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Associate Dean of Faculty Excellence & Community Development

Job Details

Job no: 501246
Department: Education Health & Society College
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Associate Dean of Faculty Excellence & Community Development

Job Summary:

Associate Dean of Faculty Excellence and Community Development, reporting to the Dean, to work in partnership with department chairs to support and direct initiatives in four main areas of responsibility: Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Development; Staff Development and Support; Advancing the Teacher-Scholar Model; and Leading Research and Sponsored Programs; and teach one course per year in home department.

Founded in 1902, the College of Education, Health, and Society was Miami University’s first professional school and home to Miami’s first graduate of color. CEHS continues to lead the way with the highest percentage of diverse students and faculty across the university. With a robust, well-known faculty and a strong body of graduates in leadership positions around the country and world, we vigorously pursue relevance, rigor, and substance in our work. Acclaimed EHS faculty are constantly exploring and pushing the boundaries in their fields. EHS faculty members currently serve as editors for more than 10 academic journals, head six academic centers, and submitted more than 50 external grant proposals last year alone. Our faculty are deeply committed to teaching and mentoring our students and are guided by a teacher-scholar model.

The College embraces the rich opportunities available for cross-disciplinary collaboration across its six departments (Educational Leadership; Educational Psychology; Family Science and Social Work; Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health; Sport Leadership and Management; and Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry). Miami combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Graduate education in these programs is innovative and is leading the way in preparing students for careers in fields like educational leadership, social work, eSports, and nutrition.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Associate Dean’s key roles for this position are:
• Provide leadership for the recruitment and retention of faculty, research scientists, professional staff, and other personnel in the college.
• Foster a supportive academic culture within the college that facilitates a sense of community, belonging, academic excellence, and student success that advances Miami’s teacher-scholar model and serves as a model of inclusivity and justice.
• Provide leadership for the advancement of research excellence in the college, including advancing interdisciplinary research, growing external research funding, and promoting faculty expertise.
• Manage faculty and staff annual reviews and the promotion and tenure process.
• Serve as a member of the Dean’s Leadership Team, including being an advisor to the Dean and other members of the college’s senior leadership.
• Provide leadership for the advancement of the teacher-scholar model, a hallmark of Miami University, which seeks to support and develop the integration of research and teaching to advance student learning.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctoral degree in a discipline within one of the College’s six departments: Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry; Educational Leadership; Educational Psychology; Family Science and Social Work; Sport Leadership & Management; and Kinesiology and Health; record of teaching, research, and service currently at the level of full professor or scholarship qualifications that merit and qualify the candidate to be a tenured, full professor in the College at time of hire. Minimum of five years of increasing administrative responsibility in a higher education setting.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with ten years of increasing administrative responsibility in a higher education setting; active engagement with the promotion/tenure process; successful attainment of external funding to support research or service work; experience mentoring and supporting other faculty with advancing their research and/or teaching portfolios; knowledge of the higher education environment and the changing nature of faculty and staff in the academy; democratic/collaborative leadership skills; effective communication; who possess strong leadership, organizational, collaboration and mentorship skills and will have demonstrated a productive commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion across all areas of responsibility.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter of application detailing interest and qualifications, full curriculum vitae, and a one-page diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, service, and/or research. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in the application. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Kevin Bush at Inquiries regarding the application process may be directed to Dawn Webber at

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act: Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223. Labor Law Posters for Applicants: Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA). Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin February 13, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 30 Jan 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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Nationally recognized as one of the country's most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio (35 miles north of Cincinnati), with regional locations in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, and the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Miami combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. A liberal education core complements the more specialized studies of the majors.

Along with an impressive number of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on and immersive experiences, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who enjoy teaching and mentoring students. Recognized as a "Public Ivy" by Richard Moll in his 1985 book about America's flagship universities, Miami is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best schools for “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” This commitment to teaching is demonstrated in the University's record of exceptional retention and graduation rates-which are among highest for NCAA Division I schools. Miami also regularly ranks among the top public doctoral university in the country for study abroad participation by undergraduate students.

Chartered in 1809, Miami is the 10th oldest public university in the nation. Enrollment includes almost 15,000 undergraduates and more than 2,200 graduate students on the Oxford campus, which is lauded for its exceptional beauty. The charming, historic uptown area of Oxford is adjacent to the campus.

Miami offers bachelor degrees in over 100 areas of study and master's degrees in more than 50 areas; the University also offers a number of doctoral degrees.

More information on Miami may be obtained via

Miami University is deeply committed to the success of every member of the community. At Miami, our mission is to empower each student, staff, and faculty member to promote and become engaged citizens who use their acquired knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of the community and the world.

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) exists to provide an inclusive, equitable, working, living, and learning environment to members of the Miami University community. OEEO provides members of the university community a place to obtain guidance for providing equal opportunity in personnel matters, and to resolve issues of harassment and discrimination

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) ensures that Miami University provides an equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff. This will be achieved with compassion, understanding, and fairness to all parties involved and act as a resource for all members of the university community.

Office of Diversity Affairs is located at 336 Shriver Center 3rd Floor. The Main Office line is (513) 529-6504.

Janine Todd, Program Associate
Mr. Gerald Yearwood, Senior Administrative Director
Dr. Juanita S. Tate, Director of Divisional Initiatives
Demere Woolway, Assistant Director of ODA & Coordinator of GLBTQ Services
Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, M.S., Assistant Director & Coordinator of Diverse Student Development

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity is located at 219 E. Spring Street Oxford, OH 45056. The Main line is (513) 529-7157.

Kenya Ash, Director, Title IX Coordinator & Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Kristie Marcum, Associate Director
Tandy Hamm, Assistant Director
Janet Fink, Administrative Assistant

For a list of contacts involved in diversity-related efforts, see Diversity Contacts (PDF 229KB).

As part of institutional diversity and inclusion goals, our efforts diligently center on four core areas: recruitment, retention, curriculum and climate. These core areas are addressed through key initiatives that are tailored to faculty, staff, and students and are executed either through programs and support from our office or in collaboration with other university offices, departments, and programs. In addition, we also value relationships with our community partners who also work with us to promote diversity and inclusion at Miami.

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