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Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty
BGSU Main Campus
12/22/2021

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Bowling Green State University (BGSU), a doctoral/high-research public university in northwest Ohio, seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as the next Dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences (the College). The next Dean will lead the largest academic unit in the University and will develop innovative strategies to leverage the disciplinary diversity of the
College of Arts and Sciences in fulfilling its integral role in BGSU’s mission as an institution for the public good. The ongoing national discourse about public universities and the relevance of a
liberal arts education requires academic leaders who are nimble and creative in a rapidly changing environment. BGSU seeks a Dean who will lead faculty, staff, and students in developing
and implementing a holistic and unifying vision that capitalizes on the diverse disciplines of the performing and visual arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences to build a College of Arts and
Sciences for the 21st Century.

The College enrolls more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students across 18 departments and four schools, and approximately 384 faculty teach and engage in research and
creative works. The Dean will collaboratively develop a shared vision for the College that prepares both undergraduate and graduate students to be knowledgeable and engaged citizens in a
diverse and ever-changing world. BGSU embraces its role as a public university and intentionally prepares students for their lives after graduation. Through excellence in teaching, research,
scholarship, creative work, and outreach, BGSU builds an inclusive community where creative ideas, new knowledge, and entrepreneurial achievements benefit others in the region and across
the world. BGSU is emerging from the global pandemic in a strong position, with student enrollment poised to exceed pre-pandemic levels, and the University’s leadership continues to
move BGSU forward with an unwavering commitment to serve both traditional and posttraditional students.

 

BGSU seeks candidates with a demonstrated ability to provide collaborative leadership for the College—and the University more broadly—by promoting BGSU’s teaching, research, and service
missions, fostering an environment that promotes and embraces diversity, equity, and belonging, and further strengthens the educational experience for all students to reach their full potential.
This position will require a leader who proactively and positively engages external constituencies and stakeholders to develop support for the College’s mission. Additionally, the next Dean will
advocate for the College while being a collaborative leader in concert with the other colleges and units of the University. The successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D. or terminal degree along with credentials and achievements that merit appointment as a tenured full professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. The next Dean also needs to have significant senior leadership and administrative experience in a large, complex organization as well as exceptional interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and energy that can be positively conveyed to all members of the BGSU community and external constituents.

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BGSU has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and applications, including a CV and letter of interest, and a written response to the following question: “How have you incorporated equity, diversity, and/or inclusion into your current or a previous position?” should be sent in confidence to:


Jeff Kessner, Partner
Robin Dougherty, Senior Associate
Janette Martinez, Associate

Dean - Bowling Green State University, College of Arts and Sciences - Isaacson Miller (imsearch.com)

Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged


Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer, is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation

PhD or terminal degree
Fiscal Year
Salary
Full Time