Dean, School of Education/Professor

Job description

Claflin University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, School of Education.  The Dean reports to the Provost and is the chief academic and administrative officer for the School of Education. The NCATE-CAEP accredited School of Education offers undergraduate majors in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle-Level and Secondary (English, Mathematics, Art, Music) Education.  Additionally, the School offers a fully online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.  Other programs housed in the School of Education include Sport Management, and Human Performance and Recreation.

The Dean will lead the faculty in academic program development; spearhead the CAEP re-accreditation process; engender the School’s scholarly activities; seek and develop external partnerships; and foster collaboration among academic units at the institution.


The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in any one of the following disciplines: elementary, early childhood, or middle-level education; curriculum and instruction; educational psychology; or reading education. He or she must also have a successful record of teaching, research, and service to qualify for an appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Candidates with an exemplary record in scholarship and college-level teaching are especially encouraged to apply.  Other desired characteristics include a demonstrated track-record of excellence in standards-based education in K-12; successful academic administrative leadership experience, including program planning; curriculum development; faculty recruitment and development; fiscal management; and online education. Experience with state-level licensure bodies, and regional and CAEP accreditation is essential.

The successful candidate will be a person who evidences effective communication and interpersonal skills with faculty, students, staff, and administrators; has a track-record of building partnerships and community collaborations; is capable of motivating faculty to heightened levels of excellence in teaching and scholarship; and demonstrates an ability to lead transformation change.

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately.

Application Procedure:  Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description and elaboration of relevant experience, select publications, an official transcript, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to:

 Office of Human Resources

Claflin University

400 Magnolia Street,

  Orangeburg, SC  29115

E-mail:   [email protected] 

                  Office telephone:  803-535-5635                                                

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office. Office Number:  803-535-5635  

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Job No:
Posted: 2/3/2019
Application Due: 4/4/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.