Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Fort Myers, FL, USA
  • Nov 14, 2022
Full time Education Management

Job Description

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

 

Job Summary

Florida Gulf Coast University seeks an innovative, student-centered, and collaborative leader to serve as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University.

 

Reporting to the Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief academic and executive officer of the college and serves as a member of the University's academic leadership team. Besides providing overall leadership and creative vision, the Dean manages faculty and staff, fiscal resources, compliance with accreditation standards, community outreach, fundraising, marketing and enrollment, interdisciplinary initiatives, and physical facilities of the college. The Dean is accountable for the quality of academic programs and building undergraduate and graduate programs of excellence. The Dean guarantees the integrity of all College programs, promotes quality and excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, and fosters an environment of openness and collegiality. The Dean is responsible for encouraging mission-relevant scholarship, promoting sustainability education across disciplines, and enhancing student success.

 

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

 

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

 

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

 

Job Description

 

The successful candidate will have exemplary academic achievements and qualify for the rank of Professor in their discipline and show progressive and sustained academic leadership experience to serve the unique missions of the college and university.

 

Specifically, the successful candidate will

 

• forge a cohesive vision for the wide spectrum of academic disciplines within the college

• enable a culture of sustaining academic excellence with a balanced view of teaching, scholarship, and service

• foster effective collaborations with other colleges and schools in delivering common core, general education, and other accreditation-specific coursework in degree requirements

• be committed to continuously improving student success and supporting professional development of faculty and staff

• enhance diversity, equity and inclusion, and civility among faculty, staff, and students in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)

• actively promote and engage in community engagement and outreach.

• possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to garner financial and other resources for the college

• actively engage in fundraising and securing other forms of support for Arts & Sciences programs

• demonstrate evidence of human resources management skills

• have a commitment to shared governance

 

This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead a college that is central to FGCU's emphasis on degree programs of strategic importance to Southwest Florida and beyond.

 

Inclusive Excellence

 

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multicultural, and international worldview.

 

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

 

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment to equality for all.

 

College Overview

 

The College of Arts & Sciences is known for excellence in Arts, Humanities, the Social and Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. The College is dedicated to providing a quality liberal arts education through innovative, student-centered teaching while fostering intellectual breadth and depth, sustainability, intercultural understanding, and civic engagement to prepare students for a life that is informed, examined, and engaged. It supports scholarly activity that advances teaching and contributes to the broader intellectual, artistic, cultural, and professional communities, with the belief that interdisciplinary collaboration and scholarship benefits our students and enhances our individual disciplines. CAS is the largest of FGCU's seven colleges and schools, offering high-quality education, engaging with our region, delivering the highest proportion of general education and other service courses, and providing career support to enable students and graduates to thrive and contribute to the regional and global workforces.

 

Academically, CAS is organized into 9 departments, the Bower School of Music and the Arts, and several academic centers and institutes. CAS offers fully accredited undergraduate, and master's programs taught on-site and online. In Fall 2022, CAS programs enrolled 5,750 undergraduate and 184 graduate students supported by 250+ full-time faculty, 200+ adjunct faculty and 50+ full-time staff.

 

About FGCU

 

Founded in 1991, FGCU is now a comprehensive public university offering undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 17,000 students. One of 12 universities within the State University System of Florida, FGCU is a Carnegie Doctoral/Professional level university, a Carnegie community-engaged institution and an Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution. Situated in Southwest Florida between the Florida Everglades and the Gulf of Mexico, it offers an exceptional environment for living and learning. Half of the 800-acre campus is preserved in its natural state and all students complete a course in sustainability and an 80-hour community service requirement. Southwest Florida provides an exceptional quality of life with lush beaches, year-round recreational opportunities, and a subtropical climate. The region offers an ideal environment in which to raise a family.

 

FGCU serves a five-county region in Southwest Florida which is among the fastest growing areas of the country. Known for its natural beauty, world-class beaches and cultural activities, industries such as finance and real estate, tourism, outdoor recreation, health care, logistics and agriculture also dominate a growing economy that attracts new residents from across the country. Compared to many other higher-ed centers, FGCU serves an area that will experience significant growth over the next several decades and will produce well-trained and well-rounded citizens for full and productive careers.

 

Additional Job Description

 

Qualifications

 

An earned doctorate or a terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in the disciplines broadly represented in CAS is required together with a record of teaching, scholarly, and service contributions that merits appointment as a full professor in an appropriate academic discipline within the college.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

 

Appointment will be made at an out-of-unit faculty rank commensurate with the candidate's experience on a 12-month out-of-unit multi-year appointment basis beginning as early as in Spring 2023.

 

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

 

Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

 

The finalists may be asked to undergo a leadership assessment activity through a third-party consulting firm.

 

Required Application Materials:

 

• Unofficial Transcripts

• Cover Letter

• Curriculum Vitae

• Five (5) Professional References

 

Salary Commensurate with education and experience.

 

The position is listed as “open until filled”, however applications received by December 15, 2022, will receive priority consideration. This position will be posted until filled.

 

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