is seeking an innovative and visionary
leader with significant academic and administrative experience and
accomplishments to lead Elon College, the College of Arts &
As the university's largest academic division, Elon College enrolls
3,000 undergraduates, with more than 280 full-time faculty teaching
in 21 academic departments, numerous interdisciplinary programs and
more than 45 majors and 55 minors. The dean is the chief academic
and administrative officer of the College, reporting directly to
the provost and vice president of academic affairs.
Approximately 42 percent of Elon undergraduate students have at
least one major in the College and all students benefit as they
deepen their knowledge of the liberal arts and sciences through the
Elon Core curriculum. Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most
prestigious honor society in higher education, installed a chapter
at Elon University in 2010.
Among the many programs of excellence in Elon College are the
Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society; the Program
for Ethnographic Research & Community Studies; the Center for
Environmental Studies, which includes research in the Elon
University Forest and the Environmental Center at Loy Farm; and
nationally recognized programs in the performing arts, music and
The engineering major has shown strong enrollment growth since
launching in 2018. Elon received ABET accreditation in August 2022,
the same month that the engineering and physics departments moved
into Founders Hall and Innovation Hall, the first two buildings in
Elon's Innovation Quad.
Elon University is widely recognized as a leader in experiential
learning, with a strong commitment to mentoring and student
success. Elon is ranked #1 in the nation for excellence in
undergraduate teaching, first-year experiences and learning
communities byU.S. News & World Report and #13 for innovation.
Princeton Review annually ranks Elon among the nation's “best-run
colleges” and the Institute of International Education ranks Elon
among the nation's leaders in study abroad participation.
Elon is located in central North Carolina, a vibrant economic
region in one of the nation's fastest growing states. The historic
690-acre campus is designated as a botanical garden and is
frequently cited as one of the nation's most beautiful college
environments. The university includes 480 full-time faculty members
and 6,400 undergraduate and 800 graduate students from 48 states,
the District of Columbia, and 54 other nations. In addition to Elon
College, the other academic units include the Martha and Spencer
Love School of Business, the School of Communications, the Dr. Jo
Watts Williams School of Education, the School of Health Sciences
and the School of Law, located in downtown Greensboro.
All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume,
and a letter of interest submitted to WittKieffer's candidate portal
. For best
consideration, please send materials by October 20,
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:
Lucy Leske, Alejandra Gillette-Teran and Jenna Brumleve
Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer
committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes