Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis — Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education and Dean of University College

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) seeks a visionary individual to provide leadership for campus-wide student success programs and initiatives supporting undergraduate education as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education and Dean of University College (AVC/Dean). Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC)/Chief Academic Officer, the AVC/Dean is a member of the EVC Leadership Team and the Council of Deans. 

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 with enrollment of over 27,000 students.

The role of the AVC/Dean is to promote the culture of persistence and achievement, which begins in University College and continues throughout the undergraduate curriculum to graduation. Established in 2014, the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) encompasses University College, Institute for Engaged Learning, and Honors College, each with an Executive Associate Dean, as well as other programs, services, and councils that support degree completion, high-impact practices, and general education throughout the entire undergraduate experience. IUPUI’s DUE is a recognized leader in fostering students’ academic success. Built on a culture that emphasizes belonging, inclusivity, diversity, and equity, focuses on collaboration, supports assessment, and encourages innovation, programs within DUE have improved student persistence and enhanced academic achievement. 

The AVC/Dean works with academic units across all disciplines to advance student success and improve student retention and graduation rates. The AVC/Dean oversees the financial operations of the DUE and University College, identifies and seeks external funding, provides campus-wide leadership in undergraduate general education, and oversees the assessment of all DUE and University College programs. 

Among other qualifications, the AVC/Dean will have a scholarly record, including a Ph.D. or other relevant terminal degree, sufficient for a faculty appointment with tenure at the rank of full professor; capacity to work in a highly collaborative and transparent manner in partnership with deans, other leaders on campus, and key university colleagues statewide; a commitment to collectively advancing holistic student support and success in partnership with enrollment management, student affairs, and the academic units; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity as a core value in all aspects of campus life.

The AVC/Dean should have experience working with first-generation, under-resourced students from diverse socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Effective communication skills; a track record of innovation, creativity, and best practices; fiscal experience; and the capability to manage a large, complex organization are required. 

The position profile with additional qualifications 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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Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and a provider of American Disabilities Act services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX.