The Ohio State University — Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School

The Ohio State University, one of the nation’s leading flagship public research universities and the land grant teaching and research institution in Ohio, seeks a highly accomplished, strategic and collaborative vice provost for graduate studies and an ENGIE-Axium-endowed dean to lead its Graduate School (dean). The next dean will have the opportunity to develop and implement a vision as the University looks to its future in graduate education. 

Ohio State 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 almost 7,000 faculty, 25,000 administrative and professional staff and 13,000 student employees, Ohio State serves over 68,000 undergraduate and graduate students. With 15 academic colleges, and a wealth of disciplines, Ohio State has astonishing intellectual range. The Ohio State University boasts 580,000 living alumni; its endowment is now $6.8 billion. Annual research expenditures are approximately $970 million. Ohio State is ranked 17th among the nation’s public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The Ohio State University’s Graduate School serves as the institutional home for graduate education, advocates for graduate students, fosters community among graduate students and graduate faculty, and promotes excellence and innovation in graduate education and research. The Graduate School supports more than 11,270 students enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs at Ohio State. Additional information may be found at https://gradsch.osu.edu/. 

The next vice provost for graduate studies and dean of the Graduate School will be an accomplished, strategic leader and collaborative professional who will partner with University leadership, faculty and others to shape, develop and implement a vision for enhancing the excellence and role of graduate education at the University. The next dean will be a visible and compelling advocate for graduate education — internally and externally — with a strong capacity for strategic vision and ability to work well in a collaborative environment to advance excellence and innovative programs. In addition, the dean will be skilled in the management of significant resources; be passionately interested in students and their development as scholars; and demonstrate strong organizational development, management and communication skills. The dean will possess the academic credentials and a distinguished record of scholarly accomplishments in their core discipline sufficient to qualify for tenure and appointment at the level of full professor at the University.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile under related documents here.

WittKieffer is assisting The Ohio State University in this search. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Robin Mamlet, Jen Meyers Pickard, Ph.D. and Lauren Bruce-Stets
OhioStateVPDGS@wittkieffer.com

To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. The University is an EEO/AA employer. 

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