University Dean of the School of Education

Concordia University is seeking applications for the full-time faculty position of University Dean of the School of Education. This position reports directly to the Provost. An ideal candidate will hold an earned doctorate in education, have an established history as an educator and administrator, demonstrate a record of university-level scholarship and service, and embody a connection to the university's Lutheran and Christian mission.
Primary Responsibilities:
Develop, update, and implement a creative strategic plan for the School of Education
Coordinate management and operational plans of undergraduate and graduate programs in traditional and accelerated formats for the School of Education through face-to-face, online, and blended formats
Provide support and supervision to the program directors, departmental chairs, faculty, support staff, and students, including the campus dean and School of Education team on the Ann Arbor campus
Chair the School of Education Council, and adjudicate faculty, staff, and student appeals
Provide oversight and management of the budget for the School of Education
Represent the School of Education to the Academic Council; university alumni; state, regional, and national accreditors and associations; alumni and community stakeholders; and prospective and current customers in a manner which makes evident the mission-directedness and excellence of Concordia's Lutheran higher education ministry
Teach within the School of Education at the undergraduate and/or graduate program level
Champion the mission and purpose of Lutheran education at all levels and support all related endeavors
Advocate for and support our public licensure candidates, oversee the accreditation and licensing efforts of the school in both Wisconsin and Michigan, serve as program certifying officer for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Collaborate with and support existing partnerships and cultivate new partnerships with our Lutheran, Christian, and public school partners
Encourage the development of scholarship and grant funding, including scholarly research and presentations, and be a model of this
Foster strong relationships with all of our School of Education students at the undergraduate and graduate levels
Education and Experience
A doctorate in education or a related field is required. The successful candidate must be a member of an LCMS congregation and must be a rostered member of the LCMS, roster-eligible, or willing to become a rostered minister of religion in the LCMS. Prior university teaching and administrative experience is most desirable. Candidates should also demonstrate a depth of knowledge and experience within strategic planning and organizational leadership, relationship building with diverse constituent groups, budget and personnel management, accreditation, and a full range of professional communication. Concordia University seeks individuals dedicated to excellence and to the mission of "developing students in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world."
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, faculty, exempt position. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications, education, and experience. Concordia health, disability, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are also available for employees and their qualified dependents.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until successful candidate(s) are identified. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018. Applicants should include with their online application: letter of intent, curriculum vita, copy of transcripts, three letters of reference, description of teaching philosophy and statement of current/planned research.
Physical Demands/Equipment
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the position. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Administration reserves the right to adjust the duties and responsibilities.
Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of CU to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
The University will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, gender, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
However, CU is an institution of the LCMS and, to the extent allowed by law, CU reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion. In addition, preference in holding certain employment positions is given to rostered ministers of the LCMS. Based on a religious tenet, CU recognizes only male, LCMS ordained Ministers of the Gospel but recognizes both male and female LCMS Rostered Ministers of the Gospel.
The Human Resources Department has been appointed to manage the equal employment opportunity program, including all equal employment opportunity activities, as required by federal, state and local agencies. If any employee or applicant for employment believes this policy has been violated, he/she must contact the Director of Human Resources.
Concordia University is an HLC-accredited, co-educational, liberal arts school offering 71 undergraduate majors of study, 39 master's degrees, and 4 doctoral programs.
Concordia is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world.

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