Dean of the School of Education - St. Edward's University in Austin Texas

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St. Edward's University

Austin, Texas 78704-6489

United States

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Dean of the School of Education

St. Edward's University (, founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross and located in Austin, Texas, is a liberal arts and sciences university committed to providing a diverse student body with an education that emphasizes critical thinking, social justice, global preparedness, and ethical practice. SEU serves ~4,700 students, including ~3,600 traditional undergraduates, ~400 nontraditional undergraduates, and ~700 graduate students, and the institution has qualified as a Hispanic-Serving Institution for more than three decades. Now entering its 43rd year, SEU’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is the nation’s longest continuously running program serving over 2,700 migrant students and enrolling ~35 freshman migrant students annually.

The School of Education promotes academic excellence as it prepares caring and moral Education and Kinesiology professionals to teach and work in a wide range of culturally diverse learning environments.  The School offers undergraduate and post-baccalaureate teacher certification at four levels (EC-12, EC-6, 4-8, and 7-12). The School offers and promotes a field-based instructional design with several blocked courses held on local school campuses. The School also supports the Department of University Studies in administering and delivering the diversity and social justice courses (18 hours), required of all students in the General Education Curriculum. The School is also playing an important leadership role in the current General Education renewal process.

The University invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the School of Education.  The new Dean will report directly to the University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs.  The successful candidate for the position of Dean of the School of Education will have earned the appropriate doctoral degree; present a background of excellence in teaching and research; demonstrate a deep understanding of teacher preparation and familiarity with Texas certification; give evidence of exemplary leadership abilities in recruiting and retaining highly qualified students and faculty; demonstrate the capacity for creative and innovative leadership in curricular development and General Education; provide leadership in innovative field-based models of education; be committed to enhancing and perpetuating the Holy Cross tradition as an integral part of the University’s Catholic heritage; be willing and able to engage in ongoing, systematic, coordinated planning aimed at positioning the School of Education in the forefront of its peers nationally; be dedicated to the dynamic engagement of all constituencies helpful in strengthening the School of Education through effective resource development; and be committed to expanding and enhancing opportunities for graduates.

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St. Edward’s University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search. The review of candidates for this search will begin immediately and will continue on an accelerated basis until the position is filled. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required. Important additional information regarding this search is available as indicated below, and candidates are encouraged to carefully examine those materials as they consider the opportunities offered by the position.  The appointment will be effective on or about July 1, 2016. Inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in confidence, and should be submitted prior to Jan. 1, 2016 to receive full consideration.  Application materials should include a letter of interest in which the candidate identifies the distinctive qualifications, background, and experience which not only prepare her or him for effective leadership but, also, for service within the University community.  Candidates should provide a curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references.  All documents should be electronically submitted (MS Word or PDF format) to: Please specify the search in the subject line.   All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. St. Edward’s is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U. S. citizens and documented workers.

Keyword Phrases

  • Catholic university
  • top liberal arts university
  • Austin
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume