Clemson University: College of Education Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies & Faculty Engagment
Location: Clemson, SC
The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Faculty Engagement reports directly to the Dean and provides creative leadership that promotes growth and innovation in initial educator preparation and certification programs for aspiring teachers. The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Faculty Engagement participates in policy development and implementation and is a key member of the College's leadership team, working with the Dean, the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, department chairs, directors, program coordinators, students, faculty, staff, the University administration, and the College's regional, state, and local constituencies.
The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Faculty Engagement's primary responsibilities require exceptional leadership skills for developing and maintaining innovative and responsive teacher preparation in undergraduate and graduate-level initial, entry-level professional programs (e.g., Teacher Residency, career changers). Clemson University's College of Education embraces the university's land-grant mission to better the lives of South Carolina's citizens through transformational research and educational opportunities. The successful candidate will bring outstanding abilities and experiences to this work in support of the College's mission and in the context of the University's position as a Research 1, public, land-grant institution. The following activities serve as examples of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Faculty Engagement's leadership responsibilities.
Leadership for Aspiring Educators
Engages with College constituencies in articulating a vision for teacher preparation and aspiring entry-level education professionals
Collaborates with schools, school districts, and education agencies in recruitment and enrollment management
Engages with program faculty, students, and advising staff in ongoing analysis of aspiring teachers' program experiences in coursework (digital, physical, and virtual) and in the field
Leadership for Program Innovation and Support
Coordinates all aspects of teacher preparation programs along with the Teacher Residency Program, from college and university requirements in curriculum and scheduling to certification, including communication with district partners, program faculty, residents and master teachers, and program accreditation and assessment
Oversees the Office of Field Experiences Clinical Partnerships and Outreach and cultivates and pursues collaborative opportunities with partner school districts, education agencies, and organizations
Establishes strategic funding relationships with foundations and other philanthropic sources
Leadership for Faculty Engagement
Provides faculty development and engagement opportunities, including new faculty orientation and mentoring, the faculty-in-residence program, invited speakers, and professional development
In conjunction with the Dean, oversees peer review and tenure-track promotion processes
Earned doctorate in any of the academic disciplines in the College of Education
Record of scholarship supporting tenure eligibility at the rank of advanced Associate or Full Professor in Clemson's College of Education
Academic and professional experience among these skills/competencies
in academic administration (e.g., academic program leader and/or department chair)
in scholarship, including grants, contracts, and publications
in experiences that foster a diverse and inclusive professional environment among students, faculty, staff, and external partners such as schools, districts, and education communities and agencies
in the design, implementation, and assessment and accreditation of teacher preparation programs, including adopting innovative practices and programs
in collaboration with internal and external constituents and stakeholders of education preparation institutions
To Apply: Please submit the following (1) a cover letter highlighting alignment of prior experiences and qualifications with the position criteria, (2) a current Vita, and (3) The names and full contact information for three references to Interfolio.
Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Lindle, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For full consideration, application should be submitted by "December 14, 2018". Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.
Internal Number: 105184821
About Clemson University
One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson University serves a uniquely driven and highly accomplished student body. Ranked consistently a top public university by U.S. News and World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, we remain committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life.