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Associate Dean, School of Education

Georgia Gwinnett College
Lawrenceville, GA
Closing date
May 29, 2023

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Job Title: Associate Dean, School of Education
Location: Georgia Gwinnett College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 255098
About Us
Located in the vibrant community that is Gwinnett County, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is a technology-rich, financially affordable, four-year institution with an access mission, housed on a modern 260-acre campus, 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

GGC's transformative model of education prepares students to be life-long learners through the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and creativity. With a diverse student body of over 11,000 and a similarly diverse faculty and staff of 1,300+, the college embraces innovative approaches to education and administrative services through an inclusive culture.

Georgia Gwinnett College recognizes the talents of its faculty and staff as the institution's most critical asset. Essential to the college's mission is the critical need to attract, retain, and engage a diverse and highly qualified workforce. In addition to the University System of Georgia's expansive benefit and retirement offerings, employees who have completed six months of regular full-time service with GGC are eligible for the system's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). This program fosters the development and professional growth of employees through tuition assistance for eligible courses at any of the system's 26 institutions.

The University System of Georgia's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits for eligible positions, including, but not limited to, medical, dental, and vision plans, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave and retirement savings plans. More information can be found by visiting the USG Benefits webpage:
Job Summary
Under the administrative supervision of the Dean of the School of Education, the Associate Dean serves as a member of the School's leadership team and participates in the development and implementation of College and School policies, procedures, and guidelines. The Associate Dean resolves issues and concerns that may arise with faculty, students, and staff; works collaboratively with other Associate Deans across the college; serves on select committees as appropriate; acts as an annual evaluator for a full-time faculty, teaches at least one class in the appropriate discipline per semester, and performs related duties as required or deemed appropriate by the Dean to accomplish the assigned duties and responsibilities of the school administration. On request, the Associate Dean performs the duties and responsibilities of the Dean in his/her absence.
  • Serves as coordinator for program and unit approval/accreditation at the state and national level
  • Manages and maintains oversight of required external reporting related to Educator Preparation
  • Liaison with leadership team( chairs and department/school coordinators and directors)
  • Conducts annual performance reviews for full-time and part-time faculty
  • Provides direction and supervision for New Faculty Orientation
  • Serves on campus committees
  • Maintains all handbooks and procedure guides used in the School of Education
  • Manages student grade appeals and complaints that move beyond Chairs
  • Facilitates the tracking and progression of candidates through educator preparation programs
  • Facilitates discipline and inter-discipline textbook ordering
  • Develops a schedule of meetings for educator preparation in collaboration with Chairs
  • Serves as Acting Dean in the absence of the Dean
  • In collaboration with Department Chairs and Coordinator of Partnerships and Field Experiences build and strengthen relationships with internal and external partners
  • Oversee data gathering/record keeping (course enrollment, budgets,student/program data)
  • Oversee academic exceptions, appeals, and dismissals in collaboration with department chairs and Dean.
  • Provide direction and School leadership in the student success initiatives
  • Provide leadership and support for SOE DEI initiatives
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D. or equivalent terminal degree) required
  • Three years of experience at the Associate/Professor level
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience at the Department Chair/Assistant/Associate Dean level
  • Teaching /administrative experience with Minority/Hispanic serving Institutions
  • Experience coordinating/administrating academic programs
  • Demonstrated experience with DEI
  • Experience with external funding initiatives
  • Experience with K-12 teaching, administration, etc.
  • Experience with curriculum and program development
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent computer/technical skills and strong familiarity with educational software
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Knowledge, skills and experience with educator preparation
  • Ability/experience with teamwork and academic collaboration
  • Knowledge and experience with DEI
  • Knowledge and understanding of professional accreditation
  • Knowledge and experience with student success initiatives
Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Gwinnett College, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Gwinnett College is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy and practice of our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote, retain, and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, sex/gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, AREA, and Executive Order 11246 ). For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Georgia Gwinnett College Human Resources Team at (678) 407.5070 or email Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Payroll and Benefits at (678) 407.5054 or email Any individual who feels that they may have been discriminated against, should contact the Office of Equity & Compliance at
Background Check
  • Standard + Education
Other Information
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, 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, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements
Position requires 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. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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