Administrative for Butler University
Indianapolis, Indiana

posted on November 21, 2017

job posting:

Butler University invites nominations and applications for a visionary, student-centered leader to serve as Dean of the College of Communication. The Dean reports to the Provost and provides strategic leadership for the College. The College of Communication prepares students for success in the digital age and in a global society. The curricular structure reflects the centrality of communication as a basic human right in society. Students learn to analyze, synthesize, speak, write, and create meaningful, socially responsible messages across dynamic communication contexts and media platforms. The College’s innovative, experiential approach to discipline-based education ensures that graduates can excel in their chosen professions or post-graduate study. The strong grounding in liberal arts ensures that graduates are well prepared for civic engagement and to provide leadership in their careers and communities. For a complete position profile and list of qualifications, please visit: Responsibilities of the next Dean include, but are not limited to: • Providing strategic and visionary leadership of the College; • Engaging faculty, staff, students, and other constituents in discussions concerning the mission, values, and future of the College; • Managing the budget of the College and identifying resources that will help maintain and further develop excellent programs; • Leading across a diverse set of professional, social science, and humanities-based programs; • Fostering a collegial atmosphere within the College; • Encouraging collaboration among departments within the College, between the College and University, and with partner organizations in Indianapolis; • Supporting student participation in experiential learning and internships that enhance the learning experience; • Promoting the College’s unique curricular and co-curricular opportunities; • Fostering an atmosphere of inclusion and enhancing diversity in the College; • Enhancing the College’s commitment to internalization of faculty, students, curriculum, and the student experience; • Working collaboratively with the University’s Enrollment Management Division to support recruitment efforts that help the College and University meet its enrollment goals; • Working with University Advancement to develop relationships and solicit funds with current and prospective donors, including alumni, friends, parents, corporations, and foundations; and • Working effectively with the University’s senior leadership team and being an advocate for both the College and the overall good of the institution. The successful candidate should possess the following skills and qualifications: • A terminal degree in a discipline appropriate to the College; • A record of impactful scholarship; • Significant experience leading, managing, and mentoring faculty and staff; • A leadership style that is transparent and embraces shared governance; • A commitment to advancing interdisciplinary collaboration and the ability to promote and support the wide range of disciplines within the College; • A track record of enhancing student success and learning outcomes; • Demonstrated experience developing experiential learning and internship opportunities for students; • Support for innovative partnerships and initiatives which enhance the visibility of the College; • Demonstrated commitment to issues related to diversity, inclusion, social justice, and internationalization; • Ability to contribute actively in recruitment activities and enrollment initiatives; • Prior work with the strategic planning process, including development and execution; • Current knowledge of 21st century trends, challenges, and opportunities in the fields of communication and mass communication in a rapidly changing media world; • Demonstrated experience effectively managing resources; • Ability to identify resources that will help advance the mission of the College; • Experience working with external stakeholders, which may include alumni, donors, industry, government, and community partners; • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and • The ability to work effectively with members of the University’s Executive Council, the Provost’s Advisory Council, the Faculty Senate, and the Staff Assembly to enhance the overall quality of the institution.

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