Position Information

Director of the School of Education
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is seeking a transformational leader to serve as Director of the School of Education. USM has a long and rich history in teacher education, having its roots as a Normal College.

The School of Education is one of the fastest growing schools in the college and home to six program areas: Elementary Education (ELE), Special Education (SPE), Educational Administration (EDA), Secondary Education /Alternate Route (CIS), Higher Education Administration (HEA) and Research, Education, Statistics, and Assessment (RESA), operates across two campuses (Hattiesburg and Gulf Park), and offers programs at the undergraduate, master, specialist, and doctoral levels.

Job Description
 
  • Provide leadership for School of Education programs, oversee accredited programs, and ensure that curricula, instruction, assessment, research and outreach are innovative, of the highest quality, and aligned with college and University strategic plans
  • Oversee School administration, including developing the schedule and staffing courses, managing the budget, overseeing staff, and ensuring efficient/effective day-to-day operations of the School
  • Provide leadership and effective representation and advocacy for the School at the College and University levels, including implementation of School, College and University policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Promote a healthy climate and collaborative internal and external working relationships; engage in effective, regular, and transparent communication with faculty and other stakeholders; foster effective relationships with local, state, and national educational entities (including P-12 schools)
  • Facilitate faculty development and collaborative engagement in meaningful evaluation of faculty (i.e., annual evaluations and goal setting, promotion and tenure processes)
  • Teach one undergraduate and/or graduate-level course in the School per year
  • Other duties as assigned
Position: Director of the School of Education
Organization: The University of Southern Mississippi
Location: Hattiesburg,  MS 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date: 7/16/2021
Date Posted: 7/16/2021
Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
 

  • Earned Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in one of the disciplines represented in the School of Education or a closely related field
  • A record of success in higher education as a faculty member having held the rank of associate professor or above and having earned tenure
  • Demonstrated experience in an administrative role in P-12 or higher education

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards and processes
  • Experience collaborating effectively with diverse individuals, groups, and programs, including counterparts in other units
  • Ability to effectively advocate for units within the School and the School as a whole
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including frequent communication within the unit; Experience encouraging productive and equitable dialogue
  • Collaborative goal-setting and strategic planning; dispositions focused on team-building, inclusiveness, and transparency
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g., equity and justice in recruitment, hiring, and admissions; support of learning opportunities that acknowledge, draw upon, and are enriched by diversity; understanding of inequities impacting education)
  • Ability to model and support effective teaching and learning in a range of formats
  • Ability to advocate for and leverage resources to support the success of the unit
Status: This listing expires on: 9/14/2021
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Organization Information
Name:
The University of Southern Mississippi
Address:
118 College Dr

Hattiesburg,  MS 39406
United States
Email:
sara.jordan@usm.edu
Phone:
(601) 266-4177
Fax:
Contact:
Dr. Sara Jordan

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