Executive Administrative Dean - School of Arts and Sciences-18001039
January 22, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Executive Administrative Dean - School of Arts and Sciences-18001039 Description
Tufts University, one of the premier universities in the United States, invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Administrative Dean (EAD), School of Arts & Sciences.
The Executive Administrative Dean
Reporting to the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Executive Administrative Dean (EAD) is the chief administrator for the School of Arts & Sciences, and the lead administrative representative of the School at the University-level. The EAD is responsible for the alignment and effective use of the university's resources allocated to the School, including personnel, budgets, technology, and facilities. The EAD will be responsible for strategic planning and assessment; financial management and oversight; space planning; school-based technology and development and management of income-generating activities. The EAD will serve as the chief administrative liaison to all central University administration functions and will supervise a staff of three. Working closely and in concert with the Dean of A&S, the EAD will be an innovative and entrepreneurial change leader and a constructive bridge builder among Tufts' schools and affiliates on the Medford campus and beyond. The EAD will work closely and collaboratively with the School of Engineering's senior staff.
About the School of Arts & Sciences
Tufts' largest school, the School of Arts and Sciences, is committed to intellectual and artistic engagement through a liberal arts tradition that prepares all of our students for a lifetime of learning.
Located on the Medford/Somerville campus, the School is just five miles outside of Boston, a vibrant city known for its historic sites and cultural resources. The addition of the School of Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), which is part of Arts and Sciences, adds a fourth Tufts location, in Boston.
Through a broad and comprehensive curriculum, students choose from among more than 70 undergraduate degree programs. Our liberal arts core is founded on dynamic learning, research, and creative partnerships between faculty and students who think deeply and shape ideas together. An emphasis on active learning leads Tufts students to become thoughtful and expert practitioners in their professions and leaders in their local and global communities.
The School of Arts and Sciences is committed to intellectual and artistic engagement through a liberal arts tradition that prepares all of our students for a lifetime of learning.
Tufts fosters a culture of academic rigor and inspired scholarship in a range of fields, from life sciences to literature. The majority of courses are taught by full-time professors, most of whom hold a Ph.D. and many of whom are practicing professionals in their fields. The university strives to foster personal relationships between students and faculty, encouraging individual attention in both the classroom and research settings.
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA) is a distinctive studio art school borne of a unique proposition – an alliance of a major museum, a top-ranked research university, and the oldest art school in the country. Founded in 1876, the school was conceived at the same time as the Museum of Fine Arts itself, as the crucial second part of a mission to educate through the arts. In 1945, SMFA began granting accredited degrees through a partnership with Tufts University, a relationship that continued until June 30, 2016, at which time the school was formally acquired by Tufts.
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, embedded in the School of Arts and Sciences, brings to bear all the resources of Tufts University—a vibrant research institution with a rigorous intellectual culture. We offer more than 22 doctoral programs and 30 master's degree programs – from Art History to Physics – and opportunities to teach and mentor some of the brightest undergraduates in the country.
Our faculty members are committed to the success of our students and offer complete professional preparation. Through coursework, mentoring, publishing, fieldwork, and independent research, our graduate students enter their careers in academia, government, industry, and non-profits positioned to apply what they've learned.
Founded in 1852, Tufts University is a private, coeducational research university with an enrollment of approximately 10,800 graduate and undergraduate students. Tufts' 1,400 faculty and 3,100 staff serve in nine schools: Arts and Sciences; Engineering; Medicine; Dental Medicine; the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition, Science & Policy; the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences; the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine; and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.
Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence, combining outstanding teaching and a student-centric experience with the capabilities of a doctorate-granting institution. Tufts' reputation has been recognized in many ways, one of which is its Carnegie classification as a Research University of Very High activity (RU/VH). Tufts offers extensive and highly regarded programs in liberal arts, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, global studies, and engineering that draw outstanding students with the highest academic achievement and standing from around the world.
BA/BS is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
A minimum of 10 years significant experience and knowledge of academic or like institutional finance and administration with successful and demonstrable record of overseeing budgets/funding, workforce planning, and space allocation/renovations.
Demonstrated strategic and operational planning and management skills.
Solid track record of managing progressive organizational change.
Superior communication and interpersonal skills with proven negotiation and conflict management abilities.
Proven ability to interact with faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders at all levels and backgrounds.
Applicants may apply Via Tufts' Career Center at http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu. Any questions may be addressed to Ms. Marika Francis, Human Resources at email@example.com.
Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see Tufts University non-discrimination statement.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.