Dean, Halmos College of Arts and Sciences and the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Research Center

Nova Southeastern University
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 28, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Nova Southeastern University (NSU), a private university experiencing great momentum in research and scholarship, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences and the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Research Center (Halmos College). This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, visionary leader to play a pivotal role in advancing a compelling vision for a newly formed college that integrates the arts, humanities and the sciences while capitalizing on interdisciplinary program and research opportunities across the university. Halmos College supports a full-time faculty of 126 and offers 19 bachelor's, seven master's and two doctoral programs as well as a number of certificates to 2,500 undergraduate and 480 graduate students. 

The dean will be responsible for driving academic innovation, leading with strategic purpose, and advocating for the mission and success of the college. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of Halmos College will work collaboratively across the university to explore and implement strategies that strengthen NSU's mission, programs, research profile, and ability to serve students. 

The University seeks in its next dean a visionary, engaged and collaborative leader with a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, student success, and fiscal accountability in order to achieve greater recognition for the University regarding research and academic standing. Desired competencies include successful leadership experience in managing a complex academic unit with strength in budgeting and finance, curriculum review and implementation, fundraising, and the ability to build strong, collaborative and productive relationships both internally and externally. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in a discipline related to the mission of the college and academic credentials that merit appointment as a full professor, including a distinguished academic record in teaching, scholarship, and research.

Nova Southeastern University consists of 15 colleges and schools offering over 150 programs of study to over 20,000 students on campuses in Fort Lauderdale/Davie, Dania Beach, North Miami Beach, Tampa Bay, and centers throughout the state of Florida. In addition to arts and sciences, the university offers professional degrees in the social sciences, law, business, osteopathic medicine, allopathic medicine, allied health, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, education, occupational therapy, and nursing.  Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 59 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. NSU is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the U.S. that meets the U.S. Department of Education's criteria as a Hispanic-serving institution. More information about the university and college may be found at

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Please email Claudia Teschky, Lucy Leske, or Alejandra Gillette-Teran at with inquiries or nominations. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile. All inquiries will be treated in confidence. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 10, 2021.

NSU is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.