The University of Nebraska—Lincoln invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission of the College of Arts & Sciences and its role within the land-grant University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Dean reports directly to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Arts and Sciences.
We invite you to learn more about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, its background and culture; the College of Arts and Sciences, its departments, programs and research strengths; the Dean position including duties and qualifications, and the search committee and application details.
Institutional Background and Culture
For 143 years, a leader in higher education, the University of Nebraska—Lincoln has a strong foundation, is committed to excellence in undergraduate education, research and engagement. We're enjoying a strongly positive trajectory and are working on an ambitious set of transformative goals that include adding 5000 more students to our campus, improving the six-year graduation rate by 10%, doubling the number of prestigious competitive awards won by our faculty and increasing total research expenditures to $300 million. The state's forecast for the future is moderately optimistic and quite stable, opening strategic options for UNL that may not be available to other institutions.
The College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to increasing knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activities at the leading edge of human experience. Our teaching in the humanities and social and natural sciences gives students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in an increasingly complex, diverse and interconnected world.
Our Interdisciplinary Academic Programs
Prominent Research Initiatives
Schmoker Professor, Dean of the College of Law
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Associate Professor of Sociology
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Professor and past Chair of Psychology
Business Manager for Chemistry
Willa Cather Professor, past Chair of Political Science
Rosowski Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Professor, Chair of Philosophy
Chancellor's Professor of English, Glenna Luschei Editor of the Prairie Schooner
Professor of History, past Director of Women's and Gender Studies
Rosowski Professor of Biochemistry
George Holmes University Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Willa Cather Professor, past Chair of Classics and Religious Studies, faculty of Judaic Studies
Ameritus University Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. student in Communication Studies
Senior in Anthropology and Biological Sciences
The Dean will join a very collaborative and supportive group of colleagues on the Council of Academic Deans. The Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the College of Arts and Sciences and its role within the land-grant University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Candidate Profile & Leadership Characteristics
Candidates should have an outstanding academic record, an abiding commitment to excellence of undergraduate and graduate education and research, the ability to collaborate effectively with a broad range of constituencies both across the university and with external audiences, and the skill to develop a purposeful and compelling strategy that will distinguish the College of Arts and Sciences as a valuable regional, national and international resource.
How to Apply
The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications should be submitted before January 1, 2014 electronically (PDF files preferred), in confidence, to:
Paul Chou, Senior Client Partner & Co-Managing Director, Education Practice
College of Arts & Sciences Dean Search
Applications should include detailed resume, a two-page statement summarizing the applicant's personal vision and relevant leadership experience, as well as preferred contact information. To ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted electronically as soon as possible.
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