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Dean, College Of The Arts And Architecture

Employer
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time


Dean, College Of The Arts And Architecture

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


Position Number: 02372061

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)


Job Summary
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial and collaborative academic leader to serve as the dean of the College of Arts and Architecture.

The next dean will articulate a vision and strategy for distinguishing the College of the Arts and Architecture as a leading school of architecture, urban planning, and the arts, charting a path for the college's future. The dean will inspire excellence in teaching, research, practice, and service. In addition,the dean will foster community within the newly formed college which consists of two existing schools with rich histories and exceptional programs.

The dean of the College of the Arts and Architecture will report directly to Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Andrew Daire and serve as chief executive and academic officer for the college. As such, the inaugural dean will provide leadership, vision, and strategic planning to advance thecollege's mission; oversee the college's academic and administrative operations, including personnel, budget, academic programs, physical facilities, research, professional practice, and educational programs; and serve as the primary internal and external spokesperson for the college, with emphasis on the vital relationship between the college and the Milwaukee community.

Minimum Qualifications
  • An earned terminal degree in architecture, urban planning, the arts, or a related discipline.
  • Qualification for appointment as a tenured full professor in the College of Arts and Architecture.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Visionary leadership. Ability to articulate and communicate a compelling vision for the College of the Arts and Architecture that aligns with the institution’s overall mission and goals and the capacity to inspire and motivate faculty, staff, and students to actively contribute to the realization of the shared vision.
  • Budgetary and financial acumen. Demonstrated experiences in effective budget and fiscal management, understanding, and functioning within an RCM-based budgetary environment. Experience in responsible resource management, including budget oversight, fundraising, and allocation of resources to support the college’s mission and strategic priorities.
  • Academic excellence. Strong commitment to academic rigor and a record of fostering an environment that promotes excellence in teaching, research, and artistic endeavors. Demonstrated experience and success in developing and maintaining research and creative activities commensurate with UWM’s Carnegie Classifications of R1 (very high research activities) and Community Engagement, while fostering a culture of innovation and creativity within.
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration. Promoting interdisciplinary collaboration among diverse academic disciplines, fostering an environment that encourages innovative partnerships and programs.
  • Inclusive excellence. Authentic commitment and demonstrated experiences in advancing inclusive excellence for faculty, staff, and students, particularly those who have been historically underrepresented in the academy. Extensive experience working in or leading an institution in which inclusive excellence is an integral part of its mission and composition. Exemplary skill in communicating and collaborating with diverse groups. Evidence of engagement and leadership in advancing institutional inclusive excellence efforts in prior roles.
  • Strategic planning. Skill in strategic planning, including the ability to develop and implement long-term goals and objectives that align with and promote the university’s vision, mission, and goals.
  • Technology integration. Awareness of the latest technological advancements in architecture, urban planning, and the arts, and the ability to integrate relevant technologies into the curriculum and research activities of the college.
  • Community engagement with a global perspective. Strengthening integration of the college into the city of Milwaukee, region, and beyond. Understanding the global context within which the college’s disciplines operate and the ability to prepare students to be globally competent and engaged citizens.
  • Strategic enrollment management and student success. Demonstrated experiences in advancing strategic enrollment management efforts along with a commitment to student achievement and well-being, including the development of programs and initiatives that support experiential learning, career development, and the overall student experience.
  • Effective communication. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including faculty, students, alumni, and the broader academic and professional communities.


Application Instructions
The Search and Screen Committee invites applications to be submitted to the search firm assisting UWM. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should include a letter of application describing their relevant experiences and interest in the position, their complete curriculum vitae, and the names, titles, and phone numbers of at least five professional references. References will not be contacted without prior permission of the applicant. For optimal consideration applications should be received by March 15, 2024.

All applications must be submitted through search firm, Parker Executive Search. Application materials should be submitted using Parker Executive Search’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Parker Executive Search at jbutler-mayes@parkersearch.com .

UWM is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. In certain circumstances, the identities of final candidates and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/38486




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