Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Company: Kansas State University
Posted on: January 21, 2023
Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Department: 3670020010 Arts & Sciences Dean Office
Job no: 514422
Work type: Executive
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Executive / Director / Management, Applied Sciences,
Arts / Humanities
About This Role:
The successful candidate must have the experience and vision to
inspire, guide, and facilitate a strong and diverse faculty in the
advancement of high-quality teaching, research, and engagement
while providing leadership that assures the integrity, excellence,
relevance, and success of the College's multi-faceted programs for
the 21st century. The Dean reports directly to the Provost and
Executive Vice President and serves as a member of the Deans
This position is ideal for a cutting-edge, student-centric leader
with a proven history of successful growth initiatives, strong
partnership and collaboration skills, and results-focused
leadership. The Dean will be required to sustain and grow the
College's excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; promote
a team-oriented leadership approach; establish a vision and
strategic direction; drive further development and growth in
enrollment, disciplines, and degrees; and cultivate internal and
external partnerships. The Dean must embrace and understand how
increased diversity of thought and background among students,
faculty, administration, and staff works to strengthen academic
programs and enrich the University community.
As part of Kansas State University, a comprehensive land-grant
institution, the College of Arts and Sciences is committed to
excellence in research, undergraduate and graduate on-campus and
distance education, and engagement. The College is fully committed
to advancing the University's land-grant mission and its vision to
become a Next-Generation Land-Grant University.
The College has roughly 4,100 students (graduate and undergraduate)
and approximately 620 faculty and staff. The College includes 20
departments, 2 Schools, 2 Centers and encompasses studies in the
natural sciences, quantitative sciences, social sciences,
humanities and fine arts, and has more than 70 (undergraduate and
graduate) degree programs and pre-professional options.
Please visit the college website for additional information
regarding the College, its departments and their program
For full position details please view the Executive Profile.
For more information about Kansas State University please view the
Why Join Us:
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package
that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans,
paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits
are available, please visit:
Learn more about the Manhattan community at www.manhattan.org or at
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.
The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial
environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students,
and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles
What You'll Need to Succeed:
- An earned doctorate or terminal degree in a discipline
represented in the College, or in a closely related field.
A strong record of distinguished academic achievement that merits
appointment as a tenured, full professor in one of the College's
departments, with evidence of professional distinction and national
or international recognition in the candidate's field.
Proven success as an innovative and strategic leader with the
ability to plan, coordinate, articulate, and execute a strategic
vision and initiatives while engaging others.
Demonstrated success as a strategic and creative planner and an
outstanding collaborator and relationship builder with exceptional
communication and interpersonal skills.
A strong record of promoting diversity and inclusion among
students, faculty, staff, and in the curriculum.
A proven record as a successful administrator with responsibility
for guiding strategy, evaluating personnel, motivating faculty,
resource acquisition and allocation, engaging external
constituencies, and fostering diversity and teamwork to create
collaborative relationships across culturally diverse groups.
Proven record of success in fund development, external fundraising,
and financial management during challenging times.
A demonstrated commitment to all aspects of a land-grant mission,
including teaching, research, and extension/outreach.
An appreciation for the college's people, programs, mission, and
A proven ability to develop and implement successful
interdisciplinary and/or international programs.
Proven ability to initiate, lead, and facilitate transformational
change and innovation initiatives, be adaptable with changing
conditions, and comfortable with the ambiguity that accompanies a
large public university.
A firm grasp of the opportunities and advantages of an R1
university with land-grant status.
A history of building, enhancing, and sustaining partnerships
across the university, local communities, state, region, and
- Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United
States at the time of employment
How to Apply:
Academic Career and Executive Search (ACES) is assisting Kansas
State University. Inquiries, nominations, and applications will be
treated confidentially. For full consideration, application
materials must be received by February 20, 2023.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should
include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. All applications are
Please do not email applications. To be viewed by the search firm,
application materials must be submitted using ACES' Candidate
Inquiries and questions: Please send to
Nominations and referrals: Please send to
Inquiries, referrals, and nominations are treated
Review of Applications Begins:
For full consideration, application materials must be received by
February 20, 2023.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender
identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State
University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the
process of considering your candidacy as an employee.
Advertised: 06 Jan 2023 Central Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled
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