Dean of the College of Justice, Safety and Military Science

Position Overview

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Eastern Kentucky University, located just 27 miles south of Lexington in Richmond, KY, seeks an entrepreneurial and visionary leader who will play the central role in shaping the success, growth, and future of the College of Justice, Safety, and Military Science (CJSMS). The Dean will provide innovative, collaborative, and flexible leadership for this re-imagined College, including the delivery, assessment, and review of all programs and courses; supervision of all faculty and staff; budget management; and administering college policies and procedures. Visit Eastern Kentucky University for more information.

The Position
Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Dean serves as the chief administrative officer of CJSMS in all matters concerning academic affairs, faculty affairs, and student affairs. Working with faculty, staff, administration, and external constituents, the Dean will be a unifier of people and programs and will understand the importance of bringing balance and connectivity between the theoretical and applied disciplines housed within the College. The new Dean will take full advantage of significant opportunities to develop professional partnerships and will aggressively seek internships, grants and contracts that advance student learning and research within the disciplines. While non-traditional candidates will be considered, a PhD or terminal degree in a discipline represented in CJSMS is strongly desired. Tenure at the rank of associate or full professor is preferred. For full details of the position see the Leadership profile above.

Nominations and Applications

To receive full consideration, complete application materials should be submitted no later than August 27, 2021.

Application materials must include:

  1. A letter of interest, which responds directly to the Opportunities and Expectations for Leadership and Experience and Personal Qualities sections listed in the Leadership Profile;
  2. A curriculum vitae, and
  3. The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references (indicate your professional relationship with each).

Please include your personal email and cell phone number. All candidate names will remain confidential, except for those individuals invited to campus interviews.

Application and nomination materials should be submitted electronically to:

Direct inquiries can be addressed to:

Monica Burton, Principal,

Richard Wueste, Executive Search

Eastern Kentucky University of an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.