The College of Charleston announces a nationwide search to recruit the new Beemok Dean for the School of Education.


The College of Charleston, a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university, invites nominations and applications for the Beemok Dean of the School of Education. Founded in 1770 and located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College is one of the oldest universities in the nation and among the nation’s top universities for quality education and student life. Its beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities, cutting-edge programs, and excellent faculty, attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world.


Over 9,500 undergraduates and approximately 1,000 graduate students at the College enjoy a small college feel blended with the advantages and diversity of a mid-sized, urban university. Students work closely with a committed faculty made up of more than 500 distinguished teacher-scholars. The city of Charleston – world-renowned for its history, architecture, culture and coastal environment – serves as a living laboratory for research and creative inquiry in the sciences, mathematics, technology, and teaching.


Building off a strong foundation of developing teachers for over 90 years and an exemplary national CAEP accreditation in 2021, the SOE is poised to expand its influence on educator preparation and in- service teacher support to grow our profile at the regional and national levels. Inspired by a recent donor gift and leveraging its long history of preparing outstanding educators, the current Department of Teacher Education in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance is being elevated to separate School status. The Beemok Dean will lead the School with an emphasis on innovative approaches to P-12 education and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, in order to empower marginalized students, their families, and their communities.


The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Education and reports directly to the Provost. We are seeking a Dean who will be a visionary leader, dedicated to the success of students, faculty, and staff and to further development of strong partnerships with local, regional, state-wide, and national communities. The Dean is required to have earned tenure and have significant higher education administrative experience as a chair, associate dean, dean, or similar position that involves faculty supervision and budget management. The ideal candidate should have comprehensive understanding of P-12 education, extensive experience in academic administration at the undergraduate and graduate levels, demonstrated effectiveness in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, a strong commitment to public education, and an outstanding record of scholarly research. (A more complete ‘Leadership Statement’ is available at


While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant at the address below by January 31, 2022 to receive optimal consideration. Application materials should include a current resume/cv and a letter of interest.


College of Charleston Dean of Education Search

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300

Dallas, Texas 75219



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