San Francisco State University (SFSU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Liberal and Creative Arts. The new Dean will provide visionary, inclusive, and ethical leadership to advance the College as it inspires the next generation of thinkers, makers and doers, and provides access to an excellent education for students of all backgrounds. Ideally, the new Dean will take office by July 1, 2023.
As the largest of the University’s six colleges, the College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA) provides unique opportunities for specialized focus, collaboration, interdisciplinary learning, and multidisciplinary pursuits in the liberal arts, humanities, creative arts, performing arts, and social sciences. The College of Liberal & Creative Arts is composed of 21 academic departments and schools in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and nine research centers and institutes. The College offers 33 B.A. and B.S. degrees, 27 M.A. degrees, and has a highly diverse student population of 7,400 majors, minors and graduate students, in addition to supporting much of the University’s general education program. As the largest College in the university, LCA has over 250 tenured and tenure-track faculty, over 300 full- and part-time lecturer faculty, and over 90 staff. College faculty and staff are located primarily in four buildings, including the University’s newest academic building, the George and Judy Marcus Hall for the Liberal & Creative Arts. The College supports a thriving undergraduate research program, a generously funded faculty research program, and provides extensive cultural offerings to the campus and community at large. For more information on the College, please visit http://lca.sfsu.edu/.
Located in one of the world’s most vibrant and beautiful cities, San Francisco State University is a recognized leader in addressing issues both global and close to home. Home to the nation’s first College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State has a longstanding commitment to inclusiveness and social justice as expressed every day through university programs, initiatives and services. Nearly 30,000 students enroll at the University each year, and its more than 253,000 graduates have contributed to the economic, cultural, and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond. Through them — and more than 1,700 world-class faculty members — SF State proudly embraces its legacy of academic excellence, community engagement and commitment to social justice. The campuses of San Francisco State University on the San Francisco Peninsula and North Bay are located within the occupied territories of the Ramaytush Ohlone and the Coastal Miwok (who, along with the Southern Pomo, are organized as the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria).
For qualifications and more information about the Dean of the College of Liberal and Creative Arts position, see the full profile on this site.
The search for San Francisco State University’s next Dean of Liberal and Creative Arts is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to: https://academicsearch.org/open-searches-public/ and scroll to San Francisco State University. The anticipated salary range is $190,000 to $230,000 annually.
Priority consideration will be given to materials received by February 27, 2023. To apply a candidate should submit: 1) a letter of intent addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements; 2) a current CV/resume; and 3) contact information for at least five professional references, including email addresses and a brief note of the candidate’s working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate and at a later stage in the search. See the full profile before submitting an application.
Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with one of the senior consultants: Dr. Cynthia M. Patterson at Cynthia.Patterson@academicsearch.org or Dr. Maria Thompson at Maria.Thompson@academicsearch.org.
San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.