Oakland City University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. As an integral part of the university, the School of Arts and Sciences seeks to educate the whole person in preparation for service and leadership in local and global communities. Most of the Foundational Core courses required of all degree students are taught in this school. The Foundational Core curriculum is designed to prepare students to think logically, communicate clearly, solve problems, clarify values, function within social institutions, use science and technology, and appreciate art. The school offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in Art, Criminal Justice, Graphic and Web Design, Biology, Communications, English, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Global Studies and Worship Arts.
Reporting to the Provost, the Dean serves as the school’s academic leader, responsible for providing strategic leadership, direction and communication, advancing the school’s academic agenda, managing and building the school’s fiscal and human resources, and representing the school effectively and collaboratively within the university and to a variety of external constituencies. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, interpersonal, and analytical skills, with the ability to work collaboratively within the school and forge partnerships with other schools as well as internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the candidate will bring an understanding and experience with effective assessment practice with a focus on student learning, the ability to guide strategic data-driven efforts across the school, and the type of entrepreneurial spirit required to develop a shared vision for the school in alignment with institutional and departmental priorities.
We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will honor our university’s commitment to recruiting a highly qualified and diverse faculty invested in the mission of preparing students of diverse backgrounds for positive leadership and service in a global society.
9-12 months, exempt