Western Washington University — Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Western Washington University (WWU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The new Dean will lead the University's largest college and will join welcoming colleagues committed to student success and academic excellence, and engaging students whose aspirations and talents enrich the campus community, the region, and the world.

The Dean is the administrative leader of the College, serving to unite faculty and staff in consultative and collaborative work that advances the mission of Western and of the College. Reporting to the Provost/Executive Vice President, the Dean is a member of the Council of Deans. It is important that the next Dean have a leadership style that is inclusive and transparent. The significant work in operating the College is made possible through a genuine commitment to shared governance and respect for the contributions of all.

For more details about this opportunity, including required qualifications, application process, and compensation please review the full position profile on the Academic Search Website. Learn more about Western Washington University.Western Washington University is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications and nominations should be sent to WWUDeanHSS@academicsearch.org. Nominations should include the nominee's full name, position, institution/organization, and email address. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 20, 2023, can be assured full consideration.

A completed application will include the following documents, to be separately submitted electronically in .pdf format:

• A cover letter addressing the qualifications and leadership agenda priorities.
• A current curriculum vitae (CV).
• Names and contact information for five references with a note indicating the relationship to the applicant (references will not be contacted without your permission).
• A diversity and inclusion statement (no more than 600 words) that addresses your philosophy, commitment, and experiences in creating a safe and welcoming environment. This statement may address personal and professional experiences, lessons learned, and anticipated projects. Concrete examples are encouraged.

The expected salary range for this position is $190,000 – $205,000. Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Stacey Morgan Foster, JD, Senior Consultant.

Western Washington University is committed to creating an educational community, which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures, and which actively supports tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Awareness of and sensitivity to diverse cultures, backgrounds, and identities are especially sought in applicants.

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