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Manhattan College is an independent Catholic institution of higher learning that embraces qualified men and women of all faiths, cultures, and traditions. The mission of Manhattan College is to provide a contemporary, person-centered educational experience that prepares graduates for lives of personal development, professional success, civic engagement, and service to their fellow human beings. The College pursues this mission through programs that integrate a broad liberal education with concentration in specific disciplines in the arts and sciences or with professional preparation in business, education and engineering.
Established in 1853 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the College continues to draw its inspiration from the heritage of John Baptist de La Salle, the innovator of modern pedagogy and patron saint of teachers. Among the hallmarks of this Lasallian heritage are excellence in teaching, respect for human dignity, reflection on faith and its relation to reason, an emphasis on ethical conduct, and commitment to social justice.
Manhattan College seeks an experienced, innovative, and collaborative leader with the vision and skills to advance the School of Education and Health to new levels of academic excellence. Encompassing four departments, the School of Education and Health offers undergraduate programs in adolescent education, childhood education, dual childhood/special education, physical education, allied health, exercise science, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy technology, and radiologic technology, as well as graduate programs in special education, counseling, school building leadership, and educational technology.
Reporting to the provost, the dean provides leadership and support for strategic planning and policy formation, faculty development, faculty personnel matters as they relate to hiring, promotion and tenure, curriculum development strategies to enhance teaching and learning, budget, student development, academic advising, accreditation, and assessment. Responsible for maintaining the School of Education and Health’s strong reputation, the dean is expected to provide a broad vision for the education and health within the context of the College’s tradition, which places special emphasis on values-based education and on learning that engages and encourages students to cross traditional boundaries, exploring connections between the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, education, and business.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent academic credential, an outstanding record of accomplishment in teaching, research, and professional service, and will have achieved the rank of full professor. In addition, he/she will have had significant academic leadership experience with a minimum of at least four years as a department chair or higher. The successful applicant must represent the school’s academic programs effectively to the public, media, alumni/ae, donors, regulators, accreditors, and the Manhattan College Board of Trustees.
Qualities of the ideal candidate include:
The position is available beginning July 1, 2016.
Review of applications and nominations will begin February 12, 2015 and will continue until an appointment is made. Application materials should include 1) a letter of interest that addresses specifically how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications intersect with the college’s mission, strategic priorities, and desired leadership qualities and expectations as described above; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references for future contact—please also include your professional relationship with each reference listed.
All candidate names will remain confidential, except for those individuals invited to campus interviews. Application and nomination materials should be submitted electronically to:
Barbara Fabé, Vice President for Human Resources
Manhattan College welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and those attracted to a college with a Catholic identity. An AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V.
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