Dean, School of Education - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under administrative direction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of School of Education directs the overall operations of the School of Education, including academic curriculum development and instruction.
In addition the dean performs the following duties:
- Plans, coordinates, organizes & manages a major academic
school of the university and serves as an official member of the Vice President's Academic Affairs Council.
- Cultivates external relations and fundraising opportunities with public and private sectors in support of the University's programs as well as writes grant proposals.
- Fosters teaching excellence, curriculum development, engaged learning, and assessment of student learning outcomes.
- Participates in faculty hiring, retention, tenure, and promotion processes.
- Advocates for the faculty and staff of the school while meeting responsibilities as an administrator within the university.
- Oversees and maintains the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards and Priorities.
- Keeps abreast of, and maintains, state-of-the-art management and educational administration techniques & procedures.
- Ensures the allocation of human and fiscal resources in accordance with needs and within authorized limits.
- Prepares final work programs and budgets for submission to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
- Approves expenditures by departments in the areas of personnel, travel, current expenses, and capital.
- Establishes and maintains open channels of communication by ensuring the regular meeting of department chairs, faculty, and advisory committees within the division.
- Initiates and maintains cooperative relationships with local education agencies, other state and federal agencies, civic and professional organizations, and businesses as appropriate.
- Prepares and reviews reports, evaluations, and other related materials for accrediting bodies and actively seeks accreditation when appropriate.
- Approves class schedules in coordination with other deans.
- Develops programs of continuing education in coordination with other administrators.
- Promotes an environment that establishes strong collaboration and communication between faculty, staff, and students.
- Provides an environment supportive of the student internship program.
- Authorizes the employment of, and recommends the appointment of, faculty and professional/administrative staff to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
- Recommends to the Vice President of Academic Affairs the assignment of faculty and staff to university wide committees.
- Provides for a regular program of faculty and staff performance evaluation in accordance with university standards and policy.
- Facilitates the certification of faculty as appropriate.  

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctorate in education or closely related field, two years of full time, post-secondary teaching experience preferred, and the equivalent of at least five years of full time administrative or supervisory experience.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Ability to exercise effective interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
- Ability to effectively apply general principles to specific conditions.
- Comprehensive knowledge of administering a major academic division of the school.
- Comprehensive knowledge of curriculum planning and development.
- Comprehensive knowledge of organizational staffing.
- Comprehensive knowledge of program and staff evaluation.
- Comprehensive knowledge of budget development and expenditure control.
- Comprehensive knowledge of strategic and long-range planning in an academic setting.
- Extensive knowledge of curricula and equipment needs specific to a changing work environment.
- Extensive knowledge of advisory committees.
- Extensive knowledge of current social, economic, and employment conditions.
- Extensive knowledge of public relations and public speaking.
- Extensive knowledge of report writing and grant writing.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at  

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Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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