Dean, College of General Studies

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for the position of Dean of the College of General Studies, which encompasses its Washington County and Waukesha campuses. The College of General Studies serves as the academic home for the Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree at UW-Milwaukee, and the AAS curriculum provides a general education core that serves as the foundation for bachelor’s degree programs.

As the chief executive and academic officer for the College of General Studies, the Dean has primary responsibility to plan, develop, and administer all aspects of the College’s educational programs, activities, and budget; provide vision in setting priorities and leadership in maintaining academic standards and in strengthening faculty professional development; work with partners across the university; and represent the College within the University, the UW System, the external community and region, with alumni, and with appropriate external agencies and organizations regarding academic programs and standards. The Dean reports directly to the Provost and is a member of the Academic Leadership Council.

UWM seeks candidates with a strong record of professional accomplishment, commitment to excellence in teaching, and outstanding management and leadership skills to serve as the new Dean. The Dean must be a person of the highest integrity and an educational leader.  The successful candidate must possess a terminal degree with scholarly qualifications sufficient for appointment as a tenured full professor in a department within the College and have proven leadership and administrative experience.  The complete position and institutional profile is available at:

The Committee will accept applications and nominations until the position is filled.  For best consideration, applications must be received on or before March 29, 2019. Applications received after this date may not be considered.  The Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Liam Callanan, welcomes all inquiries and nominations.  Professor Callanan may be contacted at Applications must include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae and contact information for at least five references. These materials must be uploaded through UWM’s Applicant Information Management System (AIMS) at:

In accordance with Wisconsin’s Open Records Law, requests for confidentiality by nominees and applicants will be honored, if so requested, except that names and titles of the finalists must be disclosed.

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.