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Dean, College of Education and Human Services

Millersville University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Administrative, Deans
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Full Time
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Job Summary/Basic Function

Millersville University invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services ( EDHS ). This position offers a unique opportunity to build a common identity and collaborative culture in a College that combines Education with Human Services disciplines. We seek an academic leader focused on interdisciplinary innovation utilizing the broad array of robust programs across five academic Departments. The College consists of the Departments of Early, Middle and Exceptional Education; Educational Foundations; Psychology; Wellness and Sport Sciences; and the School of Social Work. This position also supervises the Migrant Education Program, Field Services, the Professional Education Unit, and grant-funded programs.

As the chief academic officer of the College of EDHS, the Dean is expected to be a strong advocate and an inspiring leader for all faculty, staff and students in the College. The Dean provides academic and administrative leadership and ensures support for instruction, research and professional development, while overseeing daily operations of the College. The Dean is responsible for strategic planning, program development and assessment, fundraising, grant writing, and budget. The Dean evaluates the faculty and manages the staff in a public, collective bargaining-based university environment. The Dean reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, unique programs, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. At the University level, 70 baccalaureate programs are available for 6,250 undergraduate students. We have over 950 graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. The College of Education and Human Services offers 6 undergraduate degrees and 12 collaborative certification programs with the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Science and Technology. The College of Education and Human Services is home to 12 master’s, 2 doctoral and multiple post-baccalaureate and post-master’s programs. Its enrollments boast about 1600 undergraduate and 600 graduate, post-baccalaureate and post-master‘s students. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, in research labs, and in campus life. Additionally, over 66,000 Millersville University alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world.    At Millersville University, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning and work environment. Being an inclusive community, committed to our EPPIIC University’s values, is the essential foundation of our institution. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, ability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

For description of benefits available, see The State System Employee Benefits Summary at

Position start date: July 1, 2022.

Required Qualifications 

  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in one of the disciplines in the College of Education and Human Services and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible academic administrative experience.
  • Record of scholarship, teaching and service in higher education appropriate to appointment within the faculty at the rank of full professor.
  • Documented experience in influencing student success in graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • Documented experience in developing, retaining, and evaluating faculty and professional staff.
  • Documented evidence of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the administrative role.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide vision, leadership, and advocacy for the University and for the College, its programs, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Established record of strategic planning, providing leadership in the design and development of new academic programs and policies.
  • Experience with the accreditation process (institutional, general education or specialized programs), assessment of program outcomes and evaluation of teaching effectiveness within the context of a liberal arts institution.
  • Experience representing programs and initiatives in human services through speaking and writing to a variety of academic and community audiences.
  • Experience with academic budgeting and financial planning. Evidence of facilitating external partnerships with community stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Experience in collective bargaining environment.
  • Experience with donor relations and advancement efforts.
  • Knowledge of current challenges in human services and teacher preparation in higher education

Special Instructions to Applicants

You are required to complete an application and upload a CV, registrar-issued transcripts and cover letter detailing how your qualifications match the position qualifications. When completing the application, you will need to provide the names and contact information of three current professional references.

Candidates invited for on-campus interviews will be expected to give a campus presentation on a topic to be determined.

After the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number, you cannot change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials.

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