Dean of the School of Education

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 14, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Dean of the School of Education

St. John Fisher College, an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition located in Rochester, New York, seeks a dynamic, strategic leader to serve as the new Dean of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education. The position is available beginning July 1, 2021.

Founded in 1948, St. John Fisher College (Fisher) is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the northeast and has a rich history of academic excellence and an outstanding reputation for its commitment to a student-centered educational environment that promotes learning and discovery. The educational philosophy of the founding Basilian Fathers, whose motto, "Teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge," reflects Fisher's traditions and values today.

The next Dean will be an energetic, forward-looking, collaborative leader skilled in change management and transformational leadership. With a full array of undergraduate and master's level teaching programs and an executive leadership doctoral program, the School serves the teacher training and leadership needs of the greater Rochester area, as well as the Western New York region. The Dean will lead the School of Education through current changes in teacher education by engaging effectively with multiple stakeholders and articulate a shared vision for the School within the context of the institutional strategic plan. The Dean is the academic leader and chief administrative officer of the School and reports directly to the Provost for all aspects of the operation of the School, including its conduct and development as an instructional, research, and service unit.

Application and Nomination Procedure
The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile, which includes a full list of required and desired characteristics as well as the leadership agenda for the new dean, at under the "Open Searches" tab.
Application materials should include a cover letter addressing the leadership agenda and qualifications/characteristics listed in the position profile, a current, long-form resume or curriculum vita (showing relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments) and the names, phone numbers and addresses of at least five professional references, with an indication of the candidate's relationship to each reference. References will not be contacted until a later stage in the search, and only with the candidate's foreknowledge. Nominations and application materials should be sent to

To arrange a confidential conversation about this position please contact the senior consultants managing the search, Dr. Scott Flanagan at or Dr. Eric Richtmyer at, or by phone at 202-332-4049. The position is open until filled and only applications received by December 7, 2020 can be assured full consideration.