Executive Associate Dean, School of Information Sciences


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
School of Information Sciences

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the premier public research university in the State of Illinois, invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Associate Dean of the School of Information Sciences (iSchool).  The anticipated start date is negotiable and ideally by summer 2024.  Reporting to the Dean of the iSchool, the Executive Associate Dean will provide leadership for the internal administration of the iSchool, including administrative oversight for the work of the iSchool’s associate deans and assigned staff, as well as coordination of iSchool faculty affairs.  The Executive Associate Dean should possess a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in one of the many fields within the Information Sciences and a record of recognized achievement in research, teaching, and service that would warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor in the iSchool.

Inquiries, Nominations, and Applications:  The University of Illinois has retained the executive search firm Korn Ferry.  Inquiries, nominations, and/or the below required application materials (in separate PDFs) should be sent directly to Dr. Josh Ward at Josh.Ward@KornFerry.com.

Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled, but applications will begin to be reviewed on January 19, 2024.

1.     An up-to-date and detailed curriculum vitae.

2.     A brief (2-4 pages) letter of interest describing why you are interested in the role of Executive Associate Dean, why you would be successful based on your professional experience, and why now is a good time for you to consider this opportunity.

Josh Ward, PhD, MPhil
Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry Education Practice

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