St.  Catherine University

Dean, School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

Dec 21, 2017
Jan 26, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Responsibilities

St. Catherine University (St Kate's) seeks a dynamic and committed leader to serve as Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (SHAS).

The Dean will begin summer 2018. St. Kate's is a nationally recognized liberal arts institution, founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, with a women's college at its core and a distinctive reputation for integrating a foundational liberal arts experience with professional training.

Currently, 36% of students are students of color and 33% are the first in their families to attend university.

Position Qualifications

The successful candidate will serve as the leader of an outstanding faculty deeply committed to the social justice mission of the University. The Dean will advocate for academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the promotion of inclusive excellence and innovation in teaching and scholarship.

The Dean will lead in strategic planning, support for instruction and research, personnel evaluations, preparation and management of budgets, support of external grant writing, curriculum development, and fundraising. The Dean serves on the Deans' Council and works closely with the Provost to shape a culture of enhanced collaboration among schools and colleges.

Special/Other Requirements Summary

To apply, a candidate should prepare a letter of interest in response to the search profile, which can be found here:

St. Catherine University Search: Dean, School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

Include a long-form resume (with relevant administrative responsibilities/accomplishments) and the names, phone numbers, and emails of at least five references and the candidate's relationship to each reference. References will be called at a later stage and only with the candidate's foreknowledge.

By University policy and search committee affirmation, all information from and about candidates will be kept in strict confidence in perpetuity. For full consideration by the search committee, applications should be submitted by January 26, 2018.

Send materials as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word format to:

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Senior Consultant Maya Ranchod Kirkhope ( and 703-380-9195)

Applications submitted through any other manner or online system will not be considered.

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