Dean of the College of Arts + Architecture
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (the University) seeks a creative and collaborative academic leader for the position of Dean of the College of Arts + Architecture (the College). Reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the dean will be chief executive and academic officer of one of North Carolina’s largest and most diverse arts and architecture programs, uniquely situated within a rapidly growing, civically engaged urban research university in the vibrant city of Charlotte.
A hub for arts and architecture education, research, and collaboration within the University and beyond the campus, the College encompasses a full range of disciplines, including architecture, art, graphic design, art history, dance, music, theatre, and urban design. The dean will be a respected leader who will advance the college’s academic mission, and a vision builder who fosters collaboration and innovation within the College and in partnership with colleagues across the campus and community. The dean will also be a visible leader in the arts and culture community of Charlotte, investing in local connections and continuing to build the College’s presence in the cultural life of the city.
The dean will collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and the professional community to express a unified and visible identity for the College of Arts + Architecture; elevate research within the College; advance an excellent, diverse, and engaged community and faculty; develop new strategic interdisciplinary graduate programs; embrace and raise up the mission of student access and support; and manage and strengthen financial resources. The ideal candidate will have an energetic and collaborative leadership style that inspires faculty, students, and staff to develop a shared vision for the future. Candidates must have a record of scholarly achievement in research and/or practice commensurate with an appointment as a tenured full professor in the College of Arts + Architecture at the University.
A search committee of faculty members and academic leaders has been formed to conduct the search, assisted by the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller
Applications, Inquiries, and Nominations
Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters will be handled in confidence and should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: https://www.imsearch.com/open-searches/university-north-carolina-charlotte-college-arts-architecture/dean. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.
Ben Tobin, Partner
Nella Young, Senior Associate
Boston, MA 02210
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.