Dean of the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences


Deadline October 15, 2014
Date Posted August 19, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Northwestern University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of dean of the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS).  The College constitutes the liberal arts core of a multifaceted AAU research university that has a distinguished and distinctive interdisciplinary tradition.

Northwestern University is global in its scope and includes 11 schools and colleges, located on two campuses in Illinois (in Evanston and in Chicago), as well as a campus in Doha, Qatar.  The University's total enrollment is just over 16,000, slightly more than half undergraduates.  There are approximately 3,800 full-time faculty.  Northwestern is ranked 12th among national universities by U.S. News. 

Weinberg is the largest of Northwestern's undergraduate schools, and the school with the most Ph.D. students.  It is a community of 4,300 undergraduate students, 1,340 graduate students, and 600 full-time faculty members. WCAS is made up of 26 departments and as many specialized programs, intersecting with every part of the University and enrolling students from all of Northwestern's undergraduate schools.    

The dean's primary responsibilities are to lead WCAS in articulating and achieving the College's strategic priorities, to increase the resources essential to sustaining and growing the College, to maintain the excellence of academic programs, to oversee and enhance the management of the College, and to foster a vibrant intellectual community that values analysis and innovation, critical thought, and creative expression.  The new dean will be a tenured full professor with an international reputation as a distinguished scholar in a discipline(s) within the arts and sciences, an inspiring intellectual vision, and strong academic leadership and management experience.  

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 15, 2014.  Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile, and the names and contact information of five references.  Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.  These materials should be sent via e-mail to the Search Committee's consultants Jean Dowdall, Ph.D., Dennis M. Barden, and Elizabeth K. Bohan at  The consultants can be reached by phone through the office of Donna Janulis at (630) 575-6131.

  As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check.  Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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