Associate Dean, Humanities- College of Arts and Sciences

Newark, DE
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Newark, DE

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Associate Dean for the Humanities assists the Dean in managing the departments, interdisciplinary programs, and research centers in this administrative portfolio. Provides leadership to support the continued enhancement of faculty scholarship, undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, and public engagement within these units, and through their partnerships with other units campus-wide, regionally, and globally. Fosters prominence in and visibility for the study of the humanities at the University of Delaware.

  • Advises the Dean on all academic matters related to the natural sciences; works closely with the portfolio chairs and directors on unit-specific and portfolio-wide issues and opportunities throughout the calendar year.
  • Collaborates with the Dean and other members of the College's executive leadership team to address issues and opportunities facing the College.
  • Strengthens existing and develops new initiatives and partnerships that build upon the University and College's strengths, strategic directions and priorities.
  • Works with the College's leadership team to optimize staff, IT, strategic communications, and facilities support for the humanities portfolio.
  • In collaboration with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, assist the Dean, portfolio chairs, directors, faculty, and others with opportunities to secure internal and external financial support
  • Assists with and advises on policy development, continuous improvement, resource allocation, chair and director appraisals, student, faculty and staff recruitment and retention, Academic Program Reviews, cluster hires, award nominations, and other activities that strengthen the humanities, the College, and the University of Delaware.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned by the Dean.

  • Ph.D., or terminal degree, with an outstanding academic record consistent with a senior faculty appointment.
  • Previous administrative experience preferred.
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary education and research with a record of promoting diversity and inclusion.
  • Effective written and oral communication, human relations, and time and financial management skills.
  • Commitment to developing innovative academic programs and strategic partnerships.
  • Ability to promote the College's interests with internal and external constituencies globally.

Application Instructions

Using the Interfolio online system at UD, applicants should submit a cover letter outlining interest in the position and relevant administrative experience; a statement of one's research, teaching and administrative philosophy; and a current CV. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions, but not application materials, should be e-mailed to the attention of Carol Henderson, Chair of the Search Committee (

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:

Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-3666

For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4643

OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.

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