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Dean, College of The Arts Tampa, FL

The University of South Florida (USF) invites applications and nominations for an outstanding and innovative leader as the next Dean of the College of The Arts. The next Dean will have the opportunity to lead a college with many strong programs and people, solid foundations, and that is part of a dynamic community eager to achieve greater levels of preeminence. The Dean will be part of an environment marked with entrepreneurialism and ambition that is fertile ground from which to elevate the College of The Arts.  

USF has a distinctive energy, momentum, and clarity of purpose that, coupled with the notable dedication, collegiality, and receptiveness to change by its faculty and staff, make the position of Dean of the College of The Arts a unique opportunity. As a future-oriented, learning-focused, and connected institution, USF emphasizes rigorous and creative research and teaching and interaction between faculty and students. In creating knowledge, USF provides benefits to not only its region, but a national and international level as well. The University has created an environment where creativity, learning, and intellectual development are foremost.

The Dean of the College of The Arts reports directly to the Provost, serves as the College's chief academic officer, and represents the College as a member of the Provost's Council of Deans. The Dean will serve as the chief advocate in helping to increase the preeminence and recognition of the College more broadly. In collaboration with the College’s stakeholders, the Dean will also ensure that teaching, scholarship, and research are of the highest standard. Working alongside USF's faculty and administrative team, the Dean will advocate for the importance of the arts in higher education. The successful Dean will also support interdisciplinary initiatives and facilitate the development of research growth in the arts; expand external relationships in the community; increase fund raising support; help in the consolidation of the arts programs in the USF System; enhance diversity; and promote faculty and student success.

Sean Farrell is leading this search with Kahn Lee.

The State of Florida has a Public Meetings Law and a Public Records Law. All meetings of the Search Committee are publicly announced and conducted. All documents submitted to the Committee are treated as open materials with the exception of evaluative documents specific to the performance of the faculty of the State University System of Florida. Please feel free to reach out to Isaacson, Miller with any questions before submitting a formal application.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of South Florida considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by or identified by the University as a protected class.

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