Dean, College of Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications
Lewis University seeks nominations and applications for an experienced and effective academic leader for the position of Dean, College of Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications.
Lewis University is an innovative, forward-thinking Catholic institution where the traditions of liberal learning, values, and preparation for professional work come together with a synergy that gives the University its unique educational identity and focus. Located in Romeoville, Illinois, a safe and vibrant community of approximately 40,000 residents, Lewis University is approximately 35 miles southwest of Chicago and all of its cultural offerings.
Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis serves 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Inspired by its Catholic and Lasallian heritage, Lewis University is a community committed to its Mission values of Knowledge, Fidelity, Wisdom, Justice and Association. The University prides itself on its commitment to diversity throughout the campus community.
Lewis University’s College of Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications values creativity, experimental practice, and community engagement. With its strong commitment to the liberal arts, state-of-the-art classrooms, studios and performance spaces, and faculty acclaimed for research and teaching, the College provides student-centered, hands-on learning.
The College of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Communications includes the departments of Art and Graphic Design, Communications, English Studies and World Languages, History, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, and Theology. The College includes approximately 350 undergraduate majors, a significant number of general education requirements, and 50 faculty FTE. The College houses the Arts and Ideas program, the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Art Gallery, the History Center, Jet Fuel Review literary journal, Andrew Center of Electronic Media, campus radio and television stations, and the Philip Lynch Theatre. Lewis University’s close proximity to Chicago offers exciting opportunities for partnerships, community engagement, and internships.
The Dean is the chief academic officer of the College. The Dean reports to the Provost and is a member of several university-wide committees. The Dean supervises all faculty in the College as well as chairs and program directors, assistant and associate deans, and administrative assistants.
Qualifications include: a terminal degree in one of the fields or disciplines represented in the College; a record of scholarship, service and teaching in alignment with the qualifications for the title of Professor at Lewis University; at least five years of demonstrated administrative competence in an academic setting, ideally as a chair and/or assistant or associate dean; excellent communication skills; ability to develop a collaborative vision for the College; and demonstrated success in external relations.
To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by February 8, 2019. Prior to submission, please thoroughly review the Executive Search Profile. Candidates may apply securely here or at [email protected]. Confidential nominations can be submitted by using this link: Nominations.
RH Perry & Associates is assisting Lewis University in their search. Please direct all confidential communications to: Dr. Kathy Krendl at (740) 707-6265, Mr. Matthew Kilcoyne at (202) 253-9846, or to [email protected].
Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.
We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.