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Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Open Date:9/30/2019
Status:Accepting Applications
Job Code:19-ACA-003

The Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences leads the day to day operation of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) and provides strategic leadership and direction for the School’s long term vision. The School includes Nursing, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Medical Laboratory Technician, Physical Therapist Assistant and Surgical Technology.  The Dean is responsible for the academic rigor of all programs and handles student and personnel matters; works collaboratively with other academic leaders, directors and Senior Leadership in service to students and advancement of the College’s Mission; and participates as appropriate in faculty governance. 


Reporting directly to the Provost/SVP for Academic Affairs, the Dean serves in a liaison, support and advisory capacity to the Provost on all matters related to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. This 11-month administrative position supervises two Administrative Coordinators, and the Chairs of Nursing and each Health Sciences Program.  The Dean has indirect supervisory responsibility for all faculty and staff assigned to the School.

Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution, and Graduate degree in nursing or another health sciences field required. 4-6 years’ progressive experience in higher education administration required.  A strong student focus is required with the ability to relay information effectively.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are expected.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.

Mount Aloysius is located in a rural setting in Cresson, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Laurel Highlands of west central Pennsylvania.  Cresson is 56 miles southwest of State College, 90 miles east of Pittsburgh, 13 miles west of Altoona and 30 miles north of Johnstown.  The College sits on about 200 mountaintop acres on an expansive campus that blends stately 19th century architecture with modern facilities, athletic fields and high tech capabilities. A private, comprehensive, co-educational liberal arts and science-based institution, Mount Aloysius is also one of sixteen Sisters of Mercy-sponsored colleges and universities.  Deeply rooted in the values of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Mount Aloysius offers bachelors, masters, and associate degrees to a student population of about 1000 students.  Of these, approximately 200 students are enrolled in the College’s nursing program which is also home to 7 state of the art simulation labs.  For more information, please visit our website at

For full consideration, apply by October 28, 2019.
  Candidates should submit a 1) cover letter highlighting past leadership experience, 2) a current résumé or C.V., and 3) three professional references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. 

Mount Aloysius College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veterans)


Mount Aloysius College is committed to assisting all members of our community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety (Clery Report) compliance document is available at This document contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, college law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. It also includes crime statistics for the 3 previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Mount Aloysius College; and on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. A printed copy of the report may be obtained from Campus Police & Safety, St. Gertrude Hall, Room 21. This information is required by law and is provided by Mount Aloysius College Campus Police & Safety Department.

EEO is the LAW
Mount Aloysius College is an equal opportunity employer, and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact us at 814-886-6500 or by email at
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with College policy.
Aerial Photo of the Mount Aloysius Campus