Dean, College of Education and Health Sciences

Bradley University invites nominations and applications in its search for an outstanding leader to serve as its next dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences. With students hailing from 44 states and several foreign countries, the college has grown in recent years in terms of the number of departments, programs and students. Presently, the college serves over 900 undergraduate students and more than 1,100 graduate students. Online programs have expanded in recent years, which has contributed to the growth within the college. Experiential learning is a significant focus in the college, with approximately 90 percent of the college's students gaining exposure to their fields of interest through internships, clinical experiences, study abroad opportunities, student teaching and more.

The college has 63 full-time faculty (36 tenured or tenure-track faculty) and 23 staff across four departments: the Department of Education, Counseling, and Leadership; the Department of Family and Consumer Science; the Department of Nursing; and the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Sciences.

Bradley seeks an innovative and collaborative leader as dean who can shape a collective vision for the college; envision and ensure high-quality academic programs; build relationships with partners outside the university; and promote and advocate for the college.

Bradley University is a mid-sized, private, top-10 Midwest Regional University in Peoria, Illinois, which offers students the opportunities and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experiences of a smaller university. Bradley enrolls nearly 5,900 students (approximately 4,600 undergrads, 380 graduate students on campus and 900 graduate students online), employs approximately 1,300 people, has an annual operating budget of $161 million and an endowment of $309 million.

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All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Bradley University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 23, 2021. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Julia Venetos at Bradley-CEHSDean@wittkieffer.com.

Bradley University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.