Dean of Arts and Sciences
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Department: Dean of Arts & Sciences
Position Status: Administrative Exempt Positions
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) seeks an inspiring and collaborative leader to serve as its next Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences. The Dean will work with university leaders and with faculty and staff to advance arts and sciences and further the profile of the Institute. This effort will include partnering with other disciplines to strengthen and develop the university's innovative undergraduate and graduate programs; nurturing excellence in teaching and research activities; and furthering WPI's unique identity as a midsize research university focusing on engineering, science, technology, and mathematics, with high-quality academic programs in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and business.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The next Dean of Arts and Sciences will join WPI at a propitious moment, as it builds on an already strong reputation, extends its reach, and implements an ambitious strategic plan to be the premier global polytechnic. WPI has experienced considerable upward momentum over the past several years as evidenced by record-breaking application numbers, increased selectivity, and research growth, all while maintaining recognized excellence in teaching. The next Dean will capitalize upon this excitement and growing national profile while managing change in a sustainable manner that preserves WPI’s deep commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and research.
Posting Date: 02/20/2017
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications can be sent electronically and in confidence to:
Anita Tien, Vice President Greg Esposito, Managing Associate
Elizabeth Dorr, Associate Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer Street, 7th floor Boston, Massachusetts 02210 www.imsearch.com/6104
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.
Criminal Background Check Statement:
A pre-employment criminal records check is required.
To apply, visit: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/4234
WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.