Ashland University, an outstanding private comprehensive university with a long standing national reputation for teacher education, is seeking its next leader by announcing the search for the Dean of the Dwight Schar College of Education. This prestigious position is available starting June 1, 2014. The college offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level degrees and nearly thirty licensure programs on its main campus and four regional centers located throughout northern and central Ohio. The college is housed on the main campus in a beautiful state-of-the- art facility and is nationally accredited through NCATE. This college serves as a leader in teacher education within the state of Ohio and now looks for a visionary leader to prepare the college for the significant changes that are occurring in higher education, teacher education and departments of education. The Dean will join a dynamic university that is focused on the future and willing to embrace and champion innovative ideas, modes of teaching and collaborative opportunities.
The Dean should be an energetic and accomplished administrator, with a history of decisive and innovative leadership, who will advance the College’s commitment to build a sense of community, innovation, grant writing and development activity. He/she will have direct K-12 experience, support faculty in achieving standards of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The successful candidate must have the ability to strengthen ties with the community and will be conversant with contemporary issues in higher education and school reform and experienced in engagement with external agencies and organizations. The dean will also be the primary advocate for the college within the university and at local, regional and national levels.
The Dean ensures the collaborative model of course development for online, hybrid and face-to- face instruction; supervises the continuous improvement of evaluation and assessment systems; and ensures the development, coordination, and evaluation of marketing plans and recruitment systems for the college.
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a discipline represented in the College of Education and have evidence of distinguished teaching and scholarship commensurate with that of a full professor. The dean will report directly to the provost and will be responsible for all aspects of administering the college.
The College consists of the following academic areas: early childhood education, middle grades education, secondary education, special education, gifted education, literacy education, instructional technology and educational administration.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for four references to Human Resources, Ashland University, 401 College Ave., Ashland, OH 44805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) meets fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state law and is actively committed to diversity in its workplace. Employment will require a criminal background check.