DePaul University — Dean of the College of Science and Health

DePaul University’s College of Science and Health (CSH) brings together the natural sciences, mathematics, psychology and the health sciences under a single academic unit to catalyze collaborations in the classroom, laboratory and field. To realize the full potential of this successful and growing enterprise, DePaul seeks a dean to lead the College to consolidate growth and nurture new programs.

Through its academic programs; in its teaching and in the scholarly work of its faculty and students; the DePaul University community lives and imparts the Vincentian values that have guided it across the 120 years of its existence. The Vincentian spirit of the institution is also reflected in its public service, and commitment to the city of Chicago. As it has evolved from “the little school under the ‘L’,” to the nation’s largest Catholic university, DePaul has remained true to its central mission and values. Under the leadership of its president, A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., the University has completed a strategic planning exercise to guide the University’s continued growth and prosperity. Aligned with that effort, the new dean will benefit from a CSH strategic plan that is currently in the final stages of development and will guide the College’s decision-making and its fortunes for the next several years.

Building on a successful base, the new dean will have the opportunity to expand the College’s footprint within DePaul; to diversify its faculty, staff, and students; to ensure the success of its faculty and students; to grow programs of distinction that attract the best student and faculty minds; and to play a central role in DePaul’s expansion in healthcare education. The successful candidate will demonstrate an academic record commensurate with a tenured appointment to the DePaul faculty at the rank of professor, and a track record of leadership and management that inspires the confidence of every constituency.

Resonance with DePaul’s Catholic Vincentian mission is of paramount importance, and a successful track record for enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice in previous settings is likewise required. Candidates demonstrating successful experience leading change and in the development of compelling interdisciplinary academic programs will be at a particular advantage, as will leaders with an open and collaborative managerial style and a history of successful leadership in a shared governance environment.

The dean of the College of Science and Health at DePaul University will join an institution with a compelling mission in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, and will have the opportunity to expand upon an already-successful enterprise.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. A full leadership profile is available at For formal consideration, applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in response to the opportunities and expectations described within the leadership profile to For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by December 20, 2019. Material that must be mailed may be sent to:

College of Science and Health
DePaul University
c/o WittKieffer
Attention: Dennis Barden and Elizabeth Bohan
2015 Spring Road, Suite 510
Oak Brook, IL 6052

Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search at 630-575-6152.

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.