East Tennessee State University (ETSU), located in the beautiful Appalachian Highlands, seeks an academic leader to serve as Dean of Clemmer College. Clemmer College began as a college of education and evolved to encompass teaching and learning, physical and mental well-being, and leadership. Clemmer College is comprised of six academic departments (Counseling & Human Services, Curriculum & Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Educational Foundations & Special Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, and Sport, Exercise, Recreation, & Kinesiology) which offer nine undergraduate and twenty-eight graduate degree programs, including three doctoral degrees. The college also includes a K-12 laboratory school, an early childhood care facility, four centers of excellence, and the Quillen Chair of Excellence in Education. In addition to its educational mission, the college provides opportunities for research and professional outreach.
The Dean reports to the Provost and is responsible for providing leadership and management for Clemmer College, its academic departments, programs, centers, and the University School. The Dean will create and embrace a culture of transparency and shared leadership within the college. The Dean will:
Support the mission, goals, and values of East Tennessee State University
Provide academic and educational leadership, management, and appropriate administrative oversight and support for all units and personnel within the college
Serve as the chief budgeting and operating officer for the college with overall responsibility for allocating available financial, space, and other resources to support the college mission and all other aspects of college operations
Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially as it pertains to the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and students at all levels
Provide creative and diligent support for the state's Complete College (Tennessee) Act goals and for the university enrollment growth agenda
Promote and provide leadership and advocacy for the university's educator preparation programming and support for the university's Teacher Education Advisory Council
Promote and provide leadership and support for attaining and maintaining accreditation and licensure applicable to programs in the college
Promote and provide leadership and advocacy for the all of college's programs and services
Participate in University leadership activities, in regional and state organizations or functions, and in appropriate affiliations with external and national organizations
Work with the academic leadership of the University to build interdisciplinary relationships and collaborative experiences for the students and faculty
Pursue opportunities and provide support to develop internal and external partnerships to advance college programs, services, and fundraising
Pursue and promote active and mutually beneficial collaboration with stakeholders and constituents, including schools and state and local governments
Candidates will possess an earned terminal degree, with preference given to a terminal degree in a program area represented in the college, and the credentials to merit tenure.
Position is contingent upon sufficient funding.
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: Administrative
An earned terminal degree
Credentials to merit tenure in a department in the college
Demonstrated experience in academic or educational leadership
Demonstrated experience in institutional budgeting and finances
Demonstrated experience in academic or educational program advocacy and development
Demonstrated record supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion
Internal Number: 16059
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.