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inviting applications and nominations for Dean of the College of Education Augusta State University, a unit of the Georgia Health Sciences University. The initial University System of Georgia and a comprehensive target date for consolidation of these two institution offering undergraduate and graduate universities is September 2013. degrees, seeks an energetic, visionary academic As an advocate for the College of Education and for leader to serve as Dean of the College of Education. all the fields of study within the college, the Dean Reporting to the Vice President for Academic will provide leadership for the consolidation as the Affairs, the Dean will have a collegial, collaborative chief academic and administrative officer of the administrative style and a commitment to lead the College of Education and its three departments: college to its fullest potential. Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Special In January 2012, the Board of Regents for the Education; Kinesiology and Health Science; and University System of Georgia approved the Teacher Education. consolidation of Augusta State University with National Search for the Dean of the College of Education Committed to academic excellence and student success, the Dean will have a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and leadership to provide visionary direction for the college within the parameters of the university’s mission and strategic plan. Broad responsibilities for the Dean include the planning, development, and administration of the college’s academic units while advocating on their behalf in the university community. Primary Responsibilities: • Plan, develop and manage the college’s day-to-day operations • Responsible for the overall • Value and promote a collegial • Maintain and establish academic quality, including working and learning environment relationships and partnerships with teaching, research, service, and • Direct the management of budgets educational programs, systems, assessment and personnel and agencies • Provide strategic direction to • Promote scholarly activity and • Serve as a leader to promote department chairs in maintaining, grant writing inclusion and diversity in the staff, creating, and building strong faculty, and student populations • Guide academic innovation and undergraduate and graduate • Represent the college within the curricula revision and promote new academic programs university, the community, and the programs and partnerships within • Achieve key objectives for the the college, across the university, professional academic arena college within the university’s and with other entities strategic plan Qualifications, Qualities, and Experiences: Qualified candidates must have an Mission stateMent earned doctorate from an accredited university in a discipline represented Augusta State University is committed to the advancement of in the college. Also required are knowledge and the enrichment of its community in a climate that credentials commensurate with an fosters a love of learning. The University is committed to the value appointment at the rank of Professor. of a liberal arts education and strives to be open to the voices of all its members, to be responsive to the needs of its community, and Other requirements include progressive to appraise its success through the achievements of its students, experience in academic administration, faculty, and staff. a demonstrated commitment to shared academic governance, strong skills in To accomplish its mission, the University offers a broad array of management of financial and human programs that range from learning assistance to advanced degrees. resources, the ability to make strategic All programs and student experiences in and outside the boundaries budgetary and operational decisions that of the traditional classroom are designed to foster the intellectual maximize resources, and outstanding growth of students and cultivate faculty members who are excellent verbal and written communication skills. in teaching, active in scholarship, and generous in service. • Ability to mentor faculty, staff, and students National Search for the Dean of the College of Education • Demonstrated professional experience with P-12 schools and adult education and evidence of building partnerships and fostering collaboration between the university and P-12 schools • Evidence of successful academic planning and implementation for undergraduate, graduate, online courses and degree programs, as well as doctoral programs • Demonstrated success in program development and evaluation and personnel and budget management and administrators for service with collaboration with students, public • Proven experience with and diverse populations in a wide variety school practitioners, and colleagues commitment to national of educational settings. The college from other colleges. accreditation processes also prepares students for careers in The College of Education has more exercise and sport science, pre-physical • Fund-raising experience in than 1,300 students enrolled in therapy, and health science. cultivating donors and alumni undergraduate and graduate programs, and experience in facilitating the The college’s curriculum emphasizes 19 percent of the university’s total development and submission of what new teachers should know enrollment. The college has seven grant proposals and are able to accomplish to enter undergraduate degree programs to • Personal and professional integrity the field of education. The courses prepare students for teaching. In and related practicums and field addition to educating future health • Evidence of successful experiences utilized in the current and physical education teachers, the administrative experience at the teacher preparation programs focus