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Assistant Dean for Teacher Education

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Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

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Assistant Dean for Teacher Education


Education Department, School of Social & Behavioral Science

Job Summary:

Marist College invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Teacher Education. This is an administrative position housed within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS).

The Assistant Dean directs the day-to-day operations of Marist’s Education programs and provide vision for future directions. Marist enrolls approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students in Teacher Education programs, including: (1) elementary education, grades 1-6, with dual certification for students with disabilities (2) a birth through second grade add-on teacher certification, and (3) adolescence education, grades 7 – 12, with dual certification for students with disabilities in eight content areas (English, math, social studies, biology, chemistry, earth science, Spanish, and French). The department also offers an advanced master’s degree program in three delivery models: 5-year, summer hybrid, and campus-based formats.

The Assistant Dean for Teacher Education works with a Director for Graduate Programs in Education, two clinical field leaders, an Assessment Coordinator, and a departmental Administrative Assistant. The Assistant Dean for Teacher Education typically teaches two courses each academic year within the undergraduate or graduate teacher preparation programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in education or a closely related field, classroom teaching experience, and at least three years of higher education or school-based administrative experience. Knowledge of P-12 school partnerships, assessment, and accreditation in Education is required. Applicants must also demonstrate cultural competence and an understanding of how to construct as well as sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community in higher education.   

Essential Functions:

Responsibilities for the Assistant Dean of Teacher Education include the following:

  • Provide leadership to enhance existing programs and develop new programs that are responsive to students’ needs
  • Maintain and develop productive relationships with our P-12 partners, the regional school community, government and accrediting agencies, and professional organizations and associations
  • Oversee the assessment and accreditation process; we are scheduled for a review with AAQEP in Fall of 2023
  • Spearhead student recruitment efforts, including speaking at marketing events, expanding outreach to under-represented groups, facilitating student transfer, and developing new student pipelines.
  • Understand the importance of creating an inclusive community with curriculum that is responsive to all learners as well as an awareness of current trends in the field that support underrepresented populations
  • Managing the day to day operations of the education department, such as: creating and managing course schedules for all education faculty; holding regular education department meetings; mentoring new faculty; recruiting and supervising part time faculty; advising and supporting students


Preferred Qualifications:

The Assistant Dean for Teacher Education will have the background in P-12 education as well as higher education teaching, scholarship, and service to serve as a trustworthy mentor for new as well as returning faculty and visionary leader for the department. Skills pertinent to creating assessment strategies, interpreting data, and engaging in the continuous improvement process are also critical. We seek a candidate with a record of innovative program and curriculum development and a commitment to high standards, inclusive practices, and continuous improvement for teacher education programs.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, 500-word Diversity Statement, & 3 Professional References

About the Department:

The Education department is one of four departments in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  The other departments are psychology, criminal justice, and social