Dean Search

The Opportunity:

The College of Charleston cordially invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA). The dean will collaborate with the provost and faculty and its engaged volunteer Board of Governors in developing and implementing the School’s strategic plan to achieve institutional goals and objectives and will serve as a key strategic partner in enhancing the profile and prominence of the School.  More information can be found in the Leadership Profile.


Search Timeline:

December 2022 – Job Ad Posted

Mid-December 2022 to Mid-February 2023 – Recruitment Period

Late-February 2023 – Semi-Finalist Zoom Interviews

March 2023 – Finalist On-Campus Interview


How to Apply:

Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the Leadership Profile. WittKieffer is assisting the College of Charleston in this search. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries may be directed to: Mercedes Chacón Vance, Greg Duyck and Jenna Brumleve at


Members of the Search Committee:

  • Gibbs Knotts, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Search Committee Chair) 
  • Virginia Carlsten, Administrative Assistant, German/Russian Studies and French/Italian Studies 
  • Janae Dorsey, Student, African American Studies
  • Mike Gomez, Department Chair, Hispanic Studies
  • Katherine Hargrave, Instructor, French, Francophone, Italian Studies 
  • Lei Jin, Associate Professor, Asian Studies
  • Morgan Koerner, Department Chair, German and Russian Studies
  • Max Kovalov, Instructor, International Studies
  • Adeline Rios, Student, International Studies and Spanish
  • Hilton Smith, Chair, LCWA Advisory Board
  • Ashley Walters, Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies 

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