Dean of the School of Education

<p><strong><em>Lindenwood University invites nominations and applications from motivated, forward-looking academic professionals for the position of Dean of the School of Education. </em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>THE UNIVERSITY:</strong> &nbsp;Offering 131 degree programs to approximately 15,600 students, <a href="">Lindenwood University</a> is known nationally and internationally for its innovation, entrepreneurship and extraordinary dedication to students. Accredited by the <u>Higher Learning Commission</u> and uniquely committed to an educational model that develops the whole person, Lindenwood faculty, staff, and administration integrate a values-centered curriculum that focuses on the talents, interests, and futures of our students.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lindenwood, a dynamic four-year institution dedicated to excellence, is the oldest college west of the Mississippi, founded nearly 200 years ago. Since that time, Lindenwood has grown into the impressive University that it is today &ndash; with a <u>historic 500-acre campus </u>situated in the heart of St. Charles, Missouri.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>THE SCHOOL</strong>: The Lindenwood University School of Education has over 55 certification &amp; degree programs and is ranked #19 for Educational Administration Degree Programs in the U.S. of 563 qualifying colleges (Educational Leadership Newsletter).&nbsp; The School of Education has over 1,600 graduate students and around 400 undergraduates. Lindenwood University is the third largest producer of educators in the state of Missouri.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The School of Education includes an Advising, Retention, and Certification Center with three dedicated staff members, as well as a Director of Field and Clinical Experiences. In the new Library and Academic Resources Center, one classroom is dedicated to technology integration for the School of Education, and is staffed by educational consultants. This room, the IDEA Studio, is dedicated to technology-focused professional development for faculty and students.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>THE DEAN</strong>:&nbsp; The dean is the academic and administrative leader of the school. She/he is responsible for overseeing and assisting students in their academic learning, establishing goals and direction for the department, providing leadership for all staff in the department, and creating and monitoring the department&rsquo;s budget.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: </strong>Below is a sample list of the duties &amp; responsibilities of the Dean, School of Education.&nbsp; For a complete list, please review the <a href="">Position Profile</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Undertake and monitor initiatives to improve student learning both in and beyond the classroom</li> <li>Establish long and short term goals for the School of Education as part of a holistic University plan and ensure that standards are met</li> <li>Oversee the academic, personnel, financial, and administrative affairs of the School of Education</li> <li>Represent the School of Education on the Dean&rsquo;s Council and other university committees</li> <li>Assist in the selection, improvement, and evaluation of the faculty</li> <li>Provide leadership in the development of teaching techniques and instruction methods</li> <li>Enforce compliance with all laws, policies, and regulations required by the University and other governing agencies</li> <li>Assist in preparation of annual budget for the School of Education <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> <li>Terminal degree in education</li> <li>Prior administrative experience in higher education</li> <li>Knowledge of, and experience in, P-12 education <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> <li>Strong leadership and collaborative skills</li> <li>Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the community, faculty, students, staff, and board of directors</li> <li>Strong analytical, organization, and creative skills</li> <li>Strong initiative and interpersonal skills <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS</strong>:&nbsp; <a href="">EFL Associates</a>, an executive search firm, is assisting Lindenwood with their search for this important position. All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in confidence and no contact to references will be made without written candidate permission.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about Lindenwood College and the <strong><em>Dean, School of Education </em></strong>position (including application requirements), please review this document:&nbsp; <a href=""><strong>Position Profile</strong></a>.&nbsp; If the direct link doesn&rsquo;t work in this advertisement, please go to our website at <a href=""></a> and click on Open Positions and Higher Education.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Applications should include</u></strong>:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>A letter of introduction outlining the applicant&rsquo;s background, and qualifications for the position.&nbsp; (<em><u>This letter should specifically address the leadership attributes and professional competencies for this position.</u></em>)</li> <li>Curriculum vitae/r&eacute;sum&eacute;.</li> <li>Contact information (<strong><em>e-mail addresses are required</em></strong>) for five professional references, at least one of which is a person who has reported directly to you, a second who is a colleague, and a third who is an individual to whom the applicant has reported directly.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Please note</u></strong>:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>All documents should be submitted electronically in <strong><em>PDF format</em></strong> through the Consensus Search Support System:&nbsp; <a href=""></a></li> <li>Application deadline is December 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM.</li> <li>The ideal start date is July 1, 2018.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Confidential Inquiries and Nominations can be directed to:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Steve Waldron, JD</em></strong></p> <p>Managing Director, Higher Education Practice, EFL Associates</p> <p>Direct Line:&nbsp; 816-945-5423 or <u></u></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Nominations, search process questions and assistance with the Consensus Search Support System (candidate portal) can be directed to:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Ms. Angela Lilje</em></strong></p> <p>Project Manager, Higher Education Practice, EFL Associates</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to education programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="">CLICK HERE TO APPLY</a></strong></p>