Monday, 15 December 2014 16:17

Job Position| Dean, College for Design & Social Inquiry


Florida Atlantic University announces an international search to recruit a new Dean
for the College for Design and Social Inquiry

Florida Atlantic University, a major public research and doctoral-degree granting institution, seeks a visionary and dynamic leader with an established record of excellence in research, teaching, and administration for the College for Design and Social Inquiry (CDSI).  The Dean will provide strategic leadership, foster excellence in research and teaching, strengthen academic programs, promote global visibility, continue the advancement of innovation and fund-raising, and increase the College’s financial resources.  FAU’s new administration is set on leading the university to national prominence and RU/VH status.

CDSI is a constellation of professional programs unique in American academia. Comprising the Schools of Architecture, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Social Work, and Urban and Regional Planning, it educates the professions that work toward establishing and maintaining safe, healthy, and sustainable communities. The College has its facilities across the fast growing metropolitan area of South Florida, which is not only the region that it serves, but also its lab for scholarly research and inquiry. It currently employs 161 staff and faculty members and offers thirteen majors at all levels of study to over 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students.

Florida Atlantic University is a vigorous, young public institution that is serving the most diverse student body in Florida’s State University System on six modern campuses stretching along more than 100 miles of the beautiful Atlantic coastline. Founded in 1961 and fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, FAU has grown to include 10 colleges that offer its 30,000 students more than 170 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Fields of study include the social sciences, the arts and humanities, medicine, nursing, science, engineering, business and education. Opportunities for research and scholarly inquiry are available to all students through the University’s recently introduced Distinction through Discovery initiative. FAU is deeply engaged in the life of its six-county service region, constantly expanding community partnerships and generating $6.3 billion annually in economic impact. For more information, please visit

Reporting directly to the University Provost, the Dean provides academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership to the College.  Candidates for the Dean’s position must hold a terminal degree in one of the disciplines of the College, or a closely related field, and have academic qualifications appropriate to the rank of full professor with tenure in a School within the College.

Application Process

While nominations and applications will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to apply online no later than January 5, 2015 to assure optimal consideration. Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official transcripts from their graduate institution directly to FAU. Degrees from outside the United States must be evaluated by an organization belonging to NACES. A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.

Please submit a letter of application, vita, transcripts, and the names and addresses of five references. All applicants must complete the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application form available online through the Office of Human Resources: Candidates for the Dean’s position should apply under position #990341. Transcripts for faculty positions must be an official copy scanned into an electronic format and attached to the application. Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to the application.
For additional information, visit the College’s website at

Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to the diversity of its workforce.

It should be noted that this search is being conducted in accordance with the “Sunshine” Law of the State of Florida


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