Illinois Institute of Technology in Illinois

Date Posted November 15, 2013


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) seeks nominations and applications for the position of Dean for the newly formed Lewis College of Human Sciences, for a term beginning July 1, 2014.

The Lewis College of Human Sciences (LCHS) is located on IIT's 120-acre Main Campus. With approximately 45 full-time faculty, the newly formed LCHS is comprised of three academic departments: Humanities, Psychology, and Social Sciences. The programs in the College focus on exploring and explaining the world during a time of rapidly changing technology. Each of the academic departments in the College offers several undergraduate programs, and MS and PhD degrees are granted in the departments of Humanities and Psychology. The Department of Psychology grants more PhDs than any other unit within the university.

The formation of LCHS demonstrates the university's commitment to and renewed emphasis on the human sciences. The College is poised for growth, both in the number of faculty and undergraduate students. Important goals for the College are to enhance its existing programs while providing synergistic opportunities for innovative, cross-disciplinary research and education that will lead to the development and growth of new areas. A fundamental belief of the College is that studying the human sciences gives meaning and relevance to the technological advances and problems facing the global world.

IIT is a private, Carnegie "High Research" institution that is internationally recognized in distinctive areas of education and research, using as its platform the global city of Chicago, driven by a professional and technology-oriented focus, and based on a culture of innovation and excellence. With a growing undergraduate population of approximately 3000 students, and a total student population of approximately 8000, IIT fosters a multicultural learning and living experience. IIT's mission is to provide distinctive and relevant education in an environment of scientific, technological, and professional knowledge creation and innovation.

The University seeks an academic leader with demonstrated administrative experience; evidence of success in program building; a record of successful fiscal responsibility and budgetary management; a history of collaborative relationships; success in securing external funding; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Candidates should have an exceptional record of scholarship and/or research commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor within one of the LCHS departments, a collaborative management style, and strong interest in supporting both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be committed to the university's goal of diversity and inclusiveness, and have a demonstrated history of working effectively with persons of all races, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, religions, and backgrounds.

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The search committee will be accepting applications, recommendations, and inquiries until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on January 13, 2014. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be treated in a confidential manner. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are competitive and negotiable. Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be directed to:

Mirah Horowitz

Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc.


Illinois Institute of Technology is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.