Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 06, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

About American University

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.


American University (AU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Reporting to the Acting 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 $51M 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.

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For consideration, send all nominations and applications to:

Jim Sirianni, Partner

Anne Koellhoffer, Senior Associate

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Hiring for this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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