Alder GSE Associate Dean

Alder GSE
Los Angeles, California
Oct 22, 2018
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Reporting to the Dean and working closely with the Alder GSE team to support the mission, vision and core values of Alder GSE, the essential responsibilities of the Associate Dean for STEM include:


  • Work closely with Dean, Associate Dean, and Alder Faculty to improve academic program through course review, faculty development, and evaluation of program inputs and achievements, primarily with a special focus on STEM instruction.
  • Design and teach at least one, and preferably more, Alder GSE courses during the academic year and contribute broadly to the institution’s culture of scholarship
  • Lead Alder work around STEM instruction, including teaching STEM-related courses and leading faculty working on STEM-related content


  • Align, coordinate, support, and oversee work and development of a cadre of Directors
  • Support Directors in weekly 1:1 discussions and semi annual joint reviews with K12 partner leads
  • Create an effective director cohort through rounds, weekly cohort discussions, retreats and other as appropriate
  • Find ways to bridge the partnership between K12 schools and the GSE to achieve the mission/vision


  • Work closely as a member of the Alder Dean Team, accomplishing key responsibilities for program execution and improvement with P12 partners
  • Work closely with Alder Dean Team to ensure successful partnership with university partners (University of the Pacific and the Relay Graduate School of Education)


  • Actively engage in research and contribution to field of teacher education, specifically in the field of STEM education.
  • Work in concert with national partners to advance field of teacher education by participating in local and national conferences and networks, particularly in the STEM field.
  • Participate in and/or lead relevant committee work



1) Required knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Experience in teaching in a higher education setting
  • Experience coaching and developing K12 and IHE educators
  • Experience directly managing a team of people
  • Proven track record of working with diverse student populations
  • Able to bring a powerful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens to all work
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in ambiguous, complex, and rapidly changing environments
  • Excellent communication skills and experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders  
  • Ideally has published in education or related field
  • Openness to working in a start-up environment
  • Believes that education transforms lives and that every student deserves the opportunity to go to college
  • Passion for graduate schools of education and their communities
  • Enthusiasm for the role, Alder’s mission, and vision

2) Minimum educational level:

  • Doctoral degree, or in progress towards doctoral degree completed by 2021 required

3) Experience required:

  • 5 or more years of experience and success in related roles

We especially seek candidates who are expert in the field of STEM and who reside in the vicinity of Los Angeles.  


Alder GSE offers competitive salary and benefits

  • We strive to promote a work-life balance — many teammates work remotely and have significant control over setting work calendar
  • We offer generous medical and retirement benefits
  • We provide tuition assistance and reimbursement to help faculty pursue research and advance their scholarship.

If you are interested, please submit your application at link here by November 21: