Search for Dean of the Graduate School

Van Wormer Hall in autumn behind trees with yellow and orange leaves.

Van Wormer Hall, home of the office of the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School.

We're excited to announce our search for a new dean!

The University of Cincinnati is now accepting applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Studies. A review of applicants will begin immediately. 

In keeping with our diversity and inclusion initiatives, which recognize the power of a vibrant and diverse community, we are encouraging applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. We ask your assistance in bringing this important position to the attention of qualified prospects and invite you to nominate outstanding individuals.

A copy of the full position announcement is available below and can be viewed online at

Please forward contact information on prospective applicants to

Individuals interested in self-nominating must apply online. 

Current UC employees must apply at

View or download the full position announcement as a PDF. (To view this document, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download.)

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer — Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

Search Committee

Amy Fathman, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Valerio Ferme, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Joo-Youp Lee, Professor, CEAS - Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Chris Lewis, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Stephen Mockabee, Associate Professor, Arts & Sciences - Political Science
Danilo Palazzo, Professor, DAAP - School of Planning
Megan Tischner, Program Manager, The Graduate School 
Jelena Vićić, Graduate Student, past-President of Graduate Student Government
Xuemao Wang, Chair, Vice Provost of Digital Scholarship and Dean of Libraries


Debbie Hatke, Manager, HR Talent Acquisition and Retention
Connie Sydnor, Sr. Recruiter, HR Talent Acquisition and Retention
Regina Tassell, Associate to Dean, UC Libraries