Dean, School of Information Studies

Dean, School of Information Studies

Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) seeks their next Dean to provide leadership and vision for the iSchool as it continues to adapt to a changing educational landscape. As a convener of many interdisciplinary programs, the Dean will work to push for innovation while maintaining synergy among all stakeholders and push toward growing the research enterprise of the institution as a whole. The Dean will also play a key role in community outreach and economic development programs to support economic growth and support the University’s educational mission. The next Dean will collaborate with the 12 deans of the other schools and colleges and with senior leadership of the University. The Dean will oversee 50 tenure-track faculty members, professors of practice and teaching faculty, and a staff of 50 and will be responsible for an operating budget of $62 million.

The next Dean will lead the iSchool at a time when its disciplines are in increasingly high demand by undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The Dean will have the opportunity to capitalize on this exciting information age by focusing particularly on the following priorities:

  • Building Institutional Capacity
  • Advancing the research agenda
  • Fostering Academic Excellence

The next Dean will be a leader in the field of information with the academic and/or professional experience needed to lead one of the top schools in its field during a time of rapid progress in the iSchool’s disciplinary areas of expertise.

Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that highlight the applicant’s interest in the role and relevant leadership experience, and a diversity statement describing interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion. For priority consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically by March 15, 2023, to: