Dean of College of the Arts

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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette seeks a visionary leader to serve as Dean of College of the Arts to work with faculty, administrative staff, and students to ensure that the College of the Arts achieves academic excellence and fulfills the mission of the College. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and represents Arts on the academic leadership team of the University.  The Dean will lead a vibrant college that has seen significant growth over the last decade and is a part of a university that has recently been recognized as a Carnegie R1 institution.

The successful candidate will create a community environment that will support the development, implementation, growth, and expansion of disciplinary and interdisciplinary opportunities in the arts. Responsibilities will include engagement in strategic initiatives and private fundraising; conducting operational planning, review, and enhancement; supervising promotion and tenure processes; and leading college-wide efforts of faculty and staff in student recruitment, retention. Demonstrated success in administrative leadership, managing budgets, management, operation, accreditation, and continuous improvement of educational, performance, and research programs, as well as fundraising and advancement activities, is expected. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership history in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Dean will work with faculty in establishing the vision, mission, and values that further the advancement of the programs within the college.

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How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC is assisting University of Louisiana at Lafayette in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. For a full application package, please submit 1) letter of interest stating how the candidate's experiences and qualifications address expectations and strategic priorities of the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) list of five references 4) statement of leadership 5) statement of applicant’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  Applicants must also include their professional relationship to each provided reference. References will only be contacted with the permission of the candidate.  All candidate names will remain confidential, except for those individuals invited for a campus interview.

Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Julie Holley, Search Manager & Senior Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC



Denice Perdue, Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act