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Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education

Misericordia University
Dallas, Pennsylvania

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Misericordia University announces a national search for its next Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education and invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest.

Founded as a college for women by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Misericordia University (MU) is located on a 127-acre campus in Dallas, Pennsylvania, and a satellite campus in Pittsburg. Misericordia University is a small, comprehensive institution with a strong commitment to liberal arts education. The University lives a mission which seeks to cultivate a transformational educational experience that promotes intellectual curiosity and critical thinking in its students while supporting them in achieving a life of purpose.

Misericordia gained university status in 2007 and has grown to encompass three Colleges – the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and the College of Health Sciences and Education. There is also a Center for Adult and Continuing Education, addressing the needs of adult and non-traditional students. Misericordia offers approximately 40 undergraduate programs of study and roughly a dozen graduate programs in the Colleges of Business and Health Sciences and Education. It enrolls 1,617 full-time students, 389 part-time undergraduates and 229 part-time graduate students.

The College of Health Sciences and Education (CHSE) is dedicated to the education of future and post-professional health care practitioners and educators through both traditional and graduate programs, certificates, and flexible alternative education options. CHSE offers programs in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Imaging, Nursing (BSN, MSN, DNP), Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Science, Teacher Education, and Social Work.

Misericordia University seeks an energetic, innovative, ethical, and inspirational leader for the position of Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education. Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean will advance intellectual leadership, pedagogical practice, and administrative processes to enhance the reputation and brand identity for the College. The Dean will be a student-centered and collaborative leader responsible for building enrollment, developing partnerships, and interacting authentically with faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, donors, and advisory council members to benefit the College. The University seeks a leader who is mission centered, committed to high-impact educational experiences, possesses interpersonal wisdom, and has demonstrable experience in building a culture of student and faculty engagement and success.

A complete Search Profile with additional information about the University and the responsibilities of the position can be found here.



To ensure full consideration by the Misericordia University Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education Search Committee, applicants should apply by April 12, 2024. The search will continue until a new Dean is appointed.

Interested applicants should submit:


  • A detailed letter of interest a letter of interest that addresses specifically how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications intersect with the qualifications and listed strategic priorities outlined in this profile;
  • A curriculum vitae; and
  • Five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers, including their relationship to the candidate. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate.


Submit To:

All application materials should be in PDF format and submitted through the AGB Search portal system at: accessible via this link.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to:

Nominations and inquiries should be directed to:

Melinda L. M. Leonardo, Ph.D.
Senior Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search
(919) 280-4901

Frederick V. Moore, J.D./M.B.A.
Senior Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search
(712) 299-2544

Additional Information about Misericordia University may be found at

Misericordia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.



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