Vice Dean, Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation

Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 30, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Search for the Vice Dean, Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Arizona State University

Arizona State University seeks an innovative, experienced, and equity-oriented leader and scholar to serve as the next Vice Dean of the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. As the leader of this division, the Vice Dean will provide intellectual and administrative leadership while collaborating broadly to drive new ideas forward and advance the goals of the College.

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is dedicated to preparing the next generation of education leaders, focusing on scholarship that advances equity in local, national, and global communities and influences PreK-20 education. The College benefits from a legacy of excellence in scholarship and research, with graduate programs that have been ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report for 12 consecutive years. A recognized leader in cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships and using technology to prepare excellent teachers and educational leaders, the College has a transformational impact on students, families, and the community. With over 100 hundred full-time faculty serving 6,700 students across four campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan areas, at partner school districts, and online, the College’s expansive reach is only continuing to grow.

The incoming Vice Dean will lead the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation with a forward-thinking mentality and an equity-oriented lens. The Division’s 60 full-time faculty serve more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students in all of the College’s master’s, Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs, graduate certificate programs beyond initial teacher certification, as well as undergraduate degrees separate from teacher certification. In addition to overseeing existing programs and identifying areas for future growth, the Vice Dean will advance the Division’s research mission and forge collaborative partnerships within the College and across the University.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university in a field of education or related area;
  • Ability to be appointed as a tenured, full professor in the Teachers College
  • Experience in higher education administration at the College, School or similar organizational level;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in academic program development;
  • Evidence of strong and sustained scholarship related to educational leadership and innovation;
  • Evidence of external funding activity;
  • Experience of sustained effort and success in working with diverse populations in higher education, as a scholar, teacher and/or administrator;
  • Documented evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Desired Qualifications

  • Creative systems thinker who can ideate and execute new and innovative graduate programs for new educator roles;
  • Experience with online, hybrid, and face-to-face teaching formats;
  • Demonstrated experience in directing graduate-level programs;
  • Ability to develop academic plans, manage budgets, and mentor faculty;
  • Desire and ability to collaborate with other academic administrators and interdisciplinary colleagues.

Arizona State University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For best consideration, please apply by February 22, 2021. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search at Complete applications will include a CV, cover letter, and diversity statement that addresses the following prompt: How have you advanced diversity, equity and/or inclusion in teaching, research and/or service? Electronic submissions of materials is strongly encouraged.

Cati Mitchell-Crossley and Jaime Morgen

Isaacson, Miller

Phone: 415.655.4900

Fax: 415.655.4905

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