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Dean of the College of Education
Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota
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Date Posted 01/30/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


1. Participate in the management of the University and its academic programs as a member of the Council of Administrators and Deans Council.

2. Provide overall leadership, direction, and management of faculty, staff and students within the College of Education; plan and monitor overall budget for the College; implement and enforce contractual requirements as defined in labor/management agreements and University and system policy.

3. Supervise the College of Education departments and program directors as they exercise their responsibilities to plan, to propose/recommend/ monitor budgets, to recruit, employ and assign faculty/staff and to oversee the development, improvement and retention of these programs.

4. Promote and support faculty and staff professional development and training; assess and evaluate overall outcomes and performance.

5. Lead the College assessment effort and the development of outcome measures needed by accrediting and licensing agencies.

6. Lead the College in curriculum development and revision to prepare teachers for the 21st century.

7. Manage the recruitment, selection and supervision of faculty and staff in the College of Education; assure diversity initiatives are realized.

8. Represent the interests and concerns of the University at conferences and professional meetings at the MnSCU system, state and national level. Participate in university, MnSCU, and national committees and councils.

9. Other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Provost/VPAA.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Earned doctorate degree in one of the disciplines reflected in the college from a regionally accredited institution.

2. At least 5 years of demonstrated successful and progressive experience in higher education including both administrative (e.g. program director, department chair, associate dean) and full-time teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Strong demonstrated skills in leadership, budgeting, office management, resource management, and affirmative action practices in a collective bargaining environment.

2. Experience with national accreditation.

3. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; public speaking.

4. Effective organizational and project management skills.

5. A record of research and publication or other scholarly or creative achievements.

6. Demonstrated knowledge of education that reflects the breadth of the College of Education programs and initiatives (P-12 teacher preparation, counselor education, educational leadership, recreation and tourism).

7. Demonstrated knowledge of political and academic trends and issues in the broader field of education.

8. Experience with alternative instructional environments (e.g. distance education, experiential education, travel study, use of educational technologies).

9. Demonstrated knowledge of teacher licensure processes and procedures.

10. Ability to guide assessment and outcome measure needed by accrediting and licensing agencies.

11. Experience in securing and managing external grants and other sources of funding.

12. Demonstrated skills working in a culturally diverse setting; strong commitment to diversity.

13. Ability to work with other academic administrators to guide the development of the university.

Additional Information

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications received by March 15 will be given priority consideration

APPLICATION MATERIALS: In addition to completing the online application, please attach the following to your application: 1) A cover letter addressing how you meet the responsibilities and qualifications; 2) Resume/CV; and 3) Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). If you have questions regarding your application, please contact Lori Mikl, Director of Affirmative Action/Equity & Legal Affairs, Winona State University at lmikl@winona.edu or (507) 457-2766.


RANK: Administrator

SALARY: Commensurate w/ Experience





• All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.

• If hired, official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources prior to first duty day.

• In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to Minnesota State College and Universities vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.

• Persons writing letters of reference should be advised of Minnesota's open record law which can make such letters available to applicants upon request.

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. An equal opportunity educator and employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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