstrated ability to create a climate of cooperation and trust among constituencies, and a demonstrated ability to manage technological change. As a direct-report to the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Dean will lead a team of faculty and staff focused on creating a high performing, innovative and responsive workplace, and will sustain relationships with potential donors and funding agencies.


  • An MLIS or MLS from an ALA accredited library and information science program or international equivalent;
  • A strong history of transformative leadership in academic research libraries at an administrative level;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external constituencies, including donors;
  • Proven commitment to diversity and inclusion in all facets of the library organization; demonstrated commitment to building community by attracting, supporting, cultivating, and leading diverse faculty and staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders;
  • A strong record of academic scholarship and professional achievement warranting tenure at the rank of Professor at OU;
  • Demonstrated record of effective, visionary leadership and the ability to develop, enact, and articulate a vision and strategies for the future of the library;
  • Experience managing budgets, supervising personnel, and developing major initiatives;
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to articulate the changing and challenging landscape of academic libraries to a wide variety of constituents.


  • Additional advanced degree (masters and/or doctorate)
  • Recent leadership experience in large-scale academic or private library settings

About University Libraries

As the intellectual crossroads of the university, the University of Oklahoma Libraries provides access to resources that fulfill the academic, research, artistic, scholarly, intellectual, and leadership mission of the university. The Libraries serve the university community by demonstrating our core values of diversity and inclusion, integrity, engagement, collaboration, learning, innovation, and agility.

The University of Oklahoma Libraries is the largest academic research library in the state of Oklahoma containing more than 5.4 million volumes (including 1.3 million eBooks), 3.6 million microform materials, over 300 databases, and 170,000 serials. Outstanding special collections include the History of Science Collections, with 100,000 volumes; the Western History Collections, with over 12,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 2 million photographs, 80,000 volumes, 2,700 sound recordings, 5,000 cartographic resources, and 580 works of art; the Harry W. Bass Business History Collections, with over 23,000 volumes; the John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special Collections, with over 12,000 volumes; and the Chinese Literature Translation Archive, which houses nearly 10,000 volumes and thousands of documents relating to translators of modern Chinese literature in the West. 

The University of Oklahoma Libraries’ team consists of 17 library faculty, 56 professional staff, 37 classified staff, 27 graduate assistants and 185 student assistants. Facilities include the Bizzell Memorial Library located in the heart of campus, Monnet Hall, hosting the Western History Collections, and three branch libraries: Architecture Library, Youngblood Energy Library, and Fine Arts Library. Affiliated OU libraries, not within the administrative oversight of University Libraries, include: the Donald E. Pray Law Library on the Norman campus, Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library on the Oklahoma City campus, and the Schusterman Library on the Tulsa campus. 

University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Greater Western Libraries Alliance, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Newberry Library Consortium, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Public Library of America, HathiTrust, Western Storage Trust, Open Textbook Network.

About the University

The University of Oklahoma 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. The university is home to over 31,000 students, 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. See for more information about Norman. 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. For more information about Oklahoma City, see

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 Kelvin White, Chair of the Search Committee, at: Nominations, including full contact and email information for the nominee, and inquiries should be directed to Kelvin White, Chair of the Search Committee, at Review of materials will begin in late January and continue until the appointment is made. Applicants will be notified prior to the solicitation of letters of reference.


Kelvin White
University of Oklahoma
633 Elm Ave.
Room 124
Norman OK 73019
Phone: 4053431283

California State University Channel Islands
  Posted Wednesday, January 08, 2020

California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) seeks a visionary academic leader to serve as the next Provost and chief academic officer. The successful candidate will possess a singular commitment to serving a largely first generation, historically underserved student body and a demonstrated record of advancing inclusive excellence within an academic community.

The newest addition to the California State University system, CSUCI opened in 2002 with 629 transfer students and welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2003. As a regional public comprehensive university, CSUCI is a mission-based institution grounded in its four pillars of integrative approaches, community engagement, and multicultural and international perspectives. CSUCI encourages research and scholarly activity in the pursuit of academic excellence by both faculty and students. The 1200-acre University campus is located in coastal Ventura County and is home to more than 7,000 undergraduate and 230 graduate students.

