Dean - School of the Arts

Dean - School of the Arts


Job Posting Number: JPE00117

Department: 2NA-Dean-School of the Arts

Job Open Date: 01/04/2017

Screening Date:

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Grade: C2

Pay Range: Commensurate With Experience

Position Number: A97776

Benefits: Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and 12 paid holidays.

Job Category: Executive

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Special Instructions to Applicants
Under “Reference’s Letter” please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Summary of Duties
Develops, administers, coordinates, and promotes the academic programs and academic support functions of the School. Fosters teaching excellence, curriculum development, engaged learning, and assessment of student learning outcomes. Develops effective student recruitment and retention strategies for the School in collaboration with relevant units at the University. Manages and monitors the human and fiscal resources of the School. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of University policy, strategic plans and goals, and coordinates planning, budgeting, and accountability processes.



Establishes and maintains open channels of communication with Department Chairs, faculty, staff and School committees, and advisory groups. Values and promotes the strengths and diversity of scholarly disciplines within the School. Establishes an effective administrative team within the School. Advocates for the faculty and staff of the School while meeting responsibilities as an administrator within the University.

Develops and enhances relationships with external constituencies to enhance student placement, provide meaningful community outreach opportunities for students and faculty, and be actively engaged in fund-raising consistent with School and institutional fund-raising goals. Keeps abreast of current higher education challenges and opportunities, particularly as they affect the School. Initiates and maintains cooperative relationships with local, state, and federal agencies; civic and professional organizations; and businesses as appropriate. Serves on standing and ad hoc committees as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited institution with an earned doctorate in a field directly related to the academic division; demonstration of achievement of tenure and advancement in rank as a faculty member in an academic department with seven years of professional experience and five years successful administrative experience at the college or university level in higher education. See preferred qualifications for position specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
Earned doctorate or terminal degree from a regionally-accredited university in a discipline represented within the School of the Arts.

Experience in higher education with a minimum of five years of successful administrative experience at the level of department chair or above, or five years of related professional experience at the management level.

Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques.

Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.

Knowledge of office management principles and procedures.

Knowledge of academic administrative principles and procedures.

Commitment to the academic and educational goals of the school and university.

Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity among students, faculty and staff.

Demonstrated success in teaching and scholarly activities at the school or university level sufficient for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.

Demonstrated leadership ability, excellent written and oral communication skills, and excellent interpersonal relationship skills.

Demonstrated organization, management, and budgeting skills.

Demonstrated ability to lead and work in a collaborative team environment.

Honesty, integrity, reliability, consistency and related positive character traits.

Working Conditions

Monday thru Friday, 8:00-5:00 p.m. with occasional evening and weekend work.

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