Albany, Dougherty County / Bridgeboro, Dougherty County
Apr 04, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track


Albany State University, a four-year public institution of higher education in southwest Georgia, seeks a strategic thinker and proven leader to become the next Dean of the College of Education. The Dean will join the broader university community in guiding the College to new levels of achievement. This deanship is an exceptional opportunity for an academic leader who desires to continue building an innovative and distinctive education program that realizes the University’s strategic vision of “Potential. Realized.” 

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The Opportunity

The Dean is the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the College of Education and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The successful candidate will be a resourceful and visionary individual, who demonstrates leadership and is committed to academic excellence.

The Education Dean will help shape the future of the College, articulating a vision consistent with the University’s approved strategic plan, defining its standard of excellence, guiding its direction of growth, and developing new connections and partnerships across the University, surrounding community, state, and internationally.

The Dean will bring a distinguished record of academic, management, and leadership success as well as a record of scholarly achievement. The Dean is expected to be an effective internal and external advocate for the College of Education to articulate and promote its mission and vision.

Possessing personal and professional skills to inspire the faculty, the Dean will ensure high standards in the College’s programs, be creative in addressing the needs of a changing globally oriented education community, and exercise innovative and successful leadership building upon the University’s legacy of educating students so they may achieve their aspirations.

As both a strategic leader and visionary thinker, the Dean will bring applicable ideas to develop and manage education programs, initiatives, and hands-on learning opportunities for students.

The Dean of the College of Education also will:

  • Foster a vibrant learning community through inspiring leadership that evokes trust, welcomes collaboration, and effectively engages the talents, strengths, and experiences of faculty and staff
  • Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Advancement to identify, solicit, and secure external funds to support the College’s programs
  • Maintain robust external relations that support and advance the College’s mission, including relationships with alumni, parents, and Education leaders as well as volunteers
  • Promote a culture of inclusive student success, oriented to achievement, professional development, and outcomes
  • Support, assess, and prioritize academic programs
  • Provide sound oversight of the academic units in the College, along with their budgetary and personnel resources


Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate with a degree in a discipline represented within the College. Candidates must have distinguished scholarly credentials and stature for appointment at an appropriate rank in a department in the College.

Other qualifications include:

  • Strong commitment to academic excellence and the ability to articulate the University’s teacher-scholar faculty model
  • An understanding and appreciation of the role of international programs and opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Experience in and a demonstrated commitment and ability to participate effectively and successfully in external relations and fundraising
  • A collegial administrative style that promotes a sense of academic respect and collaboration
  • An appreciation and desire to promote both traditional and non-traditional modes of learning
  • Experience in program reviews, assessment, and specialized accreditation
  • Leadership experience and a demonstrated capacity for comprehensive vision, bold action, effective decision-making, and inspirational leadership
  • Expertise in budget management and alignment of resource allocations with strategic planning
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills and the ability to work with a broad range of constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, administrative colleagues, parents, alumni, and the external Education community both locally and globally
  • Unimpeachable ethics and integrity

The College of Education

The College of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs through its two departments: Teacher Education and Educational Leadership.

The College offers the Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Special Education, Middle Grades Education, Early Childhood Education, and Health & Physical Education (teaching). Students can seek endorsements with concentrations in English for Speakers of Other Languages, Gifted, K-5 Mathematics, K-5 Science, Online Teaching, Reading, and Teacher Leader.

The Master of Education degree program is available with majors in Education Administration and Supervision, Special Education, School Counseling, Middle Grades Education, and Early Childhood Education.

The Education Specialist Degree in Education Administration and Supervision is offered by the Department of Educational Leadership. Students can select one of two tracks: Building Level or District Level.

The goal of the College is to help candidates evolve into reflective, culturally responsive, and technologically competent practitioners. The mission of the Department of Teacher Education is Transformative Education: transforming faculty/staff and candidates through professional development, transforming schools and communities through active engagement, and transforming curriculum through continuous program improvement. As such, the College’s dedicated and diverse faculty and staff are committed to transformative education in which they endeavor to help every candidate realize her/his potential.

Teacher Education programs are accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Albany State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Education Specialist’s degrees.

All initial programs in Teacher Education are designed to prepare pre-service teachers to meet the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards. Upon completion of their studies, candidates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be effective and successful entry-level teachers.

The College’s advanced programs are designed to help master-level teachers meet the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). At the conclusion of the program of study, graduates distinguish themselves as accomplished educators who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate high levels of knowledge, skills, and dispositions reflected in the Board’s five core propositions.

The College embraces a culture of excellence and care. The curriculum and field experiences are structured to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become effective teachers and accomplished educators.

Albany State University

Albany State University is one of three historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the University System of Georgia. The University has been a catalyst for change in the region since its inception in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute established to provide religious and industrial education for African Americans in southwest Georgia.

Today, ASU serves nearly 4,000 students enrolled across four academic units: the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Sciences and Health Professions. The University offers 35 undergraduate and 16 graduate degree programs. The graduate degree programs lead to the Master of Education, Master of Business Administration, the Master of Science in Criminal Justice, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science degree in Nursing, Master of Social Work, and the Master and Specialist in Educational Administration.

The academic programs are supported by an array of administrative units focusing on student success, enrollment management, research and sponsored programs, military science, internationalization, instructional technology, institutional research, and access to state-of-the-art library resources and facilities. The 206-acre campus features many impressive new buildings.

Albany State is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference at the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division II level. The University offers athletic programs for more than 300 student-athletes in 11 sports, including men’s baseball, football, basketball, cross country, and track and field, and women’s volleyball, softball, tennis, basketball, cross country, and track and field.

Albany, Georgia

ASU is located in the progressive city of Albany. The hub of Southwest Georgia for shopping, cultural activities, education, as well as the primary trade center for the region, Albany has some of the finest healthcare that covers virtually every medical specialty expected in a metropolitan area. The city also is home to the Marine Corps Logistics Base. Albany is three hours from Atlanta and two hours from Macon.

Albany State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educational institution.

Application Process

TO APPLY: Submit a substantive letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and five professional references with e-mail addresses and phone numbers. Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format - not exceeding 4 MB) to:

Deadline for Applications is May 5, 2014.

Nominations should be submitted to the email address above. The individual will be contacted and invited to apply so include contact information in your nomination.

Candidates also will need to complete an application for this position on the University’s Human Resources website at:

Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting is conducting this search for Albany State University. The consultant team leaders are:  Emily Parker Myers, President and CEO; Kenny Daugherty, Executive Vice President and COO, and Hunter Godsey, Vice President.

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