Eastern Oregon University
Dean, College of Education and College of Business
Eastern Oregon University (EOU), located in La Grande, Oregon invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, College of Education and College of Business. We seek an innovative leader who will work collaboratively with the faculty and the leadership of the University to develop and implement strategies for the sustainability of the College of Education and College of Business and the institution.
The Dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President and is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Education and College of Business. The successful candidate will be responsible for academic program planning, college budgetary management, and faculty recruitment, retention, development, and support. Central to the position is the ability to provide leadership and direction for the College and to foster an environment of high quality teaching and intellectual achievement. The Dean also represents EOU and the College in the broader community and works to develop partnerships both within the College and across the University.
EOU is a regional university and one of seven universities in the Oregon University System. The main campus is located in the scenic Blue Mountains of rural northeast Oregon, offering high quality degree programs on-campus, off-campus, and through 16 regional on-site locations. The university is nationally recognized for being a leader and pioneer in undergraduate education. EOU’s academic programs are contained within two colleges: the College of Education and College of Business; and the College of Arts and Sciences. EOU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
- An earned doctorate or terminal degree in his/her field from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent. (For accreditation agencies recognized by EOU, see www.eou.edu/hr/)
- The credentials sufficient for the rank of a tenured full professor.
- Demonstrated success in teaching, service, and scholarship at an undergraduate institution.
- An exemplary record of faculty leadership at the program or department level.
- Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative/interdisciplinary relationships across the university and external partners both public and private.
- A demonstrated commitment to effective instruction driven by outcomes assessment.
- Demonstrated skills in budgetary and financial matters.
- Commitment to the instructional integrity of our academic offerings across modalities, on-campus, on-site, and on-line.
- Demonstrated success in building and growing high-quality professional programs in regional markets that serve diverse, non-traditional college students.
- Demonstrated involvement in successful accreditation of a professional college.
- Commitment to supporting a climate of inclusivity that recruits, retains, and graduates underserved student populations.
- Commitment to supporting a climate of inclusivity that recruits, develops, and retains a diverse faculty.
- Dedication to both undergraduate and graduate education, and innovative instruction.
- Commitment to the spirit and process of shared governance.
- Commitment to learning- and student-centered approaches to higher education.
- Commitment to recruiting, retaining and promoting women and people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and physical abilities.
- Commitment to ethical behavior and personal integrity.
- Experience in formulating and implementing a vision for a professional program.
- Experience addressing day-to-day issues in an academic unit including workload, course scheduling, and curriculum oversight.
- Experience in a collective bargaining environment, with particular emphasis on interest-based bargaining, including a commitment to good-faith application of the collective bargaining agreements for faculty and staff.
- Demonstrated commitment to accountability of faculty, staff, students and leadership in an academic unit.
- Interest in fostering relationships with donors, alumni and other constituencies in the interest of fund-raising.
- Experience with K-16 outreach and collaboration, community partnerships and service learning.
For best consideration applications should be received by February 20, 2013; however, the position is open until filled. Applicants and nominators are strongly encouraged to communicate via email utilizing Word and pdf documents.
All nominations and applications (consisting of a current CV, letter of interest addressing the qualifications and list of 3 references) should be directed to:
Sharon Tanabe, Partner
Subject: EOU E&B
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
1111 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 106
Monterey Park, CA 91754
For a confidential inquiry contact Ms. Tanabe at (323) 260-5045