Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Wayne State University
  • 4841 Cass Ave Suite 2155, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Dec 06, 2017
Full time Faculty

Job Description

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Wayne State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Wayne State University is a nationally recognized urban center of excellence in research and one of only two Michigan public universities holding the Carnegie Classification’s designations of both “Highest Research Activity” and “Community Engagement”. With a total enrollment of nearly 28,000 and a graduate enrollment of more than 7,000, Wayne State University is among the nation’s most highly regarded public, four-year, doctorate-granting institutions. Located in Detroit’s University Cultural Center, Wayne State serves students from the metropolitan area, 46 states, and 60 countries.

Reporting to the provost, the dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The dean will provide intellectual and administrative leadership to the college and peer leadership on the Council of Deans. The dean is responsible for stewarding the college’s large and complex budget, its 595 faculty and staff, and for articulating the college’s critical role in the academic and personal development of each student. The dean will coalesce the strengths and commitment of the faculty, and will be the catalyst for the creation of a compelling vision for the future of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State.

The successful candidate must be an outstanding, entrepreneurial, and transformational leader.  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be qualified for tenure and senior faculty rank, among other qualifications and accomplishments.


For best consideration, please send all nominations, applications, and inquiries to:

 Thomas Fitch, Partner

Lesley Boyd, Director of Research


For more information, please visit Wayne State University’s home page:


Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.