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Dean of Education and Human Services
Neumann University in Aston , Pennsylvania
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Date Posted November 22, 2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Aston, PA
Catholic Education in the Franciscan Tradition

Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, seeks a new Dean of Education and Human Services to lead an academic division of 16 full-time faculty, 8 full-time staff (including an Assistant Dean), and a team of dedicated per- course faculty. 

Neumann University is southeastern Pennsylvania’s Catholic Franciscan institution of higher education. Founded in 1965 as Our Lady of Angels College by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia, Neumann University today serves more than 2,500 students, both women and men, and provides a comprehensive program of rigorous, relevant academic curricula. 

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean provides academic and administrative leadership for the Division; serves as a resource for the University's students, parents, and faculty; develops academic policies, programs, and curricula; coordinates student recruitment and activities and serves as the public voice of the Division. As an administrator with faculty rank, the Dean also works with other members of the administration to advance the Catholic identity and Franciscan mission of the University.

The new Dean will oversee a Division which houses a vibrant Education program designed to prepare aspiring teachers and administrators for PK-12 and special education classrooms and schools in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. The Division offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Education Studies, Early Elementary Education (PK-4)/Special Education (PK-8) and Secondary Education concentrations, as well as a fully online Masters in Education, an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and a number of specialized certifications and endorsements. In addition to its education programming, the Division is home to the Department of Theological and Pastoral Studies, which offers minors, as well as a CACREP-accredited, clinically oriented M.S. in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, which is in the process of seeking CACREP accreditation. The Division also houses a robust, CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program and is home to the on campus Child Development Center. 

The successful candidate will be an energetic, creative, mission-driven, and technology-oriented leader with strong administrative abilities and a distinguished academic and professional record sufficient to warrant appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Applicants must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Pennsylvania teacher certification is preferred and or instructional or administrative licensure, as is evidence of teaching excellence, at least five years of experience as a full-time faculty member, three to five years of progressive experience in academic administration, and a record of scholarly engagement. Individuals with extensive superintendent experience will also be considered. In addition, the candidate will have considerable experience with the Pennsylvania Department of Education specifically in regard to curriculum and certification regulations.

Additionally, the successful candidate will evince a collegial management style, a strong work ethic, a passion for education in both traditional and non-traditional settings and for the diverse fields within the human services, an understanding of and commitment to the assessment of learning outcomes, experience leading a large faculty with diverse areas of expertise, a desire and willingness to mentor faculty colleagues, a commitment to virtual learning, and congruence with the mission and identity of a Catholic institution of higher education. Neumann University does not offer tenure. We are especially interested in hearing from faculty and administrators who have served at, and are familiar with, institutions with continuing contract systems. 

Deadline to Apply: September 1, 2019

To apply confidentially for this opportunity, please submit a complete CV, with at least five professional references, along with a detailed letter of application to:
Postal Address: David Brownlee, Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management
Human Resources Office
Neumann University
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298
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