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Westminster College seeks a Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

The Position:
The School of Arts and Sciences seeks a leader who demonstrates and promotes its innovative, research-based approach to pedagogy and its highly engaged, learner-centered environment. An effective dean is an articulate, enthusiastic, experienced listener and communicator. The dean will inspire creativity and collaboration among faculty; assess and respond to faculty and staff needs within institutional and budgetary parameters; and exercise sound judgment in thoughtfully hiring, guiding, and evaluating faculty while facilitating program development.

The Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences reports to the Provost and is part of an academic affairs leadership team that involves the school deans and the provost, as well as an extended campus leadership team that involves the school deans, the senior college leadership, and faculty, staff, and student leadership. The School of Arts and Sciences has approximately 12 full-time office, laboratory, and performing arts staff members. The Senior Assistant Dean directly supervises the staff and partners with the dean to provide strategic administrative leadership and implementation of the operational functions of the school.

The dean is responsible for the School’s $8.1M budget and will be involved in many exciting opportunities over the next few years: the opening of Gillmor Hall, a major expansion of the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts; implementation of the outcomes of campus master planning; leadership and support for Westminster at 150 efforts; restructuring of academic programs; and participation in a capital campaign timed with the sesquicentennial.

The college values candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to educational equity, promoting diversity, inclusion, and the cultivation of respectful teaching and learning environments that contribute to the success of all students, including those from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and students of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, (dis)ability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religious, and transnational backgrounds.

To Apply:
Westminster College, in consultation with Summit Search Solutions, Inc., will begin a confidential review of application materials immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by October 19, 2022 will be given first consideration. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that addresses reasons for interest and experience related to the qualifications described above. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence. 

For more information or to offer recommendations:
Andrea Martinez
Senior Consultant
Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
Direct: 919-357-8766

Westminster College provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, gender, disability, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Institution: Westminster College
This is a full time position

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