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A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout serves approximately 9,300 students in 20 graduate and 40 undergraduate programs. UW-Stout is a 2001 Baldrige Award Recipient, supporting a progressive, learning-centered, quality-based educational environment that is focused on continuous improvement. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly, courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. Faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, and service. As an equal employment opportunity & affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.

The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin’s only Polytechnic University and one of thirteen universities in the University of Wisconsin System, is seeking an experienced and accomplished academic leader for the position of Dean within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences houses the departments of Art and Art History, Design, English and Philosophy, Social Science, and Speech Communication, Foreign Languages, Theatre and Music.

As principal academic and administrative leader of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the Dean is responsible for fiscal and personnel management, strategic planning, fund development, and encouraging diversity and equity. The Dean reports to the Provost and works in partnership with faculty, staff, and the university community to achieve the university’s mission and vision and build strong collaborations throughout this career-focused university. As a tenured member and leader of the faculty, the Dean supports, encourages and promotes excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service. The Dean is also responsible for program development, faculty recruitment and retention, and facilitating student success. As an external representative and spokesperson for the College, the Dean is responsible for fund-raising and development efforts and maintains extensive contacts with accrediting bodies, alumni, regional businesses and industries, as well as the community at large.

Minimum qualifications:

  • earned terminal degree (Ph.D./MFA) in one of the disciplines represented by the College;
  • demonstrated leadership ability; and
  • a minimum of five years of significant higher education administrative experience.

The preferred candidate will possess:

  • demonstrated understanding of the challenges of a rapidly changing environment;
  • significant experience in managing a large organization;
  • academic credentials and a strong record of teaching, research, scholarship, publication and professional experience warranting an appointment as a tenured professor;
  • demonstrated experience in program accreditation;
  • excellent communication and relationship-building skills to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, advisory boards and industry professionals;
  • experience in establishing partnerships between business/industry and educational institutions;
  • experience in fund-raising;
  • alignment with the goals and values of UW-Stout;
  • demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Applications should include a letter outlining the applicant’s background, qualifications and vision for the position; curriculum vitae/résumé; unofficial transcripts from each degree granting institution; and contact information for five current professional references including current or most recent supervisor. Review of applications will begin on February 6, 2012 and will continue until position is filled. It is anticipated that the appointment will begin on July 1, 2012 or mutually agreed upon date. Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to Julie Furst-Bowe, Provost, UW-Stout, furst-bowej@uwstout.edu. Materials should be submitted to:

Rose McLean, Assistant to the Provost
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Administration Building, Room 303A
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751
Email: mclean@uwstout.edu, Fax: 715-232-1699, Phone: 715-232-2422

The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. For more information about the Chippewa Valley region, go to http://www.chippewavalley.org.

Application Information

Postal Address: Rose McLean
Assistant to the Provost
University of Wisconsin – Stout
712 Broadway Street
303A Administration Bldg
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-2422
Fax: 715-232-1699
Email Address: mcleanr@uwstout.edu

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