The School of Education at Lindenwood University invites applications for an assistant dean and assistant/associate professor of counseling, social work and BCBA.
Qualified applicants will possess a doctorate in counseling and expertise across school and professional counseling from a CACREP accredited program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 2 courses (6 credit hours) each semester on counseling. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching online. All Lindenwood faculty members are expected to advise and mentor students, continue to develop their expertise through research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance and campus life.
The assistant dean and assistant/associate professor of counseling is a full-time, 12-month faculty position that will begin August 2020. Review of applications will begin January 27th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
Terminal degree and licensure in school counseling and professional counseling from a CACREP accredited institution
Evidence of Missouri School Counseling and LPC, licensure or license eligibility.
At least five years as a School Counselor
Minimum three years of university-level administrative experience as department head or higher
Evidence of successful work with community stakeholders
Evidence of strong leadership skills
The skills and experience to direct undergraduate and graduate education programs with responsibility for program development, enrollment, and retention
Demonstrates a forward-thinking approach to technology, pedagogy, and program design, delivery, and management.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide an overview of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Teaching and Learning
Demonstrates dynamic, innovative, proven track record in collaborative program development. Candidate must embody educational excellence with a solid focus on departmental faculty and community engagement.
Collaborates with dean and other administrators on academic and curriculum initiatives
Ensures broad engagement in program assessment (and accreditation where applicable)
Engages in and oversees faculty, and student learning
Teaches a 2/2/1 course load
Leadership and Strategic Thinking
Oversees program reviews in collaboration with other school administrators and faculty
Collaborates with dean, associate dean, other administrators, advisory boards, and faculty to develop and meet long and short-term goals
Creates a positive work environment and promotes a common purpose
Demonstrates understanding of issues relevant to the entire university
Human Resources Management
Facilitates recruitment, interviews and recommendations for faculty and staff positions
Monitors the performance of faculty and staff in relation to the annual performance rubric
Assists faculty members in developing and improving skills as teachers, scholars, mentors and student advisors
Conducts and/or facilitates classroom observations and provides feedback to instructors
Manages course offerings, scheduling and curriculum within the Counseling Department
Assists Dean and Associate Dean in the preparation of and adherence to the SOE budget
Engages in recruitment and retention of students
Monitors student enrollment and retention data
Oversees academic advising and curriculum
Coordinates, investigates, and resolves student complaints and grade appeals
Ensures appropriate utilization of learning management system by direct report faculty
Oversees faculty compliance with policies, processes, standards, and deadlines
Collaborates with the Dean, Associate Dean, faculty, and others to set agendas and lead meetings
Communication and Collaboration
Works with Dean, other school administrators and faculty to ensure effective communication
Conveys information and ideas to faculty, staff and other administrators professionally and effectively
Collaborates with other administrators, faculty, staff and students
Subject Matter Expertise and Scholarship
Lifelong Learning and Scholarship
Demonstrates a command of subject matter and continuous growth in subject field
Maintains professional development and activities to upgrade and augment existing skills or develop new ones
Maintains affiliation with professional organizations, as applicable
Job may require other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
Proficient with data-driven decision making
Demonstrates awareness of current trends in teaching and learning and in higher education
Record of scholarship
Successful experience as department chair with a commitment to support department activities and partnerships that will advance the reputation of the department
Effective communication, leadership, interpersonal, and collaborative skills
Record of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with faculty, staff, and students
Effective analytical, organizational, and creative skills
Proficient technology skills, including but not limited to Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, LMS, and SIS
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
General office conditions
Position may require some work in the evening and on weekends
Physical Abilities – Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Must be able to sit at computer for extended periods of time
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.