About Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University invites applications for the position of Dean of the College of Art and Design. We seek applications from highly qualified nationally and internationally recognized scholars and professionals. The Dean reports directly to the Executive Vice President & Provost and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the college.
The LSU College of Art and Design is Louisiana’s foremost school for the fine arts, art history, and the design professions. The college houses the School of Architecture, the School of Art, the School of Interior Design, and the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. The college’s programs are nationally recognized and all departments have nationally award-winning faculty and students.
The Role of Dean of the College of Art and Design
Reporting to the Executive Vice President & Provost, the Dean is responsible for all operational aspects of the college, including the budget, instruction, research, hiring, personnel matters, and other matters directly involving the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Art & Design.
The dean will be the face of the College, engaging internally with other Deans and leadership across the institution to explore, develop and promote interdisciplinary opportunities, new programs and partnerships that advance the College and with the external community and alumni to identify opportunities for collaboration, financial support and student engagement. The dean will oversee a budget of nearly 9 million and total team of 27 staff and administrators.
The College of Art & Design (CoAD) plays an important role on LSU’s campus and in the broader Baton Rouge community, fostering an arts education ecosystem that benefits faculty, staff, students, and community members. The CoAD comprises the School of Architecture, School of Art, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, and School of Interior Design, which offer prospective students a broad selection of degree programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.
The College of Art & Design numbers over 1340 students, 110 faculty and professional staff, and is home to many renowned programs and endeavors, including those listed above, which are nationally recognized in their fields. The LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture is consistently ranked as one of the top three undergraduate landscape architecture programs in the U.S., and the landscape architecture graduate program is also highly ranked, according to DesignIntelligence, the leading journal of design professionals. As of 2023, landscape architecture has been designated a STEM degree by the U.S. federal government. LSU’s graphic design program ranked #1 in Louisiana, #9 in the South (top 6% of schools considered), #23 nationally among public schools and colleges (top 8%), by the Animation Career Review Graphic Design School Rankings. LSU houses the largest fine arts and art history programs in the state of Louisiana, and the competitive architecture program attracts aspiring architects regionally and nationally.
This is a full-time position that will be performed on-site in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Application materials include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Although applications will be welcomed until a new Dean is selected, for best consideration please submit materials no later than February 23, 2024. Please send all inquiries, nominations, and/or applications to the following address: LSUArtandDesignDean@storbecksearch.com.