Dean, College of Fine and Applied Arts

first_imgN/A Typical physical demands of professional position within auniversity. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate inaccess to its educational programs and activities, or with respectto hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basisof race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity andexpression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,genetic information or sexual orientation. Required Qualifications for this position are asfollows:1. Earned terminal degree, including PhD, MFA or MID, in a fieldrepresented in the College of Fine and Applied Arts;2. Progressive administrative experience at the level of dean,associate dean, department chair or similar position;3. Distinguished record of scholarship/creative activity andteaching, and eligibility for a tenured appointment at the rank offull professor;4. Evidence of creating and fostering a diverse and inclusiveenvironment for students, faculty, and staff;5. Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and the abilityto interact effectively, decisively, and transparently withacademic leadership, faculty, students, staff, donors, and otherstakeholders important to the college in order to buildpartnerships inside and outside of the college;6. Dynamic team-building and leadership skills with evidence ofdeep appreciation of, and support for, shared governance;7. Demonstrated experience with recruiting, retaining andsupporting talented faculty and staff from underrepresentedpopulations;8. Commitment to supporting disciplinary and interdisciplinaryenvironments and curricula that lead to successful studentrecruitment, retention and graduation;9. Exceptional skills, experience, and evidence of success instrategic planning, fiscal planning, and resource management;and10. Successful experience in or demonstrated capacity forfundraising. We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of theentire university community, including alumni and officialuniversity governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports aninflux of broad and distinct ideas that increase learningopportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we workcollectively to achieve a just experience for all.We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and anequitable environment where all will know that they belong and aresafe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equityopportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the universitycommunity. AA/EEO Statement The College of Fine and Applied Arts is a dynamic and innovativegroup of seven academic departments, bringing together a variety ofperspectives, experiences and real-world education to provideunique opportunities for student success. Its departments includeApplied Design, Art, Communication, Military Science andLeadership, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Technology and theBuilt Environment, and Theatre and Dance. The college is thrivingand supports over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students, 219full and part-time faculty and 30 staff. We are also proud of ournearly 15,000 alumni from across the college. The Dean, whoserves as the academic leader of the college, will: Complete application consists of the following:1. A letter of interest that addresses how you meet the requiredqualifications as outlined in this announcement(Provide underRequired Document: Cover Letter / Letter of Interest);2. A statement describing your leadership philosophy(Provideunder Required Document: Statement of LeadershipPhilosophy);3. A statement that specifically addresses your commitment toinclusion and diversity and the ways your previous professionalexperience demonstrates your effectiveness in promoting a climateof success for a diverse community of faculty, staff, andstudents(Provide under Required Document: DiversityStatement);4. Updated CV(Provide under Required Document: CurriculumVitae);5. The names of at least three references with their job titles,institutions,and contact information(Please note: We will seek your approvalbefore we get in touch with your references at a later stage of thesearch process); and6. Unofficial copies of all transcripts(Official copies will berequired of the successful candidate)If you have any questions, please direct them to the Search Chairs:Marie Huff at [email protected] or Michael McKenzie [email protected] Description of University License/Certification Required Physical Demands of Position Minimum Qualifications More information is provided in the Job Opportunity Profile . Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue RidgeMountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as globalcitizens who understand and engage their responsibilities increating a sustainable future for all. The transformationalAppalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that bringspeople together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, andembrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in theUniversity of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers morethan 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Position TitleDean, College of Fine and Applied Arts Position Number004071 DepartmentCollege of Fine and Applied Arts – 265000 Special Instructions to Applicants Essential Duties and Responsibilities Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian Provide outstanding leadership to realize the vision andachieve the academic goals of the college;Support integrated strategic planning and institutionaleffectiveness initiatives;Oversee strategic directions, personnel, curricula, and budgetsfor the college;Advance and support diversity, equity, and inclusion across thecollege;Promote a climate of student success for a diverse community oflearners;Preside at meetings involving the faculty of the college andappoint ad hoc committees to study special problems affecting thecollege;Prepare periodic reports and keep the provost and executivevice chancellor fully informed of the state of affairs and needswithin the college;Engage departmental chairs and the council of the college infrequent appraisals of objectives, procedures, strengths,weaknesses of curricular programs;Collaborate with faculty in a climate of sharedgovernance;Coordinate the assignment of classroom space and facilitiesamong departments and plan for capital improvements; andCollaborate with other members of the Academic Affairs team toachieve university objectives. 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Police Have Seized 24.8 Tons of Cocaine So Far This Year in Bolivia

first_img Between January and October of this year, the Bolivian police seized a total of 24.8 tons of cocaine, between coca paste and powder cocaine, and 1,018 tons of marijuana, according to an official report issued by the government on 27 October. According to the report, given to AFP by the Deputy Ministry for Social Defense (the principal government office responsible for the fight against drugs), “22.1 tons of coca paste and 2.7 tons of powder cocaine” were seized in a total of “11,802 police operations” throughout the country. The deputy ministry emphasized that seizures through October are close to surpassing seizures in 2009, when 29 tons were confiscated, between coca paste and powder cocaine. The same report adds that 6,632 hectares planted with coca, the raw material for manufacturing cocaine, were eradicated between January and October, and the figure is expected to surpass 8,000 hectares by the end of the year. There are currently 30,500 hectares planted with coca in Bolivia, according to United Nations figures, of which only 12,000 are recognized as legal, for chewing the leaf, brewing an infusion with it, and using it in Aymara religious rituals. The United Nations has indicated that the South American country has the capacity to produce 113 tons of cocaine annually. Brazil is the principal destination for Bolivian drugs. By Dialogo October 29, 2010last_img read more