Chicago State University — Dean, College of Education

Chicago State University (CSU), the oldest public university in the Chicago metropolitan area, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, College of Education. 

CSU College of Education (College), which has held continuing national accreditation recognition by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs, as well as an ALA accredited M.S. in Library and Information Science program, an M.S. in Technology and Performance Studies, and degrees in recreation and higher education. The College has 31 full time faculty including three department chairs and a current enrollment of 423 students, including 215 students at the master’s and doctoral levels.

The Dean is the chief academic officer responsible for the implementation of all academic programs, including quality assessment, strategic planning, program review and accreditation, student and faculty recruitment, resource development, and allocation and representation within the University and to external entities. Reporting to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean will lead the development and implementation of a bold and exciting vision that will advance the College’s mission in education, service, scholarship, and research. The Dean will work collaboratively with faculty colleagues, staff, and students to increase research activity, support community engagement, and develop new partnerships and initiatives.

Founded in 1867, CSU offers 34 undergraduate and 27 graduate degree programs to over 3,000 students through its Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, and Pharmacy, and through its Division of Continuing Education and Non-Traditional Programs.  CSU is one of fifty-eight institutions participating in Title III grants for Predominantly Black Institutions.  Under the leadership of President Zaldwaynaka Scott, whose term began in July 2018, CSU has been committed to the processes of renewal and transformation.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. from a regionally accredited university and be eligible for a faculty appointment at the rank of Professor.  Requirements include at least five years of senior management experience gained within an academic setting; a record of distinguished teaching and research; demonstrated success as a strategic leader who cares deeply about education at all levels and has the dedication to lead a diverse college through the challenges facing all educational institutions.  The successful candidate will exhibit a commitment to academic excellence and engaged community scholarship, along with a willingness to engage in fundraising efforts to support the College’s goals.  

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter that should be sent electronically to  Inquiries may be addressed to Breanna Liddell or Claudia Teschky, the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search, at 630-990-1370.

Chicago State University supports the principles of equal opportunity and diversity in employment and education. The University seeks to insure that no person will encounter discrimination in employment or education on the basis of age, color, disability, sex, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. This policy is applicable to both the employment practices and administration of programs and activities within the University. It is the policy of the University that no person shall be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits, of, or in any way be subject to discrimination in any program or activity at the University.

Chicago State University applies this commitment to all employment and educational practices, including but not limited to, recruitment of staff and students, admissions, hiring and training procedures, advancement and retention policies, and curriculum/course materials. More specifically, Chicago State University is committed to diversification of all its internal divisions by race and gender. This commitment stems not only from legal and moral considerations, but also from a conviction that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity and that narrow cultural biases serve to limit rather than enhance the teaching, research and service functions which are the hallmarks of Chicago State University’s mission.

Compliance with this Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy is the responsibility of all administrators and others whose duties are related to any personnel decisions regarding employees and students. Further, it is Chicago State University’s obligation to fully participate in the implementation of all applicable federal, state, and local laws dealing with nondiscrimination.