Indiana University Fort Wayne — Vice Chancellor and Dean

Indiana University Fort Wayne (IUFW) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor and Dean. The campus seeks an experienced academic health administrator with demonstrated leadership in teaching, research, and service to provide leadership to the campus and foster relationships with deans and other campus leaders at the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus and with campus leadership of Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW). The IUFW campus falls under the administration of the IUPUI campus.

IUFW’s academic mission is to prepare outstanding health professionals to be clinicians, educators, researchers and leading innovators promoting high-quality physical, mental and oral health care for local, regional, national and global communities, advancing social justice for the health care needs of all persons. 

Located on the PFW campus, IUFW students take their general education core classes through PFW, and student housing and activities are also provided by PFW. Baccalaureate programs are offered at the IUFW campus through the IU Schools of Dentistry; Health and Human Sciences; Medicine; Nursing; Public Health; and Social Work. An M.S.W. in social work is also offered.

IUFW is administered under the responsibility of the IUPUI campus; IUFW has access to and draws upon the resources and support services of IUPUI and the larger Indiana University enterprise.

IUPUI is Indiana’s urban research campus and a recognized national leader in life sciences research, civic engagement, service learning, and first-year experiences. IUPUI is a comprehensive campus of 17 schools and two colleges. About half of the campus’s faculty are clustered in the health sciences – medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, health and human sciences, and social work. 

The IUFW vice chancellor and dean reports on matters of overall strategy to the IUPUI chancellor and for academic matters to the executive vice chancellor on the IUPUI campus. As an officer of IUPUI operating within a larger statewide system, he or she must ensure that IUFW operations meet university standards and are aligned with IUPUI policies and statewide initiatives. Regular communication with IUPUI officers and with deans of the health-related schools is a significant part of the job, as is the management and cultivation of local and regional partners. IUFW has its own board of advisors (16 in number). 

The vice chancellor and dean will be expected to qualify for tenure at the full professor level per the norms of their respective school. The campus seeks a thoughtful, energetic leader with: a pragmatic, action-oriented approach; the communication and social skills to unite campus and community behind a common vision and build team relationships among faculty, staff, and students; a good sense of the changes underway in today’s higher education and workplace and the ability to weave these into strategies that serve students and the communities; experience to quickly bring gains in enrollment and student attainment, including increasing the diversity of the student body; a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and its benefits; the administrative and financial acumen to manage campus operations; appreciation for the scholarly work of faculty and the value of shared governance; the political skill to navigate complex systems and capitalize on their benefits; a disposition to build relationships for institutional advancement and fund-raising; networking skills for building collaborative alliances across institutions and within IUFW’s service area; and, a person who enjoys students and welcomes new friendships in the community.

The full position profile is available at: 

The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and a list of five references.

Steve Leo, Managing Director
Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

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