Advertised Employing Department: School of Education
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Iowa State University seeks a dynamic and accomplished scholar to serve as Director of the School of Education. The school director is the chief executive officer of the school and reports to the dean. The director is responsible for leading the overall work of the unit in the areas of teaching, research, and service, preparing and administering the budget, and recommending personnel actions. The school director will also recommend merit salary recommendations to the dean. The school director is also responsible for the overall academic supervision of the unit's students. Through significant interaction with faculty, the school director holds key leadership roles in recruiting high-quality faculty and students, facilitating faculty development, developing and implementing quality academic programs, and advancing the unit's resources and program quality. The director serves as a member of the college cabinet and plays a key role in the development and implementation of the college's interdisciplinary program.
Required Education and Experience:
Candidates must have a doctoral degree in an appropriate field and scholarly accomplishments commensurate with appointment as Full Professor.
We seek a leader with demonstrated commitment in professional practice to equity, diversity, and social justice; successful administrative experience at a university, including demonstrated commitment to community building and shared governance in administrative practice; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and foster strong partnerships with stakeholders, including students, staff, faculty and education/community leaders; and an demonstrated understanding and appreciation of the broad and interdisciplinary landscape of education as an academic field of study, including the variety of professional preparation programs across the P-20 continuum, the variety of areas/topics of scholarly focus, and the variety of methodological approaches to educational inquiry.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience raising funds from external sources, serving as a leader in national or international professional organizations, and/or leading grants.
Demonstrated expertise to guide organizational development and address the curricular, research, and professional issues facing the School as we respond to the changing landscape of education is desired.
The search committee will accept confidential applications and nominations until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by February 1, 2018. An application should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; a resume; and the names of five references with titles, addresses, business and home telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, and telephone number and email address of the nominee
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.