Search Overview

UCR Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Thomas Smith invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Interim Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (CHASS). The Interim Dean position is a 100%-time appointment beginning August 1, 2020 and reporting directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. The Interim Dean will serve in this role until a permanent dean is appointed.

Interim Dean of CHASS Job Announcement

Qualified candidates are members of UCR’s Academic Senate who have achieved the rank of Full Professor or Full Professor of Teaching (also known as Senior LSOE) before July 1, 2020, who are actively engaged in research and teaching, and who have relevant administrative leadership experience.

Confidential review of nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Please direct nominations and questions to Human Resources Manager Tanya Adams (; 951-827-2112). Nominations are due by Friday, June 12th, 2020. To be ensured full consideration, please apply by submitting an application letter, diversity statement, and CV to by June 26th, 2020.

Search Committee

Ken Baerenklau, Associate Provost (Chair)

Chris Chiarello, Chair & Profesor of Psychology

Deborah Deas, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean of School of Medicine

Sherine Hafez, Chair & Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies 

Joel Smith, Associate Professor, Dance

Cindy Williams, Assistant Dean & Chief Financial Administrative Officer, CHASS

Contact Information

For questions regarding this search, please contact:

Tanya Adams
Human Resources Manager
Office of the Provost – Strategic Executive Administration Team
951-827-2112 (office)