The Provost provides leadership and guidance to faculty, staff, students, and the President’s Cabinet in all areas relating to Academic Affairs as well as counsel to the President and Cabinet in all matters related to management of the campus. The Provost provides leadership regarding accreditation; faculty selection, evaluation, and performance; analysis of the division’s academic programs, policies, and procedures; and major operational issues. Of particular importance for the next Provost is experience in advancing student success in partnership with a leadership team that emphasizes collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs.


The successful candidate will have a/an: earned doctorate or terminal degree; successful record of substantial, executive-level, academic leadership, including fiscal management and personnel responsibilities, at the level of dean or higher; robust knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in higher education; demonstrated record of distinguished research, scholarship, and teaching that merits the award of tenure at the rank of full professor; demonstrated record of facilitating student success; demonstrated record of facilitating inclusive excellence.

More information, including an institutional profile, can be found here.

Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

Applications received by April 1, 2020, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Die Hasselmo and Chris Butler.


Human Resources
California State University Channel Islands

Morgan State University
Associate Dean Faculty Administration and Research  
  Posted Monday, January 06, 2020

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

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

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Assisting in the preparation of the College annual report;

• Providing timely reports to the Dean as requested;

• Encouraging and providing leadership for research;

• Coordinating the College interdisciplinary programs;

• Recommending faculty development programs and grantmanships;

• Performing other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Basic Qualifications:

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

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

• Experience in administrative planning, management, and budgeting;

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

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

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

To apply please visit:


Charlene Chester
Morgan State University
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore MD 21251
Phone: 4438853090
Fax: 0000000000

Providence College
  Posted Thursday, January 02, 2020

Providence College seeks a highly qualified academic leader with proven success to serve as the college’s Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

Providence College is a Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts college of approximately 4400 undergraduate and 750 graduate students located on 105 acres in Providence, Rhode Island. Providence College was founded in 1917 and is the only college or university in the United States founded by and conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars. Formally known as the Order of Preachers, the Dominicans were founded by the Spanish priest St. Dominic de Guzman in 1216.​

Providence College's four schools – the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Professional Studies, School of Continuing Education – collectively offer more than 70 degree programs. With approximately 314 full-time and 182 part-time faculty members, the college boasts a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, ensuring a highly personalized education. The college awards bachelors and master’s degrees. Providence College competes in 8 men’s and 11 women’s varsity sports, all at the Division I level, with membership in the NCAA, the BIG EAST Conference, and the HOCKEY EAST Association.

The provost is the chief academic officer of the institution and reports directly to the President. The provost is responsible for the planning, strategic development, and oversight of the college’s academic programs, and, in collaboration with the faculty and administration, will drive academic innovation.  The provost will provide the vision, planning, and leadership reflected in the college’s strategic plan (See PC200) to assure a path that continues to distinguish Providence College as a nationally-recognized, premier Catholic college, with an expanded national recruiting presence and a stellar academic reputation.

As a primarily undergraduate institution, Providence College values the close relationship between faculty and student that places emphasis on developing students’ ability to think critically, solve problems, and engage in their communities. The new provost must promote the value of a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences that is distinguished for leveraging the interconnections among the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and professional courses of study. The provost must have a demonstrated commitment to Catholic higher education and a strong desire to support the college’s Catholic and Dominican Mission.  The provost must have proven success in undergraduate education and the vision and ability to promote experiential learning that prepares students to live meaningful personal and professional lives in an increasingly global society. An earned terminal degree and the teaching and scholarly credentials to warrant appointment as full professor are required.

More information about Providence College may be found at  To access the leadership profile, please visit  Confidential review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  Please direct all nominations and resumes to Lucy A. Leske and Robert W. Luke via e-mail to

Providence College seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. The college is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment that supports all of its students, faculty, and staff. All members of the community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning experience valuing differences and practicing inclusion. We invite applications from qualified individuals who possess the experience, knowledge, and commitment to work within a diverse learning environment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Providence College is an equal opportunity employer.


Lucy A. Leske and Robert W. Luke
Providence RI
Phone: 6305756967

Ferris State University
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs  
  Posted Monday, December 23, 2019

Ferris State University, in Big Rapids, Michigan, invites applications and nominations for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. As the chief academic officer, the new Provost will provide leadership and oversight for all academic programs on the Big Rapids campus and at 22 partner locations in Michigan. The Provost reports directly to experienced President David Eisler, is a member of the President’s executive leadership team, plays a central role in institutional decisions, and leads 440 full-time faculty and all units within Academic Affairs to create, implement, and support a vision of academic excellence and student success. 

