Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

  • Florida State University, College of Fine Arts
  • Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Jan 27, 2020
Full time   Architecture Art & Art History Design (all areas) Theatre & Dance Deans & Directors

Job Description

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will provide vision and oversight for all academic programs and accreditations for the College of Fine Arts. This position will be responsible for providing data management, assistance with university reports, operational management and policy direction.

Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs serves as an integral member of The College of Fine Arts Leadership Team working collaboratively with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and departmental chairs. Additionally, s/he oversees all accreditation and University program review processes for the College.  These duties would include writing of the accreditation study for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and providing consultation and advice as a liaison for other accrediting activities in Theatre, Dance and Interior Architecture and Design. This position will also be responsible for oversight of compliance related reporting, including Institutional Effectiveness.

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs participates in strategic planning, policy development, and program accreditations for all academic units within The College of Fine Arts. In effectively doing so, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is responsible for improving academic quality, expanding programmatic options, and evaluating course curriculum. The Associate Dean ensures integrity, quality and transparency that govern the undergraduate and graduate curriculum while fostering an innovated teaching and learning environment conducive to academic excellence. As a leader, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs supports the exploration of new programs and identifies dynamic opportunities to advance the mission set forth by the College and serves as the chair of the College Curriculum Committee. 

The Associate Dean works with the College's Media & Communications staff providing management, oversight, and administrative direction for communication services related to academic programs within the College.

This position represents the College on the Council of Assistant and Associate Deans, the Council of Associate Deans for Research, and other committees as determined by the Dean. The Associate Dean is often called upon to represent the College and the Dean within the University as well as with external organizations, donors, patrons and various institutions.

This is a 12-month faculty position; rank is dependent upon on qualifications and experience for a minimum appointment at Associate rank.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Knowledge of the disciplines and programs represented in the College
  • Evidence of success with student enrollment growth and management
  • Proven ability to develop and foster good relationships with both internal campus stakeholders as well as external audiences such as local and state government
  • Experience with development of policy


Required Qualifications

  • Experience with developing, coordinating, and assessing academic programs
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Terminal degree and five years of experience in academic leadership
  • Degree in the Arts or related disciplines
  • Experience in accreditation process with agencies/bodies such as NASAD
  • Achievement in the criteria required for a faculty appointment with tenure and rank

Application Details

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Prospective candidates must apply to the position (job#46526) through Florida State University

Inquires may be sent to: Adam Jolles, Committee Chair and Chair of Art History (

Final candidates must submit three (3) letters of recommendation to the committee for review.



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Application Deadline

Open until filled