The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh) seeks an entrepreneurial and experienced academic leader to serve as the next dean of the College of Business (COB).
UW Oshkosh is the largest of 11 comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. The University was founded in 1871 and provides educational programs and services to the scenic Fox River Valley region of central northeast Wisconsin. In 2018, UW Oshkosh joined with the two-year campuses of UWO-Fond du Lac and UWO-Fox Cities as a result of a UW System-wide merger and is now a thriving, three-campus university. The 163-acres of the three campuses is strategically located in a thriving economic and cultural corridor with a combined population in excess of 750,000. This corridor consists of a cluster of dynamic, growing, mid-sized communities that stretch from Milwaukee to Green Bay.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Business holds a unique philosophy that gives students practical skills – along with academic theory – to prepare them to lead. The COB is the only school in the region accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), offering majors in accounting, economics, finance, human resources, information systems, interactive web management, management, marketing, and supply chain management. Students can also pursue an MBA degree from UWO through a part-time evening and asynchronous online program, or a 16 or 12-month weekend EMBA program.
Reporting to the provost and vice president for academic affairs, the dean will provide leadership and guidance for the departments, programs, centers, and other units in the COB at the three campuses of UWO. The next dean will inspire innovation and advance a shared vision for the college's future, working to identify opportunities to increase student enrollment in a rapidly changing higher education landscape. This leader will shape a positive, engaged, and inclusive culture within the college, supporting student, faculty, and staff success. They will engage external partners in the life of the college, create opportunities for students to gain real-world experience and secure philanthropic support, and collaborate with partners across the University while advocating for the college and its needs.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh seeks a dean with a strong, sustained record of senior leadership and administrative experience in support of students and faculty in teaching, service, and scholarship excellence, gained within an academic business setting. The next dean will be an engaging communicator with refined interpersonal skills who is an empathetic, respectful listener. This individual should possess a terminal degree and academic credentials suitable for the rank of full professor within the college; however, candidates with significant leadership experience outside of academia will also be considered if they demonstrate a deep commitment to higher education and an understanding of the future of business education.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile. Professional references are not requested at this time.
WittKieffer is assisting the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by August 15, 2022. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, and is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.