The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research is the chief administrative officer and academic leader of graduate studies and research at the University and reports directly to the Provost. Southeast has a long-standing history of successful graduate programs and offers master’s degrees, education specialist degrees, and participates in collaborative EdD programs. Southeast enrolls more than 1,000 graduate students in over 60 graduate degrees across five academic colleges.
The Dean Graduate Studies and Research will be responsible for developing and overseeing implementation of the strategic plan for graduate education and research while fostering an intellectual environment characterized by excellence in teaching and learning and discipline-based scholarship. Additional responsibilities include coordinating graduate program assessment efforts, overseeing graduate programs and standards, fostering faculty development related to graduate education and research, and advocating for graduate education and research to internal and external stakeholders.
Additionally, the Dean will oversee The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, chair and provide direction for the Graduate Council, and represent graduate education on various university committees. The successful candidate will be expected to collaboratively work with the other colleges to develop and promote best practices in recruiting and supporting students. The Dean will also provide oversight for the academic integrity and quality of graduate programs and promote innovative delivery methods to meet the needs of the graduate populations.
An earned terminal degree from a regionally accredited university and a record of accomplishment sufficient to qualify for appointment as a full professor
Academic administrative experience of at least five years at the department level or higher
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of grants management, ethical practice of research, and knowledge of regulations and requirements related to research and funding
Demonstrated commitment to shared governance
Evidence of a commitment to the recruitment, advancement, and retention of a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated effectiveness in managing and strategically using budgets
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
Southeast Missouri State University is interested in recruiting academic leaders with a commitment to excellence in graduate education grounded in the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to facilitate the development of innovative support for graduate programs, faculty, and students with a focus on initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the University supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.