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Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

La Salle University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 17, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

La Salle University seeks a strategic and innovative leader with excellent managerial, administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills to lead the School and build upon La Salle's momentum. The next Dean will create a strategic vision, propose new academic programs, enhance existing academic programs, increase the financial resources of the School, elevate the School's reputation for quality liberal arts education, and nurture the strengths and passions of faculty, staff, and students. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Arts and Sciences at La Salle University. The Dean's responsibilities include strategic planning, budgeting, fundraising, curriculum development, faculty recruitment, new student enrollment and student retention, program development and assessment, and general administration of the School.

  • An earned terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D. or Psy.D.) with demonstrated accomplishments as a teacher and scholar;
  • An established record of teaching, scholarship, service, and outcomes (publications, funding, etc.) sufficient for a tenured appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences;
  • At least five years of demonstrated leadership and administrative experience in a higher education setting;
  • Proven record of innovation in curricular/ academic programming and growth in enrollment in similar roles/disciplines at other institutions;
  • Evidence of fostering excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service across academic programs;
  • Demonstrated experience with initiatives that develop and or maintain a fully inclusive, equitable, and diverse working and learning environment;
  • A commitment to strengthening teaching practice and technique and increasing student learning across the School by leading assessment and learning outcomes;
  • An openness and a growing commitment to La Salle University and the Lasallian mission of higher education; the mission and values of the varied programs of the School of Arts and Sciences; and the Catholic intellectual tradition;
  • Strong organizational, management, and leadership skills and a strong work ethic;
  • Commitment to shared governance and participatory decision-making;
  • Experience in fund raising;
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills.

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