Augusta University seeks a Dean of the College of Education to lead its evolution and bring it to a new era of distinction.
The University is a dynamic institution in Augusta, Georgia, with a proud history of academic excellence in both undergraduate and graduate studies. Since its founding in 1828, the University has been a public research university and medical center dedicated to training the next generation of innovators, leaders and health care providers. With locations throughout Augusta and at satellite campuses in Athens, Albany, Rome and Savannah, the University’s 10 colleges and schools have a truly statewide impact in Georgia.
Reporting to the provost, the Dean will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and its three departments: Advanced Studies and Innovation; Kinesiology; and Teaching and Leading. The Dean will set the standard for intellectual engagement and accomplishment, provide strategic vision and operational leadership to all aspects of the academic and scholarly programs, and assure that the College continues to serve its students with academic programs of the highest quality, promoting excellence as well as diversity in all its programs. In concert with the faculty, the Dean will be responsible for student and faculty recruitment, retention and diversity.
The College of Education seeks distinguished and accomplished scholars and teachers who are committed to the success of its students, with the leadership experience and talents to define, along with faculty, the future of the college. Additional information about the College of Education may be found on its website.
As the chief academic officer for the College, the Dean sets the standard for intellectual engagement and accomplishment, provides strategic vision and operational leadership to all aspects of the academic and scholarly programs and creates an environment and community that support the College’s faculty and students. In particular, the Dean assures that the College continues to serve its students with academic programs of the highest quality and effectiveness, promoting excellence as well as diversity in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In concert with the faculty, the Dean is responsible for student and faculty recruitment, retention and diversity. Supporting the College’s research mission, the Dean promotes opportunities to advance the scholarly activities of the faculty and – when appropriate – works to establish new programs, including the opportunities that interdisciplinary approaches afford.
The Dean serves as the principal steward for the College’s resources – faculty, staff and students – and oversees the College’s finances and facilities. The Dean leads the development effort on behalf of the College as part of University-wide fundraising goals and works closely with the Vice President for Development to attract external funding from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and interested donors to support the College’s mission. The Dean represents the College broadly, serving as emissary and advocate to both internal and external constituencies.
In addition to reporting directly to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Dean works collaboratively with the President, vice presidents, deans and department chairs at the University. Additional information about this position, including a Leadership Profile, can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.
Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this Leadership Profile and a list of five references. References will not be contacted without prior permission. Confidential inquiries, nominations and questions may be directed to the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search: Mercedes C. Vance & Kim Brettschneider at AugustaDean_COE@wittkieffer.com.