Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences



University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Founded in 1966 and located in suburban Baltimore on a campus of 530 acres, UMBC is a vibrant, public, doctoral research university and a member of the University System of Maryland. With an enrollment of approximately 10,900 undergraduate and 2,800 graduate students, UMBC is selective and widely recognized as a national model for strengthening academic diversity, community engagement, undergraduate and graduate student success, and the integration of research and scholarship into the undergraduate experience. UMBC is a rapidly growing Carnegie Research classified university with nearly $84 million in sponsored research, training contracts and grants.

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) works at the core of the UMBC mission, dedicated to motivating all students to engage in academically challenging undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts tradition, preparing them for fulfilling career paths and responsible citizenship. CAHSS is home to more than half of UMBC’s faculty, and awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The College offers 37 Bachelor's, 17 Master's, and 6 Ph.D. programs, taught by more than 300 full-time faculty to approximately 3,600 undergraduate majors and 900 graduate students. Many of the College’s programs cross traditional disciplinary boundaries to synthesize contributions from multiple perspectives that foster the emergence of innovative approaches to applied research. Spanning a large range of disciplines, faculty in CAHSS are committed and effective teachers and productive, award-winning scholars who teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs. 

Working within an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement, the new Dean of CAHSS will have the opportunity to further lead the implementation of the vision of UMBC in the advancement of knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice. Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of CAHSS, with overall responsibility for leading the College to advance excellence in teaching, research, and service in a collegial environment. With inclusive excellence as a pillar of CAHSS, the Dean will lead a process to develop the next set of strategic initiatives for the College, with focus on providing the necessary tools and resources for student, faculty and staff success within the context of a cooperative and collaborative environment.

For a more detailed description of the opportunity, please view the full position specification.

For full consideration, please send all application materials (including a CV, a letter of interest (3-5 pages), and the contact information for five professional references) and nominations to:

Steve Leo, Managing Director

Ethan Dubow, Managing Associate

Storbeck Search

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, historically minoritized individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.