Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Maryville University
Creve Coeur, MO
Closing date
Jun 12, 2023

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Science, Art and Humanities
Organization Type
Job no: 492733
Work type: Full-time
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: Academic Affairs, College of Arts & Sciences

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

At Maryville University, we power dreams-not just degrees. Our vision is to be the innovative leader in higher education promoting a revolution in student learning that expands access and opportunities for all.

Maryville University is searching for an energetic, inclusive, and experienced leader to serve as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. We seek candidates who are innovative thinkers, champion the effective use of instructional technology, and are committed to fostering a positive, culturally diverse community and atmosphere.

The College of Arts & Sciences houses the areas of Design & Visual Arts, the Humanities, Math & Computer Science, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. The dean of the college provides academic leadership for a group of creative and dedicated faculty to implement and advance the University's strategic plan to empower learners from all backgrounds to reach their dreams.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The dean of the college is responsible for academic programs, student success, and resources within the College of Arts and Sciences:

• Provide leadership in curriculum development, program review and evaluation, learning platforms, and assessment in collaboration with program directors and faculty
• Foster and evolve Maryville's active learning ecosystem
• Recruit and retain faculty that enhance the quality and diversity of the college
• Provide efficient fiscal administration of college resources and facilities
• Support Maryville University's strategic plan
• Represent the College's accomplishments, needs, and concerns to the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Ideal Candidate

Candidates must have earned a terminal degree from an accredited institution in a discipline offered in the college. The successful candidate will have qualifications and accomplishments, which include the following professional and personal characteristics:

Student Centered: Demonstrated student-focused approach from excellence in teaching to policy decisions

Inclusive leader: a demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment that values and supports the diversity of ideas, opinions, and backgrounds

Active collaborator: Develops, promotes, and implements mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders within the college and across the university

Data-driven: Use data-informed decision making to serve our learners

Effective communicator: Strong oral, written, interpersonal, and teamwork skills

Inquisitive Thinker: Interest and curiosity in a broad range of disciplines

Adaptable: An appreciation for the traditions of Maryville tempered with the ability to adapt to the changing landscape of higher education and approach the future with an understanding of the advantages of change

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must include (1) letter of interest (2) a curriculum vitae

Please include a letter of interest that addresses how your qualifications will advance Maryville's vision and demonstrate your commitment to creating inclusive learning environments.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening. Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

Advertised: October 17, 2022
Applications close: Open until filled

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