Dean of the School of Science
Application deadline: January 7, 2024
Senior Consultant: Cynthia Patterson
Senior Consultant: Maria Thompson
Associate Consultant: Penny Gibbons
Saint Mary’s College (SMC) seeks a new Dean of the School of Science (SOS). The new Dean must be an innovative, strategic, and collegial academic leader who understands the mission of Saint Mary’s College; is committed to inclusive excellence, social justice, and student success; and will be a champion for the School. Ideally, the new Dean will take office by July 2024.
The College is seeking a Dean who will inspire excellence and innovation in pedagogy, student learning, and academic programs and who embraces the College’s mission and distinctive heritage as a Lasallian, Catholic college. The next Dean will be dynamic leader who combines a deep passion for liberal arts with the academic, financial, and strategic acumen to offer strong, collaborative, and transparent leadership within the community.
Grounded in its Lasallian, Catholic, and liberal arts heritage, Saint Mary’s College is a student-centered learning community committed to transformative, equitable, and inclusive teaching; the passionate pursuit of knowledge; and expansive access to a practical education that empowers students to make lasting change in the world. The School of Science is dedicated to developing students into change agents, ready to tackle the most pressing problem of our time through a rigorous curriculum with a strong focus on experiential learning and real-world applications. The School empowers students to become confident scientists who are curious and collaborative thinkers.
Academic Search is assisting Saint Mary’s College in this search and invites inquiries, nominations, and applications. For more information about the position, institution, qualifications, and application process, please review the full position profile. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with the senior consultants leading this search: Dr. Cynthia Patterson (Cynthia.Patterson@academicsearch.org) or Dr. Maria Thompson (Maria.Thompson@academicsearch.org). Please include a copy of your CV when requesting a call. When submitting a nomination, please send the nominee’s full name, position, and email address to SMCDeanSOS@academicsearch.org. The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to materials received by Sunday, January 7, 2024.
Additional information about the institution can be found at https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/. The anticipated salary range is $220,000 – $240,000.
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