DEAN, College of Arts & Sciences

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DEAN, College of Arts & Sciences

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The Dean provides academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership of the College of Arts & Sciences and promotes excellence in all aspects of the College’s mission to nurture the discovery, creation, transmission, and application of knowledge and understanding across the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and computational sciences. The Dean will lead the ongoing development of the vision and goals of the College, work with other leaders and colleagues across the University to pursue those goals, and effectively communicate the College’s vision and goals to constituencies within and external to Boston University.

Required Skills

The successful candidate will be a distinguished scholar and an innovative academic leader with demonstrated administrative experience and the proven ability to work collaboratively with faculty and senior leadership to advance strategic projects and initiatives. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to liberal arts and sciences education within the context of a major global research university as well as to issues of diversity and inclusion and have demonstrated accomplishment in the hiring and support of a diverse faculty and staff, and attracting and graduating a talented, diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students.

Additional responsibilities, required qualifications, and more information about this position is available at:

Nominations and expressions of interest should be sent to: Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg (Chair), [email protected], or CAS Dean Search Advisory Committee, c/o Office of the University Provost, Boston University, One Silber Way, 8th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02215.

Prospective candidates should include a letter expressing interest and a current curriculum vitae. Candidates will be asked to provide references after preliminary review and screening. Confidentiality will be maintained in the search process; references will be contacted only with the explicit consent of the applicant. While nominations and applications will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials before February 8, 2019, to ensure full consideration.

Boston University is committed to fostering a diverse University community within a supportive and respectful environment. We believe that the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff is essential to our success as a leading research university with a global reach, and that diversity is an integral component of institutional excellence. Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 1/12/2019
Application Due: 8/12/2019
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