Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

The University of Scranton is a broadly regional institution of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeastern Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast (ranked in the top 10 among the master's universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report), Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence and is moving into the front ranks of America's comprehensive universities.

The University of Scranton invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Science. Reporting directly to and working closely with the Dean, the Associate Dean assists in all matters related to the advancement and management of a College with 164 full-time faculty, 15 academic departments, and 45 degree programs. The Associate Dean collaborates with the Dean and the academic departments to advance initiatives related to the strategic plans of the College and the University; assists departments in the development and implementation of academic programs, including the Academic Program Review process; coordinates, monitors, and processes curricular changes; co-chairs the College Curriculum and Assessment Committee; supports and enhances the Catholic and Jesuit mission of the College; and acts in place of the College Dean as needed.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in a discipline represented in the College, 10 years of teaching experience in higher education, administrative experience at the level of department chair or program directory (5 years preferred), excellent written and oral communication skills, extensive knowledge of academic policies and procedures, excellent human relation skills, ability to engage and support faculty and students, excellent leadership skills, ability to articulate and support the College's Catholic and Jesuit mission and identity, and a strong record of teaching, scholarship, and professional development.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an EOE Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All applications must be completed on-line. Applications received by May 15, 2017 are assured full review. For more complete position descriptions and specific information about the application procedure, please go to


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