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Dean, School of Education


The College of St. Scholastica invites applications for the position of Dean of the School of Education. This is a full-time, twelve month position with rank and compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience, scheduled to begin August 2017. The Dean of the School of Education will be responsible for academic administration of all undergraduate and graduate programs in education and will assume the faculty roles of teaching, scholarship, and service.

As a member of both the faculty and administration, the Dean must be a strong faculty and student advocate while at the same time establishing the strategic direction of the School and supporting the strategic direction of the College. This strategy includes a commitment to the College’s Catholic, Benedictine heritage and values; a commitment to inclusive excellence; to providing an excellent education to students in a rigorous yet supportive environment; and to securing the College’s future through delivery of educational programs in ways that balance quality and affordability, through growth of our undergraduate, extended, and graduate studies programs, and through an entrepreneurial approach to the work of the College. The Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and will work with him/her to ensure the quality of all academic offerings of the College.

The Dean will have a diverse set of roles related to:
- resource management
- academic personnel management
- internal operations
- leadership
- external and government relations

Required Qualifications:

The candidate will have an earned doctoral degree, in Education or a related field, and a record of accomplishment in teaching scholarship, and service. He/she will have excellent communication skills and will have demonstrated excellence in administration. The candidate will have experience working in both undergraduate and graduate programs that include both licensure and non-licensure programs, experience and understanding of innovative delivery methods that include online, in person and off site. He/she will be knowledgeable about state and national accreditation and will have strong organizational skills. The candidate will be able to collaborate with faculty from related departments, as well as with other Schools, and have demonstrated ability to foster K-12 partnerships. The candidate will be knowledgeable, have experience and demonstrated success integrating inclusive excellence into the educational experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include an understanding and experience with higher education marketing, especially a market awareness for external sites, enrollment trends, experience in both fundraising and grant writing, and online teaching experience.

The College of St. Scholastica, founded in 1912, is a vibrant, growing independent private Catholic college with a broad range of offerings in the liberal arts and sciences and the professions. St. Scholastica offers bachelor’s, master’s, and professional doctoral degrees and serves a total of 4,400 students in a traditional, accelerated, and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. The academic structure includes Schools of Arts and Letters, Business and Technology, Education, Health Sciences, Nursing, and Sciences. The School of Education offers 11 licensure programs and 2 graduate programs with an enrollment of approximately 100 undergraduate students and 370 graduate students. In addition to the Duluth campus, education programs are offered online and at sites in St. Paul and St. Cloud.  For additional information about St. Scholastica’s School of Education, please visit: http://www.css.edu/academics/school-of-education.html

Applications received by February 15, 2017 will receive full consideration. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.csshrjobs.com  The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in individuals who value and support the rich Catholic Benedictine heritage of the College of St. Scholastica.