Dean-School of Education and Human Performance
Winston-Salem State University - Winston-Salem, NC

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Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), a historically Black, regional, comprehensive, liberal arts university is one of the 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont Triad, the university enrolls over 6,000 students, employs more than 400 full time faculty members, offers more than 40 baccalaureate degrees and ten master's degrees.

Voted one of America's Most Livable Cities by, Winston-Salem lies in the heart of the South Atlantic region. The Twin City, as residents call it, is the home to four additional institutions of higher education. The city's revitalized downtown includes a downtown arts district, restaurants and music venues. Other nearby amusements include the large Hanes Mall for shopping and entertainment, minor league baseball and Bowman Gray Stadium, home to both WSSU Rams football and NASCAR racing. The thriving Piedmont Triad region includes the nearby cities of Greensboro and High Point. From the Triad's central location, head west two hours to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway or east four hours to the state's famed seashore.

Winston-Salem State University invites applications for a dynamic leader for the position of Dean, School of Education and Human Performance. The dean provides instructional leadership for the School and is responsible administratively for planning, directing, evaluating all teaching, research, and public service programs offered through the School, and leading the growth and development of the faculty in pursuit of the goals and objectives of the school. In addition, the dean collaborates with chairpersons, faculty, coordinators, project directors, and other advisory committees to formulate and implement the administrative and educational policies affecting the School, establishes and supervises the organizational structure, allocates resources, represents the School in matters internal and external to the University, continually assesses the mission and goals of the School to determine their correlation with the missions of Academic Affairs and the University, and the success of the School in preparing teachers and other professionals for rewarding careers in the 21st century.


The successful candidate must have an earned Doctorate in Education or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution; significant experience in higher education administration to include leadership at or above department chair or equivalent in an effective unit; experience in administration of graduate programs; demonstrated experience in seeking external funding for program development; proven record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service significant to merit the rank of Professor in one of the existing programs in the School of Education and Human Performance; knowledge of regional and professional accreditation processes; knowledge and experience with NCATE accreditation as a result of active participation in an accreditation effort; experience in coordinating teacher education programs; evidence of significant activity in PK-12/community service, such as teaching in public schools; knowledge and experience with academic programs in Human Performance and sport science disciplines such as recreation/leisure studies, sport management, exercise science, and rehabilitation studies; commitment and demonstrated ability to collaborate with a wide range of faculty, staff, students, and programs within a professional school setting, as well as the ability to stimulate collaboration among diverse stakeholders; excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communications skills; proven budget management skills at departmental or higher level; and proven commitment to teacher education, higher education, and graduate and professional studies.

Application Procedure

For immediate consideration, please visit Applicants will be asked to attach a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, and complete contact information for at least three references. No applications will be accepted by mail. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Jessica Bailey, Search Committee Chairperson,

Winston-Salem State University is dedicated to providing equal opportunity in admissions and employment based on merit, and without discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, according to state and federal laws. - 4 years ago - save job
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