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SLU: DEAN OF THE JOHN COOK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Saint Louis University

DEAN OF THE JOHN COOK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS


Saint Louis University invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the John Cook School of Business. The Dean, who reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and is assisted by a staff of seven, is responsible for all aspects of academic life within the School, including teaching, research, personnel matters and budgets. The successful candidate will possess outstanding leadership skills and the ability to serve as an articulate and zealous representative of, and advocate for, the School’s programs, locally, within the Greater St. Louis region, nationally and internationally. The Dean will lead fundraising efforts for the School and will enhance partnerships with businesses throughout St. Louis and beyond.


Saint Louis University (SLU) is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service to others. It is anticipated that the new dean will begin duties as early as the summer of 2014 but no later than January, 2015.


The John Cook School of Business, the oldest business school west of the Mississippi River, is comprised of 66 full-time faculty and more than 1800 students in seven departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Operations & Information Technology Management. The School’s programs, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, are AACSB-accredited. In addition to master’s degrees at the graduate level, the School offers a Ph.D. program in International Business and Marketing. These programs are enhanced by five Centers of Distinction: the Boeing Institute of International Business, the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Supply Chain Management, the Emerson Ethics Center, and the Simon Center for Regional Economic Forecasting. The centers bridge academic experience with the real world and expand students’ horizons beyond the classroom.


QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will have an advanced degree, significant experience in management of complex organizations and an established record in teaching, research and service or equivalent experience sufficient to merit tenure at a senior faculty rank in one of the School’s departments. Applications and expressions of interest are encouraged from individuals in any discipline represented in the School as well as from individuals with successful executive-level experience in complex organizations.



NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five references in Word or PDF format via email to: slubusinessdean@agbsearch.com. To ensure full consideration by the search committee, applicants must email materials by April 30, 2014. Assisting with this search is Arnold Speert, senior consultant, AGB Search, aspeert@agbsearch.com, (973) 417-1948 and Jamie Ferrare, managing principal, AGB Search, jpf@agbsearch.com (202) 776-0854.


To learn more about Saint Louis University and the John Cook School of Business, prospective candidates and nominators are encouraged to visit the University’s website at www.slu.edu or the AGB Search website at www.agbsearch.com.


Saint Louis University is an inclusive community that welcomes all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, age, disability, veteran status, national origin, faith, sexual orientation, gender, class or ideology.




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LUC: Loyola University Chicago: John Felice Rome Center: Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC) of Loyola University Chicago leads the academic programming at the JFRC. This position reports to the Vice President and Director of the JFRC, Loyola University Chicago, and serves as the liaison to the Vice Provost for Academic Centers and Global Initiatives. The Associate Dean oversees academic programming at the Center, including semester and summer study abroad programs, visiting programs, graduate and professional programs, and new academic programming initiatives. Working closely with the JFRC Director, the Associate Dean assists the Center in achieving its academic goals in support of the overall strategic directions and mission of Loyola University Chicago.


The duties associated with this full-time, twelve-month position, include:

  • Management of the academic programs in place at the JFRC and the interpretation and application of university academic policies for the center and its faculty and students;
  • Selection of faculty and academic support staff as approved by the JFRC Director, and the subsequent orientation, supervision, and daily support of those individuals, including the review of performance and course evaluations with a view towards maintaining quality of instruction and the development of those offering it;
  • Revision of academic programs at the JFRC in coordination with the Office of the Provost, schools and departments of Loyola University Chicago, as well as participation in the design and development of new programs in collaboration with those units and other institutions as designated by the university;
  • Supervision of academic support staff such that the processes for course and classroom management function smoothly and in accord with university policy and goals for retention and academic services and their improvement;
  • Supervision and planning of speakers series, academic conferences, convocations, and other events that enhance student learning and the academic standing of the JFRC in the University, in Rome, and in the world of higher education;
  • Participation in the creation and management of the budget for academic programs at the JFRC and in the development of strategic directions for the JFRC in collaboration with the JFRC Director;
  • For those with faculty status, teach a course each semester.

This job description is not a comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities and there will be other duties as assigned by the Director of the JFRC.

Minimum Education or Experience:

  • 5+ years relevant administrative experience in higher education;
  • Ph.D. (or terminal degree) in discipline related to curricular needs of JFRC.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and written, in English and Italian;
  • Experience working with diverse populations and willingness to work on a schedule that will include nights and weekends;
  • Immigration status permitting work in the EU (citizenship) or the ability to obtain a work visa in Italy.

Job Open Date: 02-13-2014; Job Close Date: Open Until Filled.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Position to begin January 1, 2015. Applications must be submitted to www.careers.luc.edu. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae or resume, and (3) the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to provide professional references.

