Open executive Job in Academic & University Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Appointment Status: Tenure Track

Department: IU South Bend College of Liberal Arts &

Position Summary

Indiana University South Bend invites nominations and
applications for the position of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. As the largest of the five regional campuses of Indiana
University, the campus currently enrolls 7,500 students and employs over 250 full-time faculty. IU South Bend is comprised of six academic
units: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Raclin School of the Arts, the Leighton School of Business and Economics, the School of
Education, the Dwyer College of Health Sciences, and the Schurz Library. IU South Bend serves the urban, suburban, and rural communities of
North Central Indiana and southwestern Michigan, along with approximately 300 international students representing 60 countries.
Approximately 50% of the student body is first generation and 24% come from ethnic and racial minority groups. The majority of students live
off-campus and in recent years have enrolled at IU South Bend straight out of high school and in full-time study.

The College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest of the academic units at IU South Bend. It offers 27 baccalaureate degrees, four master degrees,
and numerous certificates and minors. The College also provides the bulk of the courses in the campus wide General Education Program. The
College is home to the following departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Criminal
Justice, English, History, Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy, Physics & Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology &
Anthropology, and World Language Studies. It also supports three interdisciplinary degree programs in Women’s and Gender Studies,
Sustainability Studies, and General Studies. In addition, the College houses three Centers that integrate community engagement with academic
study – the Civil Rights Heritage Center, the Center for a Sustainable Future, and the American Democracy Project.

The Dean of
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be an engaged and dynamic leader who understands the increasing complexities of higher
education and embraces the importance of working collaboratively with the administration, faculty, and staff to ensure that the mission of
the College and University is achieved. The Dean will also work collaboratively with the larger IU network of regional campuses and central
administration to advance the commitment to student success. The Dean, as chief academic officer of the College, will take a leading role in
supporting the teaching/learning, research, and service priorities of the College. The Dean will promote a climate, both in the College and
on campus, of valuing excellent teaching, engaged scholarship, effective citizenship, and respect for diversity. As a member of the Academic
Cabinet, the Dean reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

This tenured 12 month appointment begins on
July 1, 2018. The salary is competitive and the benefits package is attractive. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and
continue until the position is filled. In order to ensure full consideration of your application, please submit your credentials by December
15, 2017.

Indiana University South Bend’s 2014-2020 strategic plan includes a commitment to advance diversity and
open-mindedness and to create a civil, welcoming, and caring culture for all. Of over 7,500 students, 24% self-identify as minorities. The
population of Hispanic students has exceeded 10% and IU South Bend has seen significant increases in the admission of African American
students. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who have mentored
minorities or other underrepresented groups are encouraged to highlight such efforts in the application.
Additional information about
IU South Bend can be found at


The successful candidate must have a doctorate and an overall record of distinguished
teaching, research, and administrative accomplishments for appointment as full professor in a discipline represented in the College.

In addition, other qualifications include:

  • A demonstrated commitment and effort to promote student success
    and retention
  • A record of progressive administrative responsibility in program development and management, budgeting, and shared
  • A record of experience at faculty recruitment, support, and evaluation including tenure and promotion
  • A minimum
    of three years of experience at the level of department chair or equivalent
  • Evidence of strong communication and leadership
  • A commitment to an open and supportive environment that fosters excellence in teaching, research, and service
  • Ability to articulate and promote internally and externally the value of liberal arts education in the 21st century
  • Energy and
    enthusiasm for developing and strengthening relationships within the college, the university, the community, and among alumni
  • A
    commitment to the values of diversity, open dialogue, and community engagement

Department Contact for

Contact Linda Chen at

Salary and Rank


In addition to the required documents, a complete application should include

  • a letter
    of application indicating your interest and relevant qualifications for the position
  • names and contact information, including email
    addresses and telephone numbers of five references
  • at OTHER attach an unofficial undergraduate and graduate
  • at OTHER 2 attach any other documents you feel would be of benefit to your application

For Best Consideration Date: 12/15/2017

Expected Start Date: 07/01/2018


IUSB is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, Veterans and members of other under-represented groups. IUSB is an AA/EEO employer.

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