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Associate/Assistant Dean or Director
Northwestern University
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate & Credit Programs  
  Posted Monday, August 03, 2020

Northwestern University's School of Professional Studies seeks a dynamic Assistant Dean of Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Programs committed to creating outstanding learning experiences for our students.  The Assistant Dean will ensure that SPS programs remain some of the finest in the nation.  We are looking for an Assistant Dean with a strategic vision of how innovative on-line, part-time and post-baccalaureate programs can benefit new student audiences.

The ideal candidate has excellent project management experience in designing and delivering high quality higher education programs, enjoys working with faculty from a variety of disciplines and has a depth of experience in managing collaborative relationships on a university campus.  Candidates must be nimble and creative, and not easily deterred by  by the occasional challenges of developing non-traditional programs in a traditional university.

The Assistant Dean of Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Programs provides senior leadership for the creation, development, delivery, and management of undergraduate degree and post-baccalaureate certificate programs offered by the School of Professional Studies. This position collaborates closely with faculty and administrators at the Weinberg College of Arts and Science and the School of Communication, two schools that confer SPS undergraduate degrees, and represents SPS on number of NU academic committees. This position retains oversight for the recruitment of faculty to teach in SPS undergraduate courses, a mix of faculty with academic appointments in other schools and adjunct faculty hired to teach SPS courses based on their professional expertise. The Assistant Dean works closely with the SPS Distance Learning department, managing the development and delivery of high-quality online courses. In addition, the Assistant Dean sits on, and manages, admissions committees to determine admissions and academic standards for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs, works with the Director of Marketing and Enrollment Management to help develop marketing and recruitment strategies and partners with the Associate Dean of Student Services to develop and implement academic policies. The Assistant Dean is responsible for managing the administrative budget for this department and supervises one full-time Asst. Director of Academic Programs and two part-time Program Managers in addition to three Program Advisers and one Program Director. The position reports to the Associate Dean of Academics.

Applications accepted at


Seth Meisel
Northwestern University
339 E Chicago Ave
Chicago IL 60202
United States
Phone: 3475255200

University of New Haven
Dean of Arts and Sciences  
  Posted Monday, August 24, 2020

The University of New Haven seeks an exceptional academic leader to serve as dean of its College of Arts and Sciences.  Ideal candidates will bring an outstanding record of accomplishments in academic administration, research, and teaching. Candidates will demonstrate an uncompromising commitment to student success, the highest ethical standards, and support for creating a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community of faculty, students and staff, among other constituents, in the college and university community.

Reporting to the Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will be responsible for leading and managing nearly 100 full-time faculty from multiple programs in the arts (including art and design, music and theater); communication, film and media studies; humanities (including English, modern languages, history and philosophy); behavioral sciences (including political science, legal studies, psychology and sociology); and mathematics and natural sciences (including biology, environmental science and marine biology; mathematics and physics). Programs in economics and chemistry are also present, and interdisciplinary collaborations are valued. The College of Arts and Sciences has well-established masters programs in community and industrial/organization psychology, cellular and molecular biology, and environmental science, clinical mental health counseling, and in conjunction with the College of Engineering, chemistry, including a new biochemistry program. The dean also oversees important-co-curricular opportunities for students including the award-winning Model United Nations program, the campus newspaper, marching band, and radio station.

The next dean will be a creative and visionary leader and an active and engaged partner with the senior leadership team and fellow deans. As the university embarks on implementing its strategic plan, a track record of successful, outcomes-oriented strategy implementation is essential. Candidates should demonstrate:

  • a commitment to academic excellence and innovation;
  • a track record of success in building and recruiting for intellectually challenging academic programs in liberal arts, humanities, and sciences;
  • an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of liberal arts programs today;
  • a commitment to cultivating teaching excellence in faculty;
  • success in sponsoring and promoting high impact practices;
  • strong budgetary and management experience;
  • an ability to work collaboratively and collegially with diverse constituencies and across disciplinary boundaries;
  • a commitment to promote interdisciplinary academic programs and scholarship;
  • a commitment to campus and community engagement;
  • a record of securing and administering external funding;
  • experience working with advancement and alumni affairs offices;
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills and integrity.

