Dean for Architecture, Arts, and Humanities

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Dean for Architecture, Arts, and Humanities

108 Strode Tower
Open Date:
Mar 6, 2019

The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the college and reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean holds faculty rank and provides leadership, vision, and strategic planning to help formulate and implement educational policies while serving as the collegiate faculty’s agent in the execution of such policies. The Dean serves as the principal internal and external spokesperson for the college as well as for its mission of promoting all areas associated with this college. Performance in office is reviewed at regular intervals by the Provost per the Clemson University Faculty Manual. The Dean will be responsible for:

  • Fiduciary decisions: manage the budget and other resources;
  • Departmental Administration: appoint department chairs and college administrators, and periodically review the performance of chairs and administrators in concert with the Provost;
  • Personnel: hiring; establish job titles and salaries; make decisions and review policies regarding renewal, tenure, promotion, and dismissal; authorize faculty leave; review faculty annual evaluations; promote departmental mentoring and development opportunities, and support professional development of faculty and staff;
  • Educational Leadership: provide leadership and vision for academic programs, considering innovation, cost effectiveness, fidelity to standards and accreditation; establish and maintain high academic standards for both academic programs and general education courses; ensure effective student quality, recruitment and retention;
  • Endowment and Outreach: establish a foundation for active and sustainable fund raising; participate in various councils, commissions, and committees as set forth in university policy; represent the college within state and national boards and organizations, and other appropriate groups;
  • College Governance: participate in shared governance, create ad hoc committees of the collegiate faculty; hear faculty grievances; promote academic freedom and responsibility; ensure that the college provides a diverse, opportunity and perspective-rich environment;
  • Diversity and Inclusion: champion diversity and inclusivity among students, faculty and staff;
  • Effectively demonstrate a commitment to Clemson Core Values and engage the college in the campus, state, national and global communities.

College Resources

Architecture, Arts, and Humanities is one of seven colleges at Clemson University. Through a strong commitment to high-quality education, the College prepares Clemson University students to become healthy life-long learners engaged with their communities and the world.

The College is comprised of several different programs and areas and is organized into 21 departments, centers and institutes supported by 2 associate deans, 9 department chairs, 312 faculty and 64 staff, and serving 1609 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students.

For a full list of the college’s departments, majors, centers, institutes, international presence, and interdisciplinary offerings, please visit the college website: College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities.


Minimum qualifications for this position are a terminal degree and a distinguished record of achievements that would merit an appointment as professor with tenure in an academic department in the college, and an excellent record of academic leadership and administrative experience and responsibilities.

The successful candidate for Dean will demonstrate outstanding capacity to communicate with multiple constituencies, provide leadership for the college’s broad spectrum of academic activities, and develop an engaging vision for the future of the College. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of recruiting and retaining faculty, a commitment to the principles and practices of shared governance, a strong commitment to diversity, strong fiscal and personnel management skills, an ability to enhance research, and demonstrated success in obtaining philanthropic support from individuals, foundations and corporations, and/or show a genuine enthusiasm to engage in such fundraising, and the skills to steward such philanthropic support.

Application Instructions:

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to the search firm at the address below by April 1, 2019, to assure optimal consideration. Applications should include a detailed resume and letter of interest.

Clemson AAH Dean Search

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Blvd. Ste. 300

Dallas, Texas 75219

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 214-523-9067




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Posted: 3/7/2019
Application Due: 9/3/2019
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