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Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska
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Date Posted 07/12/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

POSITION: Dean, School of Education

DATE OPENED: February 5, 2019

START DATE: July 1, 2019 or as negotiated

DATE CLOSED: Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

SALARY: Salary DOQ's. Twelve month contract. Excellent benefits package.


The Dean provides leadership for a strong School of Education with a rich tradition of preparing teacher candidates and professionals in the field of kinesiology. The school is home to 14 faculty and four staff members who, working with content area faculty in two other schools, serve over 600 students in elementary, secondary, special education and health and physical education programs. The school also drives decisions and programming for the Master of Science in Education degree managed through the Office of Graduate Programs. 

Examples of work performed:

  • Establish a vision and operating plans for the school that facilitate innovation, high quality educational outcomes, enrollment growth, and student retention.

  • Ensure appropriate assessment and program evaluation strategies exist and lead data-driven decision-making and facilitate proposals for program enhancement.

  • Develop strong collaborative relationships and formal partnerships with a wide variety of internal and external constituencies.

  • Keep informed and facilitate communication regarding activities and relevant trends for disciplines housed in the school and for higher education in general.

  • Maintain expertise in institutional and program-specific accreditation and state requirements, and lead relevant review and reporting processes.

  • Meet with and advise existing and prospective students, and interpret and apply school and college policies in an accurate and fair manner.

  • Recommend, supervise, mentor, evaluate and formally develop faculty and staff.

  • Manage the department's budget and office procedures.

  • Actively participate in college recruiting efforts and campus events.

  • Teach courses in areas of expertise.

  • Other duties as assigned.


In the role as a key leader on campus, the Dean will be known for professionalism and a collaborative/accessible style. The successful candidate will be able to articulate a genuine commitment to Peru State's open enrollment mission and have demonstrated passion for engaged teaching and learning. The position requires advanced project management, formal communication, and problem solving skills, as well as the capacity for leadership at this level. 

Also Required:

  • Relevant doctorate.

  • Applicants must hold, qualify for, or have held an educator certificate, per rule 20 of the Nebraska Department of Education Administrative Rules for teacher education programs.

  • Significant teaching experience in public schools and/or higher education.

Strongly Preferred:

  • Significant leadership experience in public and/or higher education.

  • Program assessment and development experience, including portfolio planning, standardized testing and data evaluation experience, in the LiveText by Watermark environment.

  • Significant alternative course format and/or online teaching experience in a higher education setting.

  • Experience generating and accommodating enrollment growth.

  • Deep understanding of technology trends and applications.

  • Prior experience with CAEP standards and accrediting processes, or similar experience.

This position is subject to veterans preference. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Go to to apply. Submit the completed application plus cover letter, and resume.

GENERAL INFORMATION: PSC's "Campus of a Thousand Oaks," an arboretum campus, is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. The state's first and fastest-growing college, Peru State offers a unique mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management. PSC is a member institution of the Nebraska State College System. For more information, visit or call 1-800-742-4412.

PSC does not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities, including but not limited to admission decisions. The College has designated an individual to coordinate the College's nondiscrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title VI, VII, IX, and Section 504. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to Eulanda Cade, Director of Human Resources, Title VI, VII, IX Compliance Coordinator, Peru State College, PO Box 10, Peru, NE 68421-0010, (402) 872-2230.

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