Job Opening – Dean of the College of Art and Design (10/2011)

2011 October 14

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Louisiana State University invites applications for the position of Dean of the College of Art and Design. We seek applications from highly qualified nationally and internationally recognized scholars and professionals. The Dean reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the college. The Dean is responsible for all aspects of academic life within the college, including budgets, teaching, research, and personnel matters involving faculty, staff, and students.

About the College:  The College of Art and Design is Louisiana’s foremost school for the fine arts, art history, and the design professions. The college is comprised of the following departments and schools:  School of Architecture, School of Art, Department of Interior Design, and the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. The college’s programs are nationally recognized. Landscape architecture is nationally ranked at number one for undergraduate education and number two for graduate education. The ceramics area is ranked fifth in the country by U.S. News & World Report. All departments have nationally award-winning faculty and students.More information about the college can be found at www.design.lsu.eduAbout LSU:  LSU is Louisiana’s flagship public research university, located in the state capital, Baton Rouge, 80 miles northwest of New Orleans. LSU carries the designation of a “very high research activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation and is only one of 21 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status. For the third straight year, LSU is ranked in the first tier for “Best National Universities” in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges. The University’s website, www.lsu.edu, includes LSU’s strategic plan, as well as links to the full array of programs and opportunities at LSU. Information regarding LSU’s Flagship 2020 agenda can be found online at www.lsu.edu/flagshipagenda/.

Skills Required:  Applicants and nominees must hold a terminal degree in one of the fields represented within the College of Art and Design. This individual should also qualify for a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor in an appropriate academic unit. A strong academic and professional background, academic administrative experience and a distinguished record of accomplishments are required. Successful candidates will possess outstanding leadership skills coupled with ability to serve as an articulate and zealous advocate for the College within the Higher Education community, locally, nationally, and internationally. Candidates should have the ability and willingness to acquire and develop external relationships with University supporters.

Letters of nomination may be e-mailed to the search committee chair at artdesigndean@lsu.edu.

For full consideration, application materials including five professional references should be submitted by November 30, 2011. The target start date for this position is July 1, 2012. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.  Applications will be accepted online on the LSU Careers website: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu Position number 006390.

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