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Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, the heart of Duke University, seeks nominations and applications for the position of Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs. Reporting directly to the Dean, the Vice Dean serves as a key advisor to the Dean and is responsible for leading efforts to support faculty and faculty leadership within Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. The Vice Dean will be a vital partner to academic and administrative leaders; they will provide senior-level administrative leadership for the College, modeling the highest level of excellence, equity, proactivity, support for diversity, inclusion, and civility, and understanding about the College in the context of the larger University. The Vice Dean should also demonstrate an ability to lead with trust and transparency, work collaboratively with key groups of faculty, staff, and students across the College, and provide forward-thinking strategic counsel on confidential personnel matters. The Vice Dean is envisioned as a non-tenure track role and a full-time administrative position.
This is a unique opportunity for an established higher education professional committed to developing and mentoring faculty at one of the premier universities in the country. Trinity College has made developing faculty leaders a key priority, and the next Vice Dean will have the opportunity and resources to create an exciting vision for the future of faculty affairs at Duke. The Vice Dean will inherit a successful foundation built by outgoing Vice Dean Kevin Moore, a renowned political scientist and researcher, who served in the role for fourteen years. As a crucial collaborator and partner to the Dean and a key voice on the senior leadership team, the Vice Dean plays a central role in bringing the best faculty to Duke and supporting their success.
The successful candidate will be a thoughtful, service-focused, and collaborative leader with a deep appreciation for the breadth of liberal arts disciplines. The successful candidate will possess integrity, energy, empathy, and be a collaborative, transparent communicator. The Vice Dean will also be highly organized and genuinely enjoy creating effective systems and processes.
The executive search firm of Isaacson, Miller has been retained to assist the search committee. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, in strictest confidence, to:
Keight Tucker Kennedy, Partner
Shalini Uppu, Senior Associate
Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.