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Dean of the School of Education
Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia
 
 
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Date Posted November 06, 2019
Category
Executive-Dean-Education
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs/Provost, the Dean of the
School of Education (SOE) is the chief administrator of the School, providing overall leadership to drive
effective operations of the different academic disciplines. The primary responsibility of the Dean is to
work with key campus partners including faculty and staff, to achieve the mission of the college in the
areas of teaching, scholarship, student engagement and service. The Dean is to provide innovative and
results-based leadership to ensure that SOE remains firmly established among the providers of
education in the region. The Dean plays a major role in developing relations with businesses, the
community, government, accrediting agencies, and in seeking external support; as well as, fostering a
culture and climate that promotes excellence and collegiality within the School, across campus and
with external community partners.

Essential Functions
• In coordination with the Office of the Provost, establish and support regular reviews of the School’s BSEd program and its concentrations
• Collaborate with the Office of the Provost, Chairs of Faculty, Human Resources and other constituents on personnel functions including recruitment, appointments, renewals, promotions, evaluations, salary decisions, and oversight of the hiring process to ensure a positive on-boarding experience for new faculty
• Manage and monitor the School's budgets, including strategic budget development, allocation, administration, and oversight
• Oversee the curriculum including scheduling, staffing, academic program assessment and review, curriculum development, and academic planning
• Provide strategic direction to the Chairs of Faculty to identify and establish best ethical practices in faculty hiring and credentialing; ensuring adherence to College policies and procedures
• Foster teamwork and collaboration between faculty and staff within the School and throughout the College
• Represent GGC, as well as SOE, to internal and external constituencies
• Work with the College’s Upper Administration to further develop goals and community relations
• In partnership with the Center of Teaching Excellence and the Office of Research, Sponsored Programs, Accreditation and Certification Activities, engage the energy and talents of SOE faculty and staff in the pursuit of professional development, scholarship, and extramural research funding
• Oversee the completion of annual faculty and staff performance reviews and student course evaluations
• Encourage a focus of student success at the faculty level by ensuring effective advisement, mentorship, response to student academic concerns, seeking of resolution in a timely manner and regular assessments of all majors and programs of study
• Partner with the Office of Enrollment Management to support the recruitment and retention of students
• Ensure and demonstrate compliance with regional accreditation standards, national program-level
accreditation standards, and any appropriate state regulations.
• Hold regular School meetings and standard disciplinary meetings
• Perform other duties, as assigned by the Office of the Provost

Required Qualifications

A doctoral degree or earned terminal degree in a related concentration/discipline
An academic record commensurate with the rank of full professor at GGC
A minimum of five years of higher education administrative experience at the associate dean or equivalent level
Demonstrated leadership skill, with excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and
collaborative skills
Commitment to diversity, intercultural understanding, and professional development of faculty and staff
A commitment to and evidence of securing external support through grant, fundraising and development
Experience with National Accreditation and the standards identified by the State of Georgia
Experience in budget and financial management
Experience in faculty recruitment, supervision and evaluation

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

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