Director of School of Education, UAS Dean of Graduate Studies

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Classification:Director (Academic-Faculty)
Grade:Non-Union Faculty Grade 10
Work type:Officer/Senior Administrator
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:UAS Alaska College of Education
Location: Juneau
Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Administrative/Personnel, Business/Accounting/Finance, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Southeast is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as Director of the School of Education and Dean of Graduate Studies. This position will provide leadership, promote student success, faculty excellence, diversity, and inclusion. Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.


100%The Director is the educational leader of the SOE overseeing academic and administrative functions and is responsible for the following: Advancing the mission and vision of the UA system, UAS, and the SOE in a collaborative, equitable, and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives; Serving as the UAS Dean of Graduate Studies; Embracing a demonstrated commitment to shared governance; Working effectively with faculty, staff, students, Native organizations, Tribes, and other community partners to promote excellence in teaching, research, and service with a focus on Alaska's unique needs and opportunities; Supporting the faculty’s foundational commitment to equity and diversity and our commitment to examining the decolonization of the educational process by incorporating indigenous intellectual authorities; Providing leadership, management, and advocacy for strategic and budgetary planning; Contributing to faculty and staff recruitment, professional development, evaluation, and employee relations; Serving as an innovative and dynamic advocate for the SOE and its programs; Assisting faculty and staff in the facilitation of the continued development and implementation of a shared framework; Assisting faculty with maintaining the educational effectiveness of the SOE's academic programs through knowledge of the data, including data analysis and interpretation; Upholding standards of rigor and academic excellence, and overseeing and facilitating external accreditation process, such as CAEP; Promoting interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, inter-college, and internal collaboration, cooperation, and research across the UA system, and with external partners.Essential


Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.  UA employees receive excellent benefits including 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.


Experience with Indigenous populations of students;

Experience with Alaskan P-12 schools;

Familiarity in working with non-traditional students;

Experience as full-time faculty in an institution of higher education (Tenure and Associate rank or higher, preferred);

Experience writing or administering grants or other external funding;

Experience in collaboration and advocacy with public officials on policy issues;

Experience in using digital productivity tools (i.e., Google documents, Zoom);

Familiarity with delivery of distance education;

Effective and committed work with families, schools, non-profit, Native organizations, Tribes, communities, as well as state and federal agencies.

Experience supporting professional development for faculty and staff;

Experience in collaborative leadership, including conflict resolution.


Earned doctorate, or doctorate expected within a reasonable timeframe, in a degree program appropriate to serving as Director of the SOE;

Experience as a P-12 public education teacher with diverse populations of learners;

Experience as an administrator in a P-12 and/or higher education environment;

Experience as faculty in an institution of higher education;

Experience with higher education accreditation systems, such as CAEP;

Experience with budget management.


Please include a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55PM Alaska Time on September 23, 2021.  Applications received after this time may not be considered. Review of applications will begin on September 24, 2021.  This recruitment will remain open until filled.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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