The University of Toledo is seeking its next Dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Reporting directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer for the College of Arts and Letters.
For 150 years The University of Toledo has been fueling tomorrows through education, research and discovery, patient care and economic development. Proudly located in Toledo, Ohio, UToledo is a public, research university with an academic medical center powering opportunity for students and caring for patients across northwest Ohio. We are committed to our mission of improving the human condition.
Established in 1872, UToledo has a storied history and network of more than 168,000 alumni around the world. Today, our students and faculty conduct groundbreaking research and participate in innovative education programs across the arts, business, education, engineering, law, medicine, natural sciences, nursing and pharmacy.
The College of Arts and Letters leads liberal arts education and research at the University of Toledo. Through our diverse people and programs in the arts, humanities and social sciences, we prepare students to excel as creative, ethical, collaborative, and global citizens. We have 35+ majors, 45+ minors, and 27 graduate programs with nearly 1500 students. The College is in the heart of the University’s beautiful campus.
The University of Toledo is implementing a new 5-year strategic plan that calls for a repositioning of the University for the future. This calls for a visionary leader dedicated to the success of students, faculty, and staff and advances the development of strong partnerships with local, regional, state, and national communities that benefit the College and the students.
The Dean must be a consensus builder, who values shared governance - teaching, research, creative activities, and service. Along with unquestioned integrity and trustworthiness, the Dean is expected to demonstrate the highest ethical standards and sound judgment with transparency, fairness, and respect.
In addition, the Dean will have comprehensive knowledge of the programs in the College and extensive experience in academic administration, a strong understanding and appreciation of the opportunities and challenges facing universities, broad experience with different budgeting models, experience with developing and implementing budgets, and experience requesting, managing, and allocating resources.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Develop, articulate, and facilitate a long-term vision for the College within the context of the University’s mission, vision, and values
Promote enrollment growth through new program development along with program market needs. Track and analyzes student performance, enrollments, and learning outcomes to make informed decisions regarding the status of academic programs and resource management.
Ability to advocate for college/programs, make informed decisions, with particular attention to matters of budgetary significance affecting programmatic offerings.
Ensures fiscal responsibility in the budget development and assigned budgets; monitor spending and approve expenditures according to established policies and procedures.
Oversees continuous improvement processes for student achievement of learning outcomes and how this process relates to programmatic and institutional accreditation.
Collaborate and plan with university leaders and deans, as well as areas across the College, to support student enrollment and retention. Work collaboratively with faculty to ensure academic quality and student learning outcomes are in place to support student retention and completion.
Ability to think critically to effectively solve and communicate problems in a fast-paced environment where the demands for work are varied and unpredictable in scope and volume. The Dean must have an understanding of the opportunities and challenges regional public universities have in an increasingly competitive higher education landscape.
Be an advocate for both faculty and staff development.
Serve on various university committees and other duties as assigned which align to University and College goals.
Education and Experience Qualifications
Terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a discipline within the College of Arts & Letters.
Teaching, Research, and Service which would qualify for Rank of Full Professor with Tenure within their academic discipline.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in academic administration.
Special Instructions to Applicants and Nominees
Applications and Nominations will be fully considered if materials are received at the following email address no later than April 14, 2023: email@example.com
Nominees will be contacted for formal submission of application.
Applicants are required to provide:
Curriculum Vitae along with a letter of interest
A list of three references which include name, affiliation, telephone number and email addresses
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.
The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to complete this application or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM or apply online for an accommodation request.
The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans. The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.