Dean of the College of Education

Rank: Management/Confidential – Executive 2
Department: Academic Affairs
Supervisor: Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Search Number: MS-005

Position Summary

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of the College of Education is responsible for the overall management of the departments, academic programs, faculty, and staff within the College of Education. The Dean provides leadership for the initiation, development, and accreditation of all academic programs housed in the College.  As the chief academic officer of the College, the Dean guides faculty and staff in strategic planning, budget management, personnel management, and the educational excellence of its programs and students.  The Dean is the spokesperson for the College and maintains positive relationships with pK-12 institutions and other public audiences and partners.  Because SCSU produces the largest number of certified teachers in the state of Connecticut, the Dean has a special role in building a collaborative relationship with the State Department of Education, CAEP, and other professional bodies.

Position Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing academic, strategic, and visionary leadership for the College of Education;
  • Manages the operating budget and oversees all fiscal affairs in the College;
  • Leads the College in efforts to attract external funding to support academic and scholarly activities through fund raising and grant development;
  • In consultation with the Provost, responsible for the selection and hire of faculty and staff within the College;
  • Conducts regular evaluations of College of Education faculty and staff as appropriate;
  • Convenes regular meetings of the department chairs and periodic meetings with all faculty and staff;
  • Engages faculty in dialogues about academic programs and other curricular matters of the College;
  • Manages the teacher preparation process to ensure compliance with state, federal, and CAEP requirements, standards, and regulations to maintain accreditation and produce highly qualified teachers, counselors, librarians, and administrators;
  • Provides leadership in the assessment of student learning.

Required Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in education relevant to roles and responsibilities of the position;
  • At least five years of leadership experience in a program of education within an accredited university or college;
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access;
  • Experience developing partnerships with university/pk-12 institutions which lead to academic improvements among pk-12 students;
  • Demonstrated success writing grants and managing federal grants;
  • Experience working with urban school personnel to address the special challenges of urban school environments.

Preferred Qualification

  • Fund-raising experience


To assure full consideration, applications addressing the leadership priorities and qualifications should be received by April 17, 2024, and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Applications should be sent electronically (in MS Word or PDF format) to

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted without the applicant’s expressed permission. Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be sent to or directed to:

Kim R. Bobby, Ed.D.
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Wayne M. Wormley, Ph.D.
Executive Search Consultant
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215.432.7913 Cell (Direct)
202.776.0866 Office


Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.