Dean, College of Education

Staunton, VA
Feb 24, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Mary Baldwin University is conducting a nationwide search for its next Dean of the College of Education. Recently becoming a University to reflect its growing range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, Mary Baldwin University is an entrepreneurial institution with a record of innovation aspiring to meet the evolving higher education needs of society.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will lead the College of Education as it responds to the changing needs and methods of schools and society to ensure the College continuously evolves with cutting-edge programs that prepare graduates to educate all students effectively.  The Dean’s most critical role will be to shape an academic vision and plan that inspires all students, faculty and staff on the centrality of the College of Education to both the University’s core mission and to the community it serves.  The Dean will be responsible for evaluating programs and faculty and staff; overseeing accreditation and governmental compliance and approvals; sustaining the College’s excellent undergraduate, post-graduate, and graduate programs; and, developing innovative programs that respond to changes in teacher licensure programs.

To lead the College of Education, Mary Baldwin University seeks a visionary, energetic, accomplished, and pragmatic leader who is committed to expanding the College of Education’s focus on providing a high quality education and expanding offerings.  As a part of Mary Baldwin University, the College of Education must be responsive to its constituencies and must provide affordable, accessible, and academically rigorous higher education options while managing resources wisely. The Dean of the College of Education is expected to lead an innovative and state-of-the art academic path for this College as it serves the needs of the richly diverse population of Virginia and the surrounding region and in identifying opportunities for maximum growth, investment, impact and sustainability.


Qualifications include earned terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a discipline represented by the College of Education; faculty and administrative experience; experience with external agencies (e.g., accreditation, state and federal government); demonstrated communication and leadership ability; demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends in K-12 education; demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends in higher education programs in education.  The position is a full-time, twelve-month administrative appointment with conferral of appropriate academic rank without expectation of tenure.


Please send cover letter, vita & 3 letters of reference to Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2017. Additional information is available at: 

In keeping with its commitment to further diversify its faculty, Mary Baldwin University particularly encourages minorities and women to apply.

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