Grambling State University - Employment
Position Announcement
Dean, College of Education  


DEPARTMENT: College of Education  

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in one of the academic disciplines offered in the College of Education from an accredited institution of higher education is required. Successful administrative experience, at least nine (9) years of teaching experience at the university level, and at least four (4) years of experience as a department head (chair), assistant, or associate dean, and teaching/leadership experience in PK-12 schools are also required. Candidate must hold the credentials and evidence of output necessary for tenure at the academic rank of associate professor or full professor. Evidence of past success in grant and contract research (college and/or K-12 schools), extensive hands-on NCATE experience, including positive outcomes addressing and writing to the NCATE standards (annual reports/institutional reports) and SPA standards, are required. Experience with assessment systems, including analyzing data for accreditation, and familiarity with federal laws and the transition to CAEP and its affect on education units are also strongly desired. The position requires the ability to work effectively with university administrators and diverse campus constituencies. The Dean must possess excellent written and oral communication skills; outstanding analytical skills; and a commitment to working in a diverse and inclusive environment. The Dean must also possess a strong sense of fairness and honesty and demonstrate organization and the ability to prioritize. Additionally, the Dean must be visible within all units of the college as well as outside of the college at state, regional, and national levels.  

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Supervise department heads, faculty, and staff in the College of Education
  • Administer the policies of the University and governing boards which pertain to the College of Education and to assist with generic policies pertaining to the University in general
  • Evaluate College of Education personnel
  • Supervise instructional programs offered by the College
  • Administer academic budgets
  • Formulate and administer policies for admission to degree programs
  • Evaluate existing curricular offerings and propose new courses and degree programs
  • Enhance the scholarly development of all programs and degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Participate in research projects which will enhance the University
  • Serve on University committees and task forces as assigned; and participate in all University functions as convocations, commencements, and faculty meetings
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

SALARY: Salary is competitive with excellent benefits package.  

Send cover letter, application, resume', official transcript(s), and three letters of reference to:

Grambling State University
Office of Human Resources
c/o Dean, College of Education
GSU Box 4261
Grambling, LA 71245  

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

The Immigration and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform applicants that we can employ only U. S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U. S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment. Each finalist for a position is required to undergo a pre-employment screening. An offer of employment is contingent upon completion of the background check. GSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator that provides facilities accessible to the disabled. Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the ADA should contact Grambling’s Office of Human Resources located in room #148 of Long Jones Hall or call (318) 274-2237.

Posted 05/01/2012


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