Dean, Oxford College

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Regular Full-Time
Oxford College
Oxford College
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
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Oxford College
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Dean of Oxford College of Emory University


Emory University, one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education, is seeking a strategic and engaged academic leader to serve as the dean of Oxford College. 


Emory University has an international reputation for world-renowned scholarship and research, unparalleled teaching, and a preeminent medical center that provides students with the access to and opportunity for hands-on learning experiences with top medical researchers and scholars. A member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1995, the university benefits from collaboration and synergy across its nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Emory has approximately 15,900 students, including 8,000 undergraduates and 7,000 graduate and professional students, and draws students from every state and more than 100 countries. Its academic programs focus on the arts and sciences, business, law, theology, and the health professions.


Oxford College is one of nine academic divisions of Emory University and is located on Emory’s original 356-acre campus in Oxford, Georgia. It enrolls approximately 950 first- and second-year students with 99 percent of the students residing in Oxford College housing. Students who complete the first two years of the Emory bachelor's degree in Oxford College's liberal arts intensive program continue to Emory’s Atlanta campus to complete their degree in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, or the Goizueta School of Business. Oxford College offers a distinctive, small-campus setting particularly conducive to significant academic accomplishments and personal development in the freshman and sophomore years. For more information on Oxford College, please see https://oxford.emory.edu.


The dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of Oxford College with overall responsibilities for defining its strategic priorities and providing leadership for the campus in its entirety. The dean is expected to further develop, implement, and advance a well-defined mission, vision, and goals for Oxford College and engage effectively with all stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This individual will also lead successful fundraising efforts to support Oxford College and its future.


Demonstrated management skills, the ability to lead and support talented faculty and staff, a student-centered approach and an aptitude for fundraising are key qualifications for the dean at Oxford College. Commitment to diversity and the ability to collaborate productively with a range of constituencies are also important. Academic credentials and a record of scholarly achievement that qualify them for appointment as a full professor with tenure at Oxford are important.


Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Oxford College will be assisted by Ellen Brown Landers, Jackie Zavitz, and Meghan Ashbrock of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.  All nominations and applications should be directed to:


Oxford College of Emory University Dean Search
c/o Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.
Email: emoryoxford@heidrick.com

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