Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean will be responsible for the administration and efficient operation of the educational programs and scholarly activities of the School and aligning strategic plans of the School with those of the College.

Molloy College, an independent, Catholic college, founded in 1955 by the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, the College provides over 5,000 students (3,510 undergraduate, 1,465 graduate, and 140 doctoral) with a variety of competitive academic programs including liberal arts and sciences, business, education and social work, mental health counseling, nursing, allied health and communication sciences and disorders.

The College is deeply rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service, and community. These values, known as the Four Pillars of Dominican life, encompass all elements of life at Molloy. The College is committed to academic excellence with respect for all people, and through transformative education, promotes the development of ethical leadership and the pursuit of truth.

The College resides in the Incorporated Village of Rockville Centre, home to approximately 25,000 residents and is an integral part of a larger community of 3 million people who reside in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. It offers a thriving downtown area with a wide variety of shops and restaurants. The Village boasts a hospital, 12 parks, one library, 11 churches, two synagogues, as well as community centers for both youth and the elderly.

The ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate from a recognized, accredited university and significant administrative experience as dean, associate dean, department chair, or equivalent. The new Dean will also bring a record of teaching and scholarship worthy of appointment at the full professor level. We seek an individual with a collaborative and transparent leadership style, excellent team-building skills, an understanding of and appreciation for disciplines and disciplinary modalities in the School of Liberal Arts, including the sciences, the arts, social sciences, and humanities. Additional information about the position and qualifications are detailed in the search profile, which can be found here.

Molloy College is being assisted in the search by Academic Search. Applications should consist of a substantive letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without permission of the candidate. All documents should be in PDF format.

Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to The position is open until filled but only applications received by April 22, 2022 can be assured of full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Dr. Katherine Haley, Senior Consultant, at or by using this bookings link: Book a call with Dr. Haley

Molloy College does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, or military status; in its administration of educational policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or in employment practices. Molloy College takes its responsibility seriously to establish an environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of the institutional community are respected. In its effort to provide an optimal learning environment the College seeks the appointment of persons who are highly qualified and whose background is appropriate to fill each vacancy. It is College policy to recruit, employ, retain and promote employees without discrimination regarding sex, race, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or physical disability. In selecting for employment, the College is committed to the highest standard of excellence and will select the best qualified candidate. In cases where there are equally qualified candidates for positions, selection will be made from those groups of persons who have been identified by the Federal and State Governments as having been discriminated against in the past.