Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies (PCPS)

The University of Scranton (, a Catholic and Jesuit University offering a transformational learning experience, seeks a Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies (PCPS). Reporting to the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the principal administrator of the College and is responsible for the operation of the College.  The Panuska College of Professional Studies common curriculum helps students to lay the foundation for degrees in health, education, or human services.  Career paths within PCPS include education, counseling and human services, applied behavioral analysis, health informatics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, human resources studies, nursing, health administration, kinesiology, and health promotion. The Dean may be awarded faculty rank and tenure in accordance with the faculty handbook. Visit for a detailed description.

  • a Doctoral or terminal degree
  • experience serving as a leader in a senior administrative role including the management of academic affairs and the policy that guides such practice
  • thorough knowledge of higher education pedagogy and leadership as well as prior teaching experience in one of the disciplines of the College
  • eligibility for rank of Associate or Full Professor in one of the departments of the PCPS
  • knowledge and involvement with accreditation and compliance processes
  • experience in leading curricular innovation that supports and anticipates evolving marketplace expectations
  • working with unionized employees is a plus
  • a track record of establishing external relationships to facilitate and support academic partnerships
  • a commitment to Service Learning
  • a record of engaging with student-centered approaches to teaching and learning and a demonstrated predisposition to partner with campus leaders to ensure students are well served
  • demonstrated experience cultivating donors, fund raising, and building new revenue streams
  • experience facilitating new and innovative opportunities for increased enrollment and student retention at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • a strategic thinker with a high level of engagement and service in their field
  • strong interpersonal skills to promote communication, interprofessional collaboration, shared governance, diversity, inclusion, and team building
  • experience in preparing and administering grants up to and including the federal level
  • a strong commitment to the mission of the University

The Panuska College of Professional Studies prepares students in a wide range of professions. The College has been designed with the conviction that all disciplines should be taught and understood through a balance of theory and practice. PCPS houses academic undergraduate and graduate programs in a community of learning where students receive exemplary preparation for the profession of their choice and a solid education in the liberal arts and sciences. The Panuska College’s academic programs are committed to community-based learning through theory and practice, developing students into being “women and men for others.”

The University of Scranton is deeply committed to its compelling mission rooted in the Jesuit tenet of cura personalis, individual attention to the students, and respect for the uniqueness of each member of the University community. The University of Scranton’s faculty and staff offer students a rich and personalized approach to education in the context of a dynamic university that prepares students to be agents of change in their communities and the world.

The University of Scranton is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Application materials should be submitted to Please specify position in subject line. Applications include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for five professional references. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Applications will be reviewed as they are received

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