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National Search for Dean
College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is conducting a national search for a new dean of the College of Biological Sciences. A search committee has been named by the executive vice president and provost. The University has engaged the national search firm WittKieffer to assist the search committee in the recruitment and screening of candidates. A leadership profile for this position is posted below.

Listening sessions

Listening sessions took place in December and January with CBS faculty, staff, and student to inform the development of the position profile and the search process. The search consultants also conducted invited sessions with CBS academic and administrative leaders, external friends, and others within the college and University, with written comments also invited through an online comment form. 


Input on the dean search is invited through an online comment form. (Comments will be shared only with the search committee and search consultants and will not be published online.)

Search Updates

11/15/2022: College of Biological Sciences Dean Search (Executive Vice President and Provost Croson)
2/21/2023: College of Biological Sciences Dean Search Update (Executive Vice President and Provost Croson)

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For more information about the CBS dean search process, please contact Kate Tyler, assistant to the executive vice president and provost, via email to Inquiries and nominations for the position may be sent in confidence to