NYU Shanghai — Dean of Arts and Sciences

NYU Shanghai invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Arts and Sciences.  

Founded in 2012, NYU Shanghai is China’s first Sino-US research university and the third degree-granting campus of the NYU Global Network (in addition to New York City and Abu Dhabi). Founded as a joint venture between New York University and East China Normal University with the support of the city of Shanghai and the district of Pudong, NYU Shanghai identifies as a research university with a liberal arts and science undergraduate program at its core. While English is the language used in the classroom, community members converse in myriad languages while residing in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant, global, and diverse intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits from around the world scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU’s global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and embody the ideals of a cosmopolitan, global society.

Reporting to Provost Joanna Waley-Cohen and working closely with Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman, the next Dean of Arts and Sciences will have the opportunity to build upon NYU Shanghai’s achievements over the past decade while stewarding the University toward its next chapter. The Dean will set the strategic direction for Arts and Sciences, maintain and enhance academic excellence, recruit and develop faculty and staff, and navigate the next accreditation cycle. The ideal candidate will hold a terminal degree, qualify for tenure at NYU Shanghai, and have a history of impactful administrative experience within a college or university setting. Familiarity with North American higher education, broad global experience, expertise with promotion and tenure processes, emotional intelligence, and strong interpersonal skills are desirable.

For additional details, please visit the full position profile:

Please send all inquiries, nominations, and applications (CV and a letter of interest) to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director
Anne Koellhoffer, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

For additional information about NYU Shanghai, please visit https://shanghai.nyu.edu. 

NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible University with the widest reach.