Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Winthrop University, a highly ranked, public, comprehensive university, announces a national executive search for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, who reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and is a member of the academic leadership team, has responsibility for providing leadership for the largest college in the University. The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic home to 14 departments with more than 2,000 undergraduate students majoring in 19 areas across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences – five interdisciplinary – and more than 300 graduate students in nine graduate programs – one interdisciplinary.  In addition, the College offers courses that provide the liberal arts foundation to all undergraduate programs on campus. The College has a total of 230 faculty members, of whom 140 are full-time and 90 are part-time faculty who are experienced professionals from the surrounding metropolitan area. The Dean must be an active listener who builds consensus and supports faculty as professionals. Specific qualifications include: terminal degree; successful teaching, scholarship, and professional service in a discipline in arts and sciences with rank of a senior faculty member; successful administrative experience; a commitment to fostering faculty growth, development, and collegiality; ability to cultivate financial support for college growth; and evidence of successful administrative experience, including in-depth knowledge of strategic academic planning, financial management, budgeting, and community engagement.

Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs.  Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community.  Winthrop's beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 10, 2017. Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (MS Word preferred) to:

The search is assisted by Dr. Oscar C. Page, AGB Search Consultant, telephone 903-870-8303, and email The complete position profile with application instructions may be viewed at For more information about Winthrop University, please visit

Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.