Dean and Professor - College of Education

Mississippi, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 18, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Mississippi State University is seeking a visionary leader for the position of Dean of the College of Education.  The College, the third largest at Mississippi State University, houses a vital and diverse collection of programs including the Departments of Counseling, Educational Psychology, & Foundations; Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education; Educational Leadership; Instructional Systems and Workforce Development; Kinesiology; Music, and the Division of Education at the Meridian Campus of Mississippi State University. The research centers include the NRTC on Blindness and Low Vision; America Reads; Mississippi Migrant Education Service Center; Mississippi Writing/Thinking Institute; MSU World Class Teaching Program; the T.K. Martin Center for Technology & Disability; and the Research Institute for Sports Convergence. The College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and is a member of the American Association of College for Teacher Education.  The College is also the lead collaborator in the state-of-the-art Starkville Oktibbeha County Consolidated School District Partnership Middle School on MSU’s campus, the first such school in America on a college campus that is inclusive of all students of its district.  Currently, the College serves nearly 3000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students with approximately 140 faculty and 100 staff.  More detailed information about the college can be found at:

The Dean is the chief administrative officer of the College of Education. As such, the Dean collaborates with the faculty and staff of the College in the management of the College’s teaching, research, and service activities as well as oversees academic programs and fiscal affairs within the College.  Further, the Dean is responsible for developing, promoting, and maintaining positive and productive relationships with constituencies external to the College and those external to the University.  The Dean reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President.  Detailed information about the position and its responsibilities can be found at:

Mississippi State University forms a cohesive higher education-municipal community with Starkville, a growing agricultural-commercial-industrial city of nearly 24,000. Located in the eastern part of north-central Mississippi, MSU is a comprehensive, doctoral degree-granting institution with a nationally and internationally diverse student body. Mississippi State holds the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s designation as a Doctoral/Extensive institution. Representative of the American land-grant tradition and distinctive in its own character and spirit, it is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees. More information about MSU, Starkville, and the surrounding area can be found at:

Mississippi State University assigns a high priority to the implementation of its equal opportunity policy and to maintaining an inclusive environment. The realization of this priority requires the cooperation of all members of the University community, each of whom must take responsibility for ensuring that work and learning environments are free from discriminatory behavior of any kind. The University community should be guided not only by what is legally required, but also by fairness, working together to ensure that the University clearly and unequivocally demonstrates commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, values the contributions of every individual, and benefits from its diversity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.