Dean of the School of Physical Education, Performance and Sport Leadership

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Application deadline: March 1, 2020

Senior Consultant: Eric Richtmyer

Associate Consultant: Lauren Merriam

Springfield College, located in historic Springfield, Massachusetts, announces the search for the next Dean of the School of Physical Education, Performance and Sport Leadership (PEPSL).The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and is responsible for creating an environment that is conducive to excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship and service and the education of students holistically for leadership in service to others. The College invites nominations and applications for this outstanding opportunity which will be available July 1, 2020.

Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. The Birthplace of Basketball, Springfield College has a long and rich history in sport, physical education, exercise science, and health-related leadership and innovation. Approximately 4,100 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, and at its regional campuses across the country. Founded on its Humanics philosophy to educate students in spirit, mind and body for leadership in service to others, Springfield helps students grow holistically. Offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, Springfield is the best destination for those seeking a well-rounded education, strong academics, experiential learning opportunities, and active and fulfilling co-curricular involvement, including athletics.

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For more information about the position, including a list of required and desired characteristics and a leadership agenda please see the full position profile at and click on the “Open Searches” tab. Inquiries, nominations and application materials can be sent to   The position is open until filled, but only applications received by March 1, 2020 are assured full consideration. To arrange a confidential conversation about this position please contact the senior consultant managing the search, Dr. Eric Richtmyer by email ( or by phone (202-332-4049).