Dean, Clemmer College

Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 03, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

East Tennessee State University (ETSU), located in the beautiful Appalachian Highlands, seeks an academic leader to serve as Dean of Clemmer College. Clemmer College began as a college of education and evolved to encompass teaching and learning, physical and mental well-being, and leadership. Clemmer College is comprised of six academic departments (Counseling & Human Services, Curriculum & Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Educational Foundations & Special Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, and Sport, Exercise, Recreation, & Kinesiology) which offer nine undergraduate and twenty-eight graduate degree programs, including three doctoral degrees. The college also includes a K-12 laboratory school, an early childhood care facility, four centers of excellence, and the Quillen Chair of Excellence in Education. In addition to its educational mission, the college provides opportunities for research and professional outreach.

The Dean reports to the Provost and is responsible for providing leadership and management for Clemmer College, its academic departments, programs, centers, and the University School. The Dean will create and embrace a culture of transparency and shared leadership within the college.

ETSU seeks candidates who will:

  • Support the mission, goals, and values of East Tennessee State University
  • Provide academic and educational leadership, management, and appropriate administrative oversight and support for all units and personnel within the college
  • Serve as the chief budgeting and operating officer for the college with overall responsibility for allocating available financial, space, and other resources to support the college mission
  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially as it pertains to the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and students
  • Provide creative and diligent support for the state’s Complete College (Tennessee) Act goals and for the university enrollment growth agenda
  • Promote and provide leadership and advocacy for the university’s educator preparation programming and support for the university’s Teacher Education Advisory Council
  • Promote and provide leadership and support for attaining and maintaining accreditation and licensure applicable to programs in the college
  • Participate in University leadership activities, in regional and state organizations or functions, and in appropriate affiliations with external and national organizations
  • Work with the academic leadership of the University to build interdisciplinary relationships and collaborative experiences for the students and faculty
  • Pursue opportunities and provide support to develop internal and external partnerships to advance college programs, services, and fundraising
  • Required Qualifications
    • An earned terminal degree
    • Credentials to merit tenure in a department in the college
    • Demonstrated experience in academic or educational leadership
    • Demonstrated experience in institutional budgeting and finances
    • Demonstrated experience in academic or educational program advocacy and development
    • Demonstrated record supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • An earned terminal degree in a program represented in the college
    • Five years or more experience in higher education administration at or above the level of department chair
    • Demonstrated institutional fundraising and development experience
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Tennessee Department of Education policies and procedures
    • Demonstrated knowledge of SACSCOC, CAEP, CACREP or other related accrediting principles and standards

East Tennessee State University is an AA/EOE Employer. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

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