The Dean will integrate the mission of the College with that of the University and provide inspiration for advances in teaching, research, and service.
As the chief executive officer of the College, the Dean works with faculty and staff representing the College's departments, programs, offices, and centers; oversees strategic planning, advancement, and budget development; and guides resource allocation, teaching, research, service, outreach, and administration. The Dean supports shared governance and promotes a diverse and collegial environment.
The Dean will be nationally recognized as an educator, having an exemplary record of performance in leadership and administration, including doctoral programs. The Dean will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, the support of shared governance and diversity in an academic environment, and also possesses strong collaborative and facilitative skills within the university community.
Reporting to the Provost/Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for the administration and efficient conduct of the educational programs of the college and for aligning the plans of the college with the university. The Dean communicates the vision and goals of the College to both internal and external constituents. S/he also creates and sustains partnerships with external systems.
The Dean will:
-Support a large and diverse faculty, overseeing faculty recruitment and development, promotion and tenure, and the appointment of department chairs, associate deans, and directors, serving as liaison between the College and the University's Division of Academic Affairs.
-Shape program and curriculum development, encourage innovations in teaching and learning, establish faculty workloads, and make decisions about areas for new faculty hiring.
-Lead and maintain unit accreditation and integrate assessment processes that ensure the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and State Department of Public Instruction reaccreditations and support program-level specialized professional accreditation.
-Provide leadership and guidance in all aspects of the College, including teaching, research, intellectual development, advancement and administrative management.
-Develop a strategy to address the economic, demographic, and technological trends that impact student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates.
-Oversee the creation of innovative revenue streams.
-Partner with North Carolina community colleges, public schools, teacher education programs, businesses, industry, and governmental agencies.
-Work collaboratively with other Deans on priorities and programs identified through the University's strategic planning process, interdisciplinary programs, and inter-college programs.
-Promote access to College of Education resources through distance education and other initiatives.
-Provide leadership and a high degree of personal involvement in resource acquisition for the College, including the cultivation of resources and the development of a larger base of donors, including alumni and other constituencies.
Special Instructions To Application:
Special Instructions to Applicants: Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including CV; cover letter addressing interest, leadership philosophy; and the names of five references) should be directed electronically to ECUEducationDean@divsearch.com.
The Dean will be eligible for appointment with tenure. This position requires an earned terminal degree from an accredited institution and qualifications for appointment with permanent tenure at the rank of Professor.
It is essential that the Dean demonstrates a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship and a strong capacity for facilitating collaboration within the University community, external partners and stakeholders. The Dean must have an established record of effectiveness at the department level or beyond, with experience in strategic planning, budgetary management, administrative processes, academic policy, fundraising, faculty and staff recruitment and retention, and fiscal sustainability.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 931501
Organizational Unit Overview:
The College of Education is a leading institution for the preparation of education professionals working in private and public schools; community colleges and universities; as well as military, government and private industry. The College has a history of contributing to policy and reform at the local, regional and national level. ECU is the largest producer of educational professionals in the state of North Carolina. In addition, ECU leads the UNC System in distance education with the College of Education being the leader of distance education on the ECU campus as well.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.