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Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted Date
Jan 24, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

WORKING TITLE: Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
POSTING DATE:  January 24, 2023

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is responsible for budget, personnel, curriculum, strategic planning and decisions, and for working with diverse constituencies to promote the mission of our open-access, four-campus University.  The Dean will provide academic and administrative leadership and oversight of the programs in the College, including the recently named Resch Institute of Music.  The Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will work in a collaborative fashion with the Deans of the College of Health, Education, and Social Welfare; the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business; and the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology on matters of mutual concerns.  The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and serves on the Provost’s Administrative Council.

What You'll Do

This position includes the following responsibilities:

Within the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS), the Dean has direct accountability for:

  • College enrollment targets
  • College fundraising goals
  • Faculty & student support goals
  • Faculty development goals
  • Student retention & graduation goals
  • Community outreach & partnership development
  • Nurturing an innovative culture within the College



  • Terminal degree in relevant field at time of application
  • An academic record commensurate with that of a tenured full professor at a regional comprehensive university
  • Higher education administrative experience including responsibility of personnel
  • Demonstrated leadership skill, with excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, intercultural understanding and professional development of faculty & staff


  • A collaborative leader with a proven track record of bringing groups together to meet objectives
  • Experience with student recruitment and retention
  • Experience in strategic planning and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and academic leaders to identify the academic priorities of the College and develop strategies and tactics for achieving them
  • Experience securing external support through granting, fund raising, and development
  • Support for faculty entrepreneurship in scholarly research, teaching, and service
  • Support for student achievement and student success
  • An ability to engage with professionals in industry, regional communities, government entities, and non-profit organizations
  • Financial acumen and proven abilities in budget and financial management

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Some travel is required for necessary meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.  Occasional evening and and/or weekend work is expected and will be assigned by supervisor as needed.

Position is a full-time Limited appointment.  This position may have the option to work on-campus or a hybrid schedule subject to approved telecommuting request. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. 

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Benefit Details

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.


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Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references 
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved 

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Kate LaCount
Phone:  (920) 465-5161

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, March 6, 2023.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.

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