NIU conducting searches for new deans of three colleges

NIU in fallNIU is currently conducting searches for new deans to lead three colleges. A search for a new dean of the College of Law will launch soon.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

NIU is seeking an experienced, energetic and visionary leader to serve as the dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The dean serves as the chief academic officer of the only comprehensive public arts college in northern Illinois, a region adjacent to the city of Chicago, one of the world’s great cultural centers, with a population exceeding 8 million people and with global impact in the arts.

Search Timeline

  • Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to Monday, Nov. 23.
  • Desired start date is July 1, 2016.
  • Interested applicants to contact the search firm: Jeffrey Harris, managing partner, Harris Search Associates, jeff@harrisandassociates.com, (614) 798-8500 ext. 125

College of Education

NIU invites applications and nominations for the position of dean of the College of Education. NIU seeks a visionary, dynamic leader, and skilled administrator to build upon the college’s strengths while embracing the university’s longstanding commitment to being a diverse and internationally thriving community.

Search Timeline

  • For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by Monday, Dec. 7, when candidate screening will begin.
  • Desired start date is July 1, 2016.
  • Interested applicants to contact the search firm: Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher, partners; Sharon A. McDade, principal and senior executive leadership consultant, Greenwood/Asher & Assoc., Inc., 42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206, Miramar Beach, Florida, 32550. Phone: (850) 650-2277. Fax: (850) 650-2272

NIU front gatesCollege of Business

NIU seeks a dynamic, articulate, and energetic leader to serve as the next dean of the College of Business.

The AACSB-accredited College of Business is considered to be one of the university’s distinctive strengths. It is housed in the university’s newest facility, Barsema Hall, the only building on the campus built with private funds. The College of Business enjoys a stable enrollment; a committed and talented faculty; and a loyal alumni base in the Chicago area and beyond.

The dean is supported by an experienced group of senior administrators who provide day-to-day leadership and make it possible for the dean to undertake an ambitious and successful fundraising effort. An active and engaged Board of Executive Advisors further supports the work of the dean.

Search Timeline

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.
  • Desired start date is July 1, 2016.
  • Interested applicants to contact the search firm: Dennis Barden, Sheila Murphy and Ann Yates, Witt/Kieffer, NIUBusinessDean@wittkieffer.com, (630) 575-6152
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