Sep 29, 2022

Dean, School of the Arts and Sciences

  • Providence College
  • Providence, RI, USA
Full time Education: University/College Executive

Job Description

Providence College (PC), a vibrant Catholic, Dominican, liberal arts institution located in Providence, Rhode Island, is pleased to announce the search for its next Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. PC is a community committed to academic excellence and fostering a loving, diverse, and inclusive living and learning environment.

Providence College seeks a talented, visionary leader to serve as its dean of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS). The new dean must be a unifier who understands and values the wide variety of disciplines represented in the school, and who can build strong connections within and beyond SAS. The dean will demonstrate a clear commitment to share governance, will model and advocate for justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and will create a sense of belonging for students, faculty, staff, administrators, and all community members.


The ideal candidate will hold a terminal degree in a discipline represented in the School of Arts and Sciences.  The successful candidate will also demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the college’s Catholic and Dominican mission and the Catholic intellectual tradition as well as demonstrate academic leadership experience in higher education or another relevant field.

Providence, the capital of Rhode Island, is a city of neighborhoods, each with a distinct character and feel. The city supports a number of government-related jobs and is home to successful businesses in a range of industries, including finance and tourism.

Applications and nominations for the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences will be received and considered until the position is filled. For full consideration, submit applications by November 11, 2022.  Applications must include a letter of interest addressing the School of Arts and Sciences’ strategic objectives and the desired attributes identified in the profile; a curriculum vitae; and five professional references with email addresses and telephone number, including their relationship to the candidate. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in strictest confidence, and references will not be contacted without the applicant’s expressed permission. Submit applications and nominations electronically (PDF format is preferred) to:


Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be found on our website.  Additional information about Providence College is available at:


AGB Search is assisting Providence College with this very important search. Candidates and nominators are encouraged to reach out to the consultants to discuss this opportunity.


Melissa Trotta, Ed.D.

Associate Managing Principal, AGB Search



Concetta Stewart, Ph.D.

Principal, AGB Search




Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement


Providence College, a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. The College is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment that supports all of its students, faculty, and staff. All members of the community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning experience valuing differences and practicing inclusion. We invite applications from qualified individuals who possess the experience, knowledge, and commitment to work within a diverse learning environment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Providence College is an equal opportunity employer.

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