The University of Kentucky (, the flagship institution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the state’s land-grant university, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Fine Arts.

The Dean is the College’s chief executive and academic leader, reports to the Provost and serves as a member of the Deans’ Council. The successful candidate will have proven leadership and administrative abilities, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and creative activity, a track record of fundraising, sound fiscal management and strong and effective advocacy for the arts internal and external to the university. The candidate must have the ability to think innovatively and entrepreneurially while building consensus for new initiatives and ideas. The candidate must have an appreciation for the various missions of the College’s disciplines and programs and a commitment to affirmative action and diversity in higher education. While respecting its differing professional, scholarly and creative perspectives, the successful candidate will provide a vision and nourish common goals for the College and strengthen a positive collegial environment. The successful candidate is expected to possess a terminal degree in an arts-related field, as well as a distinguished record of teaching, research, creative activity and service.

To apply, candidates should provide a resume/CV, letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile and the names and contact information of five references. To view the leadership profile, please visit References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via email to University of Kentucky’s consultants Lucy A. Leske, Ann Yates and Melissa Fincher, UKDeanCollegeFineArts -at-  

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