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Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, Minnesota
Date Posted 03/05/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) seeks a dynamic, front-line leader who is student-focused, equity-minded and strategic to serve as its next Dean for the School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing.

M State was formed in 2003 by the merger of Fergus Falls Community College and three campuses of Northwest Technical College in order to better serve the needs of the region by combining strong career and technical programs with liberal arts and science offerings in one comprehensive college. A regional, student-focused institution, M State is the fifth largest college in the Minnesota State system and the largest two-year college in Greater Minnesota, serving nearly 14,000 students in both credit and non-credit, including over 7,000 students in credit programs. At M State students find the best of both worlds: big college resources and small college feel on its four welcoming campuses and in its many online courses and programs. The college’s vision is to be a success story for every student. College administration, faculty and staff value integrity, inclusion, and innovation and they strive to be ‘ALL IN’ as they teach and serve their diverse student body.

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, the Dean for the School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing is a member of both the Academic Leadership Team and the College Management Team. The Dean has four essential roles: (1) providing leadership for the faculty, divisions and programs; (2) representing the School to the senior leadership; (3) representing the senior leadership to the School; (4) management of School resources. The Dean is responsible for promoting academic, administrative and fiscal leadership in accordance with M State strategic and academic plans, as well as exercising holistic judgment when executing the duties of the position.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Create a sense of unity and collegiality among health science, human service and nursing programs across all campuses
  • Further develop and enhance partnerships with other academic units in the institution
  • Foster partnerships with external educational, health science and human service institutions
  • Improve existing and develop new clinical and internship sites for students
  • Seek creative ways of maintaining and enhancing necessary equipment and instrumentation for classroom and laboratory instruction
  • Assist in the identification and development of new programs responsive to industry needs

To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by April 2, 2021. The review of applications will continue through the search committee’s selection of continuing candidates. The search page, which includes the full Executive Search Profile as well as the opportunity to apply or nominate, is located here.

RH Perry & Associates, a national executive search firm, is assisting Minnesota State Community and Technical College in their search. All confidential communications may be directed to our search team: Dr. John Hutchinson, Senior Consultant, or Mr. Paul Doeg, President and Chief Operating Officer, at

Minnesota State Community and Technical College, a member of the Minnesota State system, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.

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