The founding Dean of the School of
Behavioral and Community Health at Moravian University will be a
leader and builder. The Dean will lead the revitalization and
expansion of the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling program
while building new graduate and undergraduate degree programs to
support our educational mission and community. The Dean will work
closely with internal and external partners to expand and develop
academic programs to meet the mental health needs of the regional
community. The Dean is a member of the faculty (rank commensurate
with experience) who also holds an administrative appointment
related to managing a specific program or programs.
The Dean will have the opportunity to develop and implement an
innovative program that prepares behavioral health professionals to
work in multidisciplinary settings. The programs will prepare
students to meet state licensure requirements, while also preparing
them to serve the mental health needs of the highly diverse Lehigh
Valley. The Dean will engage in professional associations,
businesses, and the local community as necessary to promote the
visibility and stature of the program(s).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversee the Master of Arts of Clinical Counseling program:
- Lead the process of program accreditation
- Support school initiatives and directives to maintain
compliance with accreditation and state regulatory criteria and
adhere to all University and campus policies and procedures.
- Foster strong relationships with internal and external
partners, especially clinical partners.
- Develop new tracks and pathways to attract undergraduate and
- Recruit, mentor, and evaluate full and part-time faculty
members for the program, including guiding them through University
Tenure and Promotion
- Assess teaching and learning outcomes.
- Conduct regular assessment of the curriculum and program.
- Help to envision and develop new and connected programs, such
as a Masters in Clinical Social Work.
- Select and develop a Program Advisory Council (PAC) that meets
at least twice per year.
- Participate in faculty development each year, as required.
- In partnership with campus leadership, develop and support a
plan for outreach activities to generate a prospective student pool
sufficient to sustain and grow the program, consistent with the
strategic enrollment plan.
- Collaborate with academic staff, faculty, and admissions,
financial aid and student services personnel to assist with
enrolling qualified students.
- Develop and teach courses for the program.
- Participate in University-wide committees and meetings.
- Participate in program-related Campus events, as indicated,
including New Student Orientation, Pinning or other ceremonies,
- Support and execute, as needed, University initiatives designed
to achieve student success as outlined in the University's
- Maintain an active research program
The deadline for applications is November 1, 2021.
All positions are subject to budget availability.
- Doctorate in psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) or related field
- Specialization in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
- Pennsylvania Licensure (or eligibility to pursue PA
- The Dean is expected to be a recognized leader in the field
with a record of publications and/or presentations
- 3-5 years of college level teaching experience
- Experience with Program Evaluation
- Leadership, vision, and exceptional communication skills
- Demonstrated commitment to DEI
- Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees,
students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or
- Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic
and campus leaders, university leaders, and public groups.
Additional Qualifications that will reflect positively on
- Experience with Program or Department leadership
- Experience teaching at the graduate level
- Experience with Social Work programs
- Online teaching is a plus
TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should
attach the following to their online application by clicking "Apply
Now": (1) a letter of interest that addresses the required
qualifications, leadership style, and vision; (2) a curriculum
vitae; (3) contact information for three professional references
(name, title, address, phone number, email address); (4) graduate
transcripts; (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (6) a sample
publication or other writing samples. Please attach documents as a
single PDF file.
Review of the applications will begin September 28th and
continue until the position is filled. (Moravian
University will not sponsor applicants for this position for a U.S.
Moravian University aspires to be a welcoming community that
embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus
community. Learn more about the Office for Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion, and the DEI Action Plan here: https://www.moravian.edu/dei-action-plan.
Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian
University community. Moravian University does not discriminate
against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, sex,
religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status,
marital status, age, veteran status, disability, use of guide or
support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis
protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. In
compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian University
does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational
program and activity, including employment.
Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual
harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:
Leah M. Naso
Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer
210 Colonial Hall
1200 Main St.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
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Assistant Athletic Director
148 Johnston Hall
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can
be anonymous) at www.moravian.edu/titleix. Grievance procedures can
be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and
Non-Discrimination Policy at www.moravian.edu/policy.
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WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those
encountered while performing the essential functions of this
The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions,
minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate
Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable
services and accommodation(s) to employees with qualified
disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their
employment, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or
result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are
determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and
an interactive interview process that includes the employee's
supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this
process should be directed to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or
610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at
Moravian University. If this position requires additional or
different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify
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represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully
perform the job.
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Moravian University offers students a private education they
will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for
life with a record of success longer than our nation's history.
Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and
graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional
programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for
reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership
in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of
The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national
consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and
universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal
education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit
moravian.edu to learn more about how the Moravian University focus
on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.
Moravian University is an equal opportunity employer valuing
diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented
populations to apply. EOE