St. John Fisher College — Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

St. John Fisher College invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations for an outstanding academic leadership opportunity: Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Located on a beautiful 154-acre park-like campus, St. John Fisher College is guided by its liberal arts tradition and Catholic heritage. It is ranked among the top universities in the northeast, and retains the educational philosophy of its founding Basilian Fathers, whose motto, “Teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge,” reflects Fisher’s traditions and values today.

Having recently been named a Great College to Work® for by The Chronicle of Higher Education and received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification in 2015, the College seeks a dean who will play a vital role in the advancement of the School of Arts and Sciences.  With steady enrollments, a solid financial background, and a new administration, SJFC offers candidates a great opportunity to shape the direction of the School of Arts and Sciences.

The dean serves as both the intellectual and academic leader of the School. As the chief administrative officer, reporting directly to the provost, the dean is responsible for all aspects of the School’s operation.

The primary areas of responsibility for the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences include:

  • Articulation of the mission and vision of the School to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Advocacy for the School through interaction and collaboration with other senior leaders and officers of the College;
  • Decision making informed by strategic planning and assessment;
  • Resource development and budgetary management;
  • Cultivation of strategic partnerships and outreach programming to augment the School’s mission in serving the community;
  • Coordination of support services for operational effectiveness.

An ideal candidate will have experience with:

  • Program development and renewal
  • Supporting and recruiting faculty
  • Tenure and promotion procedures
  • Operational duties including budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocation

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by November 7, 2016. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile, and the names and contact information of five references who will not be contacted without prior approval. Three separate attachments in MSWord or PDF format are strongly preferred.  These materials should be sent via email to Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to the Witt/Kieffer consultant who is assisting St. John Fisher College with this important search: Jane Courson at (617) 283-0399.

St. John Fisher College is an EEO employer.