Academic Affairs, Education, Higher Education

Dean of the School of Art

  • University of the Arts
  • Philadelphia, PA

This position has been filled.

University of the Arts seeks a visionary, imaginative, and collaborative leader to join its team as dean of the School of Art. Sensitive to the needs and horizons of creative practices, the dean will have the opportunity to lead and reimagine a School of Art in the heart of Philadelphia – one of the nation’s largest and thriving arts communities. The dean will strategically develop and deliver innovative programs within the field of art that are reflective of and relevant to the world in which we live and the students we serve. Partnering with the other school deans at UArts and senior leaders, they will continually seek to affirm the value of an arts-based education, and in turn, continually refine and transform our programs to advance human creativity.

Reporting to the vice president of academic affairs, the dean serves as the School of Art’s chief academic, creative, and administrative officer, and joins the council of deans team comprising the heads of the University’s six schools in art, dance, design, film, music, and theater; the division of graduate and professional studies; and the director of Critical Studies, the University’s general education unit. This interdisciplinary context for the study and advancement of creativity is a critical part of the fabric of UArts and the success of our students. The School of Art dean is a thought leader with a deep and abiding belief in the arts to initiate new movements, imaginative futures, and urgencies within our world.

For best consideration, please send all nominations, inquiries, and applications, in confidence, to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director
DeMethra LaSha Bradley, Managing Associate
Holly Jackson, Managing Associate
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