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Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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Date Posted 06/26/2019
Executive-Dean-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

East Stroudsburg University seeks a student-centered, experienced, visionary leader for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences who will advance the goals of the College and University through innovation and collaboration. 

The Dean reports directly to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs and is responsible for providing leadership and vision in strategic planning and implementation of programs within the College of Arts and Sciences. The College consists of 14 departments: Art + Design; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Communication; Computer Science; English; History & Geography; Mathematics; Modern Language, Philosophy, and Religious Studies; Physics; Political Science & Economics; Psychology; Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice; and Theatre. 

As the principal spokesperson and advocate for the College, the Dean formulates and implements policies and strategic plans; develops and reviews curricula and programs; and manages the human, financial and physical resources of the College. The Dean facilitates collaboration and transparent communication between the College and all University constituents in support of program development, and effective problem solving and decision making. The Dean also supports faculty in innovation, risk-taking, professional development, and scholarship. 

Final selection will be based upon a successful interview and background check. All candidates must furnish proof of eligibly to work in the U.S. at the time of employment. Reimbursement for interview and relocation expenses are not available for this position. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates possessing a doctoral degree in a field relevant to one or more of the departments within the college.

  • Evidence of effective and creative leadership, management and administrative experience as a department chair or program director, along with a demonstrated commitment to diversity is required. 

  • Additionally, familiarity with and commitment to accreditation and assessment of student learning outcomes.

  •  As well as a strong record of teaching, research, and service are preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 
The position is currently available and the search process will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all materials before March 8, 2019. 

Posting Opens: 2/20/19

Posting Closes: 3/8/19

Diversity Statement: 
The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at

Non Discrimination Statement

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal opportunity for its students, employees and applicants. The university is committed to providing equal educational and employment rights to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran's status. Each member of the university community has a right to study and work in an environment free from any form of racial, ethnic, and sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence and sexual assault. (Further information, including contact information, can be found on the university's web site at: In accordance with federal and state laws, the university will not tolerate discrimination. 

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About ESU: 
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the scenic Pocono Mountains and adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Founded in 1893, ESU is one of 14 university members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and has a current enrollment of 6,425 The University offers 57 undergraduate degree programs and 22 graduate degree programs, the university is poised for continued growth. The surrounding community offers options for suburban, small city, or country living all within a less than two-hour drive to both New York City and Philadelphia.

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