Career Opportunities


Dean - College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Posting Date

12/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
UW System Title: Dean
Start Date: 7/1/18

Essential Job Functions

The Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is responsible for budget, personnel, curriculum, strategic planning and decisions, and for working with diverse constituencies to promote the University and these programs. The Dean will provide academic and administrative leadership and oversight of the interdisciplinary and the disciplinary programs in the College. The Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will work in a collaborative fashion with the Deans of the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business; and the College of Science and Technology on matters of mutual concerns. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and serves on the Provost's Administrative Council.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Carry out personnel functions, including appointments, renewals, promotions, evaluations, salary decisions, and oversight of the hiring process.
  • Manage and monitor the College's budgets, including strategic budget development, allocation, administration, and oversight.
  • Oversee the curriculum, including scheduling, staffing, academic program review, curriculum development, and academic planning.
  • Create an environment that allows program faculty and staff to support student learning and success.
  • Encourage and support faculty development efforts in areas of teaching, research, and service.
  • Foster teamwork and collaboration between Arts, Humanities, and Social Science faculty and staff within the College and throughout the University, and nurture an innovative culture within the College.
  • Represent the University, as well as the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences programs, to internal and external constituencies.
  • Work with the academic units and the Office of University Advancement to further development goals and community relations. This includes increasing gifts toward the college and its programs and working to expand community outreach activities and partnerships.
  • Engage in practical problem-solving and complaint-resolution as needed.
  • Engage the energy and talents of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences faculty and staff in the pursuit of professional development, scholarship, and extramural research funding.
  • Work with Enrollment Services and programs within the College to strategize about plans and ideas to help increase enrollments where appropriate.
Within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), the Dean has direct accountability for:
  • Enrollment targets
  • Fundraising goals
  • Faculty and student support goals
  • Community outreach and partnership development
  • Nurturing of an innovative culture within the College



  • Terminal degree in relevant field
  • An academic record consistent with that of a tenured full professor at UW-Green Bay
  • Higher education administrative experience, including responsibility of personnel and budgets
  • Demonstrated leadership skill, with excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, and collaborative skills
  • Commitment to affirmative action, intercultural understanding, and professional development of faculty and staff
  • Commitment to an interdisciplinary, problem-focused education


  • A collaborative leader with a proven track record of bringing groups together to meet objectives
  • Experience with student recruitment and retention
  • Experience in strategic planning and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and academic leaders to identify the academic priorities of the College and develop strategies and tactics for achieving them
  • A commitment to, and evidence of, securing external support through granting, fundraising, and development
  • Support for faculty entrepreneurialism in scholarly research, teaching, and service
  • Support for student achievement and student success
  • An ability to provide civic leadership and to successfully work with professionals in industry and academic, community, and governmental organizations
  • Financial acumen and proven abilities in budget and financial management

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Some travel will be necessary.

Position is a full-time Limited appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement Plan.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "13806"
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Dean - College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences"
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Holly Keener
Phone: (920) 465-5161

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, February 2, 2018.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.