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Dean of the College of Education

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Lipscomb University College of Education

The College of Education at Lipscomb University is a highly successful college that educates future teachers and educational leaders at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The College enjoys a strong reputation in all areas of teacher and administrator preparation having received multiple state and national recognitions as one of the top teacher preparation programs. The College seeks a visionary Dean who will move the College to the next level of effectiveness and accomplishment.

Position: Dean of the College of Education

Reports to: Provost

Description: As a servant leader of outstanding Christian character, the Dean will provide visionary, faith-focused leadership for the College of Education as it prepares men and women to be educators and educational leaders; will bring innovative expertise for the development and execution of academic programming; will oversee all the business and academic affairs of the College of Education; will engage the larger educational community in collaborative relationships; will cultivate a strong donor base and envision and implement successful fundraising efforts for the College; and will promote the College to all constituencies within and beyond the University community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Bring a creative vision to move the College of Education to the next level of excellence
  • Provide a relational approach to collaborating with public and independent schools and districts
  • Create innovative paths to fundraising, community relations, and constituent development
  • Plan, manage, and supervise the academic areas within the College of Education
  • Promote and value a diverse population of faculty and students
  • Lead faculty in development of relevant academic programming that addresses the evolving expectations and needs of education professionals
  • Provide vision for the development of state-of-the-art educational methodologies that reflect pedagogical best practices
  • Support and promote faculty scholarship
  • Integrate the faculty into the life and mission of the university at large
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators within the College and across the University to further a culture of professional growth and collegial relationships
  • Monitor quality and continuous improvement
  • Maintain national accreditations
  • Engage in recruiting efforts and retention practices
  • Build and sustain the human resource structure of the College
  • Prepare and submit an annual budget to the Provost
  • Advocate for the College of Education
  • Support the Christian mission of the University and the vision of its leaders
  • Demonstrate Christian practice in an intentional, courageous, and gracious manner

Education: Terminal degree in a related field

Experience: A record of excellent teaching and leadership experience is required. Significant academic leadership experience is preferred with a demonstrated history of successful innovative and creative leadership initiatives. An understanding of educational best practices and current educational policies, issues and challenges are necessary. Successful experience in a public or independent school district is preferred.

Job Related Knowledge and Skills:

  • A strong commitment to the mission of the College of Education and Lipscomb University
  • Visionary leadership
  • Ethical practice
  • Strong fundraising skills
  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Organizational skills handling and directing multiple and complex assignments and projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High degree of initiative and self-regulation
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Availability: August 1, 2022

Salary: Negotiable based on experience

Application process: Evidence of active membership in the churches of Christ is required.

Required information should be provided here and includes:

  • a completed application
  • letter of interest/introduction describing qualifications for the position
  • a philosophy of education statement
  • a statement of faith describing your life of Christian faith and practice
  • current CV
  • names and contact information for three professional references (notification will be given to candidate prior to contacting references).
  • In addition, please send official copies of higher education academic transcripts to Dr. Randy Bouldin, Vice Provost, Lipscomb University, One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204 or to [email protected].

For additional information:

For questions: Contact Dr. Randy Bouldin, Vice Provost at [email protected]

Application deadline: Applications are being accepted immediately and should be submitted on or before March 20, 2022

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