Dear faculty and staff colleagues,

As many of you know, we are launching our third dean search in as many years. Since I arrived, I've had the pleasure and responsibility of finding first a new dean of Engineering and then the inaugural Freeman Dean of the new College of Management. Now we need to find the best possible dean for Arts & Sciences. When Dean George Shields left in Summer 2017, Karl Voss was selected as Interim Dean and has been serving admirably in that capacity ever since. We appointed Karl as interim for two years to assure stability and continuity. As Karl enters his second year, the moment has come to launch a full search. It will be open to internal as well as external candidates. The next few years will be an important phase in the evolution of the College of Arts & Sciences, and you can help shape the future of A&S by participating in the search.

I am happy to announce that after extensive consultation with Faculty Council, President John Bravman, and many others, we have constituted a very strong search committee. Membership of the committee is listed below. Kerin Goecke, Administrative Assistant to the President, will be staffing the search. We will also be working once again with the search firm Storbeck/Pimentel, who knows Bucknell very well.

Our Storbeck team will be on campus on August 22nd to consult with faculty, staff, and administrators. We plan to have the position announcement out in September and we hope to bring finalists to campus by the end of Fall term.

Please note that all faculty and staff are invited to attend one of two open meetings on August 22nd to provide input to the search firm.
The morning Open Meeting will be held from 10:00 to 10:45 am in the Forum, ELC 272.
The afternoon Open Meeting will be held from 2:00 to 2:45 pm in the Forum, ELC 272.

Other committees and working groups will have received calendar invitations from Kerin Goecke.

My sincere gratitude to everyone who agreed to be on the search committee. Special thanks to Abe Feuerstein, who has agreed to co-chair the search with me. Every member of the committee accepted the assignment because of the importance of the task, despite other significant commitments. We have a great group to take on this critically important hire and I fully expect an excellent outcome.

I hope that many of you can make it to the open meetings. We want your input!
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with questions.

Barbara Altmann

Search Committee for Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Fall 2017

Arts & Sciences (in alphabetical order)
Abe Feuerstein (Education, Writing Program) co-chair
Jason Leddington (Philosophy)
Molly McGuire (Chemistry)
Anthony Stewart (English)
Ann Tlusty (History)
Jeff Trop (Geology)
Emek Ucarer (International Relations)

Joe Tranquillo

Neil Boyd

Marcia Cooney (Human Resources)
Kevork Horissian (Institutional Research & Planning)
Barbara Altmann (Provost) co-chair

Barbara K. Altmann, Ph.D
Provost and Professor of French
Office of the Provost
1 Dent Drive
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837
ofc ph: 570.577.1561


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