Northeastern University seeks a visionary academic and entrepreneurial leader for the position of Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Reporting directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean will enjoy an extraordinary opportunity to lead a college notable for breadth, distinction, and interdisciplinary innovation.
Northeastern’s College of Social Science and Humanities comprises eight academic departments—African American Studies; Economics; English; History; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Philosophy and Religion; Political Science; Sociology and Anthropology—as well as the Schools of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Public Policy and Urban Affairs. The College houses interdisciplinary major programs in Human Services, International Affairs and Asian Studies, and offers many other opportunities for interdisciplinary study through programs in Latino/a, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies; in Mideast Studies; Jewish Studies; in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and through extensive collaboration in combined majors, minors, and interdisciplinary programs with other Northeastern colleges. For more information about the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, please visit http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/ .
Northeastern University seeks a Dean for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities who combines intellectual accomplishment with strategic leadership ability; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; entrepreneurial ambition; collaborative and creative energy; and a passion for furthering its mission: to contribute to the liberal arts education of all Northeastern students; to produce cutting-edge knowledge about and solutions to political and social problems of our contemporary world; and to foster ethical reflection and critical thought while focusing attention on the enduring significance of history and literature. The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate and academic qualifications appropriate for appointment as a tenured full Professor at Northeastern University in one of the academic departments of the college, with a record of distinguished scholarship, research, and teaching.
ABOUT NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Located in the heart of Boston, in the arts district and biomedical research corridor, Northeastern University is a private research university offering a wide range of programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine schools and colleges. Over the past ten years, Northeastern has experienced extraordinary growth in admissions selectivity, research activity, campus life, donor support, and reputation. Today, Northeastern is the largest private research university in Boston proper, comprising more than 15,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students and over 4,200 faculty and staff. The University’s 2010-2015 Long Range Plan projects an ambitious range of initiatives and investments, including the addition of 150 new tenured and tenure-track faculty positions. Northeastern’s rapidly growing research enterprise emphasizes multidisciplinary programs in high-impact areas such as urban coastal sustainability, law and policy, digital humanities and computational social sciences, environmental health, personalized medicine and health informatics, network assurance and national security. Northeastern’s philosophy of global experiential education, anchored by the University’s signature cooperative education program, is transforming the student experience: international co-ops have more than doubled since 2006, and last year Northeastern students studied and worked in 92 countries. To view the University’s Long Range Plan, please visit http://www.northeastern.edu/lrp/ .
APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS
Northeastern University has retained the services of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to assist with this search. Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. Applicants should send a cover letter, resumé or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five references. The electronic submission of materials is preferred. Nominations, applications, and inquiries will be held in strict confidence and should be forwarded to:
Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Persons of color and women are encouraged to apply.