Dean of the College of Health and Education

Marymount University
Arlington, Virginia
Commensurate with qualifications
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2023

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Administrative, Deans
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Full Time

Dean of the College of Health and Education

Marymount University (Arlington, VA), one of the nation’s most innovative and vibrant Catholic institutions, invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations of candidates for the next Dean of the College of Health and Education. Marymount seeks an entrepreneurial and accomplished leader who will build on the existing momentum of the College and forge new opportunities to advance the future-oriented goals of the College and the University.

Marymount is Carnegie classified as a doctoral/professional university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines and serving nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Marymount is located just minutes from Washington D.C. The University was founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. Now nationally ranked, a Marymount education is “grounded in the liberal arts, promotes career preparation, and provides opportunities for personal and professional growth.” The University’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths, and Marymount is ranked 23rd nationally in campus ethnic diversity by U.S. News & World Report. Marymount is Virginia’s only Hispanic-Serving Institution. The Marymount 2019-2024 strategic plan, Momentum, is guided by the vision for the University to be nationally recognized for innovation and commitment to student success, alumni achievement, and faculty and staff excellence.

Marymount’s College of Health and Education is a well-recognized leader in the education of skilled, caring health care professionals and educators. At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the College offers a wealth of respected degree paths that lead to a world of career and entrepreneurial opportunities. It is a learning community dedicated to academic and clinical quality, grounded in and guided by the Catholic educational commitment to compassion, service to others, global engagement, and ethical, socially responsible leadership.

The College of Health and Education is made up of four schools: The School of Health Sciences, the Malek School of Nursing Professions, the School of Counseling, and the School of Education. The College offers undergraduate degrees in Education, Health Sciences, and Nursing. At the graduate level, it offers degrees in Counseling, Education, Public Health Education and Promotion, Nursing, and Physical Therapy. Students benefit from clinical experiences and internship placements in some of the national capital area’s leading educational and health care organizations as well as throughout the country and the world.

The College of Health and Education boasts state-of-the-art facilities, encompassing numerous teaching and research labs including an acute care nursing simulation lab. In the heart of a vibrant professional hub and just a few miles away from Washington, D.C., students live and learn in a prime location in the national capital region—an epicenter for dialogue, engagement, and diversity.

The next Dean of the College of Health and Education will join Marymount at a time of positive momentum on all fronts. The Dean will have the opportunity to advance the academic vision and grow the research profile for the College in a way that is rooted in the University’s commitment to academic excellence. For more information about the opportunity, please see the position profile here.

The Dean of the College of Health and Education serves as the senior academic administrator of the College and reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean is responsible for the effective leadership, administrative oversight, resource allocation, and management related to the delivery of programs and the oversight of scholarly activities and service. The Dean will play a significant role in fundraising and resource development for the College in partnership with the University’s advancement team. The Dean works closely with the School Directors, faculty, and staff to deliver and support a student-centered experience that fosters engaged learning, rigorous research and scholarship, creative thinking, and community collaboration across the various Schools and programs at the College, as well with the other colleges at Marymount. The Dean will maintain a keen eye on College enrollment and will facilitate program growth and design, advance research activity of the faculty and students, as well as ensure the current offerings remain strong and competitive. The Dean will be deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and access and will approach matters through this lens. 

Marymount seeks an accomplished academic leader who will inspire the College of Health and Education’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners. The next Dean will possess a distinguished academic record that commands the respect of the scholarly community and merits appointment as a tenured full professor. The Dean will bring a highly relational approach, outstanding communication skills, authenticity, self-confidence balanced with humility, integrity of the highest order, a strong work ethic, a good sense of humor, and a clear understanding of the modern university to the work.

The new Dean will begin in the role as early as May and ideally no later than July 1, 2023.

The search committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, candidates should submit materials no later than February 22, 2023. Nominations and applications should be submitted electronically as soon as possible. Applications should include a letter of interest that responds to the agenda for leadership and the desired attributes for the new dean and a curriculum vita/resumé. All materials will be considered in full confidence. Please send nominations, inquiries, and applications electronically to

Julie E. Tea, Managing Director
Julie Williams-Krishnan, Senior Associate

Marymount University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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