Mississippi University for Women invites applications for Dean of the School of Education. The dean reports directly to the Chief Academic Officer (CAO). The dean, in consultation with the CAO, department chair(s), directors, faculty, and staff, is responsible for the School of Education unit management, faculty affairs, and instructional oversight. The School of Education includes the following units: Department of Education, Office of Outreach and Innovation, Child Parent / Development Center, and Governor’s School. The W welcomes qualified applicants who wish to contribute to our tradition of excellence and building a diverse community reflective of our diverse student population.
Founded in 1884, Mississippi University for Women offers personalized attention, high-quality instruction, and a strong liberal arts education to prepare women and men to become leaders across a wide variety of different disciplines. MUW has been named among the Best Schools to Work For Honor Roll by The Chronicle of Higher Education (six consecutive years), Best Master’s Universities by Washington Monthly, and Top Public Southern Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. In addition to teaching, we value scholarly research, creative production, continued professional engagement, and service. The W (as it is called across the region) is located in one of the “50 Best School Towns to Live in Forever”. Known as “The Friendly City,” Columbus, MS, is a town of 23,000 located almost equal distance from Jackson, MS; Birmingham, AL: and Memphis, TN, and is home to Columbus Air Force Base.
Note: The establishment of this position is contingent upon the creation of the School of Education, which is pending approval of the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) at its April meeting.
Earned doctorate; university administrative experience as a chair or above (preferably dean); strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills; strong belief in working with a collaborative spirit to achieve successful outcomes for faculty, staff, students, and the region; experience developing educational partnerships with community colleges; experience at the rank of professor; commitment to working inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community
Administrative (or other significant) experience at a small, public liberal arts institution; administrative experience working with multiple units within the school; experience working with SACSCOC (or other regional accrediting bodies) and the entities accrediting programs within the School; experience supporting working and adult learners; experience with online delivery formats.
Applicants are required to submit Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Unofficial Transcripts for undergraduate and graduate degree work, Teaching Philosophy, Administrative Philosophy, and Other Document.
In the Other Document area, you are required to submit a statement that describes how you’ve worked to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in your previous positions (e.g. graduate student, faculty member, administrator, other professional setting) and how would you continue to do so at MUW.
All hires contingent upon successful completion of a background check.