Dean of Education - Graduate School of Education
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University of Massachusetts Lowell
Title of Position Being Posted
Dean of Education - Graduate School of Education
Provost, Office of the
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Open Until Filled
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Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience
General Summary of Position:
The University of Massachusetts Lowell invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Education with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.
One of 85 public universities in the country, UMass Lowell has enjoyed dramatic growth in student applications and faculty hiring over the past eight years. It is a Carnegie Classification Doctoral - Higher Research University and conducts more than $65 million in sponsored research annually. The university offers its 18,000 students 122 undergraduate, 42 masters, and 36 doctoral degrees in six schools and colleges, including the Graduate School of Education. Located 30 miles north of Boston, UMass Lowell sits astride the Merrimack River in the city of Lowell, with its multi-ethnic population and rich cultural heritage. The Graduate School of Education enjoys close partnerships with urban and suburban public school districts of the Merrimack Valley, as well as a significant collaboration with the Lowell National Historical Park.
UMass Lowell seeks a dynamic, visionary, and inspirational leader for the Graduate School of Education (GSE). The School, currently transitioning to a College of Education to reflect growth and expansion, offers masters (M.Ed.), specialists (Ed.S.) and doctoral (Ed.D. and Ph.D.) degrees as well as undergraduate minor programs. Through face-to-face and cutting-edge online programming, the GSE serves 400 graduate and 120 undergraduate students who work closely with fifteen tenured and tenure-track faculty and 5 clinical faculty. Starting September 2017, the School plans to enroll undergraduates in a new BA Ed. degree leading to both elementary and moderate disabilities licenses. Existing programs provide specialization in the following areas: Leadership in Education; Literacy Studies; Research and Evaluation; STEM; Higher Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Reading and Language; and Education Administration with Principal License. Our online programs are ranked 9th in the nation by US News and World Report. All licensure programs are fully approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and we hold NCATE accreditation.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and identify your strengths in this area.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Successful candidates will have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution, in education or an allied field, such as cognitive psychology, or educational measurement and evaluation; and a record of distinguished teaching, research, scholarship, service, and external funding consistent with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of Professor.
Additionally the successful candidate will have demonstrated experience:
-As a Department Chairperson, Associate Dean or Dean, in a four year institution of higher education focused on teaching, research and service
-In program development, review and revision
-With state and/or national approval processes or accreditation
-Developing interdisciplinary program, working not only across departments, but across colleges
-Working with state agencies on policies and regulations related to educator preparation
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Collaborating with school districts and community organizations, particularly in urban settings. Previous experience as a P-12 teacher or administrator is highly desirable
-Managing growth and change, resolving conflict, and building consensus
-Engaging alumni and external partners
The successful candidate should have knowledge of higher education practices and trends. S/he should be able to articulate a vision and goals. Most importantly, candidates must have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and display good judgement.
Required Applicant Documents:
Sample of Scholarly Work/Publication
Names and contact information of three references
Optional Applicant Documents:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Initial review of applications will begin November 14, 2016 and continue until position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.