Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication

East Carolina University

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Job Title:

Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Col Fine Arts and Communication

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Division :

Academic Affairs

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Working Title :

Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Job Category :

Non-Faculty Senior Administrative

Organizational Unit Overview:

The dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication reports to the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Job Duties :

Serves as the chief executive officer of the College of Fine Arts and Communication

Promotes arts education, undergraduate studies, and research and graduate programs (masters and master of fine arts)

Serves as administrator of school directors, department chairs, area coordinators; academic programs, Institute of Outdoor Drama, S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series and office directors; and associate and assistant deans

Serves as liaison between school directors, program directors, department chairs, area coordinators and chancellor, provost, and vice chancellors

Allocates resources (e.g., EPA and SPA positions; annual budgets; and special funds) to schools

Makes recommendations on the reappointment, tenure, and promotion of College faculty

Works collaboratively with other deans on priorities and programs identified through the university’s and the division’s strategic planning process

Works collaboratively with deans and other university offices in interdisciplinary programs and inter-college programs

Recommends appointment of school directors and program directors

Works with Development Officer on fund-raising initiatives

Serves as College’s chief public relations officer

Minimum Education/Experience :

An earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution in a field appropriate to the College;

Record of excellence in teaching, research and scholarly achievements, and service commensurate with appointment at the rank of tenured, full professor;

Record of successful administrative experience preferably in higher education;

Demonstrated record of ongoing activity in professional organizations;

Ability to organize, manage, and communicate effectively with a large and diverse faculty and student body;

Effective interpersonal skills;

Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in the arts, arts education and communication;

Demonstrated commitment to facilitating a strong tradition of working in partnership with school districts, community agencies, and area businesses;

Demonstrated willingness to be an advocate for the College within the University and externally to a wide range of professional and community leaders, the public, and the educational systems of the state.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :

Not Applicable

Special Instructions to Applicant :

The Carter Baldwin executive search firm is coordinating the search process for this position. In addition to completing the candidate profile online via the People Admin system, applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to [email protected] The position profile prepared by Carter Baldwin may be viewed at .

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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