Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Denver, Colorado
Oct 26, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


University of Denver

Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

The University of Denver invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

As the University’s largest and most varied academic community, the College is composed of artists, learners, performers, scholars, scientists, teachers—all agents for positive change. Essential to realizing DU’s mission, CAHSS is home to more than 2,100 undergraduate majors and minors and 270 graduate students. CAHSS courses equip undergraduate students with the fundamental skills to think critically, communicate strategically, solve problems, pursue passions, and make meaningful contributions to our local and global communities. Graduate students explore issues at the cutting edge for their fields through more than 20 graduate degree programs. Close collaboration with faculty and community organizations prepares graduate students to address challenges around the world. CAHSS supports interdisciplinary programs, including Urban Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and Socio-Legal Studies. Within the College, the faculty, students, and staff create art and conduct research that address the world’s most significant challenges in creative and relevant ways. Across degree programs, departments, schools, and centers, there are near-endless opportunities for both focused study and collaboration across disciplines.

The Dean will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Reporting directly to and closely collaborating with the Provost, the Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, management operations and external engagement that support the work of the College. In collaboration with the CAHSS leadership team and faculty, the Dean will work to shape the future of and articulate a compelling vision for the College. Internally, the Dean will create space for collaborations and continuous improvement, while removing barriers that impede progress. Additionally, the Dean will encourage and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment and be visible and accessible to the broad community of the College.

The next Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences must have a distinguished academic record that merits appointment as a tenured full professor at DU in an appropriate discipline within CAHSS. Candidates should have a record of sustained excellence in research/scholarship/creative work, teaching, and service. In addition, this individual must have appropriate administrative experience in a comparably-complex institution.

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and applications, including letter of interest and resume, should be forwarded, in confidence, to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Beth McCarthy, Senior Associate

Storbeck Search

[email protected]

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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