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Fairfield University

Fairfield University, CT
Fairfield University seeks a Dean with strategic vision and administrative skills to lead its Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP) and strengthen the public recognition of its graduate programs in Connecticut and the region. The School fulfills Fairfield University’s Jesuit mission through its deep commitment to advocacy, diversity, and social justice. GSEAP is a distinctive, regional leader in preparing scholar-practitioners(teachers, counselors, therapists, psychologists, and consultants) for roles in fields serving children, youth, families, and communities in public and private schools, allied education and human service agencies, and business organizations.

The Dean and two Associate Deans with 28 full-time and 50 affiliate faculty in four departments (Counselor Education, Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Psychological and Educational Consultation) serve 600 graduate students. GSEAP offers two levels of professional graduate degree programs: (1) Master of Arts and (2) Certificate of Advanced Studies. Also, two five-year integrated BA/MA programs in teacher education and industrial and organizational psychology are offered. The School’s teacher preparation and clinical training programs are nationally accredited by their professions’ accrediting organizations (including NCATE, CACREP, COAMFTE, etc.). Greater details about programs and degrees can be accessed at www.fairfield.edu/gseap.

The new Dean will lead GSEAP’s strategic growth, enrich existing partnerships with community agencies and the School’s advisory board, develop greater participation in the five-year degree programs, deepen collaborations with faculty outside of GSEAP, and expand professional development opportunities in the region.

The Dean’s position requires an earned doctorate (in education, one of the allied education professions, or a closely-related field) and a record of teaching, research, and service for a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and collaborative leader, committed and able to lead the School to the next level of excellence.The Dean will be expected to work effectively with faculty, students, staff, community leaders, and other partners to advance the School’s research, teaching, and service missions. The successful candidate will have experience in academic, personnel, and fiscal management with the ability to fundraise.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The University has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller to assist in the search process. Please direct all inquiries, applications, and nominations in confidence to Monroe “Bud” Moseley and Matt Tzuker at Fairfield@imsearch.com or (617) 262-6599. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred.

A highly competitive university, Fairfield is consistently recognized among the best comprehensive institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News and World Report. Located one hour north of New York City, on 200 beautiful acres overlooking Long Island Sound, Fairfield’s residential campus offers an ideal setting for living and learning in an environment committed to intellectual rigor and community engagement. In keeping with its Jesuit mission, Fairfield is an inclusive environment welcoming students, faculty, and administrators of all beliefs and backgrounds.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

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Ad has been online since September 17, 2013
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