Applications will be accepted on-line only: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56876.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition.

To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university's focus on transformative education, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.


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USF: University of San Francisco: Assistant Dean of Executive Education

The Assistant Dean of Executive Education leads all aspects of the corporate, custom and open enrollment degree and non-degree programs in the University of San Francisco, School of Management. Reporting to the Dean, the Assistant Dean is responsible for the management oversight and leadership of the entire division including the Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA program), existing executive education programs, executive immersion programs, developing new programs and partnerships (both domestically and internationally) as well as increasing revenue, competitive advantage, efficiency, expansion, and overall quality and differentiation of the School of Management Executive Education portfolio. We plan to increase revenue for this program by more than $2MM over the next few years. In addition, the Assistant Dean will work as a partner with faculty, ensuring that the delivery of programs in which they teach is aligned with the quality standards of the School of Management. The work of the Assistant Dean and his or her staff are marked by a drive for excellence, desire for continuous improvement and willingness to be accountable for outcomes. This position is full-time.

The Assistant Dean leads the creation and execution of innovative programs which bring USF’s expertise to corporations, universities and other organizations domestically and internationally. The Assistant Dean directs business development efforts for Executive Education programs, creates partnerships with other organizations, and develops deep, long-lasting relationships with external groups. Through relationships with executives and members of the domestic and international business community, the Assistant Dean guides efforts to bring corporate and international experts to the School and to create opportunities for learning through classes, lectures, and mentoring.


  • Ensures that the University’s mission is implemented through the School’s corporate, open enrollment and custom programs;
  • Oversee the daily running of all aspects of Executive Education
  • Ensures that the School’s strategic plan is carried out through the EMBA program, corporate, open enrollment and custom programs;
  • In cooperation with faculty and staff members, designs and delivers innovative degree and non-degree programs for EMBA, corporate and executive clienteles;
  • Under the general direction of the Dean, manages corporate and international degree and non-degree programs, including the EMBA program and study tours, through professional and support staff members;
  • Responsible for meeting and exceeding revenue and profitability goals for all executive education programs. 
  • Leads continuous improvement efforts and is accountable for measurable outcomes in executive education programs;
  • Creates and maintains strong corporate relationships with the faculty and staff; 
  • Through the staff provides corporate contact and relationships for Graduate Career Services, USFCareer Center faculty;
  • Ensures communication and cooperation with all School and University faculty and staff;
  • Represents the School of University committees directly or through the staff and with external constituencies;
  • Supervise a staff of 8 FTE’s including 5 exempt staff members and up to 3 OPE staff.
  • Additional areas of responsibility may be assigned by the Dean.


10 years or more of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree or more is required; PhD or EdD in education or MBA preferred. The ideal candidate will be a ROI-driven problem solver who thinks strategically and creatively across operational channels and platforms. Demonstrated ability to lead complex business development engagements; in particular, to sell programs. Broad understanding of sales, consulting, and/or practical experience in designing and/or teaching courses for middle and/or senior level executives, as well as operations and shared services. A proven ability to foresee, analyze and understand international and domestic business trends and the concerns of executives. Be innovative in approaches to educational and management problems, including electronic media. Experienced and skilled, highly effective communicator who is able to sell ideas to senior executives and University Administrators. Ideal candidate will possess demonstrated ability to motivate large, professional staff. Successful record of program development and the ability to adapt an organization to meet strategic goals and establish and cultivate deep client and faculty relationships. Ability to travel domestically and internationally. Commitment to efficiency, effectiveness, and commitment to excellence; Dedication to evidence-based decision-making and evaluation; Commitment to USF’s Mission, Vision and Values.


To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.usfjobs.com.

EEO Policy: The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.


Website: School of Management
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SLU: Dean, School for Professional Studies

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for the Dean of the School for Professional Studies (SPS). SPS strives to offer the finest academic and continuing education programs for adult learners and working students in Saint Louis University’s Jesuit tradition of excellence. The new Dean must understand how to sustain, deliver, support, create, and expand quality academic and continuing education programs in formats that meet the needs of non-traditional students and challenge them to achieve academic excellence.

The SPS Dean reports to the Academic Vice President and is a member of the Council of Academic Deans and Directors. As chief academic and administrative officer for all matters relating to the School, the Dean’s responsibilities include oversight of curriculum, program development, and learning outcomes assessment; faculty hiring, mentoring, and development; global relations; marketing and recruitment; student advising and retention; financial management and stewardship; strategic planning; industry board development; and alumni relations. The Dean works in collaboration with the SPS leadership team, which includes two associate deans, academic program chairs, a director of student services, a marketing manager, a business manager, and an executive director of the Center for Workforce and Organizational Development.

