The Position: Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Dean is the senior academic and administrative officer of the College of Education. The Dean is a key player in the University's academic administration and is involved centrally in issues including strategic planning, budget, curriculum, facilities, and research. The Dean of the College of Education is an experienced scholar, educator, and leader who is primarily responsible for providing quality leadership for the College. The Dean represents the College and the University at local, regional, national, and global levels and provides outreach to rural and urban communities and underrepresented populations. Consistent with the mission and core themes of the University and the College’s mission and vision, the Dean fosters a diverse, vibrant, and collaborative educational community. The Faculty of the College of Education views this as an exciting opportunity for the Dean to be instrumental in shaping the future of the University in a new era.
Provide strategic leadership to enhance the College's impact on the local, regional, and national education landscape;
Foster a collaborative, innovative, inclusive, equitable, and supportive culture in the College with students, staff, faculty, and administrators;
Create an educational environment that supports student success;
Communicate transparently and regularly with faculty and staff in the College, across the University, and with community partners;
Support faculty scholarship, grants, and professional development;
Manage and grow the financial resources of the College, including cultivation of long- term relationships with alumni, employers, donors, and other stakeholders;
Establish and maintain strong relationships with partners across campus, community agencies, the PK-12 communities, and other stakeholders in Southeast Idaho and beyond;
Provide leadership to ensure that CAEP, CAATE, NAEYC, NASM, and NASP accreditations and affiliations with appropriate professional and academic organizations are maintained and strengthened;
Gain and maintain an understanding of the Idaho State Board of Education; the Department of Education; the state legislature; and undergraduate and graduate programs within the College (PK-12 Teacher & Administrator Certifications, Career & Technical Education, Human Resource Development, Instructional Technology, Sports Science & PE, School Psychology, and Higher Education Administration);
Represent the College at University, community, and state functions (such as legislative sessions or meetings of the Idaho State Board of Education or Department of Education);
Provide leadership for development, evaluation, and assessment of academic programs;
Foster relationships with rural and urban communities and underrepresented/minoritized groups;
Honor and support shared governance philosophy and procedures.
About the Institution: Idaho State University (ISU) combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. Named President in 2018, Kevin Satterlee has brought vision and excitement to ISU. His administration is one of passion, communication, and transparency for the benefit of not only the University but also its surrounding community. To read more, visit https://www.isu.edu/.
ISU, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, has a low student to teacher ratio of 14:1. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 250 programs to over 12,800 students. As a state leader in the health sciences, ISU offers widespread health services to the community, as well as multiple degrees in more than 50 health-related areas, including nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, speech pathology, and physician assistant studies. In addition to significant offerings in health sciences, ISU offers a wide array of graduate programs through colleges in business, education, technology, arts and letters, and science and engineering. The education at ISU is filled with real-world experience; the $2.3 million Career Path Internship program helps aid hundreds of students' career goals by pairing students with paid on- and off-campus internships. In their spare time, students can choose from more than 70 student organizations, enjoy nature through the Outdoor Adventure Center, or drive to Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve, Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Parks, or numerous state parks. The Stephens Performing Arts Center on the ISU campus is nationally ranked as one of the most impressive performance venues on a university campus. It is home to the Idaho State-Civic Symphony and is also host to numerous plays, concerts, recitals, and art performances.
As an NCAA Division 1 school, ISU competes in the Big Sky Conference offering robust athletic programs to students such as basketball, cross-country, tennis, track and field, volleyball, softball, football, golf, and soccer. To read more, visit: https://isubengals.com/.
About the College of Education: The College of Education is one of nine colleges at Idaho State University. There are four departments in the College - Organizational Learning and Performance; School Psychology and Educational Leadership; Sports Science and Physical Education; and Teaching and Educational Studies. The College has 40 faculty (27 tenured/tenure-track and 13 non-tenure track), 280 graduate students, 675 undergraduate students, 30 Career Path Internships, 120 Student Teachers, and 330 Professional Development Registrations.
The College of Education offers a wide array of graduate programs that are tailored to advance professional goals for those who aspire to be educator-leaders in schools, organizations, and sports. The undergraduate programs provide rich opportunities for students to individualize their academic path to becoming a professional educator in schools, organizations, and sport. Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered in face-to-face and online formats.
Through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, the College prepares and supports professionals who are ethical and reflective and known for the quality of their work. Eighty-five percent of teachers and administrators stay in Idaho. The College promotes a culture of caring, respect, and intellectual rigor; fosters collaborative relationships with the schools, communities, and professional organizations; and advances understanding of the professions they serve and the application of that understanding in practice.
To Apply: Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by December 2, 2019 will be given first consideration. Please submit a PDF version of your complete curriculum vita/resume and a cover letter highlighting your interest in and qualifications for the position. To apply online, go to: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=su174
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Idaho State University is committed to continually supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
Earned Doctorate from a regionally-accredited institution in an appropriate field for the College;
Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience with a record of successful management and administrative experience including managing personnel, knowledge of budgets, and the ability to prioritize resources;
Demonstrated effectiveness in working in a diverse, multicultural environment, and a commitment to and experience with increasing diversity and inclusion of faculty, staff, and students;
Experience with program assessment and accreditation;
Strong communication, interpersonal, analytic, and decision-making skills;
Demonstrated success in fostering collaborations within an academic environment and among external partners.
A record of teaching, scholarly activity, and service for appointment as a tenured, full professor within the College;
Experience with the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body;
Demonstrated success in working with urban and/or rural communities, and underrepresented groups;
Demonstrated success in fund-raising and generating alternative revenue sources;
Recruiting, professional development, and retention of a diverse faculty and/or staff;