Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Washington D.C., United States
Jul 22, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Howard University seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS). The Dean is the College’s chief academic leader and administrative officer and reports to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer.
The College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and the largest of the University's
13 schools and colleges.  It is comprised of four divisions: Social Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts, which house 22 academic departments. Other significant programs operating under the auspices of the college include: the Honors Program, the Educational Advisory Center, the Pre-professional Education Center; the Center for Urban Progress; the Center on Race and Wealth. In addition to the curricula for its degree programs, the college provides instruction in core courses for all undergraduate students at the University.

The Dean is responsible for ensuring and articulating the long-range strategic goals for the College. The Dean is charged with ensuring effective management of the College that advances its teaching and research mission.  The Dean will also identify and address priorities for the College while providing direct leadership for all aspects for the curriculum.  The Office of the Dean is responsible as well for the management of the centers and the offices that support undergraduate teaching and advising.  Additionally, the Dean provides leadership in fundraising for the College in concert with the relevant University officials.  

The successful candidate will have substantial progressive academic leadership experience; a distinguished record of scholarly/creative achievement, teaching, professional development and service sufficient for appointment at the rank of full professor within one of the disciplines in the College.
Established in 1867, Howard University is a federally chartered, private, doctoral research extensive university located in Washington, DC. With an enrollment of approximately 10,500 students, the University is dedicated to educating students from diverse backgrounds through its undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Howard’s unique mission represents an unwavering commitment to the University’s core values – leadership, excellence, truth and service. Through health care, research, scholarship, and service, Howard University addresses a wide range of national and international issues that impact the law, public policy and practice as well as enhance the lives, of persons from underserved populations.

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Nominations, expressions of interest and applications are invited. A complete application should include a letter of interest addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements and a current curriculum vitae or resume.  Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Applications, nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be forwarded, in confidence, via email to:
Howard University Dean COAS search consultants:
Oliver B. Tomlin, III, Howard T. Jessamy and Jennifer G. Bauer
Items that cannot be sent electronically can be mailed to: HU Dean COAS Search, Witt/Kieffer, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 775, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Phone: 301-654-5070 Fax: 301-654-1318.

It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation in violation of any applicable law including, but not limited to: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the District of Columbia Human Rights Act; and for members of the University Community working in the state of Maryland, Maryland Code of Fair Employment Practices Act.