The Ohio State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Marion Campus. The regional campuses are integral in the success and identity of Ohio State, and the Dean will have a unique opportunity to play a defining role in shaping the future of the Marion campus, develop new and additional priorities and aspirations, and lead the campus to even greater levels of excellence and impact.
The dean is the academic leader of a regional campus, has faculty status and tenure in an appropriate department, and works collaboratively and consultatively with faculty, staff, and university administrators. The regional deans serve on the Ohio State Council of Deans and have collaborative working relationships with their cohort of regional deans, college deans, department chairs, and academic administrators. The dean will be expected to align the campus priorities with the current university academic plan and work collaboratively with college deans, unit vice presidents, and other academic leaders to clearly articulate and operationalize the regional campus as an anchor institution, locally. The dean reports to the Senior Vice Provost for External Engagement and works closely with the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Experience and Requirements
Doctoral degree or other terminal degree.
Experience as a dean, academic director, chair, or academic leader of a unit and/or campus is preferred.
Record of teaching, research and innovation, and community engagement.
Demonstrated leadership and administrative accomplishments.
Strong commitment to success in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusive environments for all.
Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with communities and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated success raising funds through private individuals, foundations, and public grants.
Ability to meet requirements for tenure, preferably at the full professor level, in an academic unit at Ohio State.
The Ohio State University at Marion offered its first classes in 1957. The campus prides itself on providing positive interactions among faculty, staff, administration, and students that promote a unique “culture of caring.” Ohio State Marion currently enrolls 900 students who are taught and supported by 37 tenure track or tenured professors, two clinical teaching professors, 50 associated faculty, and 19 staff members. The campus focuses on the academic and personal success of all students, and faculty at Ohio State Marion have won numerous Ohio State awards for teaching and mentoring.
Buffkin/Baker, an executive search firm, is assisting the university in the search. The search will remain open until filled, however, for optimal consideration, application materials should be received by January 1, 2024
Candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for the position. Inquiries of interest, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to the Buffkin Baker site: https://osujoblinks.com/8bk0
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.