Indianapolis, Indiana
Jun 09, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Butler University invites nominations and applications for an exceptional leader to serve as Dean of the Jordan College of the Arts. The Dean reports to the Provost and provides strategic academic and administrative leadership for the College.

The mission of the Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) is to provide focused professional study and collaborative, creative experiences within the context of a strong liberal arts university. Jordan College of the Arts emphasizes the development of students as artist-citizens who will become leaders in the arts and society. The national-level conservatory instruction combined with a holistic understanding of where students fit into the world as artists provides an unmatched perspective and artistic intelligence that prepares students for a lifetime of success. The college is vitally connected to the Indianapolis community through its faculty scholars and artists, student performances and internships, and the varied programs at the Butler Arts Center.

The academic leadership team in the College includes the following positions: Associate Dean; Chair, School of Music; Chair, Department of Dance; Chair, Department of Theatre; Chair, Department of Arts Administration; and Director, Art + Design Program. The College has 42 tenured/tenure-track faculty, five non-tenure-track faculty, 21 staff, and approximately 50 adjuncts. The Dean oversees a budget of approximately $6.8 million. The College serves over 350 undergraduate students majoring in the arts, over 60 undergrads pursuing second majors and minors in the arts, and nearly 40 graduate students.

Butler University is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Together, these colleges offer more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, eight pre-professional programs, and 19 graduate programs. Approximately 4,700 students are enrolled at Butler, representing 45 states and 49 countries. Ninety-five percent of Butler students will have participated in some form of internship, student teaching, clinical rotation, research, or service learning by the time they graduate. This community-centered immersion is coupled with classroom learning that nurtures critical thinking, effective communication, cooperative teamwork, and ethical decision-making to prepare students for both professional success and to have lasting impact in their communities. Additional information about Butler can be found at

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Nomination and Application Process

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. However, in order to assure the fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to have complete applications submitted to the search firm assisting the University by August 21, 2017. Requested application materials include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will remain confidential. References will not be called until after the first screening of applications and then only after the applicant has given explicit permission. All application materials must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm assisting the University at the contact information below:

Ryan Crawford, Partner
901 Mopac Expressway South
Barton Oaks Plaza One, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746

Gretchen Hoffman, Senior Associate
(737) 210-1218

Refer to code “BU-JCA” in subject line

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body, faculty, and staff. In addition, hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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