The Ohio State University — Executive Dean and Vice Provost of the College of Arts and Sciences

The Ohio State University seeks a visionary, inclusive, and collaborative academic leader to serve as the next Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost (Executive Dean). Ohio State, ranked 17th among the nation’s public universities by US News & World Report, is known for its comprehensive scale, disciplinary breadth, distinction in research and teaching, and service to society, in keeping with its land grant roots. With 7,000 faculty and 25,000 administrative and professional staff, Ohio State serves more than 68,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. 

The College of Arts and Sciences is one of 15 academic colleges at the University and the academic heart and intellectual hub of Ohio State. It generates nearly half of all credit hours on campus and engages nearly every student at the University. The College boasts over 2,000 faculty and staff, 38 departments and schools, and more than 20 centers and institutes. In the 2017-18 fiscal year, sponsored research expenditures were $93 million. During Fall 2017, the College enrolled 16,564 undergraduate and 2,655 graduate students. 

The College sets the tone for intellectual activity at Ohio State—its breadth, quality, and aspirations. More than 25 programs in the College are ranked in the top 25 by US News & World Report; more than 10 are in the top 10. Much of the General Education curriculum is taught in the College. The College’s strength derives from its commitment to an inclusive environment, and the conviction that a diversity of disciplines—and diversity in the ranks of faculty, staff, and students—are critical elements for true innovation and social impact. 

Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Executive Dean will work collaboratively within the College and across the University, providing intellectual leadership and enabling innovation. The Executive Dean will advocate for the full range of disciplines within the College, and promote the importance of the arts and sciences on and off campus. The Executive Dean will also champion path-breaking research, disciplinary innovation, and interdisciplinary discovery. Attention to long-term financial prosperity will be an important piece of effective leadership. The successful candidate will possess credentials for appointment as full professor, with a terminal degree and an exemplary record of intellectual accomplishment, and a demonstrated commitment to practices that increase institutional diversity and inclusion.

All applications, inquiries, nominations, and requests for a complete job description, should be directed to Anita Tien, Partner, Sabrina Singh, Managing Associate, and Emily Buehrens McCarthy, Senior Associate, at Isaacson, Miller. Details can be found at www.imsearch.com/6723. 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. To build a diverse workforce, the University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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