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Justin S. Morrill Dean of Liberal Arts (003025-2014)

Purdue University invites nominations and applications for the position of the Justin S. Morrill Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. The Justin S. Morrill Dean of Liberal Arts plays a crucial leadership role in the College and University communities, nurturing achievement within the College of Liberal Arts and developing collaborative relationships with science, engineering, and other academic partners across campus, other universities, and key constituencies at the local, national, and global level. The Dean will have the unique opportunity to contribute to Purdue Moves, an initiative aimed to propel the University forward in its teaching, research, and engagement missions. As the chief academic, administrative, and financial officer of the College, the Dean of Liberal Arts reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.  

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned academic leader and a passionate advocate for the liberal arts who can pair a compelling vision for the future with the skills to make that vision a reality.  S/he will have experience inspiring and cultivating multiple stakeholder groups and will have a history of developing productive relationships with both the internal and external communities.  S/he will possess a distinguished record of academic achievement commensurate with that of a tenured faculty member at the rank of Professor in one of the College’s departments/Schools. The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding of the power of liberal arts to shape a world-class educational institution—and the world itself.

The Justin S. Morrill Dean of Liberal Arts will be an inclusive leader with a fundamental commitment to diversity.  Combining strong administrative experience, unfailing integrity, and visionary leadership, the candidate will value and promote the intercultural, international, and interdisciplinary connections that allow us to address the grand challenges of the 21st century. For more about the College of Liberal Arts, see www.cla.purdue.edu.

Nominations and applications will be held in the strictest of confidence and will be reviewed immediately and until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position.  For best consideration, nominations and applications (CV and cover letter) should be sent as soon as possible to:      

Paul Chou, Senior Client Partner      
Rosa Morris, Senior Associate
Korn/Ferry International

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.