Dean of the School of Education

Tuskegee University
Commensurate with education, training and experience
Apr 28, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Date: April 28, 2017                        Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

Position: Dean                                              Location: School of Education         

Status: Full Time

Special Qualifications

In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University becoming an “Outcomes-Oriented University,” the ideal Dean will possess the willingness to use their expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Tuskegee University’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

Presidential Commentary

Tuskegee University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean School of Education

Under the current organization structure, the School of Education offers nationally accredited and State approved undergraduate programs that lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree and to professional teacher certification in (1) Elementary Education (2) English Language Arts Education (3) General Science Education and (4) Mathematics Education.

Founded in 1881, Tuskegee University, located in Tuskegee Alabama was the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to be designated as a registered National Historic Landmark. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Dean for the School of Education is responsible for the creative development, effective direction and

academic excellence of the professional programs.

  • Provide constructive leadership for faculty and students within the School.
  • Assist in long-term planning and the formulation of educational goals and programs for the University.
  • Promotion of programs for scholarship, professional growth, academic welfare and personal development of faculty and students.
  • Successful solicitation of expertise and advice of members of the College faculty on educational matters and policy-making initiatives
  • Promote a student-centered learning environment that emphasizes teaching effectiveness and learning outcomes.
  • Provide leadership in the development and growth of the professional programs within the school.
  • Provide leadership in the development of a strategic plan involving short and long-range goals for the School.
  • Monitor and analyze data related to the ten (10) non-negotiable outcomes that include graduation, rate; retention rate, state, federal, and public research dollars, private and alumni dollars, student research/internship/co-op experiences; advising surveys; percent (%) tenured faculty; head count; FTE full-time equivalency; and graduation count.
  • Supervise and evaluate teaching effectiveness and improvement of instruction.
  • Provide leadership in the development of on-line courses and/or program delivery.
  • Collaboration with faculty and committees of the College in connection with the formulation of curriculum proposals
  • Implement the programs of the School within the financial constraints and financial policies of the University.
  • Provide leadership to maintain accreditation and/or approval by appropriate state, regional, and/or national accrediting /approval agencies.
  • Meet regularly with the School’s faculty and with staff and students to discuss matters of importance and to establish rapport with members of these groups.
  • Collaborate with faculty and committees of the School in connection with the formation of curriculum proposal, educational policies, budget recommendations, development of faculty evaluation measures, regulation and control of expenditures, development of superior programs of research and instruction.
  • Demonstrate fiduciary accountability in the utilization of personnel, facilities, and fiscal resources.
  • Prepare documentation and reports as required by administration.
  • Direct staff to include prioritizing and assigning work, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Prepare and administers budget, submits justifications for budget items, monitor and pursue alternative funding sources to support programmatic activities.  
  • Maintain effective relationships with alumni and relevant internal and external constituents.
  • Represent the School, formally and informally, to the University, community and the nation.
  • Be responsible for such additional duties as may be assigned by University Administration.


  • An earned doctorate in a relevant field; 
  • Demonstrated leadership with a minimum five year’s academic leadership experience at a professional rank in a college or university setting or equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of distinguished teaching, research activity, and service commitments that would merit appointment as a tenured faculty member.
  • A record of successful strategic planning and implementation.
  • Evidence of serving as a catalyst for change and leadership within the mandate of an aggressive strategic plan.
  • A track record of guiding interdisciplinary programs and partnerships.
  • Successful budget management and oversight experience.
  • Proven commitment to fundraising and external partnership development.
  • The ability to work with senior leadership across the College and to enhance the school’s reputation on an ongoing basis.
  • Experience in administration at or above a level or department chair or its equivalent.
  • The ideal candidate will possess strong financial and management skills with the ability to effectively partner with a broad range of stakeholders both internally and externally including alumni affairs.
  • Experiential and educational preparation/qualifications, scholarship and research are consistent with requirements for appointment to full professor (preferred) or associate professor with evidence of scholarly productivity.
  • Previous experience in provide strategic direction for online learning within a School or College of Education.  On-line curriculum experience must include must include development of strategic plan goals and metrics for purposeful and sustainable growth, access by design, and excellence in learning for the entire Tuskegee University community.


Commensurate with education, training and experience

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **   

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources.  Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Office of Human Resources

Attn: Employment/Recruitment

1200 West Montgomery Road

101 Kresge Center

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama 36088

Email Address:    Fax: 334-724-4319

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled

Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

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