The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Belmont University is seeking applications for the position of Dean of the School of Education. This is a 12-month, tenured faculty position at the rank of Professor that will begin in August of 2019. The education program at Belmont University emphasizes the value of multicultural perspectives and practices and upholds the principles of advocacy. Students in Belmont's teacher education program are encouraged to develop their unique gifts to serve in the rewarding field of education. The College is looking for a Dean who has the vision to develop truly world class programs designed to meet the growing educational demands not just of Nashville, Tennessee, but of the world.
Job responsibilities include overseeing all leadership, administrative, programmatic, and assessment/accreditation functions of the School of Education. The new Dean of Education will be oversee undergraduate and graduate programs for teacher licensure, the MEd leadership programs, and new programs that are developed in Education. A PhD or EdD is required, and higher education experience in teaching, administration, and accreditation is expected. Candidates should also have experience in a P-12 school system. For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and a Response to Belmont's Mission, Vision and Values must be attached in order to complete the online application.
Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a response to Belmont's mission, vision, and values statements, articulating how the candidate's knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christian community of learning and service and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy.
Belmont seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of faith. Belmont is among the fastest growing universities in the nation. Ranked No. 6 in the Regional Universities South category and named a "Most innovative" university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of over 8,300 students who come from every state and 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The university's purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world's needs. With more than 90 areas of study, 22 master's programs and six doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon. A comprehensive, coeducational university located in Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont is a student-centered Christian university focusing on academic excellence. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes. Belmont's Office of Human Resources actively pursues an annual affirmative action plan that outlines the university's commitment to hiring women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals in all positions.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.