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Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois
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Date Posted 01/18/2020
Executive-Dean-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences invites applications for the position of dean. The College is Eastern Illinois University’s largest and most diverse academic unit and central to the undergraduate experience for every enrolled student. The Dean will lead a dynamic, engaged academic college and faculty committed to excellence. The College is comprised of two schools (Communication & Journalism and the Arts) and sixteen academic departments across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social-behavioral disciplines. The Dean will also provide leadership for associated units including the Tarble Arts Center and the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

The successful candidate for this position will have:

  • A terminal degree with a record of teaching, research, and service appropriate for a tenured faculty appointment in the College

  • At least three years prior administrative experience as a chairperson, dean or equivalent

  • Familiarity with and commitment to accreditation

  • A commitment to advancing the mission of the college through fundraising and expanded external relationships with industry partners

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and advancing inclusive excellence

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with priority given to applications received prior to October 16, 2019. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, vitae/resume, and contact information for five references at http://apply.interfolio.com/68441.

For questions regarding this search, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Ryan Hendrickson, at rchendrickson@eiu.edu.

About EIU

Enrolling more than 7500 students, Eastern Illinois University is a regional comprehensive institution offering a diverse array of undergraduate degree programs and more than 30 graduate degree programs, as well as ten post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Eastern has consistently been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 regional comprehensive institution in Illinois. Eastern prepares more undergraduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees than any other master's college/university in Illinois, according to a recent National Science Foundation (NSF) survey. In addition to ranking first in the state, the NSF survey ranks Eastern in the top five percent nationwide.

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