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Dean, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
University of Georgia

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2021
Title Dean, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
University University of Georgia
Athens, GA, United States
Department Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Administration - Academic Unit
    Administration - General

Dean, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

The University of Georgia (UGA), the flagship public university of the state of Georgia and a land- and sea-grant institution, seeks an experienced and energetic leader to serve as the next Dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The Dean serves as the chief administrative and academic officer of the College, reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The Dean will provide visionary and strategic leadership as well as principled administrative guidance and advocacy for the tripartite mission of the College in teaching, research, and public service/outreach.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college at UGA in terms of enrollment, is a student-centered college that emphasizes holistic student development and has grown in recent years to a current total enrollment of over 11,500 students. There are approximately 950 total faculty members in the College, where undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in all areas of arts and sciences, as well as collaborative programs with other schools, colleges, centers and institutes at the University. The introductory courses offered by Franklin fulfill the requirements to support all academic programs at UGA. The College also provides a comprehensive graduate program, offering masters and doctoral degrees in every department with a current enrollment of almost 1,800 graduate and professional students.

Applications: Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Monday, November 22, 2021; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).

All applicants must apply at:

Paul H.L. Chou, Senior Client Partner
Co-Managing Director, Global Education Practice
Korn Ferry

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other candidates from underrepresented groups to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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