Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College
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New Orleans, LA
Tulane University, one of the nation’s most prestigious research institutions, invites nominations and applications for their next Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College (NTC or the College). Appointed by the President, reporting to the Provost, and working closely with senior administrators, the Dean will lead NTC, the academic home for Tulane’s full-time undergraduate students. The new Dean will be collaborative and visionary, tasked with supporting each student’s academic, career, and life goals from orientation through graduation and beyond, regardless of their chosen degree program. The Dean will lean into NTC’s upward momentum while forging a forward-looking, analytical, student-centric approach to guiding the College.
Founded in 1834, Tulane offers degrees across an attractive array of schools: architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work. It is known for its highly collaborative environment, and it has developed innovative interdisciplinary research and educational programs that span all the schools. Tulane has cultivated an emphasis on community service and practical experience that is infused in its programs, culture, and community. With 8,549 undergraduate and 5,923 graduate students, Tulane takes pride in providing hands-on experiences to its students who take part in research at all levels of the University and provide thousands of hours of public service to the greater New Orleans community. Tulane is integrally connected to the vibrancy and diversity of New Orleans and its culture.
Newcomb-Tulane College is truly unique—there is no model like it in higher education at any university like Tulane. NTC provides a single-entry path for undergraduates and a home where they can flourish as both students and global, service-minded citizens. In recent years, Newcomb-Tulane College has defined itself within campus as the heart of the undergraduate experience, supporting student success initiatives that have created an upward trajectory of both retention and graduation rates. NTC enables academic flexibility, emphasizes scholarship and engagement with faculty, provides opportunities for service, and empowers independent and cross-disciplinary learning. It prepares its students to be leaders and citizens who think and engage imaginatively, critically, and ethically with local, national, and global communities.
The next Dean will enthusiastically tell NTC’s story throughout campus and to external constituents, serving as the public face and advocate of the College. As a member of the Council of Deans, the Dean of NTC will harness its mission and leverage administrators and faculty across the University to strengthen the student experience, leading through influence and effective communication skills. This individual will ensure NTC’s programs and services are of top quality and generate and allocate resources to support the students and sustain NTC’s rising trajectory and reputation. The Dean will be culturally intelligent with demonstrated experience in equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The next dean will be a visible presence within NTC, known to faculty, staff, and students on a personal basis, attending to the students’ sense of community, which is a cherished aspect of their experience.
Tulane University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist the Dean of the Newcomb-Tulane College search committee in its identification and review of candidates. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications in strict confidence to:
Kate Barry, Partner
Kristen Andersen, Senior Associate
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