According to the Office of The Provost and Executive Vice President, Provost Rahul Shrivastav appointed a new committee to lead the search for the position of dean at the HLS in 2022.
Campus Engagement Generalist Emily Miles, who works on communications for the Office of The Provost, said in an email that the new dean will be selected after a series of events that include discussions, verification of candidates, interviews, visits and many committee meetings. Miles could not provide an exact timeline for when a new dean would be selected.
According to the position profile, the priority consideration period for the role ends Oct. 5. The committee’s review of candidates will continue until an appointment is made.
Miles said that the founding dean of HLS, Lee Feinstein, stepped down from his role Jan. 31, 2022. According to IU, Feinstein began a new position as president of McLarty Associates in Washington, D.C after leaving IU.
Miles said Nick Cullather, a professor of international studies, has been serving as interim dean since Feinstein stepped down. According to IU, Cullather was the executive associate dean of HLS from 2015 to 2019 before serving as interim dean. Cullather will serve in the role until a new dean is hired.
HLS is the fifth largest international affairs school in the country and provides instruction for 70 different languages, more than any U.S. university.
The HLS is an independent school within the College of Arts and Sciences and is home to 110 faculty and 60 staff members. HLS consists of four different core academic departments. This includes Central Eurasian Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures, International Studies and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures.
HLS was founded in 2012. In 2018 it was named in honor of former U.S. Representative Lee H. Hamilton and former U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar. Hamilton and Lugar were recipients of the presidential Medal of Freedom and have been committed to U.S. global leadership.
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