East Tennessee State University (ETSU), located in the beautiful Appalachian Highlands region in scenic Johnson City, Tennessee, seeks an experienced and innovative academic leader to serve as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The college serves over 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students across 22 academic departments that offer a diverse range of high-quality programs that include world-class arts programs that are housed in the newly built and state-of-the art Martin Center for the Performing Arts, an Appalachian Studies Program, and NSF-funded science programs. The departments include: Appalachian Studies; Art and Design; Biological Sciences; Black American Studies; Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies; Chemistry; Criminal Justice and Criminology; Communication and Performance; Geosciences; History; Literature and Language; Mathematics and Statistics; Media and Communication; Medical Professions; Music; Philosophy and Humanities; Physics and Astronomy; Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration; Psychology; Sociology and Anthropology; Theater and Dance; and Women's Studies.
The Dean will foster a positive and resilient work environment by embracing a culture of transparency and shared governance, champion diversity and inclusion efforts, develop and execute a clear vision for the college, and will advance and implement the University's strategic plan that includes enrollment growth, a commitment to student success, and an increased focus on research.
The Dean reports to the Provost and is responsible for providing leadership and management for the college, its academic departments, programs, and centers. The Dean will:
Support the mission, goals, and values of East Tennessee State University
Provide academic and educational leadership, management, and appropriate administrative oversight and support for all units and personnel within the college
Serve as the chief budgeting and operating officer for the college with overall responsibility for allocating available financial, space, and other resources to support the college mission and all other aspects of college operations
Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially as it pertains to the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students at all levels
Provide creative and diligent support for the University enrollment growth agenda
Promote and provide leadership and support for attaining and maintaining accreditation applicable to programs in the college
Promote and provide leadership and advocacy for all of the college's programs and services
Participate in University leadership activities, in regional and state organizations or functions, and in appropriate affiliations with external and national organizations
Work with the academic leadership of the University to build interdisciplinary relationships and collaborative experiences for the students and faculty
Pursue opportunities and provide support to develop internal and external partnerships to advance college programs, services, and fundraising
Pursue and promote active and mutually beneficial collaboration with stakeholders and constituents, including schools and state and local governments
Supports high impact practices, experiential learning, and innovative pedagogy
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: Administrative
Candidates will possess an earned terminal degree in a program area represented in the college, and the credentials to merit tenure and promotion to full professor
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.