LINGUIST List 9.1386

Tue Oct 6 1998

Jobs: Dean of College of Liberal Arts U of SC

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  1. Stanley Dubinsky, Position opening: Dean of College of Liberal Arts, U of SC

Message 1: Position opening: Dean of College of Liberal Arts, U of SC

Date: Mon, 05 Oct 98 16:49:05 EDT
From: Stanley Dubinsky <DUBINSKVM.SC.EDU>
Subject: Position opening: Dean of College of Liberal Arts, U of SC

Please respond directly to the address listed at the bottom:

College of Liberal Arts
University of South Carolina-Columbia

The University of South Carolina, Columbia, invites applications and
nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

The Dean provides leadership and focus for the teaching, research, and
service missions of the College, represents the College to a wide range
of campus and professional constituencies, and administers the College's
activities and budget. The dean serves on the Council of Academic Deans
and reports to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
The College is the largest college in the University. It is committed
to strong teaching, research, and scholarship. It consists of eighteen
academic Departments and ten interdepartmental programs in the humanities,
social sciences and fine arts. The College provides excellent general
education to all students on the Columbia campus. It offers outstanding
degree programs at the bachelors, masters and doctoral level while
sustaining a strong and diverse faculty engaged in significant scholarship
and artistic activity. Approximately 4,050 undergraduate students and
1,250 graduate students are pursuing degrees in programs offered in the
College. The College has 315 tenure-track faculty active in teaching and

The University, founded in 1801, is the flagship campus of an eight-campus,
fully accredited, statesupported system. The University of South Carolina
Columbia has strong undergraduate and graduate programs and highly regarded
professional schools. The University aspires to membership in the
Association of American Universities. Over 26,000 students are enrolled on
the Columbia campus, and more than 40,000 are enrolled throughout the system.

The City of Columbia is a progressive, Southern state capital with a broad
ethnic and racial background and population of nearly half a million. It
is a center of financial and industrial development in the state and has a
rich and diverse history. Columbia offers a broad range of cultural and
recreational outlets, and it is home to five other institutions of higher
learning in addition to the University.

The Qualifications of the successful candidate should include:

A record of achievement commensurate with appointment as a tenured full
professor in one of the College's departments;

A clear commitment to academic excellence in undergraduate education,
graduate education, and scholarly research;

Proven administrative experience, a high standard of professional integrity,
and a strong sense of professional ethics;

A strong commitment to the liberal arts as central to higher education;

Ability to lead the College in developing a dynamic vision of its future,
in defining and carrying out its mission, and in communicating effectively
with students, faculty, alumni, external funding agencies, and other
decision-making bodies;

A demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and equal opportunity;

A willingness to participate in the current capital campaign.

Applications and Nominations are invited for the position to be available
on July 1, 1999. Salary fully competitive. The Committee will begin
reviewing applications and nominations immediately. Applicants should send
a letter of application, a complete resume, and names of three references.
Applications and nominations should be sent to: Chair, Liberal Arts Dean
Search Committee, Office of the Provost, 102 Osborne Administration
Building, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. Phone:
(803) 777-2930; FAX: (803) 777-9502; EMAIL:Dr. Bruce Coull, Chair.
Additional information may be obtained about the College.

The University of South Carolina is an equal opportunity employer
and specifically invites and encourages applications from women and
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