Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

ID: 7112317
Posted: September 30, 2022
Application Deadline: October 14, 2022

Job Description


Position Number: S01245P

Position Type: Staff

Position Category: Administrators/Deans

Search Type: External

Posted Salary Information: Grade 53

Driver Classification: Non Driver

City: Richmond

Division: Academic Affairs/Provost

Department: College of Education and Applied Human Sciences

Unit: Dean-Educ. & Applied Human Sciences

FLSA: Exempt

Contact Person: Jeremy Mulholland

Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Additional Schedule Details:

Funding Source: Institutional

Retirement: KTRS

Position Summary:

Eastern Kentucky University, located in Richmond, Kentucky, is pleased to announce its search for the next Dean of the College of Education and Applied Human Sciences (CEAHS). The Dean of CEAHS will assume primary responsibility for the supervision and evaluation of all academic programs, personnel, and other areas designated by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean fosters, supports, and enhances a student-centered academic environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the EKU mission, especially an awareness and understanding of the needs of underrepresented and first-generation students. The successful candidate will take an innovative, creative, and flexible approach to serving the needs of the community, with particular attention to creating and sustaining partnerships with external entities, including school districts and other employers.

The Dean will foster academic excellence through faculty development, pedagogical innovation, scholarly research, and creative endeavors. The Dean will lead initiatives to strengthen and sustain existing programs by using and advocating for equity-minded curricular approaches to ensure that CEAHS graduates meet or exceed national pass rates on licensure certifications and standardized exams and receive support in meeting their academic goals. The Dean will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and fostering a sense of belonging for all students, including intentional supports for historically marginalized groups. Additionally, the Dean will promote educational access and opportunity for underrepresented groups. It is anticipated that the selected candidate will assume these responsibilities no later than July 1, 2023.

The Dean should demonstrate success in donor support and have a strong commitment to developing an inclusive community including supporting opportunities for continued collaborations between the College and EKU's Model Laboratory school, Kentucky's only laboratory school. In addition, the Dean must demonstrate a commitment to building relationships as part of CEAHS' partnerships with departments and colleges, as well as a history of contributions to the field. An important aspect of the Dean role is to build, maintain, and effectively leverage relationships with school districts, co-ops, state agencies, and policy leaders. The successful candidate will have experience in working in or with these sectors.

Qualifications include: A terminal degree in an Education or Applied Human Science discipline housed within the CEAHS or a terminal degree in a closely related area and significant professional experience in a field housed within the CEAHS; significant leadership experience, a record of developing and cultivating external partnerships, and familiarity with the accreditation, public funding, and tenure policies affecting the disciplines housed within the College.

Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Approximately 14,500 students are enrolled in more than 100 academic programs across EKU's six colleges.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass region, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky, and serves as the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events, and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest.

Candidates are asked to submit electronically (in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF): (1) a cover letter responding to “The Leadership Agenda for the Dean” in the profile; (2) a complete resume or vitae; and (3) the contact information (email and phone) for five professional references. References will not be contacted without the candidate's expressed permission. For full consideration, materials must be received on or before October 14, 2022.

Additional information about Eastern Kentucky University is available at:

Minimum Education:

Terminal degree in Education or Applied Human Science discipline

Minimum Experience:

Five years higher education leadership.

Minimum Licensure and Certification:

Qualification Equivalencies:

Desired Qualifications:

Job Functions:

Provides leadership to ensure efficient, effective, and customer service focused administrative operation for the College.
Provides effective academic leadership and oversight to effectively direct, develop, and coordinate all academic operations for the College.
Supports the office functions by completing all other duties and special projects as assigned

Posting Number: S01245P

Number of Vacancies: 1

Job Open Date: 08/30/2022

Application Review Date:

Job Close Date: 10/14/2022

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions Summary:

AA/EEO Statement:

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

Document Link:

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