Vice President and Dean of Faculty

Founded in 1851, Ripon College prepares students of diverse interests for lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship. Ripon’s liberal arts curriculum and residential campus create an intimate learning community where students experience a highly personalized education. Ripon provides a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, and supportive learning environment characterized by a faculty committed to individualized instruction, academic research, and cooperative inquiry. Graduates distinguish themselves as leaders in education, health, science, public service, business, the arts, letters, and industry by applying their ability to communicate persuasively, reason clearly, compute competently, evaluate thoroughly, and deal confidently and effectively with change—skills and habits they acquired through study across the liberal arts at Ripon College.

As the academic leader of the College, the Vice President and Dean of Faculty provides vision and direction to the academic program consistent with the mission of the institution. The Dean of Faculty provides academic leadership for the educational program of the College, as well as faculty support and evaluation. The Dean is expected to encourage an environment conducive to excellence in teaching, scholarly achievement, and community service, and to support the pursuit of grants and external funding.

Candidates should possess a terminal degree within a liberal arts and sciences discipline and be eligible to hold rank as a full professor. The successful candidate should have administrative experience in higher education, a strong record of teaching and scholarly achievement, excellent skills in communicating with faculty, students, alumni, and staff, and a familiarity with emerging pedagogies and their academic applications.

Download the Dean of Faculty Leadership Profile (PDF).

Review of applications will begin November 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. This appointment begins July 1, 2015.

Please address a letter of interest and vita, or nominations, to our search consultant:

Katherine Haley, Ph.D. Witt/Kieffer 630.575.6936

Ripon College is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and adheres to non-discriminatory policies in employment and student enrollment. Ripon College is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

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