Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
University of Cincinnati
Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
WittKieffer is assisting the University of Cincinnati in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by January 12, 2023. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THIS POSTING. YOU MUST APPLY THROUGH WITTKIEFFER’S CANDIDATE PORTAL.
The University of Cincinnati seeks a transformational, team-oriented, and community-minded leader to serve as the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The University of Cincinnati (UC) is the only public, research university in the greater Cincinnati region. With an enrollment of nearly 48,000 students, UC is “among the top tier of the Best National Universities” according to U.S. News & World Report. Celebrating its 200th anniversary, the University of Cincinnati is classified as a Research 1 University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and the National Science Foundation ranked UC No. 33 among America’s public research universities. Furthermore, UC is ranked the #1 public university for its renowned cooperative education program by U.S. News & World Report. UC has also been named a “green university” by Princeton Review. For more information, please visit www.uc.edu.
The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) is the university’s largest college, with more than 8,000 students, housed in 19 departments and three schools, and offering approximately 90 majors and 22 graduate programs, many of which are nationally ranked. A diverse community of scholars, researchers, writers, teachers, and students working in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment, the college has approximately 450 tenure-track and educator faculty. Students enjoy a world-class education that remains affordable, and includes study-abroad, research, and service-learning opportunities. Because UC is the global founder of cooperative education, experiential learning is a cornerstone of their curriculum, and the college provides students resume-building experience outside the classroom through co-op and internship positions-developing real-world skills, cultivating networks, and jumpstarting careers.
Reporting to the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, the dean serves as the chief academic officer of the College of Arts and Sciences. The incoming dean will work with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to develop, refine, and enhance the college’s role within the university and its connection to the community at large, in coordination with the university’s Next Lives Herevision. The new dean will be a fierce advocate of arts and sciences education and will connect research to all the college’s teaching and scholarly activities. The dean will champion student success through innovation in teaching and learning, while fostering and promoting an environment that encourages collaboration, diversity, inclusion, and excellence. The next dean should be prepared to develop strategies to recruit, develop, and retain distinguished and diverse faculty, administrators, and staff to ensure the college continues to deliver high quality, outstanding education.
The successful candidate should be an innovative and inspiring leader who embraces and expands upon the exciting educational and research innovations happening in the college and across the university. The dean will be a fiscally responsible and visionary leader with a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence. The dean should be a strong communicator who embraces a shared governance leadership style through transparency and collaboration. Candidates must have earned a terminal degree in their discipline, and credentials that are commensurate with a tenured full professor at UC.
All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile. In addition, the University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application, you will be asked to provide a Contribution to Diversity of Inclusion statement.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer with diverse faculty, staff, and student population, please provide a personal statement sharing how you are prepared to work in an environment with people from cultures and backgrounds different than your own. Please summarize your contributions to diversity, inclusion, and leadership.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Veteran/Disabled.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
- Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate’s experience.
- Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
- Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
- Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
- Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
- Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
- Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusionstatement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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How to apply
WittKieffer is assisting University of Cincinnati in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by January 12, 2023. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D., Lauren Bruce-Stets, and Sarah Seavey at [email protected].
The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 42,000 students.