DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Georgia State University invites applications and nominations for the dean of its College of Education. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State is a dynamic public research university with a talented and growing student body of over 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university is comprised of eight colleges and offers over 200 distinct academic programs, many of which are nationally ranked. Georgia State is among the nation’s leaders in educational innovation, widely recognized for expanding access and improving student learning such that students from all backgrounds succeed and graduate at high rates.
The College of Education currently enrolls over 3,500 students through more than 50 degree programs, administered across seven academic units: Counseling and Psychological Services, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy Studies, Educational Psychology and Special Education, Kinesiology and Health, Middle-Secondary Education, and the Learning Technologies Division. Instruction is offered from morning to night, in person and online. The college’s wide range of degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral levels are designed for practitioners and researchers. Faculty members across the college engage in successful scholarly activity, with a strong record of sponsored projects, as exemplified by the National Research and Development Center for Literacy and Deafness, and the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy. In addition, the college serves the Atlanta community and the state of Georgia through several service-oriented centers and programs, including the Urban Literacy Clinic, the Principals Center, Atlanta After-School All-Stars, Saturday School, the Center for School Safety, and the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence.
Position Responsibilities and Qualifications
Georgia State seeks an inspiring and creative administrator and an excellent scholar who is committed to leading a large, diverse, and dynamic college of education with more than 150 tenured, tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty, scholars and practitioners. The dean will report directly to the provost and will be responsible for all aspects of administering the college, including hiring, curriculum development, programming, advisement, international initiatives, interdisciplinary programs and budget planning. The dean will represent the college to various constituencies both within and outside the university, and will contribute significantly to recruitment and fundraising for the college.
The successful candidate should:
• Possess significant leadership abilities and a strong vision for a modern college of education located in a cosmopolitan capital city
• Exhibit a high standard for research excellence within the field of education and possess a strong understanding of disciplines and directions in the field
• Be an exceptional advocate and communicator, able to convey the value of research, education, and specific initiatives to both internal and external stakeholders
• Have the ability to develop and implement goals and action plans in support of the college and university strategic plans
• Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of multiple dimensions of diversity in the college and university communities
• Possess the ability to form relationships with superintendents and pre-collegiate personnel in schools that could lead to collaborative partnerships
• Display strengths in building excellent and innovative academic programs in education, including experiences with interdisciplinary and international initiatives
• Provide leadership in the improvement of teacher training, educational leadership and other academic programs
• Have strong administrative experience, including skills necessary to run a college, hire and develop staff, and work collaboratively with chairs, administrative officers, other deans, and university leadership
• Have the vision and demonstrated experience to engage faculty, staff and students in research, teaching and outreach that address educational issues and supports successful collaborative partnerships in the context of urban communities.
• Show strong interest and skills in developing donor and alumni relations
• Be a superb and dedicated teacher with a record of scholarship to qualify for tenure at the rank of Professor in the College of Education at Georgia State University
Salary and Benefits
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
Preferred Start Date: July 1, 2014
Nominations and Applications
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
Nominations should include the complete name, postal and e-mail address and telephone number of the nominee and be sent to Dr. Lynda Brown-Wright and Dr. William Long, co-chairs of the search committee, at email@example.com.
Applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references. Application materials should be sent to the search committee co-chairs electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email should read “College of Education Dean” to ensure proper handling of the application materials.
For more information about the position and the College of Education, please visit http://education.gsu.edu/coedeansearch/.
Georgia State University embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.