Future Generations University is a small, accredited university, where everyone, regardless of seniority is expected to bring a positive mindset to teamwork, be self-driven, have effective time management, and believe that positive social change is possible. Team members are expected to think creatively and bring dedicated drive and passion to their work.
Future Generations University is conducting a search for an enterprising, knowledgeable individual to serve as Dean of its innovative graduate program in Applied Community Development. The successful candidate will believe in the University’s mission and vision and will have significant experience in an applied academic setting with an environmental, social justice, or workforce development focus. They may be from a technical or community college background. An important element of the position is leading adaptive community development to address climate change. This position is an opportunity for an energetic, committed academic administrator to expand the work of a unique university and build gateways for communities to achieve just and lasting change.
Position Specifics and Requirements
The Academic Dean is the chief academic officer reporting directly to the President and is responsible for administrative management of the graduate programs. The Academic Dean has responsibility for academic leadership, hiring, supervision, and guidance of the faculty, oversees student recruitment and matriculation, program development, implementation, and assessment. Additionally, the Academic Dean assists with university advancement when requested.
Educational requirements for the position include a doctoral degree in a subject area related to higher education programming or sustainable development. Experience and a proven track record in academic and administrative leadership is required.
Knowledge of and/or experience in community development is strongly preferred.
Due to Future Generations University’s presence worldwide, significant travel is required.
- Sustain processes and standards expected for an accredited institution of higher learning
- Student recruitment
- Recruit faculty and successfully manage faculty responsibilities
- Assess and guide the graduate school in meeting its responsibilities as a learning organization
- Support development of scholarships
Academic Program Development
- Expand educational programming, approach, and methodology
- Revise and expand curriculum and pedagogy for greater effectiveness
- Develop more effective assessment methods for student learning, faculty performance, and applied learning labs
- Develop specialized training courses that flow from the mission
- Work with President, consultants, and University team to implement PhD program
- Systematize research programs
- Develop a strong publications program
Salary includes excellent benefits and housing. Compensation is determined based on the candidate’s educational qualifications and professional experience.
To Apply send cover letter, curriculum vitae and five professional references to:
Stephanie Hartman, COO
Future Generations University
400 Road Less Traveled
Franklin, WV 26807
This position requires travel, the ability to drive a car (with a valid license), is physically demanding requiring the ability to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain; bend, stoop, reach above head; fine and gross motor skills, and work in close quarters. The employee must have normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear spoken word with correction. Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English. While performing the duties of this position, employee is required to sit and work at a computer and stand for extended periods of time. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, touch objects, tools or controls. The employee must be able to lift or move heavy objects (up to fifty pounds).
Equal Opportunity Statement
Future Generations University does not discriminate and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetics. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply for job openings for which they qualify. In addition to federal law requirements, Future Generations University complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.