The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences is the chief academic officer of Oberlin College, responsible for all faculty and curricular matters. The staff of the dean’s office works collaboratively to sustain and enhance the intellectual life of the college especially through supporting the faculty and the curriculum. As the chief representative of the faculty, the dean welcomes conversations with the faculty about curricular and research matters. Three associate deans are also available to assist with curriculum and faculty development.
Oberlin College faculty teach a wide, varied, and challenging curriculum across 40 departments and programs, offering 50 majors and 43 minors and concentrations. Oberlin faculty are at the core of the Oberlin education. Ninety-seven percent of our faculty possess the terminal degree for their field and 81 percent are tenured or on tenure track.