Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences
St. Catherine University

St. Catherine University (MN), a Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, seeks an experienced and innovative leader with strategic vision to serve as Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. The successful candidate will serve as the leader of an outstanding faculty deeply committed to teaching, scholarship, and service. The dean has the primary responsibility for enhancing the quality of and advocating for academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the promotion of inclusive excellence and innovation in teaching and scholarship.

One of the largest private women's universities and among the most comprehensive Catholic universities in the U.S., St. Catherine University educates women to lead and influence and prepares students through the unique Compass model to make a difference in their professions, their communities, and the world through incorporating and emphasizing principles of social justice. The university is located in St. Paul, MN and is home to close to 4,000 students and offers access to 100 academic programs in associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate programs. The undergraduate college at St. Catherine University is one of only four U.S. institutions that is both a women's college and a minority serving institution.

The School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences offers a comprehensive approach to the liberal arts, providing an extensive range of interdisciplinary degrees rooted in creative thinking and amplified through global understanding. The dean provides leadership in shepherding and advocating for a rigorous liberal arts and sciences curriculum rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and commitment to women's education. The dean encourages initiatives and supports the strengthening of disciplines across all departments within the school and also serves on the Provost's Council and works closely with the provost and other academic deans to shape an environment of enhanced collaboration among schools and colleges. The Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences is expected to begin duties July 1, 2022.

Maya Ranchod Kirkhope, vice president and senior consultant at Academic Search, is assisting St. Catherine University with this national search. Applications, nominations, and inquiries may be sent in confidence to . Although application materials will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit application materials by March 2, 2022, for the most favorable consideration. For more information about the institution, position, qualifications and application process, please review the full search profile on the Academic Search website .

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to "love of neighbor without distinction" and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

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