Ferris State University is a dynamic, comprehensive liberal arts institution with a broad base of technical and professional programs. Approximately 13,000 students study in more than 180 undergraduate and graduate majors, including associate degrees that articulate into bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees, eight master’s degrees, and doctorates in education, optometry, and pharmacy. Ferris State provides a diverse student population with academically challenging and career-oriented programs.  The University employs about 440 full-time faculty members. To learn more, visit 

Candidates for this position must have an earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree, distinction in their field as a scholar and educator, and substantial senior-level administrative experience in higher education relevant to a teaching- and career-oriented university. The successful candidate will possess many of the highly desired values and leadership talents, higher education leadership skills and experiences, and academic administration experience and abilities specified in the full prospectus for this opportunity, which may be found by going to and clicking on the Ferris State listing.

Expressions of interest, requests for confidential discussions, nominations and applications for this opportunity are invited. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Wednesday, February 5, 2020. All submissions will be treated in confidence and must be sent electronically to The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For confidential discussions about this opportunity, please contact Kate Nolde, Senior Consultant, at, or Dr. Ginny Horvath, Senior Consultant, at     

Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community.  The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individual with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups.


Human Resources
Ferris State University

San Diego State University
Dean, College of Arts and Letters  
  Posted Friday, December 20, 2019

San Diego State University (SDSU) invites nominations and applications for its next dean of the College of Arts & Letters (CAL). Reporting to the provost and senior vice president, the dean serves as the chief academic officer of the college. The dean oversees a large and complex college that has 18 academic departments, 12 interdisciplinary programs and 23 centers and institutes. With 196 tenure-line faculty, 198 lecturers and 62 staff, CAL is the largest college at SDSU. The dean is responsible for administering a budget of approximately $42 million. The dean provides collaborative and collegial leadership for academic programs, student success, research and scholarship, external relations, and fundraising. The dean works with college stakeholders to develop and execute college priorities in line with the university's strategic objectives.

Each year, SDSU provides approximately 35,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. The university is the oldest higher education institution in San Diego. Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university and embraces its designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. SDSU is currently involved in university-wide strategic planning, creating an ideal time for the next CAL dean to join and align the college's goals with the institution's goals.

The mission of SDSU is to provide research-oriented, high-quality education for undergraduate and graduate students and to contribute to the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research and service. The university strives to impart an appreciation and broad understanding of the human experience throughout the world and the ages. This education extends to diverse cultural legacies and accomplishments in many areas, such as the arts and technology; the advancement of human thought including philosophy and science; the development of economic, political and social institutions; and the physical and biological evolution of humans and their environment. SDSU pursues its mission through its many diverse departments and interdisciplinary programs in the creative and performing arts, the humanities, the sciences and the social and behavioral sciences.

Please visit for a detailed leadership profile.

All inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 11, 2020. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a curriculum vitae, letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this leadership profile, and names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval. Materials should be e-mailed to San Diego State University’s search consultants, Ryan Crawford and Jessica Herrington, at The consultants can be reached through the desk of Marietta DeMauro, executive search coordinator, at 630-575-6975. 

San Diego State 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.


Ryan Crawford
Oak Brook IL
Phone: 630-575-6975

University of the Incarnate Word
  Posted Monday, November 25, 2019

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), a comprehensive Catholic university located in San Antonio, Texas, invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Provost. The new Provost is expected to assume office in the summer of 2020.

The University was founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Today, UIW is the largest Catholic university in Texas with a total enrollment of 10,382 students and is a Hispanic-Serving Institution under federal guidelines. UIW is No. 1 in the U.S. among all private, not-for-profit universities in the conferring of bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics, according to national enrollment data. San Antonio, situated on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, is the 7th largest city in the U.S. and one of the country’s most distinctive and fascinating cities.

Reporting directly to the President, the Provost is the chief academic officer of the University and oversees the integrity of all academic programs of the University. The Provost is responsible for academic strategic planning and programming; budget preparation; strategic resource allocation; institutional effectiveness/assessment; SACSCOC and program specific accreditation; academic student services; evaluating associate provosts and academic deans; the overall quality of the curriculum and instruction; faculty recruitment; development activities; and sabbaticals, promotion, and tenure. The Provost fosters a spirit of collaboration among all departments and faculty across the University in order to better achieve the Mission of the University and create an environment committed to student success and shared governance.

Applications received by Monday, January 20, 2020 can be assured of full consideration. For more information about this opportunity, the University, and expectations and qualifications, please review the full position at

Academic Search is partnering with the University in this search. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with the consultants leading the search: Ann Die Hasselmo, and Penny Gibbons,


Human Resources
University of the Incarnate Word

Florida Atlantic University
Dean, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College  
  Posted Friday, November 22, 2019

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for the position of Dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College (WHC), located on the John D. MacArthur Campus of FAU in Jupiter, Florida.

The Wilkes Honors College, the nation’s only university-affiliated, free-standing honors college, provides an interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education. The college has 41 dedicated full-time faculty members. It currently serves nearly 500 students; approximately half live on campus. The college’s all-honors curriculum includes 31 major concentrations of study. Every student completes an internship and/or a study-abroad experience, participates in three innovative team-taught interdisciplinary courses, and conducts an original honors thesis or capstone project. The college has a diverse student body. More than 90 percent of admitted students receive merit scholarships, and many are first in their family to attend college. The college boasts strong student retention and high graduate and professional school placement rates. It recently received a top rating in a comprehensive review of 50 public honors colleges in Inside Honors.

The dean will actively collaborate with two campus-based global research institutes—Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Research Institute Florida—and FAU’s own programs, including the Brain Institute, the Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention, the Program in Neurogenetics, and the new FAU-Max Planck Academy. For more information on the college, visit

The ideal dean candidate will build on these successes through strategic recruitment of students and faculty and a vision for program development. The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree, a scholarship and teaching record that supports an appointment at the rank of professor, administrative experience in higher-education, and a dedication to excellence in undergraduate education. They will embrace the mission of a public interdisciplinary honors college, commit to collegial decision-making and support fundraising. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to promoting and retaining diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff. The dean reports to the FAU provost located on FAU’s Boca Raton Campus.

Applicants should submit a letter that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, available at, and a current curriculum vitae to by January 17, 2020.

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Lucy Leske
Florida Atlantic University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To view the full position announcement and to apply please visit

UTEP is an Equal Opportunity employer.


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

The University of Tulsa
Dean of Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences  
  Posted Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Dean leads the College to promote excellence in faculty teaching, scholarship and creative endeavors, leads the College's fundraising and development, and fosters student recruitment and retention. The Dean will join the college at a time of great transition where operational, organizational, and strategic acumen is necessary to determine the future of the liberal arts. The Dean must champion the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, advocate persuasively for A&S students, faculty, programs and funding, manage change, and provide unifying leadership. The Dean must work collegially with faculty, staff, fellow members of the President’s Leadership Team, Deans' Council, other colleges, alumni, and community members to advance the academic mission of the university. The Dean will articulate the values of a liberal arts education, build and support strong degrees in Arts and Sciences, promote excellence in faculty teaching, scholarship and creative endeavors, and lead the College's fundraising and development. We seek a Dean who is strategic, fair, creative, collaborative, and transparent. See full position description at   

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral-level degree or equivalent terminal degree in a liberal arts discipline; demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship; record of service to the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences; clear evidence of leadership capacity, a record of effective administrative experience and a strong commitment to successful fundraising.

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Please submit a cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and vision for the future of Arts and Sciences education and a CV to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 or submit online at   

Confidential inquiries and expressions of interest maybe addressed to Search Committee Chair, Elana Newman, at

Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide five references, accompanying letters of recommendation, and official transcripts.  Application review will begin on December 15th and continue until position is filled. 

 The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.


Elana Newman, R. M. McFarlin Professor of Psychology
The University of Tulsa
Tulsa OK
Phone: 918-631-2836 Fax: Boulden

Sul Ross State University
Vice President of Middle Rio Grande Campuses  
  Posted Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sul Ross State University (SRSU) invites applications, nominations and inquiries for the position of Vice President of Middle Rio Grande Campuses (VP MRGC). Comprised of three unique and well-established institutions, the Middle Rio Grande Campuses are located in the Texas cities of Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde.

SRSU is a public, comprehensive, master’s degree granting, multi-campus university, providing on-site and distance education. SRSU is mission focused and student centered. SRSU – Del Rio, SRSU – Eagle Pass, and SRSU – Uvalde use innovative strategies to reach growing, diverse populations who historically have not been adequately served by facility, geographical, and resource constraints. The University is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is part of the Texas State University System.

