Dean of the College of Education

Location
El Paso, El Paso County
Posted
May 07, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Deans
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Education. The Dean reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and provides academic and administrative leadership for the College. UTEP is recognized as a national model in demonstrating that a university with a fundamental commitment to access and diversity can also achieve high levels of excellence in academic programs and research. It is a Carnegie Research University (High Research Activity) with an elected classification of community engagement and enrolls over 23,000 students. A member of the University of Texas System, UTEP serves the Paso del Norte border region which includes far west Texas, southeast New Mexico and northern Mexico with 71 bachelors level programs, 75 masters and 20 doctoral programs. UTEP reflects the demographic composition of the El Paso community with a 77% Hispanic student enrollment. UTEP is an urban university located in a bi-national metropolitan area of two million people along the U.S.-Mexico border. Located in the high desert of the Southwest, El Paso is a growing community of 800,000 people with a variety of unique cultural and intellectual opportunities, mild temperatures and attractive living conditions. The mission of the College of Education is to prepare effective teachers, counselors, diagnosticians, and school administrators who successfully address the problems of schools and other youth-serving agencies, especially in communities with a significant Hispanic population. The long-term vision for the College of Education is to expand interdisciplinary research to meet the compelling need for research linking teaching in a manner that will address the critical challenges of education in the 21st century. The College of Education is the academic home to 53 full-time faculty in three departments – the Department of Teacher Education, the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations, and the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services. Student enrollment for the Fall 2013 semester is 1,345 undergraduate and 885 graduate students. The Dean will be a dynamic and engaged leader, committed to community engagement, forward-thinking, creative, and a skilled communicator who will possess an earned doctorate, qualifications for appointment as a tenured full professor, along with senior level academic and administrative leadership experience. Additionally, the successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills that facilitate successful college-wide operations including fiscal management and strategic planning experience. Further, he/she must demonstrate the ability to establish collaborative partnerships and programs with the surrounding communities that further the goals of the college and university. Greenwood & Associates, Inc. is assisting UTEP with this search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Nominations should include name, position, address, and telephone number for nominees. Application materials must include (1) a letter addressing how experiences match the position requirements and direction of the College, (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) contact information for at least five references. For best consideration, please submit materials by May 8, 2014. Submitting materials as a pdf attachment is preferred and strongly encouraged. Confidential inquiries, nominations, application materials, and requests for a position description should be sent to: Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. 42 Business Center Dr., Suite 206 Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Phone: 850.650.2277Fax: 850.650.2272 jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com University of Texas El Paso is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation in employment or in the provision of services.