Clemson University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of Architecture Art and Humanities.


Founded in 1889, Clemson University is a Top 25 public research university dedicated to teaching, research and service. With an enrollment of more than 24,000 students across 7 colleges and more than 80 undergraduate majors and 110 graduate degree programs, Clemson is a hub for innovation and excellence that connects faculty and students in a vibrant learning community. And with a nearly $2 billion impact on South Carolina alone, Clemson has an impact that reaches far beyond the classroom.


The College of Architecture Art and Humanities produces significant scholarship, and offers 28 undergraduate and graduate degrees in disciplines spanning visual and performing arts, design and building, and the humanities.  By uniting the humanities with the disciplines of design and building and the arts, Clemson University’s College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities offers both disciplinary focused and unique interdisciplinary opportunities for exploration and achievement – opportunities that are rigorous and imaginative, classical and innovative.


The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the college and reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean holds faculty rank and provides leadership, vision, and strategic planning to help formulate and implement educational policies while serving as the collegiate faculty’s agent in the execution of such policies. The Dean serves as the principal internal and external spokesperson for the college as well as for its mission of promoting all areas associated with this college.


The successful candidate for Dean will demonstrate outstanding capacity to communicate with multiple constituencies, provide leadership for the college’s broad spectrum of academic activities, and develop an engaging vision for the future of the College.  The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of recruiting and retaining faculty, a commitment to the principles and practices of shared governance, a strong commitment to diversity, strong fiscal and personnel management skills, an ability to enhance research, and demonstrated success in obtaining philanthropic support, and/or show a genuine enthusiasm to engage in such fundraising, and the skills to steward such philanthropic support. A successful candidate for Dean will embrace the challenges and opportunities to provide strong programs in one of Clemson’s premier colleges and will possess the skills, leadership, and entrepreneurial vision to advance the goals in the ClemsonForward strategic plan.


While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to the search firm at the address below by April 1, 2019 to assure optimal consideration. Applications should include a detailed resume and letter of interest.


Clemson AAH Dean Search

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Blvd. Ste. 300

Dallas, Texas 75219


Fax:  214-523-9067


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.