The Division of Academic Affairs at Gallaudet University is in the process of undergoing an exciting change in its organizational structure. In summer 2011, the academic support units were restructured, streamlining the provision of services to students. As we began the 2012-2013 academic year, a number of academic departments were merged, combining related disciplines into larger, interconnected departments within the two existing schools: the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technologies, and the Graduate School and Professional Programs. In August 2013, these two schools will be replaced with three new entities within the Division of Academic Affairs. These will be: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, Business and Human Services, and Research/Graduate School/Continuing Studies/International Programs. As part of this restructuring, the University seeks a progressive and dynamic leader to fill the position of Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services (SEBHS).
SEBHS will house eight academic departments that collectively enroll approximately 600 students in undergraduate majors/minors and master’s and doctorate degree programs. These departments are Business, Counseling, Education, Government and Public Affairs, Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, Interpretation, Physical Education and Recreation, and Social Work, with approximately 75 full-time faculty members. Within these eight departments are 15 degree programs accredited by their affiliated professional organizations.
The Dean of SEBHS serves as chief administrator, spokesperson, and advocate for SEBHS. Among the responsibilities and activities of this position are:
• Establishing and promoting objectives for SEBHS congruent with the Gallaudet Strategic Plan;
• Ensuring recruitment, mentoring, and retention of exemplary faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultures and backgrounds;
• Formulating and administering the SEBHS budget;
• Fostering an academic environment that stimulates the creation of innovative teaching and learning programs;
• Collaborating on development and marketing goals and implementation plans for SEBHS;
• Overseeing accreditation for graduate programs;
• Supervising the assistant dean and functional heads; and
• Overseeing personnel actions for the School.
• Earned doctorate, preferably in one of the SEBHS discipline areas or one closely aligned;
• A record of responsible leadership and supervisory experience in higher education (e.g., department chair; assistant dean);
• Successful teaching experience in graduate school and/or professional programs;
• An established record of publications and research;
• Demonstrated ability to administer successfully through a shared governance model;
• A record of cross-cultural commitment and efforts that have maximized the effective education of deaf and hard of hearing students from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including strong evidence of knowledge, leadership, and accountability for promoting the diversity of faculty, staff and students;
• Demonstrated expertise in budgeting and resource allocation to achieve strategic objectives;
• Evidence of effectively fostering application of cutting-edge learning theories and methods;
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans;
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and advocacy skills; and
• Fluency in American Sign Language skills required at the time of application.
For additional information, please contact the Screening/Interview Committee chair, Dr. Cynthia Neese Bailes at Cynthia.Neese.Bailes@Gallaudet.edu .