Dean of the College of Education and Human Service Professions - University of Minnesota-Duluth in Duluth Minnesota

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University of Minnesota-Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota 55812

United States

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Nestled between a national forest and Lake Superior, just two and half hours north of the metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, UMD is a midsized, comprehensive university with a small-campus feel. We are dedicated to integrating liberal education, research, creative activity, and public engagement to prepare students to thrive as lifelong learners and globally engaged citizens. Our university has begun the exciting work of implementing a recently developed strategic plan ( The Dean of the College of Education and Human Service Professions will have the unique and challenging opportunity to lead a college with multidisciplinary units, diverse faculty, staff, and students as we bring our plan to realization.

The College of Education and Human Service Professions consists of the following departments: Communication Sciences and Disorders; Education; Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Psychology; and Social Work. Programs offered include nineteen undergraduate major programs, five Master’s degree programs, and one Doctor of Education program. The administrative unit also includes the Office of Advising and Academic Services and the Development Office. In addition, CEHSP supports the following programs and centers: American Indian Learning Resource Center; Eni-gikendaasoyang - Center for Indigenous Knowledge & Language Revitalization; Center for Environmental Education in the department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies in the department of Social Work; and UMD Children’s Place, the campus childcare center. The College enrolled 2099 undergraduate and 264 graduate students in the fall 2012 semester. Presently the unionized faculty includes 62 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 69 FTE term faculty, and 61 bargaining unit, civil service, and professional staff. Additional information about the College and its programs can be obtained by accessing the CEHSP website at:

The Dean is responsible for academic leadership of the College, administration of ongoing programs and resources, program development and assessment. As the chief administrative officer of the college, the Dean provides administrative leadership, effective personnel management along with significant budgetary involvement. The successful candidate will demonstrate exemplary experience in the areas of hiring, evaluating, and retaining a diverse workforce of faculty and staff. We seek an individual who will promote and maintain effective relationships within the community, and development of effective fund-raising strategies. In addition, the Dean will sustain and enhance productive administrative relations with UMD units and with other units of the University of Minnesota system. The Dean reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on the Duluth campus.

The successful candidate will have a record of distinguished administrative leadership, teaching, and scholarship appropriate for a senior faculty appointment within an academic department in the College of Education and Human Service Professions. The Dean will encourage and promote the recognition, understanding, and respect of cultural and human diversity within the College, the campus and the community. The Dean will be committed to creating a vibrant academic and intellectual climate in the College through creative and consultative leadership and a working environment that engenders creative learning, teaching, advising, research, and service. The Dean will provide leadership in serving and collaborating with Indigenous communities. The successful candidate will also have a proven record of developing external and internal relations, a successful record of fund-raising, and a demonstrated ability of working effectively with faculty and staff.

Required qualifications:
* an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited university in a field within the College of Education and Human Service Professions
* a minimum of three years of administrative experience as a department head or equivalent
* a continuous record of teaching, research, and service that meets the qualifications necessary to be tenured at the rank of Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Education, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Social Work or similar discipline within the College of Education and Human Service Professions
* a proven record of administrative leadership, effective personnel management and budgetary experience
* excellent written communication skills
* proven record of commitment to enhancing and maintaining diversity

Preferred qualifications:
* a minimum of three years of academic administrative experience above the level of department head
* a record of supportive advocacy, and creative, consultative leadership
* a record of administrative support of creative learning, teaching, advising, research, and service
* a proven record of hiring, evaluating and retaining a diverse workforce of faculty and staff
* demonstrated support of curriculum and program development
* a record of promoting and increasing diversity, including, working with Indigenous communities
* demonstrated problem solving
* a record of developing external relations with public and private sectors
* a record of developing sustainable partnerships that contribute to the quality of life in a community
* a record of successful fund-raising
* a record of working effectively with faculty, staff, student body, and other units of a university.

Applicants must apply online via the employment system at: requistion number 181183. A complete application must be submitted online and include (1) a letter of application expressing interest, availability, experience and strengths as they relate to the position description and qualifications; (2) a current curriculum vita; (3) the name, address, phone number and email address of four references who may be contacted; (4) a statement of administrative philosophy (Additional Document 1); and (5) a personal statement detailing the applicants affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity accomplishment and philosophy (Additional Document 2).

References will be contacted for those applicants whose credentials and accomplishments match well with the mission and needs of the College of Education and Human Service Professions and the UMD Strategic Plan. Applicants will be notified prior to contacting references.

The successful applicant must submit an official transcript of highest degree received and will be subject to a background check. The position of Dean (job code 9311) is a 100%, 12-month (A term), limited senior administrator (L type) Professional and Administrative appointment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. Individuals from underrepresented groups and US Military veterans are encouraged to apply.

The search committee will begin review of completed applications December 3, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2013.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the University of Minnesota Disability Specialist at 218-726-7725. For additional information, contact William Payne, by email or by phone at 218-726-7261.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

Keyword Phrases

  • Dean
  • Indigneous
  • Education
  • Strategic Plan
  • Communication Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 3 years
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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