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Dean, Reich College of Education

Appalachian State University | Boone NC 28608 USA | Full Time - School Year, Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 11/07/2012

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Appalachian State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Reich College of Education. The roots of the Reich College of Education can be traced to Watauga Academy founded in 1899 for the single purpose of training teachers. From that humble beginning emerged the comprehensive institution now known as Appalachian State University. The University, located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, in the destination town of Boone, is a member institution of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system.  Appalachian State is a longstanding regional leader whose outstanding academic reputation, significant growth, community engagement, and commitment to sustainability have, in the past decade, propelled the university onto the international stage.  Appalachian State offers more than 140 undergraduate and graduate majors and a student body exceeding 17,000 students representing 52 countries.  U.S. News & World Report ranks Appalachian State among the top 10 regional universities in the South.

The Reich College of Education enrolls approximately 1,700 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students.  The 103 full-time faculty members are renowned for their outstanding teaching and, increasingly, for both basic and applied research in an interdisciplinary and collegial environment, with firm support from a strong and engaged administration and an accomplished, dedicated staff.  The College is organized into five departments that include programs in teacher preparation and in non-teacher preparation disciplines.  The departments include: Curriculum and Instruction, Human Development and Psychological Counseling, Leadership and Educational Studies, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Reading Education and Special Education. The College offers a doctorate in Educational Leadership. For additional information visit:

As the chief academic officer for the College, the Dean reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor.  The Dean will be an outstanding, visionary, and innovative leader who will advance the College to higher levels of excellence.  The Dean will be expected to facilitate the strategic and long-range planning efforts and annual goal setting for the College.  The Dean is expected to foster faculty development, research, and external grant activity; facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration within the College and between colleges; and enhance student learning and student services.  The Dean also will lead efforts to advance cooperative and collaborative relationships between the College and other entities and individuals, including PK-12 partnerships, government and community agencies, other institutions of higher education, community mental health agencies, and College alumni and friends.

The specific experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position are an earned doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree, a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching and eligibility for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor; extensive successful experience in higher education at senior management and leadership levels; knowledge of the goals, objectives, and operations of a public university; creativity and sound implementation skills necessary for quality curricular and other innovations, reforms, and modifications; exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively and decisively with senior academic leadership, faculty, students, staff, trustees, donors, external constituencies, and other stakeholders important to a public university; the entrepreneurial vision and managerial acumen to protect, nurture and expand an increasingly rigorous and superior-quality academic core amid current budget challenges;  demonstrated success with strategic planning; successful experience with program or unit accreditation; evidence of promoting a diverse environment for students, faculty and staff; and dynamic team-building and leadership skills with evidence of deep appreciation of and support for shared governance.

Application Process
The review of credentials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit materials before December 30, 2012. Application materials should include a letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers for at least five references, which may include trustees, administrators, faculty, students, and community leaders. Correspondents are strongly encouraged to communicate by email utilizing Word attachments.

All nominations and applications shall be confidential. Requests for information and all written nominations and applications should be directed to:
Steve Leo, Vice President
Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. The university is committed to its affirmative action plans and seeks to deepen its applicant pools by attracting interest from a diverse group of qualified individuals. North Carolina is an Open Records State. AA/EOE.


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Location Boone, NC, United States
Categories Higher Ed/Professor/Dean
Organization Type College/University
Grade Level College/University
Teaching field Higher Ed/Professor/Dean

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Contact Name Steve Leo, Vice President
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Phone 610-572-4296
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