Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bradley University invites nominations and applications in its search for a forward-looking, collaborative leader to serve as its next dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The college is large and diverse, with 125 full-time faculty (114 tenured or tenure-track faculty) and 12 staff serving the more than 900 undergraduate students and nearly 50 graduate students seeking degrees offered by the college. CLAS also plays the primary role in Bradley's core curriculum and teaches more than 14,000 student credit hours each semester, as well as courses that serve as required cognates for majors in other colleges. The college has 12 departments, representing a wide range of disciplines.
The next dean of CLAS will be expected to shape strategy and demonstrate support for a diverse collection of disciplines; strengthen the college's impact on the university; advance diversity, equity and inclusion; and effectively allocate existing resources, and identify and secure new resources. The next dean must have a terminal degree, an academic record suitable for appointment at the rank of professor in one of the college's departments and a record of leadership in higher education.
Bradley University is a mid-sized, private, top-10 Midwest Regional University in Peoria, Illinois, which offers students the opportunities and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experiences of a smaller university. Bradley enrolls nearly 5,900 students (approximately 4,600 undergrads, 380 graduate students on campus and 900 graduate students online), employs approximately 1,300 people, has an annual operating budget of $161 million and an endowment of $309 million.
A detailed leadership profile is available at this link.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Bradley University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by August 5, 2021. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Julia Bradley at Bradley-CLASDean@wittkieffer.com.
Bradley University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.