Quinnipiac University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Communications (SoC). This is an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic and visionary individual to join a vibrant and well-respected school of communications within a nationally ranked and comprehensive university. The role also offers a chance to contribute significantly to the overarching transformation of the institution, as it embarks on an exciting trajectory and reaches its centennial anniversary.
Quinnipiac, located in Hamden, Connecticut, is a private, coeducational university where students engage in an educational experience that’s both personal and challenging with faculty who care deeply about student outcomes. They offer a diverse range of programs and courses, including industry-leading dual-degree programs, to approximately 6,200 undergraduates and 2,700 graduate, law, and medical students. The student body comes from approximately 60 countries. The student-faculty ratio is 11:1. The university has three campuses in and around Hamden. Additional information about Quinnipiac can be found at www.quinnipiac.edu and a virtual campus tour can be found here.
Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean of the SoC serves as the leader of the school and collaborates closely with the department chairs, graduate program directors, faculty, and staff to develop and propel the school’s mission. The dean also serves alongside eight other deans and the provost on the Deans Council and with senior administrators on the university’s Leadership Council. The new dean will be an inspirational leader, fostering a sense of community while adeptly balancing the diverse needs of students, faculty, staff, and administration. As a key representative of the school both within the university and to the broader external community, Quinnipiac is seeking a dean with a collaborative spirit, someone who excels as a visionary bridge builder and who is poised to transform opportunities into actionable initiatives, fostering connections among departments, schools, and other academic units.
The next dean will be a dedicated senior academic leader with a proven record of progressively
responsible leadership. They will have an interdisciplinary appreciation of the rapidly changing landscape of the field of communications and its subfields and experience working across disciplines and departments; a keen awareness of the opportunities for incorporating emerging technology in the classroom and SoC operations; experience leading, mentoring, and retaining talented students, faculty, and staff, including experience with the tenure and promotion process; a commitment to shared governance and excellence in teaching, research, and student success; a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to lead in and with diverse communities; and a highly collaborative and transparent leadership style.
More information about this opportunity can be found in the position profile located here:
Nominations and Applications
The Search Committee will begin a review of applications in November 2023 and continue work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 10, 2023, and must include:
- A letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications align with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the position profile;
- A curriculum vitae/resume; and
- Five professional references with emails, telephone numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional relationship with each reference listed. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.
Application materials (Word or PDF) should be sent to: QUCommDean@agbsearch.com
Nominations and expressions of interest are encouraged. Please direct them to: QUCommDean@agbsearch.com or to one of the consultants listed below:
Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D.
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.
Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.