Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State Univeristy — Vice-Dean and Professor, Division of Educational Leadership & Innovation

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is seeking a Vice-Dean and Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation. The successful candidate will provide the intellectual and administrative leadership for the Division; whose 60 full-time faculty serve more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students in all of the College’s master’s and graduate certificate programs beyond initial teacher certification, as well as undergraduate degrees separate from teacher certification. In addition, the Vice-Dean will advance their own program of scholarship and have opportunities to collaborate with nationally recognized faculty in research and program development in a wide range of areas, including interdisciplinary projects with other ASU departments, schools, and colleges. The ideal candidate must be a thoughtful, articulate, inspiring leader who will work collaboratively with others across both the College and ASU. S/he will be a creative, highly analytical individual with strong abstract reasoning skills who can relate well to people at all levels of the organization, demonstrating excellent communication and active listening skills. The successful candidate will have experience in helping to shape and drive ideas forward while simultaneously managing a staff and the College toward desired outcomes. S/he will be a consensus builder who understands the importance of cultivating a congenial and cooperative working environment, someone who can bend when appropriate yet be firm and decisive when necessary.

Major responsibilities include: (1) providing intellectual leadership for the Division, collaborating with faculty to define and implement the unit’s vision and priorities; (2) overseeing scheduling, budgeting and general management of the Division; (3) mentoring, supporting, and evaluating all tenured and non-tenured faculty and staff with primary appointments in the Division; (4) advancing the Division’s research productivity, including supporting University, College, and Division opportunities to secure external funding; (5) maintaining a record of high quality, high impact scholarly productivity as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national conferences; (6) collaborating on the growth of the Division and related programs; and (7) providing service to the institution, profession, and community, (8) be a strong, strategic partner to the Dean and senior leadership, serving as a critical member of the college’s executive leadership team; (8) Candidate qualified for the rank of Full Professor must also be eligible for tenure at Arizona State University as evidenced by scholarly accomplishment.

This position reports to the Dean of the College and will serve for a three-year term to be renewed at the discretion of the Dean.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university in a field of education or related area
  • Senior faculty ranking eligible for appointment as Professor with tenure at Arizona State University
  • Experience in higher education administration at the College, School, or similar organizational level
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in academic program development
  • Evidence of strong and sustained scholarship related to educational leadership and innovation
  • Evidence of external funding activity
  • Experience working with diverse populations in higher education, as a scholar, teacher and/or administrator
  • Documented evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Desired Qualifications

  • Creative systems thinker who can ideate and execute new and innovative graduate programs for new educator roles
  • Experience with online, hybrid, and face-to-face teaching formats
  • Demonstrated experience in directing graduate-level programs
  • Ability to develop academic plans, manage budgets, and mentor faculty
  • Ability and desire to collaborate with other academic administrators and interdisciplinary colleagues

About the Division, College, and the University At ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, we are dedicated to preparing the next generation of education leaders, focusing on scholarship that positively impacts local, national, and global communities and influences PreK-20 education. Teachers College benefits from a legacy of excellence in scholarship and research — our education graduate programs have been ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report for 12 consecutive years. We welcome individuals who wish to build the future of education within one of the largest and most innovative research and teacher preparation programs in the nation. We serve more than 6,500 students across four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area, at partner school districts statewide and online. The College is a recognized leader in cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships and using technology to prepare excellent teachers and educational leaders who apply evidence-based knowledge that positively impacts students, families, and the community. The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

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Application Deadline and Procedures
The application deadline is May 16, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. The appointment will begin on January 1, 2021. Only electronic applications will be reviewed. To submit your application, please visit