Central Connecticut State University — Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies

The Dean serves as the chief academic officer and administrative leader of the School of Education & Professional Studies (SEPS) at Central Connecticut State University. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He or she works with the President, Vice Presidents, Deans, and with SEPS faculty, administrative staff, and students in ensuring the SEPS programs meet high standards of academic excellence.

The SEPS offers bachelors’, masters’, and doctoral degree and certificate programs. SEPS operates with seven academic departments: (1) Counselor Education & Family Therapy; (2) Educational Leadership, Policy & Instructional Technology; (3) Literacy, Elementary & Early Childhood Education; (4) Nursing; (5) Physical Education & Human Performance; (6) Social Work; and (7) Special Education & Interventions. Fifteen program accreditations are maintained. The Dean also oversees the SEPS Advising Center, Office of School and Community Partnerships, Central Teacher Education Network, Teacher Leader Fellowship Program, and Center of Excellence for Social & Emotional Learning.

The Dean of SEPS serves as the lead dean for teacher education at CCSU collaborating with the Dean of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and the Dean of Engineering, Science, and Technology.
The Dean of SEPS supervises: Associate Dean, Assistant Dean for Accreditation & Partnerships, Assistant Dean for Professional Programs/ Certification Officer, Administrative Assistant, Secretary, and the chairs of the seven academic departments. SEPS employs 76 full-time faculty members and as of Fall serves 2,448 headcount students, 1,361 undergraduates and 1,087 graduate students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in an academic field related to the programs housed in SEPS
  • Demonstrated success administering academic programs as a department head/chair
  • A record of teaching, research, and service that meets the qualifications of a senior faculty rank
  • Demonstrated success in planning and managing budgets
  • Evidence of successful leadership and collaboration
  • Demonstrated experience in shared governance
  • Effective communication skills, written, oral and interpersonal
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate
  • Academic administrative experience above the level of department chair
  • Experience in a unionized environment
  • Demonstrated successful experience with programs accredited by NCATE/CAEP and/or other disciplinary accrediting bodies, e.g., CCNE, CSWE, and CACREP
  • Demonstrated success with grants and contracts
  • Successful fundraising
  • Demonstrated success in new-program development
  • Understanding of and commitment in student recruitment and retention of underserved communities
  • Demonstrated record of support for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary activities

For full consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2019. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. This position is eligible for a tenure-track faculty appointment following the recommendation of the respective academic department.
For more information and application instructions go to www.ccsu.edu/jobs.

Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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