Midway University seeks a Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences with a business mindset and entrepreneurial spirit who can lead in a future-focused, fast-paced, resource lean, student-centered environment. Founded in 1847, Midway Universityofferscareer-focused and professional majorsto its over 1800 students in both traditional in-seat and online formats. Faculty are primarily focused on teaching, advising, and scholarship with students. Midway University has experienced enrollment growth over the last five years; the next Dean will be expected tocollaborate with faculty and admissions to build enrollment in academic programs in the School.
This position is administrative andholds non-tenured faculty status in the University. The Deanleads the faculty in strategic and long-term planning efforts within the school and works with them to implement change, including enhancing standards for student and faculty performance, recruiting new faculty who are committed to the institution, fostering faculty development, increasing faculty scholarship with students, building and growing enrollment in academic programs, and strengthening and broadening ties internally and externally including with the University’s athletic programs.
The School of Arts and Sciences is composed of four departments (Math & Science, Social Science, Communication, Humanities & Arts, and Education), nine-degree programs (Biology, Mathematics, Criminal Justice, Psychology, English, Interdisciplinary studies, Teacher Education- initial certification, Education Studies, and the Master of Education), and oversees the University’s general education program. The Dean is immediately responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school, specifically personnel, curriculum, budget, and planning. The Dean works with the department chairs and faculty to ensure that the highest standards are met, and that students’ needs are met.
Must hold a doctorate in a discipline within the School. At least five years in an administrative capacity at the department level or above in higher education. Demonstrate a record of program development, fiscal and personnel management, and effective teaching. Prior experience with accreditation is also required. Experience in a small, tuition dependent, private institution preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Experience and qualification for the faculty rank of Associate Professor or higher.
This position shall remain open until filled.
Midway University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Midway University
Midway University is a vibrant and diverse institution committed to academic excellence and individual growth.