Dean of the College of Education and Counseling

  • Saint Martin's University
  • Lacey, WA, USA
  • Oct 16, 2019
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) Psychology Deans & Directors

Job Description

Saint Martin’s University College of Education and Counseling’s (CEC) new dean will be an innovative and visionary leader and a courageous champion of equity and inclusion.  The ideal candidate will have a proven record of collaboration and partnership with internal and external stakeholders and be a strong advocate for the College of Education and Counseling. The new dean will have fiscal experience and responsibility and demonstrate active leadership in procuring new grants and resources.  This position requires key attributes of successful academic leaders, including a commitment to shared governance, a highly collaborative and transparent leadership style, and outstanding judgment. 


The successful candidate will exhibit integrity and a dedication to align professional practice with Saint Benedictine Values in support of the mission of the University and College.   The new dean will possess a terminal degree relevant to the programs within the College of Education and Counseling as well as experience and an understanding of state regulations and accreditation requirements. The new dean comes with an established scholarship and research agenda and demonstrates years of progressively responsible leadership and management experience.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D, Psy.D., or Ed.D. from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education in a discipline within the field of Education or Psychology (or other relevant discipline within Education or Psychology)
  • Successful experience in grant writing and fundraising
  • Record of teaching, scholarship, and service at the university level sufficient for appointment as an associate or full professor with tenure
  • Experience working with and or in one of our CEC Programs such as K-12 and/or as a teacher or counselor in a K-12 setting; or comparable experience in the field of education and educational studies; higher education student affairs; or experience as a psychotherapist or related experience in the field of counseling psychology
  • Strong record of leadership, educational excellence, and scholarly inquiry at the level of department chair, program director, or dean
  • Experience in leading the assessment and state, regional and national accreditation processes which includes achieving and maintaining current accreditation
  • Successfully pass criminal background check

Application Details

To better understand the “Catholic, Benedictine Values in an Educational Environment," we are providing a link to a well written article on the subject on our Work @ Saint Martin’s web page along with a detailed job description and online application. To apply, please submit a complete curriculum vitae and letter of application through our Work @ Saint Martin’s web page.  For best consideration, please submit application materials by November 15, 2019. A confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Position is open until filled.

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Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit application materials by November 15, 2019.