Dean, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
The University of Oklahoma (OU) invites nominations and applications for an innovative, dynamic, and collaborative leader to serve as Dean of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education. As the chief academic officer of the College, the Dean reports to the Senior Vice President and Provost, sits on the Council of Deans, and contributes as an integral part of the University’s leadership team. The Dean works collaboratively with academic units across the University to foster and grow a strong, interdisciplinary research program and to deliver world-class education degree programs for students. The Dean of the College of Education plays an essential role in the State of Oklahoma, delivering exemplary service to further enhance the educational community and building vital partnerships statewide to maximize the impact of the College. The Dean serves as an outward-facing representative of the College, an effective fund-raiser, and an internal mentor and team builder.
The responsibilities of the Dean include operational and strategic oversight for all undergraduate and graduate programs in the College for the Norman campus and the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center in Tulsa. The Dean holds the Humphreys Dean’s Chair in Education and serves as Director of the Education Profession Division and Head of the Division of Teacher Education.
About the College
The College of Education was established in 1929 and endowed as the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education in 2008. With nationally ranked programs, the College is home to 52 regular full-time faculty, 114 full-time staff, 605 undergraduate majors, 60 students seeking teacher certification who are majors in other colleges, and 668 graduate students. In 2018–2019, the College awarded 150 bachelor’s degrees, 175 master’s degrees, 42 doctoral degrees, 22 undergraduate certificates, and 42 graduate certificates, and generated over $8.3 million in funded research and other sponsored activity.
The College offers degree programs that prepare professional educators for the classroom as well as careers in diverse fields such as administration, counseling, literacy, and advocacy. Education programs at OU are accredited and approved by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, Oklahoma State Department of Education, and the American Psychological Association as well as several professional associations for specific subject areas. There are many centers and partnerships within the College (http://www.ou.edu/content/education/centers-and-partnerships.html) including a rapidly growing research program in early childhood education, the Early Childhood Education Institute housed at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center; the K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal; the Hardman Center for Children with Learning Differences; and the Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment. For more information about the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, please visit http://www.ou.edu/education
About the University
The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. OU serves the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and Tulsa Schusterman Center. OU is home to over 31,000 students and more than 3,500 faculty and 8,000 staff across all three campuses and is supported by a $2 billion budget and an endowment of $1.52 billion.
The central campus and administrative offices of the University of Oklahoma are located in Norman, a city of more than 120,000 residents. Norman is often cited in “best places to live” rankings and is a culturally rich and vibrant community with outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living. The state capital, Oklahoma City, is located 20 miles to the north. With over 1.35 million residents and a unique central plains heritage, the Oklahoma City metro is home to a diverse and lively array of arts, culture, dining, sports, and entertainment.
The University of Oklahoma is committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and fairness in all forms through embracing and utilizing the unique and varied backgrounds of our community. We are committed to eliminating discrimination and exclusion based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran.
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