Dean of the School of Education

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Application deadline: January 21, 2020

Senior Consultant: Pamela Balch

Associate Consultant: Lisa Rosenberg



The College of Saint Rose invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean for the Thelma P. Lally School of Education. Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Steven Ralston, the Dean provides leadership to the College’s academic programs housed the School of Education, providing support to the faculty and administrators in the School. The Dean will join Saint Rose’s three other Deans to play a lead role in the implementation of the College’s Strategic Plan, the assessment and promotion of current programs, and the development of new programs and initiatives to ensure strength in the College’s enrollment, academic programs, and financial well-being.

The School of Education serves more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Thirty-three tenured/tenure-track faculty and more than 20 adjunct faculty provide excellence in teaching within the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counseling and Educational Leadership, Educational and School Psychology, Higher Education Leadership and Administration, Special Education and Literacy, and Teacher Education. The School offers 47 graduate and undergraduate degree programs, extension programs, and certificates of advanced study.  It is a significant center in New York State for certifying educational professionals. The School of Education also offers its programs in educational leadership in the metropolitan NYC area in partnership with Center for Integrated Teacher Education (CITE).

Located in the heart of historic Albany—the capital of New York State—The College of Saint Rose is a private, independent, coeducational institution that enrolls nearly 4,000 students.  Guided by its founders, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the College is proud of its mission of service to the urban community.  As an institution that values inclusion, we seek to attract and employ individuals who reflect the cultural diversity found within our student body, and across the nation and globe.

Requirements for the position include an earned terminal degree in a discipline related to the School; demonstrated successful academic administrative experience in higher education; knowledge and/or experience with national accreditation agencies such as AAQEP,   CAEP, ASHA, NASP, CACAEP, CACREP, as well as state education departments; and successful higher education teaching. For more information about the position, the School of Education, and The College of Saint Rose, see

Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Dr. Pamela Balch, Senior Consultant, at  Applications should include a detailed cover letter addressing the leadership agenda items in the profile; a current curriculum vitae (CV); and a list of five professional references with contact information and an explanation of the working relationship.  References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate.   Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent to This position is open until filled, but only applications received by January 21, 2020 will be given full consideration.

The College of Saint Rose does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, creed, disability, national/ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, military status, or domestic violence victim status or other protected statuses in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.