Dean of the Faculty
Application deadline: August 28, 2023
Senior Consultant: Jerry Israel
Consultant: Andrea Cowsert
Hampden-Sydney College, a private liberal arts men’s college in Virginia, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of the Faculty. Reporting directly to President Larry Stimpert as a part of his leadership team and as the chief academic officer, the successful candidate will be a visionary leader who will appreciate the College’s distinctiveness and play a central role in implementing and overseeing strategies to strengthen its academic program.
Consistent with its distinctive mission, Hampden-Sydney is dedicated to developing the character of its students. Commitments to effective rhetoric, freedom of expression, civility, and a remarkable and authentic brotherhood are also fundamentally important to the Hampden-Sydney educational experience. Dedicated faculty and staff members deliver Hampden-Sydney’s educational program with support from its Board of Trustees and an especially devoted alumni network ranked third best in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Wall Street Journal rates Hampden-Sydney among the top ten schools for career preparation.
The successful candidate will embrace Hampden-Sydney’s distinctive mission and work with the President and a talented senior leadership team to capitalize on the College’s rich history and legacy while leading Hampden-Sydney into an ambitious and successful future. The Dean will also be an experienced and successful leader of people and academic programs. Superior communication and relationship-building skills are essential, as are dedication to the value of a liberal arts education and the ability to inspire support from the College’s constituents, including members of the campus community, Trustees, alumni, students, and parents.
To learn more about Hampden-Sydney College, the opportunity, and the qualifications sought in the next Dean of the Faculty, please click here.
Hampden-Sydney College is being assisted by Academic Search. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion by contacting Dr. Jerry Israel at Jerry.Israel@academicsearch.org or Andrea Cowsert at Andrea.Cowsert@academicsearch.org. Applications and nominations should be submitted electronically to HSCDean@academicsearch.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Fullest consideration will be given to applications received by August 28, 2023, and that include a curriculum vitae; a cover letter that speaks to the candidate’s talents and leadership experiences and the duties and responsibilities of the position; and the names and contact information of three to five references (references will only be contacted with prior notification and permission).
As a community, we are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.