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Created 2011-12-10
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Title Dean - College of Fine and Applied Arts
Description The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois is seeking a Dean - College of Fine and Applied Arts.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The University strongly encourages nominations of, as well as applications from, women and minorities. The Dean, the chief executive officer of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, provides creative and effective leadership in the planning and implementation of the campus' research, teaching, and public engagement missions. The Dean is a visionary leader who partners with the College's faculty, students, and staff to advance creative practice and scholarship and the significant role they play in today's multifaceted and multidisciplinary world. The Dean is an advocate for the College in the context of a research-oriented, internationally recognized, Iandgrant university.

The ideal candidate will possess strong administrative, budgetary, fundraising and leadership skills and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, public engagement, and affrrmative action. Candidates whose backgrounds are in a university setting should hold a terminal degree and have a distinguished record of teaching and scholarly or research accomplishments. Candidates whose backgrounds are in a professional setting should have a distinguished record of professional accomplishments and demonstrate an appreciation for scholarly achievement and a familiarity with the academic enterprise. The candidate must have a proven record of achievement, commensurate with an appointment at the rank of fulI professor.

The Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts is a University of Illinois senior administrator, who serves as a member of the Council of Deans and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost. Compensation and start date for this full-time, twelve-month administrative appointment are negotiable; preferred starl date is August 16,2012.

The College comprises the Schools of Architecture, Art and Design, and Music; the Departments of Dance, Landscape Architecture, Theatre, and Urban and Regional Planning; and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Krannert Art Museum, and Japan House. On a campus of approximately 43,000 students, the college has 194 tenure-system faculty members, a large professional staff, and 840 graduate and 1,800 undergraduate students. The College offers baccalaureate, advanced certificate, master and doctorate degrees in academic and professional studies.

Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois is located in Urbana-Champaign and is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty. Illinois faculty and alumni have earned 22 Nobel Prizes and include 147 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. They have also been awarded Pulitzer Prizes and Olympic medals, have orbited the earth, and led and founded intemational corporations. Additional information about the University may be obtained from its website,

The University has retained Isaacson, Miller, to assist in recruitment for this position. To ensure full consideration, nominations and applications, including cover letter and vita, and contact information for references, must be received by February 15,2012, however, the search may remain open until a qualified candidate is identified.

Nominations and applications should be sent to:

Sheryl Ash or Liz Yago

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street

Boston, MA 022l0



Electronic submission of materials to is preferred.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity..