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Dean of the School of Education

Position Deleted on 3/02/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
St. Bonaventure, NY
Executive - Deans - Education
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
St. Bonaventure University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Education. Founded in 1858, St. Bonaventure is a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence in the Franciscan tradition. True to our Franciscan heritage, we encourage our 2,500 graduate and undergraduate students to express these values through lives of citizenship and service. Located in western New York State's Southern Tier, St. Bonaventure University's beautiful residential campus is on the banks of the Allegheny River 70 miles south of Buffalo.

The School of Education, accredited by NCATE, consists of two academic departments at the undergraduate level: Elementary Education and Physical Education, and five graduate departments: Adolescent Education, Counselor Education, Differentiated Instruction, Educational Leadership and Literacy.

Reporting to the provost and vice president for academic affairs, the dean will serve as the chief academic officer of the School of Education. He/she will provide academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership for the school. Specific responsibilities include oversight of academic policies, programs, curriculum, assessment, standards of scholarship, facilities, budgetary matters, personnel, and fundraising for the school. The ideal candidate should hold a doctoral degree in an education discipline, have a strong record of experience in higher education teaching and research that would enable appointment as an associate or full professor, and will have demonstrated a commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service. He/she also should offer evidence of administrative success in higher education at the department chair level or higher. Experience with NCATE accreditation is required. The individual should be committed to collegial governance and consensus building, and possess strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills. Importantly, the candidate will demonstrate a willingness to actively promote the Catholic-Franciscan mission of the University. Additional information regarding St. Bonaventure University and the School of Education may be found at: Prospective nominators or potential candidates are encouraged to contact the search committee via email at

Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Application materials should be submitted electronically (MS Word or PDF) and should include: 1) a letter of interest that addresses specifically how the candidate's experiences and qualifications would intersect with the university's mission, strategic priorities, and desired leadership characteristics for the next dean as identified in the position profile; 2) a curriculum vitae; and, 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references for future contact (please also include your professional relationship with each reference listed). All candidate names will remain confidential, except for those individuals invited to campus interviews. The preferred starting date is not later than July 1, 2012.

Application and nomination materials should be submitted electronically to:

St. Bonaventure University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
St. Bonaventure University provides equal opportunity in its admissions, employment, and all educational programs and activities without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected category.

Equal employment opportunity applies to all employment relationships. The University is committed to ensuring that all qualified candidates receive full consideration in the recruitment process and that its personnel policies and employment procedures and practices are consistent with this policy.

Pursuant to this policy, equal opportunity is to be provided to all persons in the delivery of educational programs, and services.
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