The College of the Arts, Columbus State University seeks an
innovative, collaborative, experienced leader to build upon
significant success and to achieve new levels of growth for a
college that has reshaped its community and has often led the
university in fund raising, national recognition, and impact. The
Dean is responsible for the strategic leadership and effective
oversight of the Departments of Art, Communication, and Theatre,
the Schwob School of Music, and outreach centers and programs—The
Bo Bartlett Center, Georgia Repertory Theatre, Non-Profit and Civic
Engagement Center (NPACE), and Pasaquan. The Dean will engage
effectively with faculty, senior university leadership and the
broader community locally, regionally, nationally, and
internationally. S/he reports directly to the Provost and Executive
Vice President of Columbus State University.
The College of the Arts (COA), a major unit of Columbus State
University, provides a comprehensive education and experiential
learning to more than 900 majors in the visual, performing, and
media arts, offering master’s, baccalaureate, and associate degrees
and certificates in state-of-the-art facilities. Located in
downtown Columbus, Georgia on the university’s RiverPark campus,
COA is recognized for its development of student-centered,
rigorous, and creative curricula designed to meet the needs of
students in the 21st century, while enhancing Columbus’ reputation
as a cultural center; fostering economic development of the region;
hosting conferences in art, communication, music, and theatre;
presenting 250 performances and art exhibitions annually; and
serving non-profit organizations with communication and digital
production needs, https://coa.columbusstate.edu.
Founded in 1958, Columbus State University (CSU), with an
enrollment of nearly 8,500, is a part of the University System of
Georgia. CSU offers more than 46 undergraduate and 42 graduate
degrees and is ranked among the top public regional universities in
the South by U.S. News & World Report, https://www.columbusstate.edu.
Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the
third-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and
contemporary arts community with an active downtown and 25 miles of
multi-use path, https://visitcolumbusga.com.
Key qualifications include: an earned terminal degree in a
discipline appropriate to the College of the Arts or an advanced
degree in a relevant field with equivalent experience demonstrating
experience sufficient to merit appointment, with tenure, at the
rank of full professor in the College of the Arts; significant
higher education leadership experience; demonstrated success in
developing a forward-looking vision for strategic academic growth
and community partnerships; demonstrated experience in planning,
management, and budgeting; ability to successfully engage in
fundraising activities; and excellent interpersonal skills capable
of building consensus and effective relationships. A complete
leadership profile may be found at:
Applications and nominations should be received by
September 24, 2021, although expressions of
interest may be considered until the position is filled.
Application materials must include: 1) a letter of interest stating
how the candidate’s experience is applicable to the position,
leadership priorities, qualifications, and characteristics
expressed in the leadership profile; 2) a statement of leadership
philosophy; 3) a curriculum vitae or résumé; and 4) names, email
addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references,
including the candidate’s professional relationship with each
individual. References will not be contacted without the
candidate’s prior consent. All candidate names will remain
confidential, with the exception of those individuals invited to
final interviews on campus. Application and nominations should be
submitted electronically to: CSU_DeanofArts@agbsearch.com.
Assisting the search will be Ellen L. Meyer, Executive Search
Consultant, AGB Search, firstname.lastname@example.org,
and Garry W. Owens, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search,
Prospective candidates are welcome to contact Ms. Meyer or Dr.
Owens to discuss this opportunity.
Columbus State University is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer, committed to diversity in hiring.