Dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Wichita, Kansas
Feb 08, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Wichita State University seeks an experienced, dynamic, and visionary leader to serve as the Dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  This senior administrative appointment will assume leadership of a very strong and diverse unit, with a growing national reputation. 

The university is located in Wichita, Kansas, a diverse metropolitan area of approximately 640,000, and is located along the I-35 corridor.  The economic base of the region is in technology-based industries, aviation and health care.  The university has a strong research base and is taking a leadership role in developing innovation and technology in the area.

The Dean reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President and serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The primary responsibility of the Dean is to advance the academic quality and stature of the college. This requires a visionary and dynamic leader who is committed to building sustainable support, enhancing the reputation and programs of the college, and promoting a culture of excellence and growth.  The new Dean will be charged with advancing the mission of the college and its academic units and collaborating closely with the community to enhance the research and technology transfer capacity of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. 

Please go to for more details about the requirements for this position and the application process.   For full consideration, applicants must submit 1) a letter of application describing abilities to meet required and preferred qualification, 2) Curriculum Vitae, and 3) names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers for five individuals who can be contacted for professional references. 

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background checks as required by the Kansas Board of Regents. Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Executive Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS  67260-0138; telephone (316)978-3186. 

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