Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Maryville University
St. Louis, MO

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 492733
Work type: Full-time
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: Academic Affairs, College of Arts & Sciences

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

At Maryville University, we power dreams-not just degrees. Our vision is to be the innovative leader in higher education promoting a revolution in student learning that expands access and opportunities for all.

Maryville University is searching for an energetic, inclusive, and experienced leader to serve as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. We seek candidates who are innovative thinkers, champion the effective use of instructional technology, and are committed to fostering a positive, culturally diverse community and atmosphere.

The College of Arts & Sciences houses the areas of Design & Visual Arts, the Humanities, Math & Computer Science, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. The dean of the college provides academic leadership for a group of creative and dedicated faculty to implement and advance the University’s strategic plan to empower learners from all backgrounds to reach their dreams.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The dean of the college is responsible for academic programs, student success, and resources within the College of Arts and Sciences:

• Provide leadership in curriculum development, program review and evaluation, learning platforms, and assessment in collaboration with program directors and faculty
• Foster and evolve Maryville’s active learning ecosystem
• Recruit and retain faculty that enhance the quality and diversity of the college
• Provide efficient fiscal administration of college resources and facilities
• Support Maryville University’s strategic plan
• Represent the College’s accomplishments, needs, and concerns to the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Ideal Candidate

Candidates must have earned a terminal degree from an accredited institution in a discipline offered in the college. The successful candidate will have qualifications and accomplishments, which include the following professional and personal characteristics:

Student Centered: Demonstrated student-focused approach from excellence in teaching to policy decisions

Inclusive leader: a demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment that values and supports the diversity of ideas, opinions, and backgrounds

Active collaborator: Develops, promotes, and implements mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders within the college and across the university

Data-driven: Use data-informed decision making to serve our learners

Effective communicator: Strong oral, written, interpersonal, and teamwork skills

Inquisitive Thinker: Interest and curiosity in a broad range of disciplines

Adaptable: An appreciation for the traditions of Maryville tempered with the ability to adapt to the changing landscape of higher education and approach the future with an understanding of the advantages of change

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must include (1) letter of interest (2) a curriculum vitae

Please include a letter of interest that addresses how your qualifications will advance Maryville’s vision and demonstrate your commitment to creating inclusive learning environments.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening. Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

Advertised: October 17, 2022
Applications close: Open until filled


Motivated Students

Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution with nearly 6,000 students. We offer over 75 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the past two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 18 men's and women's sports at the Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in west St. Louis County. 

Outstanding Faculty

Across the wide spectrum of academic programs offered at Maryville University, you'll discover enthusiastic professors with impressive academic credentials and professional experience in their fields. From their extensive knowledge base and active learning approach, you'll gain real-world perspective and the kind of confidence that comes with being well-prepared to begin your first professional job in your chosen career.

Campus Map

On the Maryville campus, academic, administrative and housing buildings span 130-acres of beautiful wooded and landscaped scenery. Maryville has constructed 10 new campus buildings since 1998. They include the Anheuser-Busch Academic Center, Art & Design Building, University Auditorium, Donius University Center, state-of-the-art health professions facility Myrtle E. and Earl E. Walker Hall and five student apartment buildings.

Inspired Teaching

Maryville is proud of its teaching and mentoring excellence. As we focus on giving you a solid liberal arts foundation, we are guided by a well-established statement of mission, vision and core values.

Special Events

For the past 11 years, Maryville has presented the St. Louis Speaker Series at Powell Symphony Hall, featuring Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Peace Prize winners, world leaders, statesmen, distinguished journalists, authors and other celebrated personalities who have enlightened, inspired and entertained our audiences.

Career Resources

Located only 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis and right next door to St. Luke's Hospital and Maryville Centre corporate complex, you'll benefit from a wide variety of internship opportunities. In addition, our centers for advising and career planning will help you succeed every step of the way, both as a Maryville student and as a graduate. These include:

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Computing
  • Academic Success Center
  • Career Education 

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