Dean, AddRan College of Liberal Arts

Fort Worth, Texas
Oct 15, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Texas Christian University (TCU) invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts.  The University seeks a visionary leader who is dedicated to enriching the intellectual lives of students, faculty, and the global community.

TCU seeks a Dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts who will further the mission of the College and advance the University’s strategic plan. TCU is interested in candidates who will actively advocate for the liberal arts while working across, and respecting the contributions of, all disciplines and colleges to support students and faculty. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly research, extensive experience in academic administration at the undergraduate and graduate level, and demonstrated effectiveness in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Dean is the chief executive officer of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts; will report directly to the Provost; and must work effectively with deans, department chairs, program directors, faculty, and staff to further the College and University’s mission and goals. The Dean will have excellent communication skills and cultivate relationships within the broader community as well as engage in fundraising activities. In particular, we seek a Dean who can continue to foster engagement between AddRan and interdisciplinary programs such as the John V. Roach Honors College and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. This includes promoting the teacher-scholar model and leading AddRan as a liberal arts college that is nationally recognized for innovative learning and critical inquiry that advances human understanding of local and global concerns.

TCU is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational institution committed to academic freedom. Founded in 1873, it is a highly ranked global university in a dynamic city and region. Enrollment at TCU in Fall 2019 was 10,964 students, including 1,490 students pursuing graduate degrees. The University employs 698 full-time faculty members and offers 58 master’s degree programs and 25 doctoral programs.

TCU is classified by U.S. News and World Report as a Tier 1 university and by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research university. The Carnegie Commission lists TCU’s undergraduate profile as “More Selective,” its highest ranking. TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas, the 13th largest city in the U.S. (located in a metropolitan area of more than 6 million), a city known for its vibrant economy, cultural district, and world-class arts and entertainment venues.

Requests for additional information should be directed to Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic, Chair of the Search Committee ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2020, and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Please submit nominations or expressions of interest (including a current CV, letter of interest, and diversity statement) to:

Dean, AddRan College of Liberal Arts

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300

Dallas, Texas 75219

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 214-523-9067


Texas Christian University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status and any other basis protected by law.

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