Dean and Director
Dean and Director – The Ohio State University at Lima
The Ohio State University invites applications and nominations for the position of dean and director of Ohio State Lima. The dean and director is the administrative leader of the Lima campus, has faculty status, and works collaboratively and consultatively with faculty, staff, and university administrators. The Lima campus seeks a dynamic, positive, energetic, and creative leader with a record of accomplishment in building strong collaborations and coalitions, who has been successful in creating a shared vision, and who is prepared to engage in critical discussions and decision-making that will positively impact faculty, staff, students and the community.
Ohio State Lima is one of four regional campuses, in addition to the Columbus Campus and the Agricultural Technical Institute at Wooster, that comprise The Ohio State University. Over 66,000 students are enrolled at six campuses, 1100 of whom are attending the Lima campus. The Lima campus shares a campus and some facilities and cost with Rhodes State College, an independent two-year state college.
The Ohio State University recognizes that the regional campuses play a critical role in the overall mission of the university; they provide access for any student to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of society. Ohio State’s strategic plan, Time and Change: Enable, Empower and Inspire, focuses on academic success of students. To advance this plan, the university recently announced the expansion of the Buckeye Opportunity Program that will ensure that the remaining tuition and mandatory fees (after all other aid) for Ohio resident, Pell-eligible students is covered, beginning spring 2019. Key to the success of Ohio State Lima is a dynamic leader who will lead the campus in providing the best educational experiences for the 21st century.
The faculty at Ohio State Lima consists of 36 tenure-track faculty who are affiliated with departments based in Columbus and are held to the same high standards as all Ohio State faculty for tenure and promotion, and 25 associated faculty who are highly recognized for their dedication to students. This means that Ohio State Lima students learn from professors who are at the forefront in their academic fields. They also receive—regardless of their major—the opportunity to be involved in research, allowing them to build their résumés for the job market or graduate school.
Ohio State Lima offers all coursework for 11 Ohio State bachelor degrees and four completion programs. Outside the classroom, the campus offers over 30 student clubs and organizations, as well as intramural and club athletic teams.
The dean and director reports to the executive vice president and provost and will promote, direct, and support the academic mission and educational activities and research opportunities of the campus, and will support community engagement. The campus leader must be a proficient communicator who can engage comfortably with constituency groups, including media, lead campus-wide initiatives, and offer a visionary message to students, faculty, and staff.
Among other qualifications, the next dean and director must possess a doctoral degree or other terminal degree and a distinguished record of research and teaching and meet the requirements for tenure, preferably at the full professor level, in an academic unit at Ohio State. Experience as a dean, director, and/or chair of an academic unit and/or campus is preferred. Additional qualifications include: demonstrated leadership and administrative ability; a strong commitment to success in building diversity; demonstrated experience with community service, outreach, or engagement; experience with stewardship and fundraising (preferred); and experience at a college of university serving many first-generation students or those with outside commitments or employment.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and five professional references should be forwarded to the email address below. Nominations, inquiries, requests for the full position profile, and expressions of interest should be forwarded to:
Steve Leo, Partner
Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP
To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.