Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences

Job description

The University of North Alabama invites applications for a dynamic and innovative leader for the position of Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences.

The dean is the principal administrator and primary advocate for the college and reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, is a member of the Council of Academic Deans, and represents the college within the University. The dean articulates the vision of the college through successful leadership in college, university, and professional activities, by serving as a visible presence in the greater Shoals area community, and by participating in regional and national organizations. The dean fosters excellent teaching, sound scholarship, program development, and grant activity.

The dean serves as the chief administrative officer of the College of Education and Human Sciences with supervisory responsibility for each department and center or entity affiliated with the College of Education and Human Sciences. This includes the Departments of Counselor Education; Elementary Education; Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; and Secondary Education; and supervision of the Northwest Alabama Education Research and Inservice Center – including the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), the Officer of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences; and Kilby Laboratory School/Child Development Center.

The University of North Alabama, a comprehensive regional institution, is located in Florence, Alabama, north of the Tennessee River. The university enrolls over 7,650 undergraduate and graduate students and employs over 291 full-time faculty. Florence, located in northwest Alabama, is one of four small cities comprising the area known as “the Shoals” with a combined population of over 143,000. The area offers a rich history, natural beauty, and numerous cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities. Florence is located within driving distance (1-3 hours) of larger cities—Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama; and Nashville and Memphis, TN.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

REQUIRED: Earned doctorate in a discipline taught in the College of Education and Human Sciences; record of significant teaching experience and scholarly achievements commensurate with those required for appointment at the rank of full professor; and evidence/record of successful administrative experience and effective leadership in a university setting at the department head level or above.

For a detailed job description and/or to apply for this position, please visit the Online Employment System at Please be prepared to provide the following documents: cover letter, resume/CV, and reference list are required at the time of application; transcripts and reference letters may be submitted after the initial application. Please see the special instructions to applicants section of the online posting for details. For questions, please email [email protected] or call the Office of Human Resources at 256-765-4291 and select option #2.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.




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Posted: 11/26/2018
Application Due: 1/25/2019
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Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.