Harris-Stowe State University is a historically Black institution (HBCU) located in the heart of vibrant midtown St. Louis, Missouri. Harris-Stowe’s beautiful campus is minutes from the renown Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art and History Museums, Forest Park and other cultural and educational institutions. Harris-Stowe’s diverse faculty and staff provide a wide range of academic programs to one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the St. Louis region.
Harris-Stowe State University invites applications for the Dean of College of Education. The University, with a history of serving the Metropolitan St. Louis area for more than 150 years, seeks an innovative, dynamic leader committed to helping produce “reflective practitioners for a diverse society.”
Serving as the chief administrative officer for teacher certification and accreditation, the Dean is responsible for all administrative and governance matters pertaining to the College of Education which include but are not limited to strategic planning, recruitment of faculty and students, curriculum development, and program evaluation. In addition, the Dean must provide leadership in the areas of teaching, scholarship and fundraising. The Dean must also demonstrate a spirit of collaboration with other academic and administrative units at the institution and community partners to support the work of the College.
The College of Education is fully accredited and currently offers undergraduate degrees in early childhood, elementary, middle school, secondary education and educational studies. This position reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs who serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Institution.
An earned doctorate in education or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.
At least five years of progressive administrative experience working in higher education.
A record of at least three (3) years senior supervisory experience including personnel and budget management.
University level and public school experiences in teaching and administration.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Experience in working with diverse populations and demonstrated support and enhancement of diversity in both faculty and student populations.
Strong ability to relate to and work effectively with faculty and the University administration.
Experience with CAEP and DESE accreditation standards and reporting.
Earned rank of associate or full professor, with tenure, at an accredited college or university
Demonstrated leadership in State, Regional and National efforts to improve public education. Commitment to developing technological innovations in all aspects of education, particularly the delivery of online coursework.
Experience in working collaboratively with K-12 schools and other constituents.
A record of productive community partnerships and collaborative leadership.
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion for diverse populations.
Demonstrated success in external fundraising and donor cultivation, particularly with grants.
Distinguished academic credentials consistent with appointment as a full professor in one of the College of Education departments.
Evidence of contributions to education policy and best practices, including experience in assessing and improving student learning outcomes.
A record of involvement in graduate education.
Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance and eye care options
Receive up to 95% of medical premiums paid by the University
Pension account matched at up to 16.79%
Savings Annuity Plans
Tax Savings Benefit through Missouri State Employees’ Cafeteria Plan
On-Site Fitness Center
Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time
Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
A complete application consists of:
A letter of interest addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications posted for the position.
A separate statement articulating the applicant’s vision for the role of the College of Education in improving the quality of preK-20 educational outcomes.
A current curriculum vitae.
The names, addresses and contact information of four professional references. Applicants will be notified before references are contacted.
Expecting to fill this role before August 1, 2017.
Please submit your application and additional documents online at www.hssu.edu. Submit your application using either Chrome or Firefox when applying, as our system works most smoothly with these browsers. Please check to ensure documents are in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .ascii, .pdf, or html.
“Please No Phone Calls”
Due to the large number of applications submitted and the high volume of applicant inquiries we receive regarding the status of applications, we are unable to accept phone calls or walk-in inquiries regarding applicant status.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
Harris Stowe State University is a coeducational municipal university centrally located in St. Louis. MO. There are three divisions. The college division provides a program of instruction leading to the degree of B.A. in education. The junior college division offers two-year courses in general, professional, and pre-professional training for residents of St. Louis. The University hosts collaborati...ve graduate degree programs with Maryville University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Webster University. The University continues to expand, adding new campuses and buildings as part of its 21st-century initiative to offer opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking a variety of degrees.