Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Anchorage, Alaska
Jan 05, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


University of Alaska Anchorage
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


The University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Reporting directly to the Provost, the next dean will provide leadership to the largest college in the University. The dean is expected to assume office in summer 2021.

Home to more than 200 dedicated faculty members, CAS serves more than 8,500 students each semester in 37 different undergraduate degree programs, as well as master's and Ph.D. programs. CAS offerings include degree programs that prepare professionals to fill high demand jobs in Alaska in biology, chemistry, geology, anthropology, psychology, education, journalism and mass media; and critical courses in science and mathematics for students preparing for careers in other high-demand areas such as engineering, nursing and other health occupations. The School of Education has recently been added the College. CAS is also a growing center of research, scholarship, and creativity; and, with grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities and other funding agencies, has doubled its research funding approximately every seven years. In addition, CAS takes pride in its many partnerships with agencies and institutions throughout the state.

The Dean is assisted by an administrative team of three Associate Deans, three department and school directors, and the Director of Finance and Operations, Human Resources Director, and Senior Academic Manager. Also reporting directly to the Dean are two institutes: the Environmental and Natural Resources Institute and the Alaskan Center for Conservation Science.

The new Dean of CAS, a critical leader within the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), has the opportunity to influence and participate in statewide policy for higher education and overall quality of life affecting all Alaskans. UAA, surrounded by immense natural beauty in an urban environment, is a comprehensive open-access university that enrolls nearly 18,000 students, and is committed to excellence, student success, access, and workforce development. For a full list of required and preferred experiences and attributes, see the full profile at: .

The University of Alaska Anchorage is being assisted by Academic Search. Prospective candidates and nominators may arrange a confidential discussion with senior consultants Stacey Morgan Foster, J.D., at [email protected] or Andrea Warren Hamos, Ph.D., at [email protected]. For additional information about University of Alaska Anchorage, please visit

Applications should be submitted electronically to [email protected] and include a cover letter that addresses the required qualifications and desired experience and attributes in the profile, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five references. Please see the full profile for important instructions. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 25, 2021 can be assured full consideration.

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The University of Alaska Anchorage is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

Applicants must be eligible for employment under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure.

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