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Dean of Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington

Posted in Education 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Western Washington University (Western) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Woodring College of Education. Western seeks a Dean who fosters innovation, scholarship, collegiality, inclusiveness, and diversity. The Dean is the chief visionary of the College as well as its academic and administrative leader, providing strategic direction in an environment that is founded in faculty governance and leadership.

As a key member of the university's central executive leadership team, the Dean works with other executive leaders and the faculty in a collaborative collective bargaining environment to implement the university's mission. The Dean is an active, collaborative, and visible leader within both the university and greater community. Outreach and advocacy are critical parts of this role.

In conjunction with the department chairs and directors, as well as the various College committees and councils, the Dean creates and implements short and long-term strategic goals consistent with the Woodring College of Education's mission and vision. The Dean reports to the Provost and works closely with the Deans of Western's six other colleges and the graduate school. It is anticipated that the Dean will assume office on August 1, 2020.

Position Responsibilities:

The Dean is expected to be a leader who inspires others and fosters innovation and inclusiveness in a local, national, global, and digital society. The Dean provides academic leadership and is responsible for strategic planning, for budget, resource, and operations management, for program development and assessment, and for external accreditations. The Dean oversees faculty appointments, development, and evaluation, including tenure and promotion. The Dean is expected to embrace the values of a student-centered, collaborative college, responsive to evolving societal challenges and Western's model of shared faculty governance and collective bargaining.

The Dean fulfills leadership responsibilities in ways that support an equitable and inclusive learning and work environment for students, faculty, and staff. The Dean collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to develop and implement the mission, vision, and strategic plans for the college and university. The Dean serves as an advocate for Western and for the Woodring College of Education, including the development and support of partnership opportunities in the local, national and international community. The Dean is instrumental in advancing alumni relations and development efforts, and specifically is responsible for fundraising in support of Woodring's initiative.

Application Instructions:

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