Dean, School of Education, Hamline University (Search Extended)
Hamline University seeks a seasoned, innovative, and collaborative leader to assume the position of Dean of the School of Education.
Hamline University is highly ranked nationally for its innovative educational programs. Fully accredited by NCATE, the Hamline School of Education (HSE) finds itself at a pivotal place in its growth and development. Now combining the undergraduate education department with the former Graduate School of Education, HSE was newly established in 2008 as a central part of a broader academic reorganization at Hamline, which aligns undergraduate and graduate programs and develops new university-wide tenure and promotion policies. This presents ongoing and exciting challenges and opportunities for the next dean.
The dean of HSE will play a vital leadership role in assessing the school's current position, building collegial consensus around a compelling vision for the future, and guiding development of creative initiatives responsive to the needs of educators. In addition, the dean will promote faculty development, lead enrollment management and program marketing, build and maintain positive and productive relationships among HSE faculty and staff, and encourage collaborative alliances with area and regional school systems. The successful candidate will: have earned a terminal degree in a discipline appropriate to the Hamline School of Education; show evidence of accomplishments appropriate to a senior faculty appointment in the school; possess a strong record of leadership as a professional educator, scholar, and administrator; have a deep knowledge of P-12 and adult education, schools of education, and accreditation; and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated intercultural competencies, and commitment to diversity, equity and access. A complete position profile may be found at http://www.agbsearch.com. Further information about the position and the Hamline School of Education can be found at the Academic and Student Affairs website at http://www.hamline.edu/asa.
The Hamline Search Committee will be accepting nominations and evaluating application materials on a rolling basis throughout the early fall, and will begin to narrow the pool early in November. Although applications will be accepted until the time that a new dean is selected, candidates should submit materials by March 23, 2012 for the most favorable consideration. Prospective nominators or potential candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Courtice directly prior to submitting materials. Application materials should include:
a letter of interest that addresses how the candidate's experiences and qualifications intersect with the listed strategic priorities and desired leadership characteristics as identified in the position profile;
a curriculum vitae; and
the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references for future contact — please also include your professional relationship with each reference listed.
All candidate names will remain confidential, except for those individuals invited to campus interviews. Application and nomination materials should be submitted electronically to: HamlineDean@agbsearch.com.
Assisting the search committee is:
Thomas B. Courtice, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant, AGB Search
Hamline University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.