Job #:  1646

Pacific University, an outstanding private, comprehensive university located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, seeks an accomplished leader to serve as Dean of its School of Graduate Psychology (the School). The School is one of eight comprising Pacific’s College of Health Professions.   Located  on a modern campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, the School offers six degree options: two Master's in Applied Psychological Science (an MA in Clinical Psychology or an MS in research), two master’s degrees (MA and MS) in clinical psychology, a PsyD in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. The school also offers an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited doctoral internship and a postdoctoral residency, as well as services to the public through the Pacific Psychology & Comprehensive Health Clinic in two downtown locations, Hillsboro and Portland. The School maintains an enrollment of approximately 385 students. The PsyD program is accredited by APA, and the Master’s in Applied Psychological Sciences programs are accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC). The PhD program, founded in 2013, is an applicant program under initial review for accreditation by APA. 

The role of Dean requires a record of scholarly achievement, administrative leadership, program and resource development, excellence in teaching and practice, and financial management experience. The successful applicant will embrace models of broad and general graduate education and training that includes preparation in health service psychology. The next Dean will support faculty research and scholarly endeavors. The next Dean will be committed to curricular infusion of diversity, equity, and inclusion and will foster a multicultural climate.  The Dean will support the School’s endeavors to serve marginalized groups (e.g., through community-based research and clinical services), and will value student-centered learning, evidence-based practice, and interprofessional training. The position reports to Pacific’s Vice Provost and Executive Dean of the College of Health Professions.

The search process is underway and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates are advised to submit applications before January 4, 2018. Requests for a detailed Position Specification, confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications (including a cover letter and curriculum vitae) should be submitted electronically to our search Committee Chair:

Lisa Carstens, PhD

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

c/o Melissa Shillingburg

Pacific University

190 SE 8th Avenue, Suite 260

Hillsboro, OR 97123



It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,