Dean, School of the Arts and Special Assistant to the Provost for the School of the Arts in Qatar
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|Position Type||Administrative Faculty|
|Working Title||Dean, School of the Arts and Special Assistant to the Provost for the School of the Arts in Qatar|
|School/Unit||School of the Arts|
|Department||Provost And Vp Acad Affairs|
|Number of Months||12|
|Tenure Status||Tenure Eligible|
|Grant funded position?||No|
Position Summary and Qualifications
|Mission or Goal of Unit||
The School of the Arts, ranked the #1 public school of the arts and design by U.S. News and World Report, educates approximately 3,000 undergraduates and more than 180 graduate students, in programs both in Richmond and in Doha, Qatar. Students are taught by 170 full-time teaching and research faculty members and more than 250 others who bring direct artistic experience into the classroom on a part-time basis.
|Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal||
The Dean will be responsible for the overall implementation of the mission and day-to-day operations of the School of Arts. Reporting to and working with the Provost, and in coordination with the Deans from other colleges, the Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the School of Arts and its role within the Virginia Commonwealth University. Additionally, the dean will have oversight for the School of the Arts in Qatar. The dean will take the lead in shaping the future of the School, articulating a vision that defines its standard of excellence, the directions of its growth and the new and multi-disciplinary connections that are possible not only across the university but throughout the world. Internally, the dean will be expected to create space for excellence and collaborations while reducing obstacles that inhibit such goals. It is imperative that the next dean be visible and accessible to the broad community of the School of Arts.
• Provide intellectual and artistic leadership by inspiring faculty, students, staff, donor partners, and professional colleagues;
• Terminal or equivalent degree in an arts-related discipline or substantive experience, sufficient to warrant a tenured position at the level of full professor in the School of Arts;
• A commitment to developing and promoting quality research, scholarship and creative expression;
Posting Detail Information
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Application Deadline Date|
|Proposed Hire Date||07/01/2017|
|Type of Search||National|
|Application Process/Additional Information||
Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter or statement summarizing the applicant’s personal vision and relevant leadership experience. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically in confidence to: Korn Ferry consultants, Rosa Morris and Ann Kern, at VCUemail@example.com.
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