Dean-School of Education

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 12, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

All previous applicants are considered for this revised position, unless candidate withdraws application.

Norfolk State University (NSU), a historically black university with an enrollment of over 5,000 students, invites candidates for the position of Dean – School of Education. The Dean, a highly visible leader among NSU’s leaders, must project consummate decisiveness; embody the strategic leader concept; and excel as a diplomatic relationship builder.

The School of Education is comprised of three academic departments: (1) Early Childhood, Elementary and School Education; (2) Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science; and (3) Secondary Education and School Leadership; and has specialized program accreditation’s and program approvals from: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAYEC); and is Kinesiotherapy Program Certified.

In addition to research partnerships and curricular innovations, the School fulfills a service and teaching mission that is critical to the success of other schools and colleges, and the University as a whole. The School of Education has multiple resource and service offices such as the Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Services, NSU Pre-School Academy, Student Support Services Teacher PREP Program, Future Teacher Academy, and the Classic Upward Bound Project.

The Dean of the School of Education will be responsible for:

1. Building consensus through all departments and special coordinators; seeks scholarships and resources to enable and advance student retention.
2. Championing the college externally to donors and alumni, as well as state, national, and international audiences.
3. Developing budgets and managing the School’s fiscal affairs.
4. Facilitating academic and administrative operations within the School of Education.
5. Leading and supporting the School’s commitment to maintain all accreditation’s and program approvals.
6. Engaging in strategic planning, fiscal decision-making, resource allocation, and objective review of all academic programs.
7. Providing leadership in all aspects of curriculum planning and development, faculty and staff hiring, faculty development and evaluation, and budget preparation.
8. Recruiting scholarly and professionally experienced faculty, engaged in fundraising and collaborating with leaders in the education and civic communities.
9. Supervising, evaluating and supporting faculty in a manner that promotes excellence in teaching, research, service, and advising improvement to enhance student retention and learning outcomes.

For more information on the exceptional academic programs offered by the School of Education, visit

Initial review of applications and material shall commence on or around February 1, 2021, and continue thereafter until candidate is selected.

EEO Statement

NSU is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. NSU encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.