SPS enrolls more than 1,500 students in five eight-week terms on the main Saint Louis University campus and at corporate partnership locations. Currently, the School offers graduate degrees, undergraduate degrees, and certificates in a variety of majors. Programs include on-ground and distance education formats. In addition, the Center for Workforce and Organizational Development provides continuing education training and consulting services at the local, regional, and national levels.


CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides strategic direction, benchmarks and operational plans for the School in collaboration with the SPS leadership team.
  2. Provides direct supervision and mentoring to Associate Deans, Program Chairs, Directors, Area Managers, and the Executive Director of the Center for Workforce & Organizational Development.
  3. Assists in the development of new for-credit and non-credit programs and partnerships, in collaboration with University faculty, area professional organizations, and the business community.
  4. Maintains the SPS budget in collaboration with the SPS leadership team and the SPS Business Manager.
  5. Oversees recruitment, hiring and performance appraisal of full- and part-time faculty and staff positions in consultation with the Associate Dean of Academic Development and appropriate faculty/administrative heads.
  6. Acts as a liaison between the School and the SPS Executive Advisory Board, as well as any other boards which that require the Dean’s direction (e.g., Alumni Board, industry-specific advisory boards).
  7. Establishes communication and coordination between the School’s departments, programs, faculty and staff.
  8. Prepares key School and University reports in collaboration with the Business Manager and relevant members of the leadership team.
  9. Monitors the growth and quality of for-credit and non-credit curricula and programs including oversight of learning outcomes assessment processes in conjunction with the SPS full-time faculty.
  10. Works with marketing to support media and community relations and recruitment efforts.
  11. Works with enrollment management and marketing/recruitment regarding student inquiries, applications, admissions, advising, and graduation as appropriate.
  12. Maintains the development and implementation of School and University policies and procedures with the assistance of the Associate Dean of Academic Development and the leadership team.
  13. Works with the Development Director to enhance the internal and external visibility of the School and secure external funding. 
  14. Works with the Associate Dean of Global Relations to establish internationalization initiatives within the School. 

Expected Qualifications:  Earned doctorate and academic record to substantiate appointment to senior faculty rank in one of the academic program areas or a related discipline. Significant academic administrative experience, such as that of a Department Chair, Associate Dean, or Dean. Demonstrated success in teaching, research/scholarship/creative endeavors, and service. Ability to work effectively within a learning community that includes tenure-track, professional-track, and affiliate-faculty members. Knowledge of and appreciation for non-traditional students’ unique learning needs, and intercultural competence. Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with all internal and external constituencies regionally, nationally, and internationally. A demonstrated commitment to shared governance, faculty and staff development, and principle-centered leadership. An understanding of critical success factors driving innovative academic and continuing education programs.


Salary to commensurate with experience


Contact Information:

Interested candidates must submit a letter of application containing a personal qualifications statement; a current curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to http://jobs.slu.edu. All other correspondence regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Don Linhorst at linhorsd@slu.edu or Saint Louis University, School of Social Work, 3550 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103. This search will be conducted confidentially. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2014, and continue until a candidate is selected. The position is open until filled, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2014.

 

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages nominations and applications of women and minorities. 



CHC: College of the Holy Cross: Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

The College of the Holy Cross seeks an outstanding academic leader for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College (Vice President and Dean). In its next Vice President and Dean, Holy Cross seeks a respected scholar with a deep commitment to the liberal arts who will embrace the College’s Jesuit, Catholic mission and engage in the rich intellectual life of the campus. S/he will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team and play a pivotal role in setting and achieving Holy Cross’s academic and institutional goals.

One of the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized undergraduate education in the Jesuit tradition. Under the leadership of a new president, Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., the College is poised for even greater levels of excellence. Founded in 1843 on a hill overlooking the city of Worcester, Holy Cross’ picturesque campus is home to 2,900 students in a warm community that values intelligence, passion, discernment, and service engagement. Jesuit education takes the whole person into account and fosters intellectual development, moral and spiritual growth, and a commitment to social justice. 


Reporting to the president, the Vice President and Dean will serve as chief academic officer of the College, overseeing the faculty (hiring, development, and evaluation), all academic programs, and several administrative offices that support academic life. The Vice President and Dean heads a 477-person staff and a $55.2 million annual operating budget (including personnel compensation). Direct reports include the associate dean of the college; the associate dean of the faculty; the director of academic budget and operations; department chairs; the director of library services; and the director of the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture.


The next Vice President and Dean will join Holy Cross at an exciting moment in its history, with a new president recently on board, a strategic planning process soon to be completed, and a major fundraising campaign which has begun. In collaboration with a broad range of constituents, the Vice President and Dean will continue to advance the liberal arts focus and academic excellence that are the hallmarks of a Holy Cross education. The successful candidate will be committed to the value of a liberal arts education and bring a distinguished record as a teacher, scholar, and administrator in a complex academic environment. Given the strong Jesuit and Catholic identity of Holy Cross, a thoughtful understanding of these traditions and values is important.


The next Vice President and Dean will join Holy Cross at an exciting moment in its history, with a new president recently on board, a strategic planning process soon to be completed, and a major fundraising campaign which has begun. In collaboration with a broad range of constituents, the Vice President and Dean will continue to advance the liberal arts focus and academic excellence that are the hallmarks of a Holy Cross education. The successful candidate will be committed to the value of a liberal arts education and bring a distinguished record as a teacher, scholar, and administrator in a complex academic environment. Given the strong Jesuit and Catholic identity of Holy Cross, a thoughtful understanding of these traditions and values is important.


Contact Information:

The College of the Holy Cross is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace. To apply for the job, please write to: 4819@imsearch.com.



Loyola University Chicago: Dean, School of Education

Loyola University Chicago seeks a dean to lead its thriving School of Education to even greater levels of distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. Dedicated to social justice and to its urban environment, the School of Education embodies and delivers on Loyola’s Catholic, Jesuit mission.

Loyola’s dean will be a scholar and teacher of national reputation who is experienced with and committed to both undergraduate and graduate education. He or she will embrace Loyola’s mission and values and will make those values manifest by engaging with strategic partners across and beyond Chicago. Perhaps no aspect of the new dean’s talents and experience will be as important as a commitment to innovation and creativity within and beyond the academic program. Loyola, for example, is reinventing teacher preparation in a new approach that it hopes will become a national model. The dean will see that innovative program through to realize its full potential and will similarly promote and reward innovation across the School’s teaching and research agendae.

Accomplishing these tasks and helping the School to realize its full potential requires an academic leader with the credentials and the personality to support a national reputation in the field. The dean will be an effective and enthusiastic advocate for the School and the University to diverse audiences both external and internal. Because the School of Education faculty includes a high percentage of younger, up-and-coming scholars, the dean will particularly enjoy the opportunity to mentor the teachers and thought leaders of tomorrow. Superior communications and relationship-building skills are required as are an earned terminal degree and a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with an appointment to the Loyola faculty with tenure. Previous, successful experience in both grantsmanship and private, philanthropic fund raising are highly preferred.

The Loyola University School of Education teaches the teachers of tomorrow in new and innovative ways; it serves its community with new ideas and approaches; and it anticipates the needs of the future with ground-breaking scholarship. Its dean will build upon a history of innovation and will, as a result, have the opportunity to play a leadership role in this critically important and fast-evolving field locally, regionally, and nationally.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a statement of application and curriculum vitae) should be submitted via email to LUCDeanEd@wittkieffer.com. Material that must be mailed may be sent to:

Dean, School of Education
Loyola University Chicago
c/o Witt/Kieffer
Attention: Dennis M. Barden/Amy Crutchfield
2015 Spring Road, Suite 510
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search, Dennis M. Barden at 630-575-6167 or Amy Crutchfield at 630-575-6130.

Loyola University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and promoting diversity. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. Candidates are encouraged to consult our website to gain a clearer understanding of Loyola’s mission at http://www.luc.edu/mission/index.shtml. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.


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LMU: Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Loyola Marymount University seeks a dynamic leader for the position of Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts.  This college stands at the center of a comprehensive Catholic university whose mission is inspired by its Jesuit and Marymount founders.  Loyola Marymount University includes the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Science and Engineering, and the Schools of Education, Film and Television, and Law.

Established in 1911, inspired by the values of the Catholic intellectual tradition, and shaped by the commitments of the University’s founding religious orders, the Society of Jesus and the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, LMU offers a diverse student body an education that expresses the core of the University’s mission: The encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice.  Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific Ocean, LMU is the most ethnically diverse of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the four Marymount institutions.  It serves about 6000 undergraduate and 2200 graduate students on its Westchester campus.  The University engages, and is shaped by, the most ethnically and religiously diverse city in the nation, Los Angeles.

As the largest college in the University, the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA) houses 13 departments, 22 majors and six graduate programs in Bioethics, English, Pastoral Theology, Yoga Studies, Philosophy and Theology.In addition, the college also houses 190 Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty members.  

