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Dean of the College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

 

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

 

Job Overview

Parker Executive Search is assisting the University of Cincinnati in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 15, 2023. Application materials should be submitted using Parker's candidate portal. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THIS POSTING. YOU MUST APPLY THROUGH PARKER EXECUTIVE SEARCH'S CANDIDATE PORTAL.

 

The University of Cincinnati, a nationally ranked institution classified as an R1 institution, (Highest Research Activity), invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies. The College is the next evolution of the Division of Experiential-Learning and Career Education. It houses the faculty and staff of the US News and World Report #1 ranked co-operative education program for public universities in the United States. It also houses the new Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Studies, which will serve as a strategic degree completion program and access point for the University’s continued engagement with industry and community partners.

Essential Functions

The Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the college with responsibility for leading the faculty and staff; promoting student success; ensuring the integrity, accountability and continuous improvement of academic programs and services; building and maintaining relationships with other deans and with the colleges that have cooperative education programs; growing partnerships with alumni and industry partners to enhance the extent and diversity of our students’ cooperative education opportunities; managing resources; and fundraising. The new Dean will also be a fiscally responsible and visionary leader, who successfully organizes and leads the College; promotes and launches the new Bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies; incorporates the former division of community education (Communiversity and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute [OLLI]) in the new structure; and serves as the liaison with other colleges for credentialing, certification and professional upskilling opportunities for community partners and returning adult learners.

Reporting to the university’s Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Dean is a member of the Council of Deans and participates in the governance of the university.

Required Experience

Candidates must hold the academic rank of tenured associate or full professor/educator (or equivalent administrative position or experience such as the academic rank of tenured associate or full professor/educator [or equivalent administrative position or experience as Director of Cooperative Education programs and/or Professional Studies division in high-quality national universities]) and possess a distinguished record of advancing cooperative and experienced-based learning and public-facing professional and continuing education, with exemplary commitment to and record of promoting diversity and inclusion. It is preferred that candidates demonstrate successful experience in each of the following areas:

  • Significant higher education administration experience; 
  • Recruitment and retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff in support of a diverse and inclusive community;
  • Commitment to student success in all phases of their academic careers and lives (access, retention and graduation);
  • Budget planning, management, and fiscal responsibility;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills that engender cooperation and collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community leaders;
  • Fundraising and friend-raising with community partners and alumni to promote and advocate on behalf of cooperative education and community learning;
  • Federal and State grant-writing in support of innovations in workforce development and cooperative education;
  • Supporting entrepreneurial innovations to generate revenue;
  • Experience with a university setting where reappointment, promotion, and tenure processes are part of the evaluation of the College’s faculty.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Additionally, candidates must have a commitment to:

  • Continuous improvement in the quality of community-based and experience-based scholarship, teaching and service in the college;
  • Shared governance and transparency in decision making;
  • Empowering faculty and staff and encouraging innovations and interdisciplinary efforts;
  • Being student centered;
  • Partnering with the provost and other university administrators to address challenges and opportunities;
  • Forecasting and preparing the college to succeed in the changing landscape of higher education;
  • Building interdisciplinary partnerships with other colleges at the university; and
  • Partnering with the community to fulfill our vision as a premier urban university to address challenges and opportunities.

Application Process

The Search Committee invites nominations, applications (letter of interest, full resume/CV, and contact information for at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm. In addition, the University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application, you will be asked to provide a Contribution to Diversity of Inclusion statement.

Parker Executive Search is assisting the University of Cincinnati in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 15, 2023. Application materials should be submitted using Parker's candidate portal.   TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THIS POSTING. YOU MUST APPLY THROUGH PARKER EXECUTIVE SEARCH'S CANDIDATE PORTAL.   Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.  It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to February 15, 2023.  For additional information, please contact:

 Porsha Williams, Vice President
Erin Raines, Senior Principal
Parker Executive Search
Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2875
Atlanta, GA 30328
770-804-1996 ext.: 117
pwilliams@parkersearch.com || eraines@parkersearch.com

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

 

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

 

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

 

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Dean of the College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies

Date:  Jan 18, 2023
Location: 

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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