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Dean for the college of education and human development

Radford University seeks an energetic leader for the position of Dean of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD).   Since 1910, the College of Education and Human Development at Radford has been helping to shape the future by developing responsive and engaged professionals who meet the real needs of people and communities.  As we enter our second century, we seek a dynamic, visionary leader with a comprehensive understanding of current issues and challenges facing higher education in contemporary society.  We desire an innovative trailblazer with the ability to forecast the needs of diverse student populations, thereby positioning our college as a premier leader in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Our next dean and colleague will inspire creativity and exceptional productivity among a team of dedicated faculty and staff to ensure that the CEHD institutes meaningful change at all points of our extensive reach.

Radford University is a coeducational, comprehensive, Carnegie Classification of “Master’s Large” public university in Virginia.  The university is student-focused, providing its more than 9,900 students a diversity of outstanding academic programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment, and vibrant student life on a beautiful campus, Radford University offers faculty, staff, and students a high quality of life. Radford has more than 150 undergraduate and graduate programs that offer every student the opportunity to discover new talents, develop leadership skills, and experience personal growth.

The Dean of the CEHD is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Within the College are the following programs, departments and schools:

The required qualifications for the Dean of CEHD include:

  • A terminal degree; or equivalent experience
  • Administrative experience in leading complex organizations 
  • Experience in managing budgets and personnel 
  • Experience with national and/or state accreditation

The preferred qualifications include:

  • Evidence of - 
  1. teaching excellence
  2. scholarly activity (which can include the administration of grants)
  3. professional development
  4. service to the community 
  5. collaborative leadership
  6. innovative vision and leadership 
  7. encouraging multicultural and diverse perspectives
  8. experience in fund raising
  9. excellent communication skills
  • Eligibility for tenure and rank as Associate or Full Professor in one of the disciplines of the College.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. All candidates must submit a letter of interest articulating evidence of accomplishment/experience with regard to the listed qualifications of the position, current curriculum vitae, a statement of philosophy of leadership, and the names, addresses,   e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references (candidates will be notified before references are contacted.) 

Individuals wishing to nominate candidates should electronically submit a letter including the name, position, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone number of the nominee.

Nominations and questions about the position should be sent to: Kristan Morrison, Ph.D., Chair, College of Education and Human Development Dean Search Committee, Radford University, kmorrison12@radford.edu

Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2015.  The desired start date for the position is July 1, 2015.  

Applications should be submitted through http://jobs.radford.edu

Information about the university, college and community can be found at, respectively, http://www.radford.edu; http://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home.html, and http://www.radford.va.us/

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.