Purdue University Northwest – Dean of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites nominations and applications for an exceptional academic leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences (CHESS). The college serves approximately 1,832 graduate and undergraduate students, with more than 165 full-time and part-time faculty and staff. CHESS is composed of the following departments: English and World Languages; History, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; Behavioral Sciences; Psychology, Communications and Creative Arts; and the School of Education and Counseling. 

PNW is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. PNW serves approximately 9,300 students across two campuses, offering more than 70 areas of study at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW values academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity.

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. Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including learning, discovery, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

WittKieffer is assisting Purdue University Northwest in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received preferably by September 24, 2021. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Julia Bradley at PNW-CHESSDean@wittkieffer.com.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.