The University of Washington is among the world’s preeminent public research universities, ranked 7th globally and second among U.S. public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, and 7th globally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The UW is a significant contributor to the economic vitality of the national and the workforce needs of Washington State and the Pacific Northwest.
The UW College of Arts & Sciences is the core of the UW’s academic program on the Seattle campus and traces its foundation to the earliest days of the University. The College provides a liberal arts education of tremendous breadth and depth to more than 24,000 students, while advancing research and serving as a resource for the community. Recognized for its outstanding teaching, leading-edge research, and interdisciplinary programs and Centers, the College of Arts & Sciences offers a substantial opportunity for impact. As society changes with dizzying speed and new technologies replace yesterday’s innovations, the College provides students with the intellectual depth, flexibility, and analytical and communication skills that prepare them for success in the 21st century.
The UW is seeking an inclusive, strategic, and collaborative leader to serve as the next Associate Dean of Advancement for the College of Arts & Sciences. The Associate Dean will address a wide range of opportunities and challenges to enable the College of Arts & Sciences to meet its external aspirations and fundraising goals. This position is critical for enhancing private support and external stakeholder engagement.
Working closely with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to advance their vision and priorities, the Associate Dean will bring professional expertise and new ideas and approaches to this work. The successful candidate will be intellectually curious, transparent, and highly collaborative with a deep appreciation for the centrality of a liberal arts education within a highly ranked public research university. The Associate Dean will be a person of integrity, character, sound judgment, and discretion and who is, above all, dedicated to the mission and values of the UW.