Senior associate dean for VCUarts
About the Role
Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts (VCUarts) is seeking a seasoned administrative leader with faculty rank to assume a broad portfolio that supports a vibrant academic environment. Reporting directly to the VCUarts Dean & Special Assistant to the Provost for VCUarts Qatar, the Senior Associate Dean acts as a chief of staff as well as the Dean’s key advisor and strategic partner. The Senior Associate Dean must be able to prioritize, execute, and follow through on senior-level matters and initiatives related to recruitment and admissions, Finance, Human Resources, Facilities/Operations and Information Technology. This person will streamline the leadership teams’ collaborative work to ensure the best outcomes when implementing the vision and priorities of the Dean and VCUarts. Besides providing oversight on the Richmond campus, this position will liaise with the leadership at VCUarts Qatar in order to ensure effective management and operations of that campus.
How to apply
VCU’s Executive Search Team is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU job portal located at the link below:
Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Tanya-Lee Giscombe. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected.
Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:
Tanya-Lee Giscombe @ firstname.lastname@example.org
With a total student population of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the capital city of Richmond, VA. The VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital and is home to VCU Medical Center, the #1 ranked medical center in the Richmond metropolitan area with the only Level I trauma center in central Virginia. Together they make VCU the largest employer in the city of Richmond (22,888 including VCU and VCU Health employees).
Founded in 1838 and currently belonging to the elite group of R1 – Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification, VCU enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries. Students choose from 59 undergraduate, 69 master’s, 42 doctoral programs, three first-professional programs and 44 certificate programs offered by 11 schools and three colleges. With two main campuses on 173 acres in the historic downtown area, as well as satellite campuses located across the state and internationally, VCU boasts a diverse campus community, including approximately 43 percent of the student body identifying as minority, as well as an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 500 student clubs and organizations.
One of the largest academic health centers in the nation with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square, VCU Health System also maintains over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city, including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. In addition to VCU Medical Center, the $3.2 billion health system includes Community Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the Virginia Premier Health Plan (a 220,000-member non-profit Managed Care Organization), and the MCV Physicians (a faculty practice plan with more than 700 members and 770 residents and fellows).
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