The University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for the position of Dean of the Arts Division. Reporting to the Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the Dean is the chief officer of the division and serves as its executive head, representative and administrator, and has responsibility for the full range of activities associated with the management and promotion of the excellence of the teaching and research missions of the division. The Dean manages a total budget of nearly $27 million, and approximately 75 full-time faculty and over 65 full-time staff dedicated to the division's teaching, research, and public service.
The Arts Division at UC Santa Cruz comprises seven academic departments and programs which grant eight Bachelor's degrees, two Master of Art, three Master of Fine Arts, and four doctoral degrees. One of the strengths of the departments and programs in the Arts at UC Santa Cruz is the focus on critical thinking, history, production, practice, and performance. Student course work encompasses a depth and breadth of study that is uncommon across the country, particularly at the undergraduate level. Further information about the Arts Division can be found at: arts.ucsc.edu.
Faculty research in the Arts spans multiple disciplines and fields of study, is highly interdisciplinary, and is supported by the Arts Research Institute. The seven active research centers in the Arts include: the Center for Documentary Arts and Research, Center for the Study of the Force Majeure, Contemporary Print Media Research Center, Center for Creative Ecologies, E.A.R.T.H. Lab, Openlab Collaborative Research Center, and the Social Practice Arts Research Center.
UC Santa Cruz is nestled within 2,000 acres of redwood forest and meadows, about 70 miles from San Francisco and 30 miles from Silicon Valley. Information about UC Santa Cruz is available on our Website at http://www.ucsc.edu.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Dean facilitates the development and oversight of curricular and degree programs; has responsibility for financial matters including budgetary and space allocations; manages the academic leadership of the division, including department chairs and associate deans; oversees the health and safety regulations for the division, including hazardous materials management; serves as a member of the Deans Advisory Council, and other campus and University-wide committees as delegated by the Chancellor and CP/EVC; works with campus administration, the Academic Senate, and other academic units in the maintenance, innovation, development, and implementation of programs; participates in campus-wide decisions and policy development; and promotes the need for an outstanding and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, including maintaining the division's commitment to an inclusive and equitable climate and an affirmative action program for faculty and staff recruitment and retention. A description of the essential functions and duties of this position can be accessed at https://cpevc.ucsc.edu/leadership-searches/index.html.
Demonstrated academic administrative leadership (e.g., Department Chair, Institute Director)
National or international distinction as a scholar, researcher/practitioner and educator with a record necessary for a position as a tenured professor in the Division of the Arts.
Experience fostering interdisciplinary research and education;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with administrators, faculty, students, and staff in an environment of shared governance;
Appreciation for the mission and responsibilities of a public R1 university serving a multi-ethnic state and a demonstrated commitment to diversity;
Potential for success in fundraising and securing external support, particularly grants from public agencies and private foundations; and
Ability to cultivate and develop positive relations with internal and external constituents including alumni, members of the community, and businesses, locally and beyond.
SALARY: This is a full-time, fiscal year appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The initial decanal appointment will be for five years with the possibility of renewal. The professorial appointment will be as a tenured faculty member. Additional information about decanal appointments can be found in the policy on academic deans: http://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/300.240.html.
TO APPLY: Applications must include: a brief statement of interest and qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, and a statement addressing contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Submit documents to R. William Funk Search Firm at [email protected].
CLOSING DATE: To be considered at the initial screening, application materials must be received by January 31, 2021. Applications will be received until the position is filled.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
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