The VP MRGC serves as the chief operating officer and administrative leader of the Middle Rio Grande Campuses, which are co-located on the campuses of Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC). A strong collaboration exists between the University and the Junior College to support students, faculty and staff. Responsible for the oversight of all phases of administrative, academic affairs and student affairs functions of the three campuses, the VP MRGC will play a significant leadership role on the President’s executive team. The position is available beginning June 2020.

The successful candidate will hold an earned terminal degree, a minimum of three years of higher education teaching and five years of administrative experience in upper level or multi-campus settings, as well as experience as a Dean or Department Chair. For the full list of qualifications, the application process and additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile at

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Dr. Tessa Martinez Pollack, Senior Consultant, at or (210-669-3332) and Disa Mason, Consultant, at or (817-401-9257).

No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored by Sul Ross State University on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


Human Resources
Sul Ross State University

St. Joseph's College Executive Deans, Brooklyn & Long Island     Posted Wednesday, October 30, 2019

At a time of tremendous opportunity, energy and excitement, St. Joseph’s College, New York (SJC) is accepting applications for two Executive Dean positions:

Executive Dean Long Island
Executive Dean Brooklyn

Appointed by President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., and reporting to new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert Riley, Ph.D., the two Executive Deans will work in close collaboration as they partner to provide leadership for academic programs and the academic life on their respective campuses. The successful candidates will oversee the Assistant/Associate Deans, Department Chairs and deeply committed and engaged faculty on their individual campuses. They will inspire and mentor faculty and staff who together support approximately 5,100 undergraduate, graduate and online students. The Executive Deans will also work in concert with Student Affairs to ensure SJC is deliberate in its integration of curricular and co-curricular experiences and position the College to promote its local, regional and national reputation.

The Executive Deans will be enlivened by SJC’s Mission, have an outstanding teaching record and scholarship, and an appropriate terminal degree commensurate with appointment at the rank of professor with tenure in an SJC academic unit. A successful track record of administration and leadership (to include a minimum of six years’ experience as department chair or higher at an accredited institution), an understanding of shared governance, excellent communication skills and the ability to engage in national conversations regarding 21st Century higher education issues is also required. Experience should include academic program review and accreditation, faculty recruiting and development, and budgeting. Being an approachable, visible, ethical and humble individual with emotional intelligence and an uncompromising work ethic are also essential qualifications. The Executive Deans should be available to take office in July, 2020.

For additional information about SJC, the agenda for the new Executive Deans, and the requirements of the position, please review the search profiles:

Executive Dean Long Island:

Executive Dean Brooklyn:

Application materials should be submitted electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to:

To assure full consideration, applications should be received prior to January 24, 2020, and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

The SJC Executive Dean searches will be assisted by Shannon McCambridge, J.D., LL.M, Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search;; (206) 310-7560. Please direct nominations and inquiries to Ms. McCambridge.

St. Joseph's College is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V


Shannon McCambridge
AGB Search
Fax: NA

Baylor University
Dean of the Honors College  
  Posted Thursday, October 24, 2019

Baylor University invites nominations and applications for the next Dean of its Honors College. Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor is a private, Christian, nationally-ranked research institution. The University has an international reputation for educational excellence built upon the faculty’s commitment to the integration of Christian faith in their teaching, scholarship, and interdisciplinary research.

The Baylor University Honors College strives to educate students with a view toward loving truth, kindling faith, cultivating virtue in friendship, study, and service to Christ and neighbor, with the breadth of understanding gained through a rigorous and holistic education. The Honors College brings together four innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate programs: the University Scholars and Great Texts majors, the Honors Program, and the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. In a University of approximately 14,500 undergraduates, Honors College enrollment is 1,375 and for the Fall 2018 entering students the mean SAT was 1374 and the mean ACT was 31.7.

The Dean of the Honors College must hold a terminal degree and qualify for tenure in one of Baylor’s academic units. The candidate also must possess a significant and progressive record of higher education leadership appropriate for this role or possess comparable leadership experience. More information about Baylor, the Honors College, and the responsibilities and requirements of the position is available at:

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to: Best consideration will be given to applications received by January 23, 2020.

To schedule a confidential conversation, contact Ann Hasselmo at or Chris Butler at, consultants with Academic Search.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. 


Human Resources
Baylor University

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

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