Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences

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Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences.


Position Details LocationHattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States DivisionCollege of Education and Human Sciences Position TypeAdministrative Faculty Employment StatusFull Time Grant FundedNo Posting Close DateOpen Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Trenton E. Gould (Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences) to inquire about the position ([email protected]). A completed application will include 1) a cover letter, 2) a current CV, 3) a list of 3-5 references, 4) a 2-3 page leadership statement describing your approach to leadership and summarizing how your leadership experiences have prepared you for this position, and 5) academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire). Application materials can be uploaded to the HR site found here: https://jobs.usm.edu. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

Job Summary
The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for the position of Associate Dean in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The College seeks an innovative leader with excellent communication skills to collaborate with students, faculty, and external constituents. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative appointment beginning July 1, 2020. The Associate Dean is a member of the College of Education and Human Sciences executive leadership team which includes three Associate Deans and six School Directors.

The College of Education and Human Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi is home to thriving undergraduate (2400+ students) and graduate (900+ students) programming offered on two campuses (Hattiesburg and Gulf Park). The College is organized into six professional schools including: Child and Family Sciences, Education, Kinesiology and Nutrition, Library and Information Science, Psychology, and Social Work.

Hattiesburg is located approximately 70 miles north of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and 100 miles from New Orleans and is a great place to live. Hattiesburg offers a unique blend of a high standard of living at reasonable costs. In fact, Hattiesburg was recently recognized by Livability.com as one of the nation's top college towns.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate Dean works collaboratively with the Dean and executive leadership team to:

  1. Provide academic leadership for the college in the areas of curriculum development, planning, and course scheduling;
  2. Support promotion and tenure, faculty search, and faculty credentialing processes within the college;
  3. Facilitate faculty development opportunities within the college that will enrich the corps of instruction;
  4. Support the college's ongoing accreditation activities including oversight of teacher educator preparation accreditation;
  5. Provide leadership for collaborative efforts with the community and P-16 populations;
  6. Increase the capacity of the college to build and maintain relationships with key education stakeholders; and
  7. Represent the college on committees, projects, and make presentations at state and national meetings and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

·PhD or EdD degree required

·A strong record of teaching, research, scholarly, and/or creative achievement that warrants tenure and advanced rank at hiring

·Three years of progressively responsible higher education administrative experience such as a department chair, school director, associate dean, or similar administrative position


Preferred Qualifications:

·Rank of Professor preferred, but not required

·Experience in P-12 educator preparation, broadly defined

·Experience with curriculum, faculty development, and accreditation processes, broadly defined

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

 

 

 

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Posted: 10/17/2019
Application Due: 1/15/2020
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