The College of Education, Leadership Studies and Counseling (CELC) at the University of Lynchburg invites applications for a full-time (12 month) tenure-track, dean at the rank of full professor to begin June of 2021.
The University of Lynchburg
The University of Lynchburg is a private four-year liberal arts institution located in Central Virginia in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where students gain a greater heart for humanity and a mindset of individual growth. The University is ranked in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities (South) and we’re one of a select few “Colleges that Change Lives.” Here, thought-provoking learning ignites change in each individual and the world. We were founded in 1903 when a handful of professors instructed fewer than 60 students in the halls of a former resort hotel. Since then, we’ve grown as a community and as a regional university. We have nearly 3,000 students and more than 20,000 alumni around the world. We have evolved from a small liberal arts college to a comprehensive university.
Dean of the College of Education, Leadership Studies and Counseling
The College of Education, Leadership Studies and Counseling is home to 12 undergraduate programs, eight M.Ed. programs and the Ed.D. in Leadership Studies program. The College also offers a certificate program in Advanced Mental Health Counseling, a post M.Ed. program, and the Literacy Studies certificate. The Center for Education and Leadership and the Center for Family Studies and Educational Advancement are an integral part of the College and greater Lynchburg Community. Each offers services to local professionals and parents as they seek to enhance student educational services and develop parenting skills. Both centers benefit the community and offer valuable experience to our university students. The College enjoys strong partnerships with area school divisions that allow enhanced field experiences for our students and continued professional growth for area teachers and administrators. The faculty is active in research, often partnering with colleagues from other institutions of higher learning, and are well published.
The College of Education, Leadership Studies and Counseling is the only institution of higher education to have a formal agreement with the flagship mentoring organization, The New Teacher Center. The goal is to have all student teachers and new hires in area schools supported by an NTC trained mentor. To date, we have trained over 100 area teachers in the NTC model. In addition, we have offered training to area administrators to enhance their ability to support new teachers in their critical early years of service.
The University of Lynchburg is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and CELC has recently begun the process towards CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) accreditation.
The successful candidate will have:
- EdD/PhD degree in an appropriate discipline
- Five years of full-time teaching experience at a university with some graduate teaching experience
- Teaching and leadership experience in PK-12 education preferred
- Knowledge of K-12 licensure requirements
- A commitment to the needs of a multicultural faculty and student body
- Ability to recruit faculty who will position the College for success
- Collegiality, respect for shared governance, and possession of a collaborative management style
- Experience and record of success in accreditation/compliance activities
- Strong communication skills
- The ability to plan and implement programs to reach the University’s goals as outlined in the strategic plan found at https://vision2020.lynchburg.edu/
- A commitment to developing and maintaining strong partnerships within the community.
- Experience with CAEP accreditation is preferred.
In addition, the successful candidate must be able to realize the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. https://www.lynchburg.edu/about/university-leadership/diversity-and-inclusion-commitment/
University of Lynchburg does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, gender preference, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (call 434.544.8419 for information).
Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, and telephone and email contact information for three references to: University of Lynchburg, Human Resources, College of Education Search, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501, via email to email@example.com or Fax: 434.544.8658. EOE.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community.