Dean of the College of Arts and Media – Marshall University

Marshall University seeks an outstanding and experienced leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Arts and Media. The next Dean will be an innovative, dynamic, and transformative leader who will be a change agent in bringing the college to the next level as it builds upon its past strengths and develop its vision for a future in support of its students and its region.

With vibrant programs, the College of Arts and Media offers professional, discipline-based training within a broad learning context. The college has 50 faculty and 402 students (as of fall 2021) spread across four schools: the School of Art and Design, the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre and Dance.

The Dean, who reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, provides visionary and strategic leadership for the college and oversees its academic, personnel, financial, and administrative affairs. The ideal candidate must have a deep understanding of the broad range of diverse programs within the College of Arts and Media and a strong commitment to advocating for the arts; experience cultivating and strengthening relationships with alumni and the community; effective team-building skills; strong leadership working with grants, centers, clusters, projects, and other collaborations; and a laser focus on growing enrollments, retention, and student success through participating in campus-wide and college-level strategic enrollment management.

Marshall University is a public comprehensive research university with a rich history as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in West Virginia. Marshall advances the public good through innovative, accredited educational programs. The university achieved Doctoral University, High Research Activity, R2 status in 2018 and offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. Marshall University is situated in a region of great natural beauty. Huntington is nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountain region, with the Ohio River bordering the city on the north, and is surrounded by a variety of state and national forests and parks. To learn more about Marshall University and the College of Arts and Media, prospective candidates and nominators are encouraged to visit the university’s website at and the college’s website at

More information about this opportunity can be found at:

Nominations and Applications

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by December 23, 2022. The search will continue until a new Dean is appointed. To apply for the Dean of the College of Arts and Media position, candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A curriculum vitae or resume;
  • A letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities in the position profile; and
  • Contact information for five professional references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).

Application materials (Word or PDF) should be sent to:

Nominations and expressions of interest are encouraged. Please direct them to: or to one of the consultants listed below:

Dr. Carlos Hernandez, Executive Search Consultant

Dr. Lynn DellaPietra, Executive Search Associate

Marshall University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.