School of Education Director

Alaska, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 11, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Director to provide leadership with our innovative programs. We deliver standards-based programs through campus-based, distance delivery, partnerships, and other models.

The University of Alaska Anchorage is part of the University of Alaska (UA), a system of major comprehensive universities and community colleges.  

Anchorage, with an ethnically diverse population of nearly 300,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theatre, art events, and varied restaurants, recreational and shopping venues.  Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty.  

The Director is the chief academic and administrative officer for the School of Education and is responsible for the following:

  • Advancing the mission and vision of the University and the School of Education in a collaborative, equitable, and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives;
  • Working with faculty, staff, students, and community partners to promote excellence in teaching, research, and service with a focus on Alaska's unique needs and opportunities;
  • Providing leadership, management, and advocacy for strategic and budgetary planning;
  • Contributing to faculty and staff recruitment, professional development, evaluation, and employee relations;
  • Serving as an innovative and dynamic advocate for the school and its programs among diverse groups of education, business, government, and community leaders and with the general public;
  • Overseeing the educational effectiveness of the School’s academic programs through the assessment of student learning and program review and renewal processes; uphold standards of rigor and academic excellence, and oversee and facilitate external accreditation including CAEP and NAEYC;
  • Promoting interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, inter-college, and internal collaboration, cooperation, and research across the UA system, and with external partners;
  • Coordinating with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Required Experience:

  • Earned doctorate appropriate to the School of Education
  • Service and leadership roles with highly diverse populations of students in P-12 settings
  • Current or previous tenured faculty status in higher education
  • Administrative leadership experience in program planning and collegial leadership of professionals
  • Experience with higher education accreditation systems

Preferred Experiences:

  • Serving Indigenous populations of students
  • Budget management
  • CAEP Accreditation in higher education
  • Distance education and regional or statewide delivery of programs
  • Writing or administration of grants or other external funding
  • Leadership and/or teaching experience that includes rural P-12 schools
  • Administration experience in higher education
  • Experience in collaboration and advocacy with public officials on policy issues.
  • Experience with effective and committed work with families, schools, community, and state agencies.

Typical Education or Training: Earned doctorate appropriate to the field of Education. Successful record of accomplishment in leadership, teaching, research, and service at the equivalent of Associate Professor or higher.

Review Date:  February 22, 2021

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