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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Auburn University is seeking a Dean of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) to provide vision and leadership that enhances the College’s tradition of excellence in teaching, research, service, outreach and diversity. The successful candidate will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer for the College of Liberal Arts and will report directly to the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs. The College of Liberal Arts consists of the Departments of Art, Communication & Journalism, Communication Disorders, Economics, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work, and Theatre. The College has 241 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 491 graduate students, and 3,709 undergraduate students.
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report, it was ranked 37th among public universities. Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees. Its enrollment of 25,134 students includes 20,175 undergraduates and 4,959 graduate students, including 1,042 professional-doctorate students in Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. There are 1,192 instructional faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools with degrees offered in more than 200 academic programs. Auburn University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. It is geographically located in a moderate climate with easy access to both beach and mountain recreational facilities and is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama.
The responsibilities of this position include participating in the leadership of the University as a member of the administration; providing visionary leadership and supervision of the College’s strategic planning and budget development; overseeing teaching, research, outreach and administration within the College; overseeing faculty recruitment and development including promotion and tenure; providing leadership in fund raising and enhanced extramural support of research; coordinating searches for and recommending appointments of departmental chair persons and research directors; representing the College’s interests to various constituencies within the AU community; seeking funds from the University and external sources for the College’s teaching, research, outreach and service missions.
The position requires an earned doctorate or equivalent and a distinguished scholarship record sufficient to merit appointment with tenure at the rank of full professor. The successful candidate should have an outstanding record of academic achievement in research and teaching, a strong commitment to shared governance, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary program development, and a demonstrable record of successful administrative skills, experience, and cooperation to achieve university level goals. Effective communication with multiple constituencies, a talent for management of complex organizations and the capacity for visionary leadership are especially important.
While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are highly encouraged to submit their materials to the address below by March 5, 2013 to assure optimal consideration. For details please see: http://www.cla.auburn.edu/cla/.
Search Committee-Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Attention: Managing Director
1025 West Everett Road, Suite #4
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Last Updated: February 14, 2013