Education Department Head and Faculty - University of Minnesota-Duluth in Duluth Minnesota

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University of Minnesota-Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota 55812

United States


Detailed Job Description

The University of Minnesota Duluth was recently ranked one of the top 50 regional universities in the Midwest (U.S. News & World Reports). The city of Duluth, located approximately two and a half hours north of Minneapolis, is nationally ranked as one of the best and most affordable places to live and work.  Perched on the shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by natural forests, Duluth offers some of the best outdoor recreational activities and boasts of thriving industries in technology, healthcare, aviation, and education.

The Department of Education is searching for a department head to lead an exciting learning community dedicated to excellence in teaching and research.  The department prepares teachers for licensure in Birth to Grade 12 (E-12) settings and boasts three programs, two of which are unique in the state: The Unified Early Childhood program (Early Childhood and Special Education) and Integrated Elementary and Special Education program (IESE).  Information about the department can be found at

The College of Education and Human Service Professions promotes research and practice in the social and human sciences.  Our collective teaching, scholarship, and service supports student development as engaged citizens, reflective learners, critical thinkers, and evidence-informed practitioners in a culturally sensitive, socially just learning environment.  The college is committed to, and is a campus leader in the areas of diversity, community outreach, and sustainability.  Both the college and the Department of Education have been nationally and regionally recognized for multiple programs that partner with and serve Indigenous communities.

Duties include working with Administration, colleagues, and students to continuously develop the department in line with University, college and department mission and vision and the needs of our local constituencies; provide leadership to faculty and staff in scholarship and curriculum development; provide leadership in accreditation and licensure work; teach courses in the Department of Education based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; maintain a research agenda; advise and mentor pre-service teacher education students and graduate students; engage in service to the department, University and profession.

Required/Minimum Qualifications: (1) Earned doctorate in Education or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution; (2) Record of a focused agenda of scholarship and successful research record commensurate with faculty rank of tenured associate or full professor; (3) Demonstrated success working effectively with culturally diverse students, colleagues and communities; (4) Record of successful leadership in key collegiate, campus, or professional roles.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience in E-12 settings.  Demonstrated successful experience with teaching licensure, program accreditation, and review.  Record of successful administrative experience in higher education settings.  Administrative experience in E-12 settings.  Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations including Indigenous populations.  Research and teaching expertise with specific focus in at least one of the areas represented in the department.  Experience working effectively with faculty governance and collective bargaining.  Experience working with, leading, or developing graduate programs in education.  Research record commensurate with appointment at the rank of full professor.

Applications must be submitted online.  To apply for this position, go to  and search for job opening 302612.

Complete applications must include:

1. Letter of Application

2. Current Curriculum Vitae

3. Contact information for three professional references (references will be contacted only for finalists)

4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

5. Current Creative Work/Research Statement

6. Unofficial Transcripts

The cover letter and CV/resume will be attached during the application process.  Additional documents are attached on the "My Activities" page.

Completed online applications will be considered beginning October 1, 2015.  This position will remain open until filled.

Please send any inquiries to Gerald Pepper at or call 218-726-7274.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here.  Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds, and University vehicles.

Keyword Phrases

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