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Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Science Deans
Boone, NC

Faculty Rank: Yes

Provide Rank: Professor

Position Number: 004181

Department: Provost & Exe VC Academic Affairs - 200000

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate;
  • Record of excellence in scholarship/creative activity and teaching, and eligibility for a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor in a department or unit in the College;
  • Administrative experience at the level of dean, associate dean, department chair, or comparable position in a large and/or complex department or college;
  • Evidence of fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff;
  • Evidence of success in strategic planning, position management, fiscal planning, and resource management;
  • Demonstrated capacity for fundraising;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal, team-building, and leadership skills;
  • Experience with and support for shared governance and/or participatory decision-making;
  • Demonstrated experience with recruiting, retaining, and supporting talented faculty and staff.
Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be accorded to candidates who demonstrate the following:
  • Knowledge of the disciplines and programs that comprise the College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Evidence of promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff;
  • Commitment to support of disciplinary and interdisciplinary environments and curricula;
  • Success in supporting and leading faculty and staff in creating transformational educational experiences for students;
  • Commitment to support faculty development, including scholarly and creative activity;
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively, decisively, and transparently with academic leadership, faculty, students, staff, donors, and other stakeholders important to the College;
  • Innovative vision and managerial skills to protect, nurture, and enhance increasingly rigorous and superior-quality academic programs;
  • Experience with accrediting bodies at the program and/or university level;
  • Success with strategic planning;
  • Achievement in fundraising;
  • Dynamic team-building and leadership skills with evidence of deep appreciation of and support for shared governance; and
  • Commitment to engagement at local, state, national, and global levels.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Appalachian State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The university seeks an energetic, strategic, and collaborative leader who will advance the university's academic mission of teaching, research, and service, and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The College of Arts and Sciences strives to establish and maintain a creative and ethical educational environment that supports the scholarly and creative work of faculty and educates students for careers and/or postgraduate work in their chosen fields of study.

The Dean serves as the chief academic leader and advocate for the College of Arts and Sciences, reporting directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor.

The Dean:
  • Provides outstanding leadership to realize the vision and achieve the academic goals of the College;
  • Supports integrated strategic planning and institutional effectiveness initiatives;
  • Oversees strategic directions, personnel, curricula, and budgets for the college;
  • Advances and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion across the college;
  • Facilitates the professional growth and development of faculty and staff;
  • Promotes a climate of student success for a diverse community of learners;
  • Procures and equitably distributes resources to foster excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship;
  • Presides at meetings involving the faculty of the college and appoints ad hoc committees, as needed;
  • Chairs the College of Arts and Sciences Council;
  • Prepares periodic reports and keeps the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor fully informed of the state of affairs and needs within the college;
  • Oversee assessment and periodic comprehensive reviews of the College and its departments, programs, and centers;
  • Collaborates with faculty in a climate of shared governance;
  • Coordinates space and advocates for capital improvements;
  • Collaborates with other members of the Academic Affairs team to achieve university objectives;
  • Serves on the Deans Council and the Provost Council.
Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Number of Hours Per Week: 40+

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Mandatory Staff: No

Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical classroom and educational environments.

Posting Date: 10/14/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 07/01/2023

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of the following:

(1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience;

(2) a curriculum vitae;

(3) a diversity, equity and inclusion statement. App State and the College of Arts and Sciences are committed to working with diverse faculty, staff, student and community populations. In your application, please describe how you have led or contributed to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in your previous position(s);

(4) Names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references.

Search Chair Name
Marie Huff, Donna Lillian

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Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

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