Washburn University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The Dean is the principal administrator of the College as well as the primary CAS advocate for liberal arts education. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The CAS supports a culture of transparency between administration, faculty and staff to foster excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The CAS departments are organized into five academic divisions for representation and governance including Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities, Education/Kinesiology, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences/Mathematics. The College is made up of 19 departments offering associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. Graduate programs include Education, Liberal Studies, and Psychology. The College of Arts and Sciences employs 157 full time faculty, 12 part time and 158 adjunct faculty. Please see http://www.washburn.edu/academics/college-schools/arts-sciences/index.html for more information.
Washburn University is a municipally supported, state assisted university located in Topeka Kansas which is in the middle of a culturally active area. Washburn University is comprised of five major academic units: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, School of Business, School of Nursing and School of Applied Studies. In addition Washburn University operates an Office of Graduate Programs and Academic Outreach which includes concurrent enrollment, on-line programs and community continuing education. Approximately seven thousand students are enrolled in undergraduate degree programs and graduate programs at Washburn University. Washburn University is affiliated with Washburn Institute of Technology which contains over 20 programs serving nearly 1000 students.
Washburn University offers small classrooms, active faculty involved in research, scholastic and service initiatives, and strong traditions of student focused education and faculty collegiality. Washburn University offers a breadth of service to a wide variety of students from the certificate programs, associate, bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences is academically and administratively responsible for the following activities:
Internal Leadership and Management
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of administrative structures within academic units. Experience in dealing with accreditation processes. Successful implementation of new instructional techniques, including multimedia technologies and on-line course programs.
Application Procedure: Interested individuals should forward inquiries and application materials to the College of Arts and Sciences Dean Search Committee, Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, Washburn University, 1700 SW College, Topeka, KS 66621, firstname.lastname@example.org. The applicant should include current vitae, names and e-mail information for five professional references as well as a letter outlining experience in academic administration, scholarship, teaching and research. References will not be contacted without permission of the applicant. Finalists for the position will be required to provide official copies of postsecondary transcripts.
To ensure full consideration, complete application documents should be received by September 15, 2013 however consideration of all applications received will be given until the position is filled. Review of applicants will continue until a suitably qualified candidate has been selected. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is included. The starting date is negotiable with the position becoming available January 1, 2014. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2014.
Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
TO ENRICH EDUCATION THROUGH DIVERSITY, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. CANDIDATES FROM UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. http://www.washburn.edu