Description of the School: The School of Education (SoE) includes more than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students.The School of Education has a Field Placement Office and six academic departments, including Career and Technical Educator Preparation, Counseling and Psychological Services, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration, Health Promotion and Wellness, and Technology with 60 programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, including in-person and online modalities. SoE faculty are committed teachers and scholars who work with their students to solve problems and arrive at insights by looking across disciplinary boundaries, working on cutting-edge research, and using technology to connect globally. The SoE works closely with other academic units - particularly the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - which provides content area education for teacher candidates. SoE faculty and staff are located in the recently renovated Park and Wilber Halls. The SoE was recently accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for seven years. For more information about the School of Education, please visit: https://www.oswego.edu/education
Posting Date: January 11, 2022
Review Date: The review of applications will begin March 14, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Visit here: https://www.suny.edu/benefits/ for more information on benefits for full-time Management Confidential employees or here: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/MCunclassifiedbenefitsummary-Dec-2021.pdf for a benefits summary.
Date of Appointment: On/aroundJuly 2022 (or open to sooner)
Description of Responsibilities:
The State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego seeks an exceptional leader to become Dean of the School of Education. The Dean of the School of Education (SoE) is the intellectual and institutional leader of one of the four colleges/schools at SUNY Oswego. The Dean reports directly to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and serves as an important member of the Academic Affairs leadership team, including the President’s expanded cabinet.
The Dean of the School of Education serves as the administrative officer leading the work of the SoE. Responsibilities of the Dean include supporting recruitment, development, and evaluation of faculty and staff; overseeing the implementation of programs within SoE; and working with department chairs, faculty, and staff to develop new programs and improve existing programs. Responsibilities also include developing and supporting initiatives to build and strengthen collaborations within the SoE and across SUNY Oswego, as well as providing leadership in external relations, partnership building, fund-raising, and fiscal management.
The Dean leads, supports, and inspires a shared vision among SoE faculty and staff in aligning and fulfilling the missions of the SoE and SUNY Oswego. The Dean works collaboratively and communicates with members of the SoE, the SUNY Oswego community, P-12 schools, and state partners to address priorities, goals, and needs. The Dean demonstrates a commitment to faculty and student diversity and shared governance. The Dean is also committed to the increasingly extramural roles necessary for this position, particularly in creating and maintaining partnerships with P-12 schools and school districts. The Dean uses creative thinking, foresight, and adaptive management strategies to achieve shared goals.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As such, the Dean of the School of Education will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
A record of academic accomplishments that qualifies the candidate for the rank of associate or full professor in an education-related department or school
Administrative experience at the department chair level or beyond including supervision of staff, personnel evaluations, program assessment, admission initiatives, budget management, and collaboration with other units
A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is demonstrated by successful initiatives and programming that advance campus culture and climate with respect to these core values
A commitment to learner-centered public higher educationand the goals of cultivating critically engaged practitioners in a wide variety of fields
Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively to advance the aims of a complex organization
Experience and/or knowledge of external accreditation processes such as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain external relations supporting student and faculty opportunities, program development, and fundraising
A demonstrated commitment toward innovative program development and growth to support student success
Ability to facilitate and promote strategic goals consistent with the mission and shared vision of a higher education institution, as well as an interest in using innovative strategies to support program development and growth
A commitment to extending and enhancing relations among internal and external partners in education
At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/).
As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)
To Apply Submit:
Letter of interest that specifically addresses the listed qualifications for the position
A separate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement addressing how candidates see themselves contributing to diversity, inclusion, or equity efforts through teaching, scholarship, and/or service
Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
Contact information for five professional references
Electronically to: <<http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=141389>>
Candidates are required to submit all application documents listed under "To Apply Submit" be uploaded before you can submit your application for consideration. Your application will only be accessible for consideration once all required documents have been submitted.
Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. A criminal background check will also be required prior to the appointment. SUNY Oswego requires all Management Confidential (MC) employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors. Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good. Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.Inspired by a shared commit...ment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world. Strong traditionThe college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy. LocationThe college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year. Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Welcome Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPSio0v2JYFast Facts http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts.htmlAccreditations http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts/accreditations.htmlInteractive Map http://www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/index.html#placemarks//zoom/16/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter https://twitter.com/sunyoswego