Clark Atlanta University — Dean of School of Education

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is seeking a prominent scholar and an educational leader as Dean of the School of Education. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of the School of Education will play a visionary and leadership role in transforming the School to seize today’s opportunity to address 21st century challenges, including meeting regional needs for teachers and for higher education leaders. The new Dean will assume office no later than summer 2018.

A consolidation of two institutions, CAU has been a national engine of higher education and learning for more than 150 years. Clark College, founded in 1869 as the nation’s first private, liberal arts institution to award baccalaureate degrees to African Americans, and Atlanta University, founded in 1865 as the nation’s first African American graduate institution were consolidated in 1988 to form Clark Atlanta University. With its nearly 4,000 students, CAU is the largest of the four autonomous institutions (CAU, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Morehouse School of Medicine) in the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC). CAU is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). A January 2017 study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, titled Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility”, ranked CAU as the leader among Atlanta area colleges in the rate of economic mobility. The Report confirms CAU as an economic catalyst in changing lives and communities in metro-Atlanta, Georgia, the nation and the world.

Founded more than 70 years ago, CAU’s School of Education has provided a quality program of education for young men and women. The School offers undergraduate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees and certificates in several programs, including Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education in both Math and Science, Special Education, School and Community Counseling, and Educational Leadership both P-12 and Higher Education. The School is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC), and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the entire process of accreditation and approval of teacher preparation programs (e.g. CAEP, Georgia PSC, CACREP, etc.), an earned doctorate degree from an accredited university, in a discipline appropriate to the School, as well as professional expertise and P-12 leadership experience.

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but only materials received by October 27, 2017, are ensured full consideration. All nominations, applications, and inquiries will be held in full confidence with only finalists publicly identified for on-campus interviews. Application materials should consist of a curriculum vitae, a substantive cover letter addressing the criteria outlined in the position profile, and a list of five references with contact information as well as a note explaining the working relationship with the candidate. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. All application materials must be submitted electronically to


It is the policy of the University that all faculty and staff employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers, promotions will be on the basis of qualifications of the individual for the position being filled regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, non-disqualifying disability or handicap, or whether the individual is a Disabled Veteran of the Vietnam Era. All other terms of employment are governed by this policy.