How to Become a Dean - Dean Career


Dean Job Opportunities

Dean Jobs - Canada


Dean Jobs - United States



Dean Job Description

An academic dean is responsible for overseeing the administration of a department of a college or university, or the institution as a whole. An academic dean is also responsible for creating and revising the academic program plans of a department or the institution as a whole.             


Dean Job Duties

• Prepare and revise academic program plans

• Serve as role model for teaching achievement and professional service

• Develop strategies to achieve educational objectives

• Oversee effective communication between students, staff and faculty by acting as a liaison

• Hire, evaluate and support administrative staff

• Oversee fundraising and budgeting

• Set academic rules, as well as institutional policies and procedures

• Ensure high standards with regards to instruction processes are met


Scholarships for Becoming a Dean

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Dean. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Education Scholarships page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Becoming a Dean: Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Dean. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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