Dean of the School of Science

Position Overview

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The Siena College community seeks an innovative, experienced, and student-centered Dean of the School of Science. Working in close collaboration with the School’s dedicated faculty and staff, Provost & Senior Vice President, and collegial peer academic deans, the Dean of the School of Science will lead the school to its next level of academic rigor, strategic enrollment growth, and student success in the context of its Franciscan mission, core values, and commitment to “The Education for a Lifetime.”

Siena College, located just outside Albany, NY, is a Franciscan and Catholic four-year, private, coeducational liberal arts college. A thriving institution with nearly 3,500 undergraduate and 138 graduate students, 48 majors, 3 master’s degrees, and more than 80 minors and certificates, Siena’s approximately 200 full-time and 117 part-time faculty provide an education that is rigorous, personal, and hands-on. 

Home to seven academic departments that include 20 undergraduate majors and 13 minors, the School of Sciences’ 65 full-time and 31 adjunct part-time dedicated and accomplished faculty and 14 staff are deeply committed to student engagement and success both inside and outside the classroom. The School’s approximately 1,000 undergraduate students drive innovative research in a variety of areas that is funded by national agencies including the NSF, NASA, and the Department of Energy.

Siena College’s next Dean of the School of Science will be a collaborative, collegial, servant leader who can build on the College’s Catholic Franciscan liberal arts mission to position its rich breadth of science and health-related programs, strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and student engagement, and institutional support for faculty development and research in a competitive higher education marketplace. 

Nominations and Applications

To assure full consideration, applications should be received by February 23, 2024 and must include the following:

  • a resume or curriculum vitae; 
  • a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities in the profile; and 
  • contact information for five references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).  

Application materials should be submitted in PDF format through the AGB Search application found here: Siena College Dean, School of Science Application Portal.

Please direct any nominations, expressions of interest, or questions regarding the application process to or to the AGB Search contacts below: 

Matt J. Kilcoyne, Principal / (202) 253-9846

Tamara Jhashi, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant / (248) 821-4766