Dean, College of Performing and Visual Arts

Colorado, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Northern Colorado founded in 1889, tucked between the Rocky Mountains and Colorado’s stunning high plains, the University of Northern Colorado has grown from its roots as a teacher’s college into an institution with international draw and status. UNC is a public doctoral research university that strives to cultivate the unique potential of each of its 12,000 students. Acclaimed for its expertise in education, business, health sciences and performing arts, UNC offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs in a broad array of academic disciplines on campus, off campus and online across five colleges.

Job Summary:

The Dean of PVA is responsible for academic programs, fiscal resources and personnel within the college. The Dean provides leadership to the college in support of faculty development and graduate and undergraduate education. In addition, the Dean leads external fundraising efforts and is responsible for building relationships with the local community and state-level constituents. The Dean will report to the Provost and is expected to work collaboratively and in partnership with members of the Provost's leadership team and the university community.

Minimum Qualifications:

It is expected that candidates will have a terminal degree in a discipline within the College of Performing and Visual Arts, or equivalent professional experience, and will be able to meet the requirements of a full professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will also have academic administrative and supervisory experience at the rank of chair or higher or demonstrated equivalent experience. In addition, successful candidates will possess the following personal and professional characteristics: strong interpersonal and communication skills; innovative and visionary leadership acumen; and financial acuity and have experience overseeing complex budgets.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Attach resume, cover letter, and a list of references electronically.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements :

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.


Contact:  University of Northern Colorado