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Dean of the College of Education and Communications

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Four-Year Institution


Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and Academic Search invite candidates and nominations for a visionary, collaborative, and entrepreneurial academic leader to serve as the next Dean of the College of Education and Communications. Reporting to the newly appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lara Luetkehans, the new Dean will provide leadership for all matters of the College concerning faculty and staff, curriculum, budget development and management, facilities oversite, resource development, evaluation of programs, and the initiation of new programs. This is a premier opportunity for an academic leader who understands the changing landscape of education and emerging trends in communications and media technology. The new Dean is expected to begin work in the summer of 2023.



• Terminal degree in one of the disciplines within the College of Education and Communications
• Record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with the rank of Professor at IUP
• Proven administrative leadership abilities, including faculty and staff oversight, fiscal management, and strategic planning
• Track record of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Track record of teaching and service to students
• Commitment to and support for shared governance
• Experience with accreditation review
• Experience with curriculum assessment and design


• Commitment to consensus-building and transparent and collaborative leadership and communication style
• Demonstrates a passion for student success and the student experience
• Experience growing enrollments
• Visible and accessible leader
• Experience evaluating and reshaping curriculum to meet current and future student learning needs
• Ability to develop community relationships and new funding sources
• An appreciation for all disciplines within the COEC
• Bias for action and a record of setting and surpassing goals
• Experience with undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs
• Experience with state department of education (PDE in PA) partnership and policy compliance
• Experience teaching and/or leading in a union environment


Start Date

The preferred start date is Summer 2023.

Applicants should apply for this opportunity on the IUP website. Applications will need to include:
1) a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and addressing how you meet the qualifications described in the search priorities section of this profile;
2) a current curriculum vitae;
3) a list of five professional references (including each person's name, title/institution, email address, phone number, and a brief description of their professional relationship to you). These references will not be contacted without your prior permission.

Nominators are encouraged to send a letter of nomination and, if possible, the nominee's curriculum vitae, to [email protected]. All nominations are confidential.

Although the search remains open until the position is filled, for full consideration by the Search Committee, applications should be submitted by March 21, 2023.

More Information

The complete position profile can be found on Academic Search's Open Searches Website.
To learn more about this historic and innovative institution, please visit the IUP website. To learn more about the region please visit

Academic Search is assisting the College of Education and Communications Dean Search Committee in this process. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in the strictest confidence. To learn more about this opportunity, nominators, nominees, and applicants may schedule an appointment with Academic Search Senior Consultant Dianne Kenney by clicking on her name or with Senior Consultant Kate Nolde by clicking on her name or emailing [email protected].

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal opportunity for its students, employees and applicants. The university provides equal educational and employment rights to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military/veteran's status, or any other status protected by law. Each member of the university community has a right to study and work in an environment free from any form of discrimination.

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