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Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
Date posted
Nov 7, 2023

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Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, Illinois

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, one of the premier public research universities in the country, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA). The University of Illinois is a world-class land-grant university committed to excellence in research, teaching, public engagement, and international programs. The university has a long tradition of shared governance and is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. We seek a visionary Dean dedicated to partnering with the College’s faculty, staff, and students to advance creative practice and scholarship.

This full-time, 12-month appointment has a negotiable start date with salary commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures:


Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. The University strongly encourages nominations of, as well as applications from, women and individuals traditionally underrepresented in academia and leadership. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 17, 2024. Candidates should provide a CV/resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described above along with a minimum of three professional references. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications should be sent electronically to:

Benjamin Tobin, Partner (he/him)

Becky Piper, Managing Associate (she/her/hers)

Lauren Wilkes, Senior Associate (she/her)

Alaine Small, Senior Search Coordinator (she/her)

Isaacson, Miller

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.



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