Faculty Search Announcements
Georgia State University Seeks Dean of Education
By Donna Hader
Jan 20, 2007, 19:27


Dean of the College of Education

Georgia State University ( seeks applications and nominations for an experienced, dynamic academic leader to serve as Dean of the College of Education (

Georgia State is one of the country’s leading urban research universities. The student body, faculty, and programs reflect the diversity and vitality of its location in downtown Atlanta. The university has an enrollment of more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students in six colleges, with students from every state and over 145 countries. Georgia State has a Carnegie Classification of doctoral/research university-extensive (DR Ext).

The College of Education’s mission to provide leadership and scholarship for the betterment of education and human development is a commitment to a range of diverse constituencies. The College has six departments: Counseling and Psychological Services, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy Studies, Educational Psychology & Special Education, Kinesiology & Health, and Middle-Secondary Education & Instructional Technology. The College has two nationally recognized research centers, The Crim Center for Urban Excellence and The Center for Research on School Safety, School Climate and Classroom Management, each of which promotes professional development and service throughout the state. The work of faculty and students is complemented by a state-of-the-art Instructional Technology Center.

The College has 159 full-time faculty (71% tenure/tenure-track), and 144 staff positions. Its diverse student body combines traditional and nontraditional students, with 1,132 undergraduate and 1,915 graduate students, of whom 444 are pursuing the doctoral degree. It offers ten Ph.D., seven Ed.S., 32 Masters, and three Bachelors degrees. The College works jointly with the College of Arts and Sciences to prepare teachers through the Professional Education Faculty. Faculty, staff, and graduate students collaborate extensively with education professionals in school systems where the College has well-established field-based partnerships. All programs are NCATE accredited, with many having received special recognition from professional organizations and accrediting bodies. In addition to a significant focus on preparing education professionals, the College is regarded highly for programs in the fields of mental health and of physical activity and health. These graduates work in clinics, hospitals, the private sector, government agencies, and industry. Last year the College had an annual budget of $23 million and generated approximately $13.3 million in sponsored research. Major granting and contracting agencies include the U.S. Department of Education (IES), National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Department of Health and Human Resources, and private foundations. The College’s Educational Research Bureau facilitates pre and post award activities for faculty and students.

Qualifications. Applicants or nominees must have an earned doctorate in a field represented in the College; evidence of substantial administrative leadership and experience, preferably in higher education at the level of Dean and/or Department Chair (or equivalent); outstanding research and instructional accomplishments qualifying for appointment as tenured Professor; extensive experience developing and justifying budgets; and a commitment to increasing the College’s external resources, as well as advancing the efficiencies and effectiveness of the College’s programs. The applicant is expected to provide visionary leadership to an urban institution committed to the development of research-based solutions to challenges facing education, especially those required for supporting urban and underserved populations. Building on the national and international status of faculty and programs, the Dean will lead within a framework of shared governance in the College. The applicant should have a commitment to the recruitment, retention, and promotion of a diverse faculty and student body; to academic planning and program development in cooperation with
other university units; and to the advancement of partnerships with local schools, businesses, and communities, as well as local, state, and federal agencies.

Applications/Nominations: Candidates may apply by sending the following: a letter of application including a personal statement describing leadership philosophy, qualifications, and experiences as they relate to this position announcement; a current curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses (surface and electronic), and phone/fax numbers of at least five references. References will be contacted only with permission of the candidate. Nominations are also welcomed. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Preferred starting date is July 2007. Review of application materials will begin January 25, 2007. Electronic submission is preferred.

All materials should be sent to:
Search Committee for Dean of the College of Education
c/o Donna W. Hader
Office of the Provost
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3999
Atlanta, GA 30302-3999
Fax: 404/651-3386

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer

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