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National Louis University seeks a Dean of the National College of Education
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Location: Chicago, IL

The Position:
The Dean of the National College of Education will report to the Provost and work directly with the President and Provost on strategic matters. The successful candidate will be a strategic, innovative and results-oriented leader with a track record of success – setting clear expectations, inspiring people, collaborating across the institution, and managing effectively. This individual must show evidence of a deep appreciation for teaching, learning, and scholarship along with a passion for serving Pre-K-12 education in addition to a strong understanding of the internal economics of the academic enterprise and the current challenges facing higher education.

NLU is a leader in teacher preparation and an influential resource for Illinois’ educational practitioners. The Dean will celebrate the College’s rich history and founding ideals and communicate its strong brand as a national destination institution for programs in the field. The Dean will highlight the breadth and depths of program offerings and build upon recent innovative programs, and use them as a foundation to conceive new, ground-breaking programs with the potential for great impact in the field. The Dean will ensure that all programming offered within the College is relevant to students’ needs, current with community expectations, and meets or exceeds the College's internal academic and external accreditation standards. The Dean will support the University’s goal of playing a thought-leadership role in the field and support faculty efforts related to scholarship and advancement of professional practice. To ensure that programs continuously adapt to meet the changing students and employment needs, the Dean will utilize the strong network of local partners, bringing them into the life of the College and into regular interaction with faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to oversee excellence and innovation in curriculum development and educational quality in collaboration with the faculty and community stakeholders.

To Apply:
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled, for full consideration submit an application by January 24, 2021. Please submit a PDF version of your CV and a letter of interest explaining your interest in and suitability for this position.

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National Louis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.


Institution: National Louis University
This is a full time position

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