The College of the Arts at Kent State University seeks a dean and invites
nominations and expressions of interest.

Founded in 1910, Kent State University is the largest public multi-campus
system in Ohio with eight campuses serving 38,457 students in local
communities across Northeast Ohio. It provides the intellectual,
scientific, social, economic, and artistic resources of a major research
university in a safe and serene campus setting. The Kent Campus has a
student body of 25,000. The University is characterized by its
collaborative culture, strong academic and research orientation, and
commitment to diversity and community engagement.

The College of the Arts includes the School of Art, the Shannon Rodgers and
Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, the Hugh A.
Glauser School of Music, and the School of Theatre and Dance. The College
serves more than 2,500 students at the baccalaureate through doctoral
levels, through eight degree options and over 50 individual program
concentrations. The purview of the Dean of the College of the Arts also
includes the Kent State University Museum, which houses one of the nation¹s
preeminent collections of historic and contemporary fashionable dress.

The dean reports to the provost and provides strategic and operational
leadership to advance the college. The ideal candidate will be a strong
advocate for the arts, an educator with a clear vision, a committed
artist/scholar, and a professional able to imagine new possibilities for the
college. He or she must have a deep appreciation of and commitment to
supporting each of the disciplines represented in the college. The dean,
with the faculty, will be responsible for recruiting and retaining faculty
and for new program development. Increasing the diversity of the student
body and the faculty is essential to the mission of the college and the
university as a whole.

He or she will take a leading role in raising funds externally from
corporations, foundations and individuals to support the college¹s mission.
The dean will serve as the principal steward for the college¹s resources ­
its faculty and staff, students, finances, and facilities.

The candidate should have credentials appropriate for appointment as a
tenured full professor in one of the program areas of the College. Salary
is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review
of applications will continue until the position is filled. Application
materials including a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum
vitae and the names and contact information of three or more references
should be sent to:

Keli Greene, Search Coordinator
Kent State University, Office of the Provost
P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242
Email: [email protected]