Job Positions

Dean

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2

Department:

University College

Institution:

Virginia Commonwealth University

Date Posted:

10/19/2017

Close Date:

Until Filled
 

Position Description

Virginia Commonwealth University invites nominations for and applications from individuals interested in assuming an exciting leadership opportunity as Dean, University College. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the dean will provide vision, leadership and active management to support transformational learning. The person selected for this position will collaborate with college faculty and partners across campus to enhance student success. The dean will provide growth and have the ability to build and create the future of the UC based on the dean’s experience and interests. Balancing institutional priorities with learner needs, the dean will consider the university’s unique culture and diverse student body and encourage excellence in the practice and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Duties

  • The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas: leadership and mentorship; overseeing faculty development and promotion; coordinating with foundational course providers throughout the university; overseeing the financial management, planning and performance of the UC, including faculty and staff hiring; collaborating and partnering with other units and departments; and building community engagement.

  • The candidate will have a doctoral degree or other appropriate terminal degree, excellent oral and written communication skills, five or more years of progressive leadership experience in higher education, and a solid working knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in education, teaching, service-learning and experiential learning.

  • The candidate must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Application Information

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Greenwood/Asher & Associates Inc. is assisting VCU in this search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher. Basic personal and demographic information must also be submitted to VCU’s job site https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/67178 Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners Kelly Ervin, Executive Search Consultant Greenwood/Asher & Associates Inc.42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206Miramar Beach, FL 32550Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272

Email: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com Email: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com Email: kellyervin@greenwoodsearch.com

Institution Information

https://www.vcu.edu/

Additional Information

 

Contact Information

kellyervin@greenwoodsearch.com

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • The candidate will have a doctoral degree or other appropriate terminal degree, excellent oral and written communication skills, five or more years of progressive leadership experience in higher education, and a solid working knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in education, teaching, service-learning and experiential learning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The candidate must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.