Human Resources

Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences

Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Date Posted: 9/28/2017 
Location: Richmond, IN
IU East At A Glance

Indiana University East, a regional campus of Indiana University, offers residents of eastern Indiana, western Ohio, and beyond a broad range of bachelor's degrees and selected master's degrees and certificates through its traditional main campus in Richmond, off-campus sites, and online program options. IU East values a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and intellectual perspectives among its faculty, staff, and students and in its contributions to the cultural and economic development of the communities it serves. Learn more about IU East.

Job Description

Indiana University East seeks a collaborative and energetic individual to serve as Dean for its School of Humanities and Social Sciences, to start no later than July 1, 2018.  The Dean reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (EVCAA) and serves as a member of the Academic Deans Council.  The Dean provides leadership for the faculty, staff and students in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences by cultivating a collaborative learning and scholarly environment within the school with a focus on student engagement and success, and by helping support collaborative efforts with the other schools and departments on campus. The Dean has administrative responsibility for all aspects of the School including student engagement, retention and success; faculty recruitment, professional development and evaluation; program development, assessment and improvement; budget management and fundraising; and other matters related to the well-being of the school and its faculty, staff and students. Community engagement is an important part of the mission of IU East and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.  The Dean is expected to encourage and sustain partnerships with relevant organizations and businesses in our service region and local community. This is an administrative position with faculty status. Teaching opportunities are available but not required.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers 49 academic programs including the MA in English, a graduate certificate in Composition Studies, 18 bachelor's degrees, 17 minors, 8 online completion programs, and 4 undergraduate certificates. The campus Art Gallery, Writing Center, and Room 912, located off-campus, and an innovative archeological field site that is under development, add to the dynamics of the School. Currently, the School includes 45 full-time faculty, 85 adjunct faculty, 8 professional and support staff, as well as many hourly employees to support the various departments. The School serves ~1000 students, each year, including students taking General Education Courses and many online students. The Dean will be expected to further develop the School's academic programming, including its online presence. For more information about the School, please visit:


Salary is commensurate with experience. The University offers an excellent benefit package. For more information, please click here.



  • A terminal degree in one of the disciplines of the School.
  • A record of effective college or university-level teaching, scholarly achievement and service to meet IU East's criteria for tenure as a full Professor.
  • Three years or more of progressively responsible administrative experience at the level of department chair, dean or equivalent, including budget administration.
  • Commitment to shared governance and a record of transparent decision making.
  • Experience with both undergraduate and graduate (Master's level) program development.
  • Experience with assessment, program review and accreditation.
  • Demonstrated record of recognizing, supporting and promoting all aspects of the work of faculty and staff in the School.
  • Ability to promote excellence in teaching, research, and service.
  • Demonstrated record of strong interpersonal skills and effective communication both within an area of supervision and across campus.
  • Demonstrated leadership in supporting a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and evidence of appreciation of the value of diversity in an academic setting.
  • Commitment to community engagement.
  • Experience with the effective delivery and development of online academic programs and courses.


  • Experience with cultivating donor relationships and fundraising.
  • Experience with student recruitment and enrollment management.
  • Experience with a teacher-scholar model of faculty professional development.
  • Experience with Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Criteria.
To Apply

Please submit electronically a letter of application, a current CV or resume, and the names and contact information for three current or former supervisors or colleagues who can serve as references with respect to your administrative successes and managerial skills to the following Indiana University Application System at  Priority will be given to applications received by October 31, 2017,  although applications will continue to be received until the position is filled


Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.