Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

American University (AU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Located in Washington, DC, American University is a student-centered research institution with highly ranked schools and colleges, internationally renowned faculty, and an emphasis on creating meaningful change in the world. With eight schools and colleges and more than 170 programs, American University enables students to choose a personalized curriculum of theoretical study and experiential learning, taught by internationally recognized faculty, in courses that take them from the classroom, to the opportunities offered by the nation’s capital, and all around the globe.

Reporting to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer, the Dean serves as the chief academic and executive officer of AU’s largest school. The Dean oversees an approximately $54M budget, 850 full- and part-time faculty, and 100 staff. The largest school at the University, CAS teaches roughly 40 percent of the University’s classes. The College features more than 100 degree programs that span the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, including five doctoral degrees, 30 master’s degrees, 50 undergraduate degrees, 21 graduate certificates, 13 undergraduate certificates, and 53 minors, as well as numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary study.

The new Dean will have a tremendous opportunity to build the College’s strengths in line with the University’s current strategic plan. Thus, CAS seeks a visionary leader who will support faculty, staff, and student success and advocate for a liberal education as the foundation for global citizenship. The ideal candidate to become the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will hold a terminal degree in their field, qualify for appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure, and demonstrate effective leadership and management experience within an academic setting.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Jim Sirianni, Managing Director

Beth McCarthy, Senior Associate

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