University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites nominations, inquiries, and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and will lead, alongside a team of associate deans and department chairs and directors, the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the College. The Dean will join a group of fellow deans and campus leaders who are collaborative, supportive and committed. Candidates should have a comprehensive resume of success in academic leadership and exceptional skills and experience that will enable leading an already strong educational and research enterprise. A commitment to diversity and inclusion is required. For more information, visit

The College of Arts and Sciences:  The 17 departments and 41 centers, programs, and institutes in the College are united in their commitment to deliver excellence in liberal arts education and scholarship. 406 faculty (345 tenure line, 33 professors of practice, 28 research faculty) are internationally recognized scholars, innovative researchers, and award-winning teachers who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and ideas with the 4,700+ undergraduate majors and nearly 1,000 graduate students. In addition to delivering course content for 34 majors and 59 minors, the College provides foundational undergraduate instruction for the university. In 2017-2018, College faculty delivered over 254,000 student credit hours (41% of the university total). Faculty are engaged in a broad base of research activity including a strong and growing foundation of funded research. In fiscal year 2017, the College had total research expenditures of over $66 million, half of which were federal grant research expenditures. Over the past ten years, while College faculty numbers were stable, the total sponsored research expenditures per faculty FTE increased by 20 percent. The College faculty have received numerous awards for their research including 1 Carnegie Fellow, 3 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows, 1 faculty Fulbright award, and a National Science Foundation Career Award in 2018 alone. For more information, visit

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln: As the flagship of the University of Nebraska system and a member of the prestigious Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Academic Alliance, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a land-grant institution, ranked in the top tier of national research universities and will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2019. Undergraduate and graduate enrollments have increased significantly, enhancing the academic quality and diversity of the student body. Fall 2017 enrollment exceeded 26,000, the highest enrollment in University history. Nebraska has achieved significant research growth, nearly tripling research expenditures over the past two decades. Growth in economic development surged with the 2015 opening of the new Nebraska Innovation Campus, designed to attract private-sector research partners. Nebraska celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019. The rich history and collaborative culture represented today present a significant opportunity to shape and guide the university’s future. Visit

Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by November 2, 2018.  

Paul Chou, Co-Managing Director and Josh Ward, Ph.D., Senior Associate

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation.