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College of Liberal Arts & Communication

Arkansas State University invites internal applications and nominations for the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Communication.  An advisory committee will review the internal nominations and provide the provost with an unranked list of acceptable candidates. The successful candidate will begin on July 1, 2024.

About the College

The college offers a full range of bachelor’s and graduate degrees. Departments include English and Philosophy, World Languages and Culture; History; Heritage Studies; Political Science; Sociology and Criminology; Art + Design; Music; Theatre; and Communication. The college also is home of the School of Media and Journalism.  The college is responsible for the majority of the university’s general education curriculum and provides several secondary teacher education programs (English, Languages, Social Studies, Art and Music).

The college boasts the state-of-the art Humanities and Social Sciences Building; the Fowler Center with acoustically designed auditorium, drama and experimental theaters, Bradbury Art Museum and outreach services including KASU, ASU-TV, RedWolf Radio, The Herald and Printing Services. The college is home to more than 130 full-time faculty and 1700 majors.

Duties & Responsibilities

The dean is the principal administrative and academic officer of the college and reports to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research. The dean is expected to collaborate with other senior administration to advance Arkansas State University.

  • Provide strategic, visionary leadership to faculty, staff and students
  • Direct and implement strategic and aspirational planning
  • Oversee program assessment efforts for compliance with institutional and discipline-specific accreditations
  • Provide an inclusive and collaborative leadership style that reflects respect for shared governance, transparency and diversity
  • Promote interdisciplinary, technology-enriched curricula that will attract outstanding students and faculty to bring distinction to the college and university
  • Inspire innovative teaching, learning and scholarship supportive of creative ideas, growth of new and existing undergraduate and graduate programs (traditional, hybrid and online), and increased extramural funding activity within the college
  • Recruit, retain and promote success of a diverse body of students, faculty and staff
  • Foster alumni, community and business relationships
  • Play a major role in fundraising and development to assist the college in attracting resources for faculty development, enhancing academic programs, and securing student internships and employment
  • Oversee department chairs, the college’s promotion and tenure process, and conduct personnel evaluations
  • Manage the college’s budget
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • A rank of an advanced associate professor with tenure within the College of Liberal Arts and Communication;
  • At least 3 years of executive administrative experience, a demonstrated record of effective leadership, and budgetary proficiency;
  • A robust research record.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A rank of full professor or higher with tenure within the College of Liberal Arts and Communication;
  • Experience with policies and procedures related to online and graduate education.

How to Apply

The Office of the Provost is accepting nominations and CVs directly to Provost@AState.edu through Friday, March 1.