Bethel University

Associate Dean of Education

United States

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Associate Dean of Education

Posted Date 6 days ago(5/5/2023 9:59 PM)



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Months per year

 12 month position

Job Summary

The associate dean provides leadership and promotes academic excellence within Bethel's education programs, including those in teacher education, K-12 administration, and higher education leadership, through oversight of faculty and staff, program curricula, budget, internal and external partners, and accreditation processes. The associate dean is expected to lead in a visionary manner to prepare graduates who impact their communities, students, and schools in ways that matter for God's kingdom.


  • Oversee education program leaders and staff including program directors; department chair; and teams focused on licensing, placement and partnerships, and data
  • Build a vision for Bethel's education programs that engages and develops faculty and staff
  • Ensure program quality. This includes ensuring quality curriculum in all education programs and overseeing student learning outcomes and assessment efforts
  • Serve as the Unit Leader for teacher education programs.
  • Coordinate, manage, and support processes and reporting for state accreditation related to education programs (Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board – PELSB, and the Board of School Administrators – BOSA) so that Bethel's programs remain in good standing
  • Oversee and advocate for budget and other resources for all education programs, including those in teacher education, K-12 administration, and higher education
  • Represent education programs to internal and external partners
  • Promote enrollment and retention efforts by working with program leaders, admissions, marketing, and student success staff
  • Lead in efforts of inclusive excellence
  • Manage complex student and faculty issues
  • Skills

  • Knowledge of critical issues in teacher preparation
  • Understanding of issues and successful approaches to building and retaining a diverse faculty
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including problem-solving and attending to detail
  • Ability to work independently and supervise others
  • Hiring
  • Budget management
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level
  • Ability to effectively manage confidential and sensitive information
  • Experience

  • Five or more years of teaching experience at the college level and, preferably, has achieved the rank of at least associate professor
  • Three years of significant leadership within a college or university, preferably also including the following: experience as department chair or program director; experience in hiring, growing, and retaining diverse faculty and students; experience successfully applying for and achieving accreditation
  • Experience in a PK-12 system and/or participating in a successful PK-12 and higher education partnership
  • Education

    Required Education

  • Terminal degree
  • Additional Information

  • This is a half-time, 12-month position
  • Requires work on campus most days. Occasional work from home is possible
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed to complete responsibilities
  • Bethel seeks to recruit, retain, develop, and support a diverse workforce who contributes to our educational and Christ-centered mission. Bethel encourages candidates to apply who can assist the University to develop a faculty that reflects the diversity of people in God's kingdom through a variety of ethnicities, cultures, and lived experiences.

    Learn more about our commitment to diversity in hiring .

    Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,300 students from 48 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Bethel offers bachelor's and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.

    Bethel employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

    Job details


    Associate Dean of Education


    Bethel University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type




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