Dean, College of Education

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Department: Office of the Provost

Position Summary: Governors State University invites applications for the position of Dean of the College of Education. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Initial screening is expected to be completed January 31, 2019 with preliminary interviews scheduled to begin in February 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to begin duties by July 1, 2019 or earlier, if possible. Governors State University seeks a Dean of Education with an abiding commitment to excellence in educator preparation, counseling and psychology to work collaboratively with the faculty and staff in the College of Education as well as faculty and administrators in the other three colleges. The individual selected should have a breadth of experience in education, psychology and/or counseling and possess an equal passion and commitment to undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs as GSU adds new concentrations and degree programs at each level. The College of Education has a number of highly rated and accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in education, psychology, and counseling. In addition, COE offers direct services to the community through the Counseling Lab, Family Development Center, and the Literacy Zone. The Counseling Lab is utilized by the Counseling program to train masters and doctoral students who provide hundreds of hours of free individual, couple, family, and vocational counseling. The Family Development Center was designed by educators to serve the educational needs of children. The child care, preschool and home visiting programs model the best practices in Early Childhood Education and draw extensively on the expertise of University faculty and staff in Early Childhood Education, Nursing, Communications Disorders (speech and hearing), Psychology and Counseling. University students in these programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are active participants in the Family Development Center. In addition, the Literacy Zone is used to train teachers and school psychologists. The Education programs provide reading tutoring to the community and School Psychology offers assessments through the Literacy Zone. Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 5,000 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU underwent a major transition in 2014 from a non-residential, "senior institution," accepting transfer and graduate students only. In 2014, GSU completed its first residence hall and admitted first-year students. Students benefit from the university's high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU seeks to become a national leader in the successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge Foundation-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers several applied doctoral degrees in health and counseling fields. Situated in the rapidly growing southern suburbs of Chicago, Governors State is characterized by the quiet of its scenic 760 acre campus amidst vigorous suburban and business growth, towns of character and interest, along with Metra access to the vibrancy of the Chicago Loop, just 35 miles away. The campus and surrounding community enjoy the excellent cultural offerings of Governors State Universitya€™s Center for Performing Arts, as well as its acclaimed Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. As the most rapidly developing suburban area of Chicago, the Southland region offers a wide variety of housing options at highly competitive prices along with easy access to urban and rural settings and Lake Michigan recreational activity. To provide the leadership required to enhance the Universitya€™s academic programs, the next Dean of the College of Education must have the following attributes:

Minimum Qualifications: 1) Must hold an earned Doctorate degree in one of the disciplines housed in the College of Education. 2) Must have the ability to bring about change to enhance and strengthen the standing of COE programs at GSU; 3) Must have Administrative experience at the level of dean, assistant dean, associate dean, department chair or other applicable level is highly desirable; 4) Experience with program and curriculum development; interdisciplinary studies; and assessment; 5) Status as a full-professor or currently eligible to meet the GSU standards for full professor

Preferred Qualifications: a€¢ An informed commitment to educator preparation, counseling and psychology; a€¢ The ability to articulate those ideals persuasively; a€¢ A deep understanding and support for excellent teaching, learning, scholarship and practice; a€¢ An appreciation of Governors Statea€™s distinctive culture and values, and its special niche in higher education; a€¢ Experience in building community liaisons and partnerships; a€¢ Knowledge and experience with accreditation, such as NCATE and CACREP, in addition to student learning outcomes; a€¢ A collaborative leadership style that builds upon relationships and a sense of community and teamwork; a€¢ Excellent communication skills, with a comfortable public presence; a€¢ A passionate focus on students of all ages, including the adult learner, and a sincere commitment to an inclusive and diverse community; a€¢ The ability to excel in a consultative environment and successfully function in a collective bargaining institution; a€¢ High standards of integrity and ethics. a€¢ A willingness to think globally and support student and faculty initiatives; a€¢ A visionary, who will embrace technology and its place in the preparation of students and development of faculty; a€¢ An excellent mind with a broad vision, varied interests, balanced judgment and creativity; a€¢ Energy, stamina, enthusiasm and a sense of humor

Work Schedule: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Type of Position Being Requested: Administrative Appointment

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Non-Unionized

FLSA Status: Exempt

Posting Number: AP0197P




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Posted: 12/4/2018
Application Due: 12/29/2018
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