Position: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness

St. John’s University – School of Education

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness

St. John’s University announces the search for Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness in the School of Education (SOE). The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness reports directly to and assists the Dean in specific aspects of the operation of the SOE with a focus on school effectiveness, program planning and evaluation, accreditations, and student success. The Associate Dean provides overall administrative leadership for academic matters; new program development and approval; program quality; educational methods; national, regional and specialty accreditations; assessment and evaluation of students and programs; and policy development and implementation. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness is a key member of the school leadership team. This is a 12-month and continuing appointment as an administrator. It is expected that the associate dean for academic affairs and unit effectiveness will be a collegial member of the dean’s office and regularly collaborate on projects with faculty, department chairs, program directors, the other associate deans, assistant deans and other members of the dean’s senior staff. It is important that the candidate has held successful and effective academic ranks, and is an effective communicator, inclusive and approachable.

University and School of Education Information:

Founded in 1870, St. John’s is a Catholic and Vincentian university that prepares students for personal and professional success in today’s global society. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and exciting study abroad offerings. Our quality springs from an institutional vision of excellence and service. Students come from nearly 50 states and close to 120 foreign countries to pursue more than 100 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the arts, business, education, law, pharmacy, and the sciences. The Red Storm is another big draw, embodying our 107-year-old tradition of men’s and women’s athletics. St. John’s has three residential New York City campuses; an academic center in Oakdale, NY; international campuses in Rome, Italy, and Paris, France; and study abroad locations in Seville, Spain, and around the world. We invite you to learn more about the advantages of the St. John’s experience.

Position Details:

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness reports to the Dean and responsibilities include:

1. Work with faculty, chairs, and the coordinator of Accreditation and Program Registration to plan, write, and submit new School of Education undergraduate and graduate programs through university channels for eventual submittal to New York State Education Department for program registration.

2. Provide leadership and training in the accreditation process for Educator Preparation Programs. Provide procedures and methodology to demonstrate how program faculty document student learning, especially with university-wide eportfolio system with the help of the Assistant Dean for e-learning.

3. With the Coordinator of Accreditation and Program Registration, plan for and write Annual Reports for the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP) and plan for the writing and submission of accreditation Briefs every seven-year cycle period.

4. Oversee the operations of the student teaching experience by working closely with the Director of Field Experience and by disseminating information to field supervisors regarding state and assessment procedures. Instituted formative evaluation system for use by cooperating teachers to assist development of student teachers.

5. Oversee the operations of the New York City Department of Education (DOE) Teaching Fellow and Partner Teacher Programs by working closely with the Director of Alternative Teacher Certification Programs and DOE administrators.

6. Oversee the operations of the University Internship Program by working closely with the Director of Alternative Teacher Certification Programs.

7. Become familiar with the New York State edTPA testing procedure and requirements for initial certification candidates; trained faculty in the edTPA rubric system and four-task process.

8. Work with faculty of the Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Department to align the edTPA rubrics with the quality principles of the EPP accreditation agency to document a procedure implemented each semester to assess student learning across six dimensions.

9. Be one of SJU School of Education Region Two representatives on the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) attend meetings and workshops, and plan for training of SJU SOE initial certification candidates of state edTPA testing procedure.

10. Assist faculty with research and scholarly activity and promote faculty to serve with the Vincentian Institute for Social Action (VISA) as research mentors and to promote Academic Service Learning.

11. Analyze data from graduating Student Exit Surveys to determine if recommendations or changes are warranted in program coursework or with Arts and Sciences content offerings.

12. Provide oversight for Academic Program. Review process of 30 SOE registered programs.

Please apply by email to:

Michael R. Sampson, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor
School of Education
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway,
Queens, NY 11439
Tel (718) 990-1305

Email or telephone inquires are welcome. Starting date is Summer 2015, or Fall 2015 based upon the successful candidate’s needs.

Please submit a letter of application that details how you meet the desired qualifications, your CV, and a list of at least three references.

This position is subject to a comprehensive background screen, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results. St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Review of applications begins February 1, 2015, and continues until the position is filled.

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