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Dean of the College of Education

Lipscomb University
Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
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Full Time
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The College of Education at Lipscomb University is a highly successful college that educates future teachers and educational leaders at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.  The College enjoys a strong reputation in all areas of teacher and administrator preparation having received multiple state and national recognitions as one of the top teacher preparation programs.  The College seeks a visionary Dean who will move the College to the next level of effectiveness and accomplishment.

Description: As a servant leader of outstanding Christian character, the Dean will provide visionary, faith-focused leadership for the College of Education as it prepares men and women to be educators and educational leaders; will bring innovative expertise for the development and execution of academic programming; will oversee all the business and academic affairs of the College of Education; will engage the larger educational community in collaborative relationships; will cultivate a strong donor base and envision and implement successful fundraising efforts for the College; and will promote the College to all constituencies within and beyond the University community. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Bring a creative vision to move the College of Education to the next level of excellence Provide a relational approach to collaborating with public and independent schools and districts Create innovative paths to fundraising, community relations, and constituent development Plan, manage, and supervise the academic areas within the College of Education Promote and value a diverse population of faculty and students Lead faculty in development of relevant academic programming that addresses the evolving expectations and needs of education professionals Provide vision for the development of state-of-the-art educational methodologies that reflect pedagogical best practices Support and promote faculty scholarship Integrate the faculty into the life and mission of the university at large  Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators within the College and across the University to further a culture of professional growth and collegial relationships Monitor quality and continuous improvement Maintain national accreditations Engage in recruiting efforts and retention practices Build and sustain the human resource structure of the College Prepare and submit an annual budget to the Provost Advocate for the College of Education Support the Christian mission of the University and the vision of its leaders Demonstrate Christian practice in an intentional, courageous, and gracious manner

Education: Terminal degree in a related field 

Experience: A record of excellent teaching and leadership experience is required. Significant academic leadership experience is preferred with a demonstrated history of successful innovative and creative leadership initiatives.  An understanding of educational best practices and current educational policies, issues and challenges are necessary. Successful experience in a public or independent school district is preferred.

Job Related Knowledge and Skills: 

    A strong commitment to the mission of the College of Education and Lipscomb University Visionary leadership Ethical practice Strong fundraising skills Excellent teaching skills Organizational skills handling and directing multiple and complex assignments and projects Excellent interpersonal skills High degree of initiative and self-regulation Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing 

Availability: August 1, 2022

Salary: Negotiable based on experience

Application process: Evidence of active membership in the churches of Christ is required. Required information should be provided here and includes:

    a completed application letter of interest/introduction describing qualifications for the position a philosophy of education statement a statement of faith describing your life of Christian faith and practice current CV names and contact information for three professional references (notification will be given to candidate prior to contacting references).  

In addition, please send official copies of higher education academic transcripts to Dr. Randy Bouldin, Vice Provost, Lipscomb University, One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204 or to 

For additional information:  

For questions:  Contact Dr. Randy Bouldin, Vice Provost at

Application deadline: Applications are being accepted immediately and should be submitted on or before March 20, 2022

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