The dean and director is the administrative leader of the Lima campus, has faculty status, and works collaboratively and consultatively with faculty, staff, and university administrators. The Lima campus seeks a dynamic, positive, energetic, and creative leader with a record of accomplishment in building strong collaborations and coalitions, who has been successful in creating a shared vision, and who is prepared to engage in critical discussions and decision-making that will positively impact faculty, staff, students and the community.
Ohio State Lima is one of four regional campuses, in addition to the Columbus Campus and the Agricultural Technical Institute at Wooster, that comprise The Ohio State University. Over 66,000 students are enrolled at six campuses, 1018 of whom are attending the Lima campus. The Lima campus shares a campus and some facilities and cost with Rhodes State College, an independent two-year state college.
The Ohio State University recognizes that the regional campuses play a critical role in the overall mission of the university; they provide access for any student to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of society. Key to this success is a dynamic leader who will help lead Ohio State Lima in providing the best educational experiences for the 21st century. The faculty at Ohio State Lima consists of 36 tenure-track faculty who are affiliated with departments based in Columbus and are held to the same high standards as all Ohio State faculty for tenure and promotion, and 25 associated faculty who are highly recognized for their dedication to students. Students receive—regardless of their major—the opportunity to be involved in research, allowing them to build their résumés for the job market or graduate school.
Ohio State Lima offers all coursework for 11 Ohio State bachelor degrees and four completion programs. Outside the classroom, the campus offers over 30 student clubs and organizations, as well as intramural and club athletic teams.
The dean and director reports to the executive vice president and provost and will promote, direct, and support the academic mission and educational activities and research opportunities of the campus, and will support community engagement. The campus leader must be a proficient communicator who can engage comfortably with constituency groups, including media, lead campus-wide initiatives, and offer a visionary message to students, faculty, and staff.
Among other qualifications, the next dean and director must possess a doctoral degree or other terminal degree and a distinguished record of research and teaching and meet the requirements for tenure, preferably at the full professor level, in an academic unit at Ohio State. Experience as a dean, director, and/or chair of an academic unit and/or campus is preferred. Additional qualifications include: demonstrated leadership and administrative ability; a strong commitment to success in building diversity; demonstrated experience with community service, outreach, or engagement; experience with stewardship and fundraising (preferred); and experience at a college or university serving many first-generation students or those with outside commitments or employment.
Additional Information for Applicants::
For full consideration, a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and five professional references should be forwarded to the email address below. Nominations, inquiries, requests for the full position profile, and expressions of interest should be forwarded to:
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Doctoral degree or other terminal degree.
Experience as a dean, director, and/or chair of an academic unit and/or campus is preferred.
Distinguished record of research and teaching.
Demonstrated leadership and administrative ability.
Strong commitment to success in building diversity.
Demonstrated experience with community service, outreach, or engagement.
Experience with stewardship and fundraising preferred.
Ability to meet requirements for tenure, preferably at the full professor level, in an academic unit at Ohio State.
Experience at a college or university serving many first-generation students or those with outside commitments or employment.
Target Salary: Negotiable
Job Category: Instructional/Faculty
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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