Founding Dean for the College of Architecture, Art and Construction

Clemson University’s newly formed College of Architecture, Art and Construction (CAAC) is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader with a deep commitment to collaboration, creative and interdisciplinary research and education to serve as the Founding Dean. Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the dean will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, academic direction, and administrative oversight to advance the college’s mission of fostering innovation, creativity, and excellence in the fields of architecture, visual arts, construction science and related disciplines, in addition to fostering an environment that supports the university’s core values. The portfolio consists of a School of Architecture with centers in Genoa, Barcelona and Charleston, South Carolina; Landscape Architecture programs; Department of Art; The Nieri Department of Construction, Development, and Planning and nine centers and institutes. The college offers five undergraduate majors and ten graduate programs with over 800 undergraduates and 300 graduate students. Minimum qualifications for this position are a terminal degree and a distinguished record of achievements that would merit an appointment as professor with tenure in an academic program within the college, and an excellent record of academic leadership, administrative experience, and responsibilities. The successful candidate for dean will possess the following skills and attributes:
  • Strong commitment to scholarship
  • Advocacy on behalf of the disciplines and faculty, staff, and students in the college
  • Outstanding capacity to communicate and collaborate with multiple constituencies
  • Demonstrated ability to provide inspiring leadership for the college’s broad spectrum of academic activities
  • Develop an engaging vision for the future of the college
  • Proven record of recruiting and retaining faculty and staff
  • Dedication to the principles and practices of shared governance
  • Strong commitment to inclusive excellence
  • Strong fiscal and personnel management skills
  • Ability to enhance research
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining philanthropic support from individuals, foundations and corporations, and/or show a genuine enthusiasm to engage in fundraising including the skills to steward such philanthropic support
  Application Process: The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, complete CV, and list of five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted via Interfolio using the following link: Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until final candidates are identified.  It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to January 31, 2024.  Please direct any confidential inquiries, nominations or questions to the search firm assisting the University. Porsha L. Williams, Vice President Erin Raines, Senior Principal Parker Executive Search Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2875 Atlanta, GA 30328 770?804?1996 ext. 117 ||
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