The position reports directly to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and is a member of the Council of Deans and Chancellor’s Administrative Council. The Dean is chief administrative officer of the College, which includes: Communication Disorders, Counseling and School Psychology; Educational Administration; Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Leisure Studies; Teacher Education; Online Certification Programs; and Early Childhood Online Degree Program.
The COE is based on the three themes of Democracy, Diversity, and Technology. The COE is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and several of the COE’s programs have accreditation in their focus areas. For more information on the COE’s programs, see the web site at http://www.unk.edu/coe/
THE POSITION: Duties include
- overseeing the COE’s academic programs;
- administering faculty promotion, tenure, and evaluation procedures;
- managing the College budget and facilities;
- recruiting and retaining excellent students and faculty;
- participating in annual and strategic planning both within the College and campus-wide;
- collaborating with the University of Nebraska Foundation on external fundraising;
- collaborating with other University of Nebraska System campuses;
- working closely with the Director of Athletics on COE staffing within HPERLS programs;
- fostering innovative outreach and engagement; and
- communicating effectively with internal and external constituencies, including accrediting agencies.
Salary and benefits are competitive. Date of appointment is July 1, 2014.
Required and Preferred Qualifications:
- An earned doctorate in a field of education represented within the College with a record of demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship warranting appointment at the rank of Professor in a Department of the College;
- eligibility to be admitted to the Graduate Faculty at the University of Nebraska;
- must hold, qualify for, or have held an educator certificate;
- a strong record of achievement in advancing cultural diversity and equity;
- successful leadership experience and budget responsibility at the level of department chair or above;
- capacity to work effectively with senior administrative colleagues, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and with community groups;
- ability to develop creative and supportive linkages among academic disciplines; and
- evidence of achievements with respect to enhancing academic excellence, research opportunity, and external fundraising.
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