The College of Charleston announces a nationwide search to
recruit the new Beemok Dean for the School of Education.
The College of Charleston, a nationally recognized public
liberal arts and sciences university, invites nominations and
applications for the Beemok Dean of the School of Education.
Founded in 1770 and located in the heart of historic Charleston,
South Carolina, the College is one of the oldest universities in
the nation and among the nation’s top universities for quality
education and student life. Its beautiful and historic campus,
combined with contemporary facilities, cutting-edge programs, and
excellent faculty, attracts students from across the U.S. and
around the world.
Over 9,500 undergraduates and approximately 1,000 graduate
students at the College enjoy a small college feel blended with the
advantages and diversity of a mid-sized, urban university. Students
work closely with a committed faculty made up of more than 500
distinguished teacher-scholars. The city of Charleston –
world-renowned for its history, architecture, culture and coastal
environment – serves as a living laboratory for research and
creative inquiry in the sciences, mathematics, technology, and
Building off a strong foundation of developing teachers for over
90 years and an exemplary national CAEP accreditation in 2021, the
SOE is poised to expand its influence on educator preparation and
in-service teacher support to grow our profile at the regional and
national levels. Inspired by a recent donor gift and leveraging its
long history of preparing outstanding educators, the current
Department of Teacher Education in the School of Education, Health,
and Human Performance is being elevated to separate School status.
The Beemok Dean will lead the School with an emphasis on innovative
approaches to P-12 education and a commitment to diversity, equity
and inclusion, in order to empower marginalized students, their
families, and their communities.
The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the
School of Education and reports directly to the Provost. We are
seeking a Dean who will be a visionary leader, dedicated to the
success of students, faculty, and staff and to further development
of strong partnerships with local, regional, state-wide, and
national communities. The ideal candidate should have a
comprehensive understanding of P-12 education, extensive experience
in academic administration at the undergraduate and graduate
levels, and demonstrated effectiveness in advancing diversity,
equity and inclusion and will have a strong commitment to public
education and have an outstanding record of scholarly research.
(A more complete ‘Leadership Statement’ is available at https://ehhp.cofc.edu/documents/leadership-profile.pdf).
While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new
Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their
materials to our consultant at the address below by August 30, 2021
to receive optimal consideration. Application materials should
include a current resume/cv and a letter of interest.
College of Charleston Dean of Education Search
R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219
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