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Elon University seeks an exceptional academic leader to serve as Dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences.

Elon University is a top-ranked comprehensive university that is widely recognized as a leader in student engagement and experiential learning. The academic program is distinguished by a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences combined with outstanding professional programs.

The University is situated in central North Carolina midway between North Carolina’s Triad and the Research Triangle. Elon’s historic 620-acre campus is designated as a botanical garden and has been cited as one of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses.

The Elon community is characterized by a strong student- and learning-centered mission, a commitment to excellent teaching and a spirit of innovation. In its 2014 "America's Best Colleges" guide, U.S. News & World Report ranks Elon #1 among Southern Regional Universities and one of the nation's top colleges and universities "with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching"; Elon is the only university recognized for excellence in seven of eight programs that "Focus on Student Success." Newsweek names Elon "The Leader in Engaged Learning."

The University includes more than 390 full-time faculty members and 5,600 undergraduate and 700 graduate students from 47 states, the District of Columbia, and 49 other nations. The University has six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located in downtown Greensboro. Elon offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and six graduate programs. The University sends more students to study abroad than any other master's-level university in the nation, and the core curriculum includes a strong global focus.

Founded in 1889, Elon University has held its core values constant throughout its history: close working relationships between faculty and students, a culture that supports constant innovation, and a strong sense of community. Daily events, social gatherings, and sidewalk conversations are the hallmarks of this friendly and welcoming academic community.

The Dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College, reporting directly to the provost. The Dean leads a college of 19 departments, more than 20 programs, and nearly 235 full-time faculty members who are dedicated teacher-scholar-mentors. The College, which shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, graduates approximately 670 arts and sciences majors annually and also provides the common core curriculum for all of Elon University’s undergraduate students.

Elon seeks candidates who have a demonstrated ability to support and promote a rigorous academic environment in which diversity, in all its forms, is valued and incorporated in the full range of activities.

We invite inquiries, nominations, and applications. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit application materials by March 7, 2014.

Candidates should provide a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications described in this leadership profile, and a resume to Elon’s Witt/Kieffer consultants, Alice R. Miller and Karen L. Goldstein, at ElonDeanAS@wittkieffer.com. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. The consultants can be reached by calling 678-302-1565.

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Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.