Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is seeking a Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports to the Provost. The Dean leads the College in building and supporting strong degrees across all areas of LAS, championing the values of liberal education, delivering a high-quality curriculum, and promoting excellence in research and creative work.

The Dean develops and promotes strategic plans for the College, works with the department chairs and program directors in advancing the broad interests of the College, and guides the College’s fundraising and development efforts. The Dean must work collegially with fellow members of the Deans' Council and with other senior university administrators, as well as with alumni and members of the community, to advance the academic mission of the College and University.

The Dean of LAS will prioritize building solid, professional, and effective relationships with the College, faculty, staff, and students. To this end, the Dean will actively engage individual stakeholders and constituent groups to understand what is important within the College. As UCCS has recently been designated a Carnegie R2 university, the new Dean must have a strong vision and be able to lead transformation at this time of change at the University. The Dean will focus on innovative, cross-disciplinary programming to be promoted across the campus while nurturing existing academic programs.

Minimum requirements include a terminal degree in a field represented within the College, a rank of Full Professor by virtue of an outstanding record in both research and teaching, demonstrated academic leadership and a history of obtaining and managing finances.

The Dean will be a proven leader in education and research with an established record in supporting and building positive relationships with faculty and administration. They will also be a proven leader in promoting research and creative works, and in advocating for high quality graduate and undergraduate education. The Dean will be a transparent communicator and will have demonstrated the ability to manage a large budget, develop successful policies, and efficiently promote the values and initiatives of LAS to leadership and the outside community. Demonstrated success in fundraising will be viewed favorably.

In order to apply, please submit a comprehensive CV, cover letter, and names and addresses of five references to For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by August 23rd, 2019.