Dean, Division of Communication and Creative Media
Champlain College, a private, independent,
entrepreneurial, teaching institution that is considered a national leader in
educating today’s students to become skilled practitioners, effective
professionals and global citizens, seeks an innovative and accomplished
academic leader to become its next dean of the Division of Communication and
Creative Media (CCM).
Founded in 1878, Champlain offers professionally
focused master's, bachelor's and associate's degree programs and professional
certificates on campus, online and abroad. The college enrolls over 2,100
undergraduate and 440 graduate students in a diverse array of leading edge
programs. Champlain’s reputation for a transformative educational experience
earned it a coveted spot in The Princeton
Review’s “The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition.” Annually, editors at U.S. News and World Report rank it in
the top tier of Regional Colleges in the North and named it a “Top
Up-and-Coming School” in 2010. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News’ “America’s
Best Colleges”, the college ranked in the top 15 Regional Colleges in the
This past year, Champlain experienced an
increase of 70 percent in the number of applicants to the college resulting in
an incoming Class of 2016 that numbered more than 600. The average SAT combined
score of enrolled freshmen was 32 points higher than in 2011.
Located in idyllic Burlington, Vermont, perennially
ranked as one of America’s most exciting small cities, the campus enjoys views
of New York’s Adirondack Mountains from its picturesque setting overlooking
Lake Champlain. Champlain’s campus is beautiful, well-maintained and engineered
for sustainability. Its new student welcome and admissions center is one of three
buildings in Vermont to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, the highest green
certification obtainable. In April, The
Princeton Review recognized Champlain College as one of 322 Green Colleges
for its commitment to sustainability throughout campus.
Champlain is accredited by the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges.
The college seeks a dean for its Division of
Communication and Creative Media (CCM), an accomplished, energetic and engaging
academic leader, committed to innovative curriculum and student success, with
the ability to inspire and motivate faculty. Qualified candidates will possess
a doctorate or an equivalent terminal degree in a relevant discipline, an
outstanding portfolio of teaching, research or practice, and service that will
warrant appointment to the rank of full professor. This is an exceptional
opportunity for individuals with the drive, skill and administrative expertise
to bring creative leadership to the organization and to play a meaningful role
in shaping its future.
Reporting to the provost, the dean will serve as
the chief academic and administrative leader of the CCM division, working in
close collaboration with the provost, senior administrators and other deans to
pursue common interests in support of the college’s overall institutional
priorities. The dean will be responsible for implementing the division’s
strategic plan and developing a strategy, through engaged dialogue with the
faculty within the division, to identify priorities and appropriate directions for
future growth, innovation and change. The new dean will focus on enhancing the
overall excellence of the division, including ensuring the continued academic
success of students and placing a high priority on the recruitment and
retention of a distinguished faculty at all levels, promoting excellence as
well as diversity in all its programs. The CCM division
is comprised of 22 full-time faculty and enrolls more than 800 students.
information about the Division of Communication and Creative Media can be found at: http://www.champlain.edu/undergraduate-studies/majors-and-programs/academic-divisions/division-of-communication-and-creative-media-x14424.html
expressions of interest and applications are invited. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled, with the goal that the new dean will take office in July,
2013. To apply, please submit via email a letter of interest, a current
curriculum vita and the names of five references (who will not be contacted
Word or pdf
documents preferred. All correspondence will be treated as confidential.
Inquiries by phone for the search for the Dean of Communication and Creative
Media should be directed to Champlain’s Witt/Kieffer consultants, Jane Courson
at (508) 257-0109 or Mary Elizabeth Taylor at (212) 686-2676.
Champlain College is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer, and it seeks candidates who are committed to the highest
standards of scholarship and professional activities and to the development of
a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.
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