Gonzaga University, a Catholic comprehensive liberal arts university sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), seeks an innovative, collaborative and dynamic academic leader to serve as the inaugural Dean of its School of Leadership Studies. The inaugural Dean will build on Gonzaga's 40-year tradition of offering undergraduate and graduate leadership studies programs by championing the growth, development, and quality of the newly-named School of Leadership Studies and its programs. Through Gonzaga's on-campus, online, and hybrid learning offerings, the School has an international reach, educating individuals who understand and value ethical leadership, and the importance of service through leadership. Graduate programs in the School include Master's degree programs in Organizational Leadership and in Communication and Leadership, as well as a Ph.D. program in Leadership Studies. In addition, the School sponsors the Comprehensive Leadership Program (CLP), a selective leadership program for undergraduates through which students can earn a Minor in Leadership Studies, and a Leadership Training and Development Program unit that serves the needs of community, corporate, and governmental professionals. The Dean will guide and nurture the School of Leadership Studies, will develop a five- to seven-year plan for the School's continued growth and development, and will be responsible for the School's fiscal management. The Dean will report to the Provost & Senior Vice President and serve on the Provost's Council. The successful candidate will be one who joins with colleague Deans, the Provost, and other senior administrators to form a cohesive leadership team for the university, supports the mission of Gonzaga University as a Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic institution and will commit to embody that mission in the programs as well as in the overall operation of the School of Leadership Studies. Additional responsibilities include building external community partnerships, raising funds and enhancing corporate partnerships to expand the reach of the School, and demonstrating an innovative approach and a clear vision for the overall advancement of the School. The successful applicant will hold a terminal degree from an accredited university and have a record of teaching and scholarship appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor or hold a comparable record of professional achievement in their field. They will also demonstrate an appropriate level of increasing administrative leadership and responsibility. A willingness to support and a readiness to embrace Gonzaga's Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic mission is required. The inaugural Dean will need to demonstrate an ability to cultivate a rapport with faculty, staff, administration, external partners, benefactors, and community members, along with effectiveness in cultivating collaboration, inclusion, and constructive dialogue in all aspects of leading the School. Additional information on the institution and position, including a full list of responsibilities and requirements, can be found in the position profile at: https://academic-search.com/sites/default/files/GonzagaDeanSOLSProfile.pdf The city of Spokane, whose slogan is
Gonzaga University is a private four-year institution for higher education located in Spokane, Washington. Established in 1877, the university continues to use their education model of educating their students as a whole person- mind, body, and spirit. At Gonzaga, students discover how to integrate science and art, faith and reason, and action and contemplation. Gonzaga is a nationally ranked university and one of the top regional universities in the west. Home to over 7,800 students, Gonzaga offers a variety of undergraduate and master’s degrees, as well a Ph.D. and Juris Doctor through the school of law.