Director of the School of Education
University of Delaware
University of Delaware: College of Education & Human Development: School of Education
Location: Newark, DE
Appointment effective Sept. 1, 2017
The School of Education at the University of Delaware invites nominations and applications for its Director. We seek a visionary senior scholar with a well-established research program who can provide strong, dynamic, and innovative leadership to promote the School's research, teaching, and clinical practice, as well as advance its reputation and national visibility. The successful candidate will bring imaginative leadership and an open mind to strategic and budget planning, look for opportunities to build on the School's current strengths and develop new collaborations, support high standards needed to help the School enhance the quality of its research and instruction, support the development and success of online degree programs, and support global initiatives and innovative education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence by promoting diversity and equal opportunities through leadership in research, inclusive teaching, and public engagement or outreach. We especially encourage scholars from underrepresented groups to apply.
The successful candidate will have a doctorate in education or a related field, a distinguished record of scholarship, a commitment to excellence in instruction, a willingness to prioritize policies and programs that promote inclusive excellence and success for all students, and sufficient experience to indicate the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators within the School, other units in the College, and the University. The successful candidate will be qualified for appointment at the professor level in a tenure-line position. We are seeking a dynamic, highly successful scholar with an innovative vision who is enthusiastic about leading the School into the future as the University of Delaware continues on its path to become a premier research institution.
An innovative leader in research and teaching, the University of Delaware combines a rich historic legacy with a commitment to undergraduate education and the creation of new impactful knowledge. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities, research is conducted across all seven colleges and numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centers. The main campus in Newark, Delaware, provides the amenities of a vibrant college town with convenient access to the major cities of the East Coast.
UD is home to the College of Education and Human Development which is known nationally for its innovative, exemplary School of Education. With external funding of $25 million per year from 2012-16, the College ranks among the top universities in federal support for education research. The School houses the College's largest undergraduate program, Elementary Teacher Education, a model program with extensive interdisciplinary, applied experiences. The School also houses several professional master's degree programs and PhD and EdD programs. In 2014, the School launched a new online masters program in teacher leadership, and is actively developing additional online degree programs. Diversity is a core value and guiding principle for our School's educational mission to prepare future scholars, educators, and educational leaders to educate and lead in increasingly diverse schools and communities.
The salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Relocation and research start-up costs are available. The Director position is a five-year renewable appointment with a start date of September 1, 2017.
The successful candidate will have a doctorate in education or a related field, a distinguished record of scholarship, a commitment to excellence in instruction, a willingness to prioritize policies and programs that promote inclusive excellence and success for all students, and sufficient experience to indicate the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators within the School, other units in the College, and the University.
Review of applications will begin on December 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application that includes a research statement, a leadership-style statement, information for three references, and a curriculum vitae. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Robert F. Simons, Search Committee Chair, 302-831-2389 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html
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Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
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Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.
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