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Associate Dean for the School of Education

Search: S18-054
Job Posted: 1/2/2019
Rank: Administrator VII


Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice. 

Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Southern Connecticut State University seeks an Associate Dean for the School of Education. This position assists the Dean of the School of Education with the administration, operation, promotion and evaluation of programs, personnel and budgetary matters of the School.

The ideal candidate will prepare documentation and oversee internal evaluation and external accreditation activities for state, national, and professional accreditation. The candidate will work closely with department chairs and program directors to assure the effective, efficient and client friendly operation of all units and to maximize cooperation and coordination of operations.

The candidate will quickly and professionally respond to the suggestions, inquiries and complaints of students, faculty and staff as assigned or approved by the Dean.

The responsibilities will include compiling and analyzing data related to the operation of the School and preparing reports, information and materials requested by the Dean of the School. The candidate will also represent the Dean of the School as assigned and perform other duties and responsibilities related to those listed above which do not alter the basic level of the position. The candidate must possess an earned doctorate in education or related field with successful university level teaching experience in a tenure track position. Successful teaching experience in a public school (N-12) desirable.

Knowledge of and experience with current state, national (NCATE and CAEP) and professional accreditation and certification policies, procedures and processes in educator preparation is required. Strong written and oral communication skills and computer literacy required; high level of technological proficiency desirable. Candidate must have demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collegial environment with students, faculty, staff, administration and the public. Appropriate alternate qualifications and experience may be considered.

For full consideration submit application materials by Friday, January 25. Position will be open until filled. Applicants should submit their resume and a letter of application, along with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references electronically to: Jessica Carl at

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.