Dean of the College of Letters & Science

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in Wisconsin

Date Posted October 3, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Employment Type Full-time

As the chief executive and academic officer for the College, the Dean has primary responsibility to plan, develop, and administer all aspects of the College’s educational programs, activities, and budget; provide vision in setting priorities and leadership in maintaining academic standards and in strengthening faculty scholarship and research; work with partners across the university; and represent the College within the University, the UW System, the external community and region, with alumni, and with appropriate external agencies and organizations regarding academic programs and standards.

UWM seeks candidates with a strong record of professional accomplishment, commitment to excellence in both research and teaching, and outstanding management and leadership skills to serve as the new Dean. The Dean must be a person with the highest integrity and an educational leader.

Candidates must possess a terminal degree with scholarly qualifications sufficient for appointment as a tenured full professor in a department within the College and have proven leadership and administrative experience.  The complete position description is available at:

The Committee will accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Initial screening of applications will begin in November 2017 and continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications must be received on or before November 6, 2017. Applications received after this date may not be considered.

The Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Jennifer Doering, welcomes all inquiries and nominations.  Nominations should include name, position, e-mail and telephone number of the nominee. Chair Doering may be contacted at or (414) 229-5146. 

Applications must include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae and contact information for at least five references. These materials must be uploaded through UWM’s Applicant Information Management System (AIMS) at:

In accordance with Wisconsin’s Open Records Law, requests for confidentiality by nominees and applicants will be honored, if so requested, except that names and titles of the finalists must be disclosed.

UWM is an AA/EOE employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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