Dean Search

The Opportunity:

The College of Charleston, a nationally recognized, public, liberal arts and sciences university, seeks a proven collaborative leader and accomplished administrator to serve as Dean of the School of the Arts (SOTA). This scholar of the arts will support student and faculty success, advance academic excellence, value a liberal arts and sciences education, and actively engage with the students, faculty, staff, and community. The preferred start date is July 1, 2023. View the comprehensive position profile.

For more information about SOTA’s mission, vision, and strategic plan, please view sota-strategic-plan.pdf.


Search Timeline:

January 8, 2023: Posting of position profile, as part of a nationwide search

February 25, 2023: Best Consideration Date

March 14, 2023: Review of resumes

March 20, 2023: Zoom interviews with SOTA Dean candidates begin.

March 24, 2023: Zoom interviews with SOTA Dean candidates conclude.

April 2023: Finalist on-campus interviews


Application and Nomination Process:

Confidential inquiries are welcomed, and nominations are invited.


1. Application packet must include:

  1. Cover letter that describes strengths, skills, and knowledge that will benefit this position.
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. At least five professional references with full contact information, including email address. (References will not be contacted without applicant’s consent.)

2. Submit application packet to by February 25, 2023, for best consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Submit nominations to with complete contact information, including email address, of the nominee.


Members of the Search Committee:

  • John White, Dean of College Libraries (Search Committee Chair)
  • Nakeisha Daniel, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Brigit Ferguson, Instructor, Art and Architectural History
  • Sara Frankel, Department Chair, Studio Art
  • Katie Hirsch, Director, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Susan Kattwinkel, Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Kate Keeney, Associate Professor, Arts Management
  • Nandini McCauley, Director of Marketing and Communications, SOTA
  • Paul Sanchez, Associate Professor, Music
  • Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, Professor, Music