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Dean, College of Education - Montgomery, AL

Faulkner University
Montgomery County, AL
Closing date
Aug 8, 2022

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Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education
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Faulkner University is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as Dean for the College of Education. The individual selected must demonstrate a commitment to Christ-centered Liberals Arts education, Christian service, and the mission of Faulkner University. This individual will serve as administrative head of the College of Education and will be responsible for planning, directing, organizing, and monitoring proper operation of the College. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Faulkner University is a Christian university affiliated with churches of Christ.

This is a full-time (40+ hours per week), 12-month position. Faculty rank, tenure status and salary will be commensurate with academic qualifications, teaching experience and research.

Summary of Duties include:

* Oversee the recruitment, retention, evaluation, and professional development of each faculty member of the College of Education
* Evaluate curriculum and syllabi; use results of these evaluations, when appropriate, to make changes and improvements to the curriculum
* Collaborate with university entities (both internal and external) to develop and implement effective and creative marketing strategies for the College
* Teach one class each semester to support the academic programs of the institution
* Be familiar with the policies of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), as well as other specialized accreditations for programs within the College
* Ensure compliance of degree programs in the College with other applicable accrediting entities
* Collaborate and partner with student services and student success offices and entities (internal and external) to plan, develop and assess retention efforts for the College's students
* Oversee all public relations, as well as all published information (e.g. catalogs, websites, handbooks, etc.) pertaining to the College for accuracy and marketability
* Oversee the development and activities of Faulkner's Pre-K program as part of the Alabama's First Class Pre-K program
* Work with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, faculty, staff, students, and other administrators to develop and implement short and long term academic objectives, procedures and programs that are in keeping with the philosophy of the College of Education


* Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution required
* Minimum of seven years of demonstrated academic administrative experience at a baccalaureate or higher degree granting institution required
* A significant record of teaching, research, and scholarly achievement commensurate with appointment preferred
* Experience and knowledge of Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation, as well as state program approval processes strongly preferred
* Active member of the church of Christ

For initial application submit:

* Curriculum Vitae
* Cover letter

Employment is conditional upon a satisfactory background check and verification of work authorization through E-Verify

Non-discrimination statement: Faulkner University is a church-affiliated liberal arts institution committed to employing a highly qualified and diverse administration, faculty and staff, which reflects the University's religious traditions, values and affiliation, and purpose. Thus, the institution invites individuals affiliated with the churches of Christ to submit applications regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, marital status, or disability. Faulkner University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, marital status, or disability in connection with its educational policies, admissions, financial aid, employment, educational programs, or activities. However, Faulkner University exercises a preference in employment for those qualified applicants who are members of the churches of Christ whose lifestyles are consistent with the mission of the University and with the beliefs and values of the churches of Christ. For more information, please visit our website:
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