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Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

The University of Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania

The University of Scranton, a private, Catholic and Jesuit institution, seeks an innovative and collaborative leader for its next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The University of Scranton is a close-knit community, deeply committed to its Catholic and Jesuit mission. At Scranton, the Jesuit ideals are not only understood, they are lived. University faculty and staff work tirelessly to provide a deep, purposeful education to students to ensure that they have a transformative experience during their years at Scranton. From the classroom to the far reaches of the globe, students learn what it means to care for others. As people devoted to the Jesuit maxim of Cura Personalis – individual attention to students and respect for the uniqueness of each member of the University community – they go on to effect change in the world. The University of Scranton community takes pride in the well-rounded individuals students become, and has faith that they will “go forth and set the world on fire.”

The next Dean of the CAS will join the university and the provost’s academic leadership team to bring creative leadership and growth to an eager and engaged community. With the recent installation of its 27th president, Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., and Provost Jeff Gingerich, the University of Scranton is energized and poised to take on the challenges facing higher education today and in the future. A highly committed and collaborative faculty and staff await the new Dean, with opportunities to work together to ensure that academic opportunities and student support are mission-focused.  The newly launched Center for Humanities will offer the Dean the opportunity to help guide this groundbreaking initiative. 

This is an outstanding opportunity for a strategic thinker who lives the values rooted in the mission of the University of Scranton. The ideal candidate will bring extensive academic administrative leadership; the ability to engage others in developing and implementing academic vision; a commitment to shared governance; and demonstrated success with diversity and inclusion efforts. The University seeks a leader who will partner with the Provost and the faculty to develop and launch innovative programs of outstanding quality. The Dean will have astute financial management skills, and a proven capacity to inspire and engage faculty, students, staff, and alumni.

Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, has been retained to assist in the recruitment of the next Dean. Applications, nominations and inquiries should be directed in confidence to:

Jacqueline Mildner, Partner

Robin Dougherty, Senior Associate

Boston, MA


Electronic applications strongly encouraged.

The University of Scranton is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body. It embraces an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. The University encourages women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. The University of Scranton is an EEO Employer/Educator.

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.




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Posted: 8/29/2019
Application Due: 10/28/2019
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