Dean, School of Global Studies & Partnerships

The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, School of Global Studies & Partnerships (SGS&P).  The Dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for the development of strategies for enhancing the university’s strengths and reputation as a leader in global education.  The Dean is a member of the Council of Deans. The Dean also serves as the chief academic, business and fiscal officer of the School of Global Studies & Partnerships.

Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University, was created as a part of the land-grant college system and became a leader in international development. In the 1940’s, U.S. President Harry Truman selected Oklahoma A&M’s President, Henry G. Bennett, to be the first visionary national administrator of the Point 4 Program, known now as the USAID Program. Given OSU’s long-standing involvement in global education, OSU seeks to identify a dynamic, visionary leader who will oversee the continued development, implementation, and coordination of global education, including international trade, education, engagement, development and outreach. 

OSU has a diverse enrollment exceeding 23,500 students, 1,800 of whom are international students representing 119 countries.  Oklahoma State offers more than 45 doctoral and 75 masters programs, including a Master’s degree in International Studies. The Oklahoma State University system includes campuses in Oklahoma City, Okmulgee and Tulsa, as well as a medical campus in Tulsa, and provides opportunities to work collaboratively with system-wide leadership on the development and/or coordination of SGS&P programs. Further information about programs and services of SGS&P can be found at

Qualifications:  Candidates should possess proven innovative leadership and management skills; knowledge of the philosophy and instructional, research, and outreach missions of a land-grant university; knowledge and experience in international education program development; a demonstrated history of promoting ethical behavior and social responsibility and the capacity to lead, communicate, and work effectively and collaboratively with both domestic and international faculty, students and other administrators; evidence of the ability to promote international opportunities and initiatives and to attract external funding.  Required qualifications include an earned doctorate or other terminal degree and a record of scholarly achievement in research, teaching, and service or professional accomplishments outside a university that will result in a tenured appointment at the rank of professor; a minimum of three years of administrative experience related to international education at a comprehensive research university or comparable professional experience outside a university setting and significant, relevant international experience and sensitivity to diverse cultures; and the ability to work and communicate effectively with all publics served by GS.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications. 

Application: While applications and nominations will be accepted until a successful candidate has been appointed, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by Friday, February 17, 2017, to receive optimal consideration. Nominations and application materials, which should include a letter indicating the applicant’s interest, experience and qualifications for the position, and curriculum vitae, must be submitted electronically to:

Martin M. Baker, Senior Vice President

Baker and Associates LLC




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