Dean of the Darden College of Education
Old Dominion University announces the search for the next Dean of the Darden College of Education. The new dean will provide national leadership and preside over the faculty and students in undergraduate and graduate programs while coordinating all work with the other colleges of the University. AGB Search is assisting the University in the selection of the new dean through a national search.
The Darden College of Education houses 43 Virginia Board of Education-approved educator preparation programs. The college also offers undergraduate and graduate non-educator preparation programs in counseling; educational leadership; exercise science; higher education; human services; instructional design and technology; occupational and technical studies; park, recreation and tourism studies; speech language pathology and audiology; and sport management. These programs are organized into six academic departments: Communication Disorders and Special Education; Counseling and Human Services; Educational Foundations and Leadership; Human Movement Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Professional Studies; and Teaching and Learning. The Darden College cooperates with the College of Arts and Letters and College of Sciences to offer a wide array of teacher education programs. The college employs 121 full time faculty members and a large number of adjunct faculty to support the clinical requirements of all educational offerings. In recent years, faculty have been awarded more than $5 million a year in research funds. In 2012, an award of over $25 million put the total to more than $30 million. U.S News & World Report now ranks the Darden College as 65th out of 235 colleges of education. In 2012 the College's graduate Counseling program was ranked 18th in the same poll.
Old Dominion University is a comprehensive, metropolitan, public research university in the city of Norfolk in the Hampton Roads area of coastal Virginia. Located in one of the largest military communities in the world, ODU is a proud member of several military education affiliations. ODU is a Carnegie Doctoral Research-Extensive University and holds designation as a sea grant and space grant institution. Current enrollment is expected to exceed 25,000 students with more than 5,000 graduate students and nearly 1,500 international students.
The University seeks an academic leader who is accomplished in research, teaching and scholarship. The individual should have significant administrative experience that reflects successful leadership and visionary thinking. The person should be able to reach beyond the University to build relationships and guide fundraising and grant work to support the college. The new leader will need to value diversity and pluralism and be able to collaborate with other colleges to fulfill the mission of the college. The dean should have excellent strategic planning skills, be able to manage personnel and financial resources effectively, and demonstrate an understanding of the growing importance of distance education and technology-delivered instruction. The successful candidate will be expected to have an earned doctorate. Preferred characteristics include an academic record that merits a faculty appointment as professor with tenure.
Candidates will need to submit a letter of interest that addresses the main qualifications and expectations outlined in the Profile statement, a comprehensive curriculum vitae, and 5 references with email and phone numbers (references will be contacted only with the permission of the candidate) to the Chair of the Search Committee at ODUDeanEducation@agbsearch.com. The first review of applications will begin on October 22, 2013, but applications will be received until the position is filled. The Search is being assisted by Dr. James A. Davis, Consultant AGB Search, Inc. Please direct inquiries and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 504 539 9415. Copies of the Profile are available at www.odu.edu and www.agbsearch.com.
Old Dominion University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.