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
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.
- 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
- Record of scholarship, teaching and service in higher education
appropriate to appointment within the faculty at the rank of full
- 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
- 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
- Experience with academic budgeting and financial planning.
Evidence of facilitating external partnerships with community
- Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication
- 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.