Department of Kinesiology and Health college or university level as a on standards from state, regional, and Science also offers three undergraduate department chair or higher national accrediting agencies, best programs designed to prepare students • Strong financial management skills practices, and relevant research. for a variety of careers in fitness and with the ability to make strategic health care. budgetary decisions that maximize All teacher preparation programs in the resources college have extensive clinical and field At the graduate level, the college experiences to equip graduates with offers the Master of Arts in Teaching • Ability to listen to divergent views the abilities to assess, plan, implement, degree with 14 concentrations, while building consensus and and evaluate appropriate curriculum Master of Education degree with collegiality strategies with a diverse population of five concentrations, Master of students. Clinical and field experiences Science in Kinesiology degree, and College of Education: are conducted under the supervision Education Specialist degree with two The preparation of the finest professional of a professional educator in the public concentrations. educators has been an integral part of schools and a college supervisor. the mission of Augusta State University The College has four graduate since 1925. The College of Education The college is committed to relevant endorsement programs: Gifted is committed to excellence in the research and scholarly activities Education, Teacher Support Specialist, preparation of teachers, counselors, that lead to the advancement of K-5 Mathematics, and Reading. knowledge and good practice in the The preparation programs offered total learning and schooling process Visit www.aug.edu by the College of Education are of children. Research is conducted in Search for the Dean of NationalNational Search for the the Dean of the College of and Sciences Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts Education Augusta, Georgia: Nestled on the banks of the mighty Savannah River, Augusta, also known as Augusta-Richmond County, is a consolidated city in Georgia. Known worldwide for the Masters® golf tournament and the coveted green jacket, Augusta is the second largest and second oldest city in Georgia. Full of history, atmosphere, Southern charm, and activities for all ages and interests, Augusta offers some of accredited by the Professional application. More than 60 associate’s, Georgia’s best golfing, fishing, and Standards Commission of the state of bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist’s boating. The city has two sports teams: Georgia and the National Council for degree programs are offered. The the Augusta GreenJackets baseball and Accreditation of Teacher Education. university has an Honors Program, and the Riverhawks hockey. With historic This accreditation includes the basic students also have opportunities for sites, architectural gems, cultural and advanced levels of the professional internships and study abroad programs. activities, fine and casual dining, superior education programs offered at ASU health care, and excellent shopping, Of the 200 full-time faculty, 70 percent through the College of Education and Augusta is a great place to live. hold the terminal degree in their the collaborative programs with the field. While the overall student-to- Pamplin College of Arts and Sciences. faculty ratio is 19:1, most courses in a Application Process: Both the School Counseling and the student’s major average 12 students. Applications and nominations for the Clinical Mental Health programs The early 21st century has seen position of Dean of the College of are accredited by the Council for Education at Augusta State University substantial development of the the Accreditation of Counseling and are now being accepted. Applications, campus, with about $103 million in including cover letter and curriculum Related Educational Programs. new construction and technology. vitae, must be submitted to: The newer buildings include the Augusta State University: Science Hall, Allgood Hall, University AugustaState@myersmcrae.com Founded in 1783, Augusta State Hall, the Jaguar Student Activities Applications should include a personal University is a unique blend of the old Center, and the D. Douglas Bernard Jr. phone number, email, and home and the new, the traditional and the Amphitheatre. address. innovative. The university has three Augusta State’s athletic programs colleges: the Katherine Reese Pamplin compete at the Division II level in the The review of applications will begin College of Arts and Sciences, the James Peach Belt Conference of the NCAA, immediately. Deadline for accepting M. Hull College of Business, and the except for the men’s and women’s golf applications is March 20, 2012. College of Education. Well-known for programs, both of which are NCAA For more information or a confidential its dedication to expanding educational Division I Independents. In June 2011, inquiry, contact: opportunities for people of all ages and the highly competitive men’s golf team backgrounds, the university places a Emily Myers won its second consecutive national President and CEO special emphasis on service to residents Division I championship. Other athletic Myers McRae Executive Search & Consulting of the Central Savannah River Area. programs include men’s baseball; Serving nearly 7,000 students, the women’s softball and volleyball; university combines a strong liberal and men’s and women’s basketball, arts tradition with practical hands-on cheerleading, cross-country, and tennis. 515 Mulberry Street, Suite 200 Macon, GA 31201 | (478) 330-6222 www.myersmcrae.com Augusta State University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Institution.
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