The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a visionary leader for
the position of Dean of the College of Education and Professional
Studies to serve as the chief academic and administrative officer
of the college (EX008). The desired start date for the position
is by July 1, 2024.
This will be a full-time Limited Appointment serving at the
pleasure of the Chancellor. To learn more about this type of
appointment please see the UW System Administrative Policy 1251:
Appointment Terms & Designation of Positions
The Dean is responsible for the leadership, administration, and
operations of the College in support of the College's mission,
which is to develop professionals who are lifelong learners,
creators of knowledge, and leaders of character and integrity.
Areas of responsibility in this position include leading a varied
and dynamic array of programs that includes both undergraduate and
graduate programs; articulating a shared vision and priorities;
developing a plan for reaching that vision and achieving goals;
supporting student recruitment, retention and graduation; fostering
a culture of equity and inclusion; promoting an environment of
creativity and innovation; ensuring academic integrity; overseeing
faculty and staff selection, retention, promotion and evaluation
processes; encouraging and supporting excellence in teaching,
research/scholarly activity and service; promoting collegiality and
collaborative relationships across departments, colleges and
divisions as well as with external partners, including PK-12
schools; managing the fiscal well-being of the college; and
developing relationships with alumni, donor, corporate, and
community stakeholders. This is a full-time, 12-month
administrative appointment reporting to the Provost and Vice
Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
- A terminal degree in a college-related discipline with a
distinguished record of accomplishment in the areas of teaching,
research, and service that would merit appointment as a tenured
Full Professor in one of the departments of the college.
- Five or more years of prior experience as a department chair,
assistant/associate dean, or other equivalent administrative
- A record of progressively more responsible administrative
experience that demonstrates a commitment to collaborative
leadership and responsible management that fosters trust, respect,
and successful working relationships with students, faculty, staff,
- A record of transparent, strategic, and effective fiscal
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Evidence of success in fundraising, including grants and
philanthropy, public relations, working with advisory/community
boards, and communications to external stakeholders.
- Evidence of leadership in professional organizations and/or in
- Familiarity with the accreditation standards associated with
the Departments in the College.
- Evidence of visionary leadership, strategic planning, and
- Demonstrated commitment to servant leadership, personal and
professional integrity, and creating a climate of support and
advocacy that ensures the success of diverse populations within the
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a
commitment to promoting a collegial, collaborative work and
- Demonstrated commitment to the principles of shared
- Familiarity with the values of liberal education as envisioned
in the university's mission.
- Evidence of commitment to academic excellence, student success,
and cultural inclusivity and belonging.
Specific job responsibilities for the Dean include:
- Willingness and ability to actively follow applicable safety
rules and regulations, including necessary training and
- Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Provide transformative vision, leadership, and advocacy for the
- Establish and maintain a cooperative, collegial work climate
that enhances communication, trust, and productivity of and among
faculty, academic staff, administrative staff, support staff, and
- Create and implement a strategic plan that leads the College to
distinction and is aligned with broader university strategic goals
and priorities (http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan).
- Promote the value of liberal education through College programs
and university collaborations.
- Assure ongoing quality, integrity, and continuous improvement
in the college's academic program array at both the undergraduate
and graduate level, and in both traditional and online programs to
ensure strong enrollment and vitality.
- Provide leadership to initiatives that foster and enhance
equity, inclusive excellence, and multicultural and global
competence in the College.
- Support student recruitment, retention, and graduation.
- Oversee the recruitment, appointment, review, professional
development, and evaluation of faculty and staff.
- Manage the fiscal well-being of the College, including
identifying and attracting new resources for the college.
- Work with University Relations to establish and achieve
philanthropic goals and build relationships that advance the goals
of the college, including providing leadership to the Dean's
- Participate as a member of the university administration and
work collegially and collaboratively with leadership across campus
to support the priorities of the campus.
- Provide leadership to the Dean's Advisory Board, fostering
board engagement with the college both internally and
- Promote college interests, activities, and partnerships with
the surrounding community as well as regionally, nationally, and
- Other duties as assigned.
The College of Education and Professional Studies at the University
of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to the development of
professionals who are lifelong learners, creators of knowledge, and
leaders of character and integrity. The College of Education and
Professional Studies has 100 faculty and academic staff members who
prepare the largest number of teachers in Wisconsin. The College
offers five undergraduate teacher licensure programs, two
undergraduate non-licensure programs, and six graduate degree
programs. Teacher licensure programs include Early Childhood (dual
licensure), Elementary Education, Secondary Education (spanning
science, social studies, and mathematics content areas), PreK-12
programs (spanning art, music, physical education, and world
language content areas), and Special Education. Non-licensure
programs include Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Health,
Human Performance and Recreation. Graduate degree programs include
Business Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Counseling, Educational Leadership, Professional Development, and
Special Education. The College has an annual operating budget of
$10,000,000 with more than 2,200 students enrolled across seven
departments: Communication Sciences &
; Curriculum and
; Educational Foundations
Science and Aerospace Studies
; and Special Education
learn more about the College, visit: http://www.uww.edu/coeps
UW-Whitewater is a thriving public university located in
southeastern Wisconsin. It leads the way in providing world-class,
affordable higher education programs to more students than
neighboring regional comprehensives in the University of Wisconsin
System. A collaborative team of 1,300 faculty and staff are devoted
to the success of the university's 11,000 students at its main and
Rock County campuses. The team provides high-impact practices and
academic programs - online and in person - from associate to
doctoral levels. Recognized nationally for affordability,
inclusion, and career development, UWW has approximately one-third
first-generation students and boasts strength in many areas,
especially business and education. The campus and community embrace
the Warhawk Family spirit, supporting the university's arts and
nationally recognized NCAA Division-III level championship
athletics. As a proud institution of access, more than 10 percent
of undergraduate students use the acclaimed Center for Students
with Disabilities - a priority mission since the 1970s.
UW-Whitewater's campuses are located centrally near Milwaukee,
Madison, and Chicago, offering easy access to the cultural and
commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Near both
Lake Geneva and the Wisconsin Dells, the area attracts numerous
visitors from across the country. Whitewater is a vibrant college
community near the Kettle Moraine State Forest offering area
residents seasonal outdoor enjoyment. The nearby Rock County campus
is located in Janesville, a town of 60,000 located on the Rock
River and known as Wisconsin's Park Place.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages
applications from women, people of color, persons with
disabilities, and veterans.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus
University of Wisconsin System ( https://www.wisconsin.edu
Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate
in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In
response to a public records request, the University will not
reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in
writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate
will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).
Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System
Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative
Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal
background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal
background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they
have been found to have engaged in, are currently under
investigation for, or left employment during an active
investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or
sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks,
these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees
be active participants in following applicable safety rules and
regulations including necessary training and drills.
For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime
statistics/annual Security Report, see
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
. If you would like a
paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary
commensurate with the candidate's education, related experience,
UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn
more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review
the UW System
Employee Benefits Brochure
CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT:
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other
work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates
must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time
of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment
term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human
Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore
STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications received by December 10th, 2023
full consideration. Applications received after that date may be
given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The
most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the
next step of the selection process.
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includes online submission of the following documents:
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- Cover Letter of interest that indicates how the applicant's
qualifications relate to the job responsibilities and
- A complete and current curriculum vitae
- A separate list of names, email addresses, and telephone
numbers of up to five references should be submitted (the
relationship to the candidate should also be included on this
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