Dean of Education and Exercise Science

Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Iowa
Dec 05, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Buena Vista University (BVU), located in Storm Lake, Iowa, invites inquiries, applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Education and Exercise Science. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, the new Dean is expected to take office in the summer of 2018.

BVU is a learning-centered academic community that seeks to celebrate and strengthen connections within the curriculum, the college community and the world at large. Founded in 1891, the independent university is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with its main 60-acre campus situated on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake. Buena Vista emphasizes student learning, holistic personal development, and the enhancement of civic responsibility. Larger goals are achieved by emphasizing a relentless, innovative and imaginative focus on learning through outcomes-based pedagogy, inside and outside the classroom; intentional, experiential, hands-on learning; expert, personalized mentoring; and a global perspective for an interconnected world.

The Dean has executive responsibility for the administration of the School at both the Storm Lake campus and the 11 BVU Sites where education courses are offered. The Sites are administered in coordination with the Dean of Online, Site, and Graduate Programs, as well as individual Site Directors.

The next Dean will join the School of Education and Exercise Science at Buena Vista University at an exciting time in its history. Having recently undergone a rigorous reaccreditation process with the Iowa State Department of Education, the School is now hailed as a model and poised to direct its energies toward innovation and entrepreneurial opportunity.

Procedure for Nominations and Applications

A full profile of the Dean position, including procedures for nomination and application, is available at under the “Current Searches” tab. Additional information about Buena Vista University is available at

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by Wednesday, January 17, 2018 will be assured full consideration. The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Confidential conversations about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultants Eric Richtmyer at [email protected] and Jack Ohle at [email protected], or by phone at (202) 332-4049.

This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa; and, all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.

Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.