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Dean - College of Letters and Science | UW-Stevens Point Main Campus
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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Date Posted December 02, 2019
Executive-Dean-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Internal/External: External

Position Title: Dean of College of Letters and Science

UW System Title and Code*: Dean (A20NN)

FTE: 100%

Position Information: Principal Work Location: UW-Stevens Point Main Campus, College of Letters and Science


Supervisor : Dr. G reg Summers, Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Department: Academic Affairs

Department Description: The College of Letters and Science is dedicated to serving the region, state and globe by providing an inclusive academic environment for students. The curricula offered across the college’s disciplines—which include 27 majors and 44 minors, with programs delivered on three campuses in Stevens Point, Wausau, and Marshfield—are designed to foster students' career preparation, professional expertise and civic responsibility both locally and globally. Collaboration among faculty and students is a hallmark of the College of Letters and Science, along with outreach to members of our campus and regional community.    

University Description: Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds.

Visit for more information about UW-Stevens Point and for more information about the Stevens Point community.


Position Summary: The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point invites applications for the position of Dean of the College of Letters and Science, with appointment to begin July 1, 2020. Reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Dean serves as the chief administrative officer of the college and an essential member of the university’s leadership team. The Dean administers the college and its sub-units to fulfill the educational mission of the college and to assure the most efficient and equitable use of available resources. He or she is responsible for providing leadership in all matters relating to academic programs, personnel, professional development, advancement, university and community relations, budget, facilities and student development. The Dean supervises the Associate Dean, Assistant Deans, the Assistant to the Dean for Planning, Media and Events, the College Development Director (in cooperation with the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement), and a variety of center directors including the Museum of Natural History, Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility, GIS Center, and Center for the Small City. Among the dean’s first tasks will be to help lead the college toward completion of an administrative restructuring in which its academic units, centers, and affiliated programs are being organized into four schools: Humanities and Global Studies; Behavioral and Social Science; Mathematics, Computing, Physics and Astronomy; and Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry. Each school will be administered by an Assistant Dean.


Required Qualifications: - Terminal degree and experience appropriate for tenure in a discipline represented in the college, with a strong record of teaching and scholarship

  • Demonstrated record of administrative accomplishments, including management of budget and personnel.

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community partners

  • Willingness to lead a vigorous development and fundraising effort

  • Commitment to enhance diversity among students, faculty and staff

  • Strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with students, faculty, and staff members from a broad range of disciplines, especially at a teaching-centered university


  • Demonstrated understanding of trends in higher education, including those related to non-traditional students, distance education, and alternative credentials

  • Experience with curricular change and program development, including undergraduate majors, certificates, graduate degrees, and non-credit professional development

  • Demonstrated success in development and fundraising


Special Notes: The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. UW-Stevens Point values diversity and inclusion as supported by our mission, “Through the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point fosters intellectual growth, provides a broad-based education, models community engagement and prepares students for success in a diverse and sustainable world.”


Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Human Resources and Affirmative Action at 715-346-2606 or .

The safety and success of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is paramount. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain the complete report at

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

  • The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .”


How To Apply: Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. To return to a draft application, click on the “My Activities” link at the top of the screen after logging in. Once you click on Submit Application, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. After submitting the application, you will receive an Application Confirmation email from the application system. Refer to the “How To Apply” document for more information.

Anticipated Appointment Date: July 1, 2020

Terms of Employment: This is a limited position, exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Limited appointees serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and are subject to Chapter UWS 15, Wisconsin Administrative Code, Wisconsin Statutes, Sections. 36.17, and UW System UPG #3.


Benefits include University of Wisconsin insurance, retirement, and vacation package. For information about UW System benefits, visit ALEX, our interactive benefits counselor.

Deadline: To ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day, 11:59 pm, on January 17, 2020. However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.

Required Materials: Files must be complete to be considered. Submission in PDF format is preferred for all attachments. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Contact information for three professional references

  • (Official Transcripts required of finalist)

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Position Contact: For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:

Dave Snyder - Chair, Search and Screen Committee


Phone: 715-346-2155

Human Resources Contact: If you have any questions regarding the application process, need special arrangements, or if you submitted your application with missing materials, please call or email:

Allison Wallace


Phone: 715-346-2606

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