Developing Science Globally
Developing Science Globally

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

The dean provides leadership and vision for the college, which currently offers 39 undergraduate majors (10 of which can also be completed with licensure), three combined baccalaureate/master’s degree programs, 15 master’s degree programs, a Ph.D. program in marine biology, 51 disciplinary and interdisciplinary minors, two undergraduate and three graduate certificate programs, five post-baccalaureate programs, and four joint programs in engineering. The dean oversees curriculum and program development, accreditation and assessment, faculty and staff matters, budget administration, academic facilities planning and use, strategic planning for the College, and fundraising and resource development initiatives.
The College of Arts and Sciences, UNCW’s largest academic unit, employs 439 full-time and 135 part-time faculty members and 54 support staff. The college awards approximately 70% of the university’s academic credits. Three associate deans, one budget officer, three executive assistants, and a Director of Assessment currently assist the dean.


An earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited university in one of the arts or sciences disciplines
An academic record of achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to appointment in a CAS academic department at the rank of full professor with tenure
At least five years of academic administrative experience at the level of department chair or above
Knowledge of key academic issues in the arts and sciences and the value of a liberal arts education
Experience in curriculum development and a demonstrated appreciation for the use of innovative educational technologies in the delivery of courses and curricula
Experience in supporting undergraduate and graduate education
Experience in or strong knowledge of grant and contract activity
Demonstrated ability to advocate for and balance needs of diverse programs and departments
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
An appreciation for shared governance and a consultative leadership style
Proven success in recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and staff
Effective budget and personnel management, particularly in times of shifting resources
Commitment to civic engagement and substantive community partnerships
A record of success in fundraising and advancement activities


University of North Carolina Wilmington
City: Wilmington
Country: United States

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Apply for this Position

Screening of applications will begin October 18, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application addressing the position qualifications and describing administrative philosophy and a current curriculum vitae should be sent via the online application process available on the Web at – not e-mailed or mailed. MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are strongly preferred.

For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jennifer Coombs at 910-962-3196 or Finalists will be contacted for the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of five professional references.

Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release.

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