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Job Category: Academic Administrator

Type of Position: Tenure-Track

Full Consideration Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Advertising Started on: Monday, August 28, 2017

College: College of Education

Department: College of Education

Salary: $110,000.00 – $110,000.00

Full/Part Time Status: Full Time

Service Schedule: Calendar Year

Position Description:

The University of Northern Iowa seeks an Associate Dean for the College of Education to
provide leadership for all undergraduate programs, academic advising, recruitment initiatives and student support services, and curricular
and assessment process. Essential duties and responsibilities include: lead all undergraduate programs in the College and oversee the
offices of Academic Advising and Teacher Education; administration of awarding process for scholarship program; coordinate process for all
student and program issues related to pre-service teacher education, as well as other undergraduate programs; advise and guide the College
in meeting requirements and annual reporting (e.g., student learning outcomes), oversee curricular changes for undergraduate programs and
writing program reports, and lead self-study and on-site visit preparation for accreditations in collaboration with the Coordinator of
Elementary Education and Director of Assessment, as appropriate; serve as the point person for undergraduate university initiatives
including serving on university-wide committees; building and maintaining relationships with key education stakeholders; serve as liaison on
teacher education to the State Department of Education; attend teacher and professional education and licensure meetings in Des Moines as
needed; maintain knowledge of current, relevant professional standards in teacher education; represent Dean and take on responsibilities in
Dean’s absence, and other duties as assigned. The faculty member is also expected to teach, conduct research, and perform service activities
within their field of study.

UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to
lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence
in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability,
and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joining
current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.

Education Requirements:
Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree from an accredited university in an academic major related to one of the
College’s program areas required.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates must demonstrate a sustained record of research, teaching, and service to
substantiate the rank of Associate or Full Professor; ability to provide vision and leadership to academic programs, student services, or
similar; an understanding of accreditation standards and teacher preparation, including new models for teacher education; ability to work as
part of a leadership team and with a variety of people; outstanding communication and writing skills; and a strong understanding of issues
of diversity, both in higher education and teacher education.

Desirable Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated organizational, prioritization, and
time management skills; scholarship in the area of teacher preparation; scholarship or expertise in program assessments; experience in one
or more of the following areas: coordinator/director of an academic program, or department head; use of curricular systems and/or standards
alignment; and understanding of quality use of technology in teaching and learning.

Required Documents:
Curriculum Vita

Professional References:
Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.

Number of References:
3

Cover Letter:
A plain text cover letter is required.

Contact:
Susan Etscheidt – Susan.Etscheidt@uni.edu
Schindler Educ Ctr 101

Phone: 319-273-3279

Department URL: https://coe.uni.edu/


UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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