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Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Marian University

Date Posted Dec. 16, 2022
Title Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
University Marian University
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Department College of Arts & Sciences Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Administration - Academic Unit

Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Job Description

As part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, the Department of College of Arts & Sciences seeks a Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Marian University invites inquires, nominations, and applications for the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences that prepare students for 21st-century vocations. The Dean of the CAS will work with the faculty, administration, staff, students, alumni, donors, and community leaders to implement a bold vision for the future of the College of the Arts & Sciences. Reporting to the Provost, the ideal candidate will bring a record of academic excellence and strategic leadership that will support the mission of the university and elevate the liberal arts tradition of the college. Internally, the Dean of the CAS will promote an innovative, interdisciplinary, and inclusive working environment that is forward-thinking and strives for diversity, equity, and inclusion while working closely with the four assistant deans of the college. Externally, the dean will promote the CAS and its programs to the broader community by building external partnerships, leading fundraising initiatives, and driving enrollment growth.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.
  • In collaboration with the assistant deans, create and implement strategic plans for the College of Arts &Sciences.
  • Promote and advocate for the College of Arts & Sciences with internal and external audiences by building strong external relationships within local and global communities.
  • Engage in significant external fundraising.
  • Serve as the primary change agent for the College of Arts & Sciences to reach the university’s strategic plan goals.
  • Serve on the President’s and Provost’s core leadership team to advance the university.
  • Conduct regular formative appraisals of assistant deans with the goal of amplifying faculty strengths and mitigating areas of weakness.
  • In collaboration with the assistant deans, investigate educational and personnel concerns requiring action and actively work toward resolution.
  • Oversee the CAS budget and personnel, in collaboration with the CAS assistant deans.
  • Support the academic and scholarly activities of the college’s faculty.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
    • The Dean will have an earned doctorate or terminal degree from a College of Arts and Sciences discipline.
    • Faculty experience which qualifies the candidate for tenure at the rank of associate professor or higher in the Marian University system.
    • Ideally, the Dean will have 10+ years’ experience in an arts & sciences discipline with at least five in a full-time, academic leadership role.
    • Evidence of a collaborative, collegial, and equitable administrative style.
    • Demonstrated collaboration with shared governance and constituent groups.
    • High level of proficiency with collaboration, strategic planning, and project development/management.
    • Record of successful achievement of enrollment and fund-raising goals.
    • Evidence of a collaborative, collegial, and equitable administrative style.
    • Demonstrated collaboration with shared governance and constituent groups.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until February 1st 2023.

Applications require a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, and a leadership philosophy statement.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualification:
    • Proficient in at least 2 languages


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