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Arcadia University
  • Position Number: 3869908
  • Location: Glenside, PA
  • Position Type: Deans - Fine and Applied Arts

Arcadia University invites applications for a Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences beginning in the summer of 2023.

The Dean will have a rich record of academic leadership and proven experience with institutional planning; fiscally responsible management practices; advocating for faculty; a commitment to combating anti-Black racism and promoting justice, equity, and inclusion; promoting the liberal arts to internal and external constituencies; building consensus and community; a commitment to global education and citizenship; academic and personal integrity; and enthusiasm to lead the College into the future.

Working in close collaboration with faculty, the Dean will chart a course for the College of Arts and Sciences within the University's mission, vision, and Strategic Plan, and be an advocate and effective ambassador for the Arts and Sciences. The Dean will directly oversee 10 department heads and 20 undergraduate and graduate program directors and coordinators, and has primary responsibility for fostering an integrative, collaborative, and dynamic College. As a member of the Provost's Cabinet, the Dean will work in partnership with other senior administrators and will report directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. As a globally-oriented institution, Arcadia seeks globally minded faculty, staff, and administrators. The Dean will be a creative and innovative leader and an accomplished scholar who has a demonstrated record of effective management, cross-unit collaborations, program development, and mentoring and inspiring faculty toward excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Our belief and experience is that there is strength in diversity and we are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and employees alike. We are a community built on varied experiences and perspectives that benefits from open-minded discussion and cultural humility. Guided by our University's values, we are committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we are working towards dismantling anti-Black racism/white supremacy and other forms of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and oppression. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. The successful candidate will demonstrate examples of ways they will incorporate our values in their work.

Application Instructions:

To receive priority consideration, interested candidates are encouraged to apply online through the Human Resources Portal at by February 24, 2023. Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • a cover letter, which should include a discussion of:

    • the applicant's ability to contribute to and enhance Arcadia's core tenets of Combating Anti-Black Racism (CABR); and Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI )

    • the applicant's experience with supporting the needs of faculty/departments and building consensus and community;

    • the applicant's familiarity with supporting and building globally-focused educational opportunities; and,

    • the applicant's fiscal planning and budget management skills and accomplishments;

  • a curriculum vitae;

  • a statement of teaching philosophy and/or leadership philosophy; and,

  • the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers for at least five references which may include administrators, faculty, and community leaders.

The candidate must have a terminal degree (or equivalent professional experience) and a demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship in a discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences. The successful candidate will have ideally achieved the rank of full professor, although those at the rank of associate professor may be considered. All offers of employment are conditional, based upon successful completion of a background check.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications and nominations starting February 24, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be submitted via email to

Arcadia University is a top-ranked master's university offering 65+ majors, minors, and pre-professional programs and serving almost 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students at its campuses in Glenside, PA and Christiana, DE. The University provides graduate and undergraduate students with global perspectives, integrated real-world learning, and cutting-edge research experiences. Arcadia has one of the oldest and largest campus-based study abroad operations in the country, serving thousands of students per year from hundreds of other colleges and universities, operating with more than 100 partners and centers around the world. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 13 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for eight consecutive years. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world.Through its communities of practice and commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and to combating anti-Black Racism, Arcadia continues to make significant progress in advancing this work. Learn more about our vibrant community

Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

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