Associate Dean, College of Education

Cedar Falls, Iowa
Aug 30, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Northern Iowa seeks an Associate Dean for the College of Education to provide leadership for all undergraduate programs, academic advising, recruitment initiatives and student support services, and curricular and assessment process. Essential duties and responsibilities include: lead all undergraduate programs in the College and oversee the offices of Academic Advising and Teacher Education; administration of awarding process for scholarship program; coordinate process for all student and program issues related to pre-service teacher education, as well as other undergraduate programs; advise and guide the College in meeting requirements and annual reporting (e.g., student learning outcomes), oversee curricular changes for undergraduate programs and writing program reports, and lead self-study and on-site visit preparation for accreditations in collaboration with the Coordinator of Elementary Education and Director of Assessment, as appropriate; serve as the point person for undergraduate university initiatives including serving on university-wide committees; building and maintaining relationships with key education stakeholders; serve as liaison on teacher education to the State Department of Education; attend teacher and professional education and licensure meetings in Des Moines as needed; maintain knowledge of current, relevant professional standards in teacher education; represent Dean and take on responsibilities in Dean's absence, and other duties as assigned. The faculty member is also expected to teach, conduct research, and perform service activities within their field of study.

UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.

Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree from an accredited university in an academic major related to one of the College’s program areas required. Candidates must demonstrate a sustained record of research, teaching, and service to substantiate the rank of Associate or Full Professor; ability to provide vision and leadership to academic programs, student services, or similar; an understanding of accreditation standards and teacher preparation, including new models for teacher education; ability to work as part of a leadership team and with a variety of people; outstanding communication and writing skills; and a strong understanding of issues of diversity, both in higher education and teacher education.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated organizational, prioritization, and time management skills; scholarship in the area of teacher preparation; scholarship or expertise in program assessments; experience in one or more of the following areas: coordinator/director of an academic program, or department head; use of curricular systems and/or standards alignment; and understanding of quality use of technology in teaching and learning.

Applications received by Oct. 31, 2017, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to search chair Susan Etscheidt,, or 319-273-3279. Pre-employment background checks required.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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