Emory University — Dean, Oxford College

Emory University, one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education, is seeking a strategic and engaged academic leader to serve as the dean of Oxford College.

Emory University has an international reputation for world-renowned scholarship and research, outstanding teaching, and a preeminent medical center that provides students with access to and opportunity for hands-on learning experiences with top medical researchers and scholars. A member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1995, the university benefits from collaboration across its nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. Emory has approximately 15,900 students, including 8,000 undergraduates and 7,000 graduate and professional students, and draws students from every state and more than 110 countries. Its academic programs focus on the arts and sciences, business, law, theology, and the health professions.

Oxford College provides a distinctive, liberal arts education for Emory University students in their first and second year of college. Located on Emory’s original campus in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford offers its students an intense focus on the liberal arts, leadership, and service on a small, residential campus along with the opportunities that come with being an integral part of a leading research university. Oxford College enrolls approximately 950 first- and second-year students with 99% of the students residing in Oxford College housing. After two years at Oxford, students continue to Emory’s Atlanta campus to complete their degree in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, or the Goizueta School of Business. For more information on Oxford College, please see https://oxford.emory.edu.

The dean of Oxford College will have the opportunity to further realize Oxford’s potential as a leader in undergraduate education and enhance its reputation as a destination for students seeking a unique liberal arts education in a remarkable living and learning community. Reporting to the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, the dean serves as the chief academic, administrative, and fiscal officer of Oxford College and provides leadership for the campus in its entirety.

Demonstrated administrative skills, the ability to lead and support talented faculty and staff, a student-centered approach and an aptitude for fundraising are key qualifications for the dean at Oxford College. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to collaborate productively with a range of constituencies are also important. The next dean should possess academic credentials and a record of scholarly achievement that qualify them for appointment as a full professor with tenure at Oxford.

Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Oxford College will be assisted by Ellen Brown Landers, Jackie Zavitz, and Meghan Ashbrock of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.  Nominations and applications should be directed to:

Oxford College of Emory University Dean Search
c/o Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.
Email: emoryoxford@heidrick.com 

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. 

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