Search for Vice Dean of Undergraduate Affairs Announced


Feng Sheng Hu, the Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor and Dean of Arts & Sciences, is pleased to announce the search for the Vice Dean of Undergraduate Affairs in Arts & Sciences. The Vice Dean of Undergraduate Affairs in Arts & Sciences is responsible for the university’s liberal arts curriculum, which serves all Washington University undergraduates, the majority of whom major or minor in an Arts & Sciences discipline. The mission of the College of Arts & Sciences is to foster an environment that empowers students to build a foundation for lifelong learning and leadership. 

The Vice Dean is a key member of the Dean’s leadership team with responsibility for the strategic oversight of undergraduate curriculum planning, pedagogy, course development, program evaluation, and new educational initiatives. The full position description can be found here:

To help guide this important process, Dean Hu has convened a search committee charged with the latitude to consult widely on this matter. Members of the committee are:

Kit Wellmon (Chair), Dean of Academic Planning and Professor of Philosophy
TR Kidder, Edward S. and Tedi Macias Professor and Chair of Anthropology
Jennifer Kohl, Director of Operations, College office
Chris Kroeger, Associate Dean, McKelvey School of Engineering
Beth Martin, Teaching Professor in Environmental Studies
Michelle Purdy, Associate Professor of Education
Lindsay Ragsdale, LA ‘21, student representative
Rachel Roberts, Elinor Anheuser Professor of Mathematics

Nominations can be sent to the committee or Jennifer Gibbs. All interested applicants should feel free to reach out confidentially to anyone on this committee. Questions and comments about the application process should be directed to Kit Wellmon or Jennifer Gibbs. Applicants should send their letter of interest and CV to Jennifer Gibbs by December 4, 2020.