Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Development

Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Development


Montana State University invites nominations and applications for an exceptional academic leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Development. The Dean reports to the Provost and provides strategic academic leadership for the College.

The College’s mission is about helping people achieve quality of life at every stage. The College trains teachers so that children throughout their school careers will get the education they need to succeed in life and educates professionals who will enrich human well-being through the promotion of healthy lifestyles and counseling. The College is home to a wide variety of programs that fulfill Montana State’s land-grant mission of providing services to the people of Montana and beyond. College programs include, for example, helping grandparents get support as they face challenges in raising their grandchildren, providing strength training to rural women, educating rural youth for obesity prevention, and collaborating with tribal communities to address education and health disparities.

The College has 46 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 23 non-tenure-track faculty. The Dean is responsible for a budget of approximately $5.5 million. The academic leadership team reporting to the Dean includes the Assistant Dean; Associate Dean of Research Development; Head of the Department of Human Health and Development; Head of the Department of Education; and Education Director of Accreditation & Operations. The College serves over 1,400 undergraduate students majoring in its programs and more than 400 graduate students.

Montana State University, the state’s land-grant institution, educates students, creates knowledge and art, and serves communities by integrating learning, discovery and engagement. The University enrolls over 16,000 students and has set enrollment records 10 times in the last 11 years. MSU prepares students to graduate equipped for careers and further education. MSU’s low student to faculty ratio means accessible professors and hands-on learning opportunities. Working alongside world-class faculty mentors, students discover new knowledge that helps to improve quality of life around the globe. This supportive and collaborative learning environment helps students succeed in competing for national and international scholarships and awards. Montana State University embarked upon its current strategic plan “Mountains and Minds: Learners and Leaders” in 2012. The most recent progress report for the strategic plan can be found here.

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Nomination and Application Process

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. However, in order to assure the fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to have complete applications submitted to the search firm assisting the University by February 15, 2017. Requested application materials include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will remain confidential. References will not be called until after the first screening of applications and then only after the applicant has given explicit permission. All application materials must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm assisting the University at the contact information below: 

Ryan Crawford, Partner

901 Mopac Expressway South

Barton Oaks Plaza One, Suite 300

Austin, TX  78746

(737) 210-1218

Refer to code “MSU EHHD” in subject line

Montana State University is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.