Northwestern State University is seeking an individual to serve as the Director of the Mrs. H.D. Dear, Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA). The individual selected will be responsible for the total academic and fiscal control of the Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts which includes the academic areas of art, music, new media/communications, and theater/dance.

The School of CAPA is the academic home for the areas of art, music, new media/communications, and theater/dance and currently has approximately 650 majors and 62 full-time faculty as well as approximately 20 adjunct faculty members. Three of the four units are accredited by their respective national accrediting agency and the School has been designated as an “Area of Excellence” by the Board of Trustees for the University of Louisiana System. Northwestern State University is located in Natchitoches, Louisiana, the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. It is approximately one hour south of Shreveport. The University is a member of the University of Louisiana System.

If selected for an interview, applicants should be prepared to discuss strategies for attracting undergraduate and graduate majors. Applicants should also be prepared to provide a vision for success which could apply to Northwestern State University.

To Apply: Submit a letter of application, official transcript(s) from each university attended, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Francene J. Lemoine, Interim Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, LA 71497

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