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
A detailed leadership profile is available at
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
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.