An earned terminal degree and credentials to merit tenure is required.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier, residential, comprehensive institution focused on engaged teaching and high-impact experiential education. The university's 270 full-time faculty offer 80 baccalaureate and master’s degree programs (and one PhD program) across five colleges - the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the Tagliatela College of Engineering, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences.  Under the leadership of President Steven H. Kaplan, the University of New Haven now ranks among the top universities in the Northeast and boasts nationally ranked programs in a number of fields across business, criminal justice, engineering, forensic science, and the arts and sciences. Since Dr. Kaplan was inaugurated in 2004, enrollment has grown by 45 percent to approximately 6,900 undergraduate and graduate students, hailing from 43 states and some 45 countries. Full-time undergraduate enrollment has grown by 90 percent, and first-year applications have more than tripled. During this time, the university has completed more than $250 million in construction projects, will open a new science and innovation building this fall, and has launched more than 20 new academic programs. The university is currently engaged in a major capital campaign, the Charger Challenge, which intends to raise $120 million by the year 2020 — the university’s 100th anniversary — in order to shape its next 100 years. More information and the leadership profile can be found at

The University of New Haven is committed to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The university seeks candidates whose experiences have prepared them to contribute diversity and inclusion in our academic community.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile, and a diversity statement (either separate or as part of the cover letter).

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

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Lucy A. Leske and Kim Brettschneider

The University of New Haven is committed to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The university seeks candidates whose experiences have prepared them to contribute diversity and inclusion in our academic community.


Kim Brettschneider
West Haven CT 06516
United States

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

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

Key duties include:

•Recruiting, developing, and managing an outstanding faculty;

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

•Identifying and crafting strategies for student recruitment and retention;

•Identifying and cultivating community engagement opportunities;

•Managing the College’s social media presence;

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

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

•Managing a large budget.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Institution President
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

Other Jobs
Humboldt State University
Associate Vice President/Campus Diversity Officer  
  Posted Thursday, September 10, 2020

Humboldt State University (HSU) is pleased to invite inquiries, nominations and applications for its associate vice president and campus diversity officer. The new AVP reports to the provost and vice president for academic affairs and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet and Provost's Leadership Team to provide strategic direction and vision for equity and inclusion efforts across campus.

Founded as a teacher's college in 1913, over the last century, HSU has grown from an institution focused solely on teacher education to an accredited university with extensive research facilities. Today, HSU has over 73,000 alumni and offers a wide array of academic opportunities with three colleges, 51 majors, 12 graduate programs and 14 credential programs and enjoying a student to faculty ratio of 20:1. Designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in 2013, HSU is also a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) with a thriving community composed of 534 faculty and 7,774 students at this northern-most of the 23-campus California State University system.

Humboldt State strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support its students of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Students enjoy an extraordinary university experience, with the opportunity to take many small classes taught by professors who know them by name.

The new associate vice president and campus diversity officer (AVP/CDO) will play a crucial and strategic university-wide role by providing support, organization and education to foster and promote a campus culture that minimizes bias and recognizes and addresses systemic inequities.

The successful candidate will be a skilled and committed leader, with expertise in practices to drive and principles to support diversity, equity and inclusion. This AVP/CDO will be a self-starter, eager to bring new and innovative ideas to the table and dedicated inclusive dialog when developing strategies and initiatives. The incoming AVP/CDO must also have an earned Master's degree. Exceptional leadership, vision, communication, and cultural competency skills are essential for success, as is the ability to work collaboratively throughout the institution to foster a culture of mutual trust, respect, openness, and transparency.

A detailed leadership profile is available at

For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by October 16, 2020. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to consultants Charlene L. Aguilar and Jen Meyers Pickard, Ph.D. at

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Charlene Aguilar
Humboldt State University

Georgia Gwinnett College
Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Aff  
  Posted Monday, August 31, 2020

As Georgia Gwinnett College builds on its strong tradition of student success, the College seeks a courageous, accomplished leader to serve as Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs/Provost. The Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Provost will provide leadership, administration, and advocacy for the division. The Provost will work jointly with a diverse body of students, faculty and staff to create and maintain a climate that fosters academic excellence, student learning and development while enhancing a strong sense of community. The Provost will have a commitment to inclusive excellence by meeting and supporting the needs of a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications

• A doctoral or terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;

• Twelve (12) to fifteen (15) years of relevant experience with at least 10 years in progressive senior leadership roles in higher education, including experience at the Dean (or equivalent) level or above;

• An academic rank commensurate with the rank of full professor;

• A record of teaching excellence, service, and scholarship;

• Experience with accreditation, program reviews, and academic assessment processes and procedures;

• Demonstrated experience at similar public institution;

• Demonstrated experience with budget management;

• Demonstrated experience with Student Affairs and/or Life operations and oversight;

• Knowledge and experience with technology solutions that support teaching and learning


A full position profile is available at under “open searches.”

To Apply

Georgia Gwinnett College is being assisted in this search by Academic Search, Inc. Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by October 5, 2020. Application materials to include (1) a letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) the contact information for five references (who will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) must be submitted electronically to:

Nominators and prospective candidates also may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with Nancy D. Suttenfield, Senior Consultant, at or Bethany Zecher Sutton, Consultant, at

Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.


Nancy D Suttenfield, Senior Consultant
Georgia Gwinnett College

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