Dean for School of Behavioral and Community Health

Moravian University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

 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).


  • 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 graduate students.
    • 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, graduations.
  • Support and execute, as needed, University initiatives designed to achieve student success as outlined in the University's strategic planning.
  • 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 licensure)
  • 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 business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, university leaders, and public groups.

Additional Qualifications that will reflect positively on candidates:

  • 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. work visa.)

DEI Statement

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:


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

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 861-1529


Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:

Rebecca May

Assistant Athletic Director

148 Johnston Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 625-7791


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

(215) 656-8541


Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at

Please visit to review benefits offered at Moravian University.*

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.


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 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 you.


The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

*Please visit this link to review the benefit eligibility status associated with this position.

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 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  

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