Champlain College , a fast-paced, cutting-edge teaching institution that strives to be a national leader in educating today's students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals, and global citizens, seeks an accomplished, innovative leader to serve as its next Dean of the Division of Education and Human Studies (EHS). This is an exceptional opportunity to shape and strengthen EHS and contribute to Champlain's impressive upward trajectory. Reporting to the Provost, the new Dean will be the strategic and administrative head of the Division working in close collaboration with highly engaged faculty, and the deans of the five other academic divisions.
EHS's notably diverse array of undergraduate programs includes Education (Early Childhood and Elementary, Middle School and Secondary), Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, and new programs in Legal Studies and Environmental Policy, as well as online master's programs in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Early Childhood Education, and Law. The division has 15 full-time faculty and enrolls over 300 students. The Dean will be responsible for academic administration, financial management, and program development, and will play a critical role in mentoring several new EHS faculty members. S/he will focus on fostering academic excellence and ensuring that programs remain current and attractive in order to grow enrollment in an increasingly competitive environment. The Dean will serve as a member of the faculty, teaching on a limited basis in his/her area of expertise, sit on the Academic Affairs Team, and represent the Division on various College committees.
The successful candidate will bring a strong academic background coupled with proven excellence in both academic administration and teaching at the college/university department level or higher, including demonstrated experience in faculty development, program creation and growth, and budget stewardship. Practical experience that informs academics in a field relevant to the division is critical. Experience working with accrediting bodies and external organizations, and a track record of fostering interdisciplinary activity and innovative programming is highly desired. The ability to manage multiple priorities and respond to the needs of students and other constituents, and a commitment to diversity/equal opportunity and intercultural understanding are essential. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree and higher education teaching and administrative experience in a relevant discipline.
Champlain is a private, professionally focused institution, delivering nearly three dozen bachelor's and seven master's degree programs, as well as professional certificates on campus, online, and abroad. The College enrolls over 2000 undergraduate students and 400 students in master's programs. U.S. News ' America's Best Colleges 2011 ranked Champlain among the top 20 baccalaureate colleges and in 2010 the "#1 Top Up-and-Coming" college in the North. Idyllically located in Burlington, Vermont, perennially voted one of America's most exciting small cities, Champlain enjoys Adirondack and Green Mountain vistas from its setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, just 90 minutes from Montreal.
Sarah Herman is leading this search with Matthew Tzuker.
Champlain College values, supports and encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives of students, faculty and staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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