The next dean will provide leadership for the implementation of BCLA’s recently approved strategic plan and continue initiatives to strengthen retention, increase internationalization and engaged learning, enrich interfaith dialogue, further teaching with technology, enhance interdisciplinarity, strengthen graduate programs and build college-community partnerships.  The college will particularly be looking to the dean for leadership in implementing LMU’s new core curriculum and the proposed introduction of four unit classes.


The Dean of BCLA reports to the Provost and is a member of the Provost’s Cabinet.  The Dean works closely with Chairs and Program Directors in hiring and assessing the teaching, research, scholarship, and service of faculty members.  The Dean also works closely with the Associate Deans in curriculum development, student advisement, and support for faculty research and creative work.  The Dean oversees the annual budget of the College and reviews the annual budgets of the departments and programs. The Dean is responsible for donor development and fundraising for BCLA’s endowed chairs, student scholarships, programs and new initiatives.  Providing overall leadership for the College, the Dean will exhibit openness to shared governance and should be skilled in building and sustaining effective teams.   The Dean will also be welcoming to students, faculty, staff, fellow deans and administrators, alumni, donors, and community leaders.


Applicants should have a doctorate in a liberal arts discipline, a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship, and be eligible for hire at the rank of full professor.  The ideal candidate will be a visionary, goal-oriented and collaborative leader and have extensive administrative experience, specifically, at least three years as a chair, a dean, or a comparable administrative position with managerial and fiscal responsibility, a record of leading change and the ability to engage in fundraising.  The ideal candidate will also embrace and further the core commitments of the University’s mission and identity as a Catholic university, will actively promote academic excellence, will have excellent interpersonal skills, and enhance diversity in a learning community.  Loyola Marymount University welcomes and encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.  An advocate for a liberal arts education, the dean should be an innovator in promoting the humanities and social sciences.


Website: Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
Contact Information:

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement of interest that addresses the identified qualifications, a curriculum vitae and five references with contact information. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. For additional information about Loyola Marymount University and the Bellarmine College, visit: http://bellarmine.lmu.edu

Applications and nominations should be sent to:

                                                Ms. Carol Gilbert

                                                Executive Recruiter

                                                Loyola Marymount University

                                                1 LMU Drive

                                                University Hall, Suite 4800

                                                Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659

                                                (310) 338-1796



GEU: Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Georgetown University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  Georgetown is one of the world’s most highly regarded universities, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to make a difference in the world.  Founded in 1820 and among the oldest graduate schools in the United States, Georgetown’s Graduate School engages all parts of the University--Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Law, Foreign Service, and Business.  It offers Ph.D., professional doctorate and master’s programs, as well as dual and joint-degree programs, in over 50 disciplinary areas. The Dean will have the opportunity to articulate a vision for the Graduate School that encompasses this intellectual and academic breadth.


Georgetown is at a transformational moment with a variety of new institutional initiatives.  Provost Robert Groves, appointed in summer 2012, is leading the reconfiguration of many academic units and programs, including restructuring the Graduate School.  The new structure builds on past successes and seeks to make the Graduate School a leader in 21st-century graduate education.  The process is taking shape through extensive consultation with faculty, staff and students -- reflected in the Provost’s blog https://blog.provost.georgetown.edu/. 


The Graduate School Dean will have several key roles, including serving as a catalyst for new interdisciplinary graduate programs, which will be a signature focus of the Graduate School.  The Dean will lead the effort to find new common intellectual ground among faculty across Georgetown’s several schools and to identify opportunities for new Masters-level and Ph.D. programs.  The role of the Dean also includes leading the University in strengthening the process for graduate program review, and providing recommendations on tenure and promotion of faculty.  The Dean is responsible for overseeing the recruitment, admissions, financial support, and academic training of more than 7,000 graduate students.  The Dean of the Graduate School reports directly to the Provost.  


The ideal candidate for this position will have deep academic experience in graduate education, strong scholarly or scientific credentials, leadership skills appropriate to the challenges and opportunities of this role, and the personal qualities necessary to flourish within a collegial environment. Those interested in the position should review the Leadership Statement for this search, available at www.wittkieffer.com, as well as the University’s website www.georgetown.edu.


Review of applications will begin on November 15, and will continue until the position is filled.  For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by November 30.  Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, and the names and contact information of five references.  Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.  Materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University’s consultants, Jean Dowdall, PhD, and Elizabeth Bohan, at GUGradDean@wittkieffer.com.  Questions may be directed to the consultants through the office of Donna Janulis at 630-575-6131.


Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.










Website: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
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