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Dean of School of Education Search

Information regarding the search for the Dean of School of Education

Dean of School of Education Search

Timeline & Process

Timeline & Process SOE Dean Search May 15, 2013

Application material to be submitted online (8/19/13):

• Letter of Application

• Vita

• Letters of Recommendation (3) – outside of SOE

Search Committee - Review and Discuss Applications (9/16/13)

• Determine internal candidates to move forward

• Initial Evaluation Rubric (TBD)

Interviews (assumes at least three applicants)

• Search Committee (standard questions)

• Senior Staff


• President

• Candidate Presentation – Vision for the SOE

• Student Session – Q&A

Week Of:

Candidate # 1 – 9/30/13

Candidate # 2 – 10/7/13

Candidate # 3 – 10/14/13

Individual Committee Member Evaluation (Week of 10/14/13)

• Online Evaluation Rubric (TBD)

Search Committee - Review and Discuss Ratings (Week of 10/21/13)

• Discuss Final Report

SOE Search Committee – Final Report to VPAA (10/28/13)

• Summary – Candidates’ Strengths/Weaknesses

Job Description

Dean of the School of Education – Job Description and Requirements

The Vice President for Academic Affairs invites applications for the position of Dean of the School of Education, for a term beginning January 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015. This recruitment offers the opportunity to lead and help shape the vision and strategic direction of the SOE, and to build upon a history of success and a foundation of social justice, equity and inclusion.

The SOE Dean provides leadership and guidance in all aspects of the School, including teaching, research, intellectual development, program development, advancement, administrative management and representation of the SOE outside the College.

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and a member of senior administration, the Dean is expected to promote the best interest of the SOE and to ensure that the goals of the SOE are aligned with and supportive of the Nazareth College Mission and Strategic Plan.


Appointment with tenure in the School of Education.

1. Earned doctorate and a record of increasingly responsible leadership and supervisory experience in higher education

2. Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, program development and evaluation of teacher education

3. Demonstrated expertise in budgeting and resource development to achieve strategic objectives.

4. Successful teaching experience in higher education and teacher education

5. Evidence of effectively fostering application of cutting-edge learning theories and methods.

6. Demonstrated success with innovative program design and implementation of programs at the Master’s and certificate levels

7. Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and advocacy skills.

8. Evidence of successful collaboration and partnerships with external and internal stakeholders;

9. Awareness and understanding of outcomes and assessment-based education, active learning, and learner centered instruction.

10. Demonstrated experience and understanding with regulatory and accrediting bodies.

11. An established record of publications and research and scholarly presentations.

12. A commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion.

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