Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Kingston, Rhode Island
Feb 23, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This is a 3-year appointment with anticipated renewal. A Dynamic Leadership Opportunity:  The University of Rhode Island, the flagship public university of the state, an urban-grant, land-grant, and sea-grant institution, seeks a visionary, innovative leader to serve as Dean of Arts and Sciences, with the goal of leading a diverse college of internationally and nationally renowned programs in research, academics, creative arts and outreach see

Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean serves as the academic leader and principal administrative officer of the College of Arts and Sciences — the largest College in the University.  The Dean is responsible for leading college faculty in the development and realization of a vision rooted in innovative perspectives of liberal learning and scholarship, while sustaining robust programs of research, scholarship and creative work in the college. The Dean is also responsible for working to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary academic programs and research that reflect the emerging needs of the university, state, national and global communities.

Visit the URI jobs website at:  to apply and view complete details for job posting (SF00402).  APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by March 10, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by March 30, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (March 30, 2017) may not be given full consideration.   

Please attach 4 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:  (#1) Cover letter, (#2) Resume, (#3) “Other Document” the names and contact information of five professional references, and  (#4) Vision Statement on research, academics, creative arts and outreach.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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