DEAN, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Gonzaga University seeks a visionary, strategic, and collaborative
leader to serve as the next dean of the College of Arts and
The dean will join Gonzaga at a pivotal moment in its history.
Guided by the university's new strategic plan, the dean will work
together with faculty, staff, and students to articulate and
advance a shared vision for the future of Arts and Sciences.
Building on a rich legacy of education, service, and impact in the
Jesuit tradition, the dean will inspire academic and pedagogical
excellence across the college and champion faculty, staff, and
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The College of Arts and Sciences is Gonzaga University's original
school and widely recognized as the heart of its undergraduate
educational program. A community of educators and learners, the
college is dedicated to developing the full intellectual, personal,
and social potential of students in an environment of mutual
respect and cooperation.
With more nearly 260 full-time faculty across 23 departments, the
College of Arts and Sciences enrolls approximately 2,100 students
spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
Arts and Sciences faculty are distinguished by excellence in
teaching, advising, scholarship, and service. As teacher-scholars,
they share a passion for developing educated people whose breadth
of awareness and understanding encourages civic engagement,
interest in lifelong learning, and appreciation of cultural,
historical, social, and scientific pursuits.
Gonzaga University is a Catholic, Jesuit, humanistic institution
and the oldest and largest Roman Catholic university in the Pacific
Northwest. It educates and inspires nearly 7,300 students to shape
a better world through critical thinking, creativity, leadership,
service, and faith. Students at Gonzaga are prepared to serve the
common good, to engage in dialog with multiple cultures and
religious or ethical traditions, and to pursue lives of leadership
and justice rooted in the Jesuit tradition.
Gonzaga University seeks in the next dean of the College of Arts
and Sciences an accomplished educator and scholar with a record of
building consensus and collaboration and a deep commitment to
social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The dean will join the senior academic leadership of an institution
committed to carrying Jesuit higher education powerfully into the
future through cultivating excellence and innovation. As a resolute
advocate for Arts and Sciences, the dean will build community,
enhance institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion, and
generate resources to secure the college's future.
An earned terminal degree is required along with qualifications
that merit appointment as a full professor in the College of Arts
WittKieffer is assisting Gonzaga University in this search. All
inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Applications
should include a CV and a letter of interest. Materials can be
submitted through WittKieffer's candidate portal
. Candidates will
be considered until an appointment is made. Nominations and
inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang and Sarah Seavey at
The salary range for this position is $220,000 to $270,000. Pay
is based on several factors including but not limited to education,
work experience, certifications, geographic location, etc. In
addition to salary, Gonzaga University offers benefits such as a
comprehensive benefits package, tuition waiver and 401k
contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility
Gonzaga University is a committed E5EO/AA employer and diversity
candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to their
disability status, veteran status, gender, race or other protected