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LINGUIST List 16.3288

Tue Nov 15 2005

Jobs: Modern Languages: Dean, Northern Arizona U

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        1.    Hayley Dierker, Modern Languages: Dean, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA

Message 1: Modern Languages: Dean, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA
Date: 14-Nov-2005
From: Hayley Dierker <Hayley.Dierkernau.edu>
Subject: Modern Languages: Dean, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA

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University or Organization: Northern Arizona University
Department: College of Arts and Letters
Job Rank: Dean
Specialty Areas: Modern Languages


Northern Arizona University (NAU) invites nominations and applications for
the position of Dean, College of Arts and Letters. We seek dynamic,
creative and strategic leadership for the College, recently formed by
joining the humanities departments with the fine and performing arts. The
Dean's leadership will further the integration of these programs into a
collaborative and energetic enterprise supporting the university's vision
of student engagement with faculty and the community. The College of Arts
and Letters is one of six academic colleges at Northern Arizona University,
and has over 200 faculty and staff. The college provides instruction in
core subjects through the departments of English; History; Humanities,
Arts, and Religion; Modern Languages; Philosophy; Theatre; the School of
Art; and the School of Music. The college also administers numerous
interdisciplinary programs and centers devoted to research and outreach to
the community (see our website, http://www.cal.nau.edu/).

The college has over 1500 undergraduate and nearly 300 graduate majors, as
well as a strong service mission in NAU's liberal studies and other
curricular programs. We offer 46 undergraduate majors, master's degrees in
17 areas and two Ph.D. programs (History and Applied Linguistics). We have
a strong teacher preparation degree, post-degree and master's programs
across the disciplines. We are strongly committed to fostering scholarship
and creative activity. We also participate widely in NAU's statewide
delivery of instruction at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean provides college leadership for
instructional, budgetary, personnel, research and curricular matters and is
responsible for university procedures and policies at the college level.
The Dean is actively engaged in development and fundraising, and in
furthering partnerships with community and arts organizations. The Dean is
also responsible for the oversight and management of public performance and
exhibition facilities.

Qualifications Required

We seek an innovative, visionary and creative academic leader of integrity.
The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate or terminal degree
in a discipline within the college's areas of responsibility, and an
academic record commensurate with appointment as Full Professor with
tenure. S/he will possess a minimum of three years of administrative
experience and a successful academic/scholarly/creative activity record of

The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of and/or
experience in many of the following areas:

- Leadership and administrative responsibility for academic programs,
faculty, staff, students, and facilities in one or more of the disciplines
represented in the college
- Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, budgeting and personnel
- Leadership, creativity, and ability in fund raising and advancement
activities and in generating extramural funding for instructional,
research, and public service programs
- Experience with promoting diversity and a demonstrated commitment to
working effectively in a multicultural environment
- Demonstrable understanding of the complexities of representing the
interests of both the arts and humanities
- Commitment to the importance of recruiting, teaching, advising, and
retaining students
- Commitment to promoting and supporting the scholarly and creative
activities in the various disciplines of the college
- Experience with distance learning and/or the use of technology in
teaching and program delivery
- Demonstrated success in fostering a collegial, collaborative environment
with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and the community.

Address for Applications

CAL Dean Search Committee
Office of the Provost
PO Box 4120
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4120

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Hayley Dierker
Email: Hayley.Dierkernau.edu
Phone: 928-523-3719
Fax: 928-523-2344
Website: http://www.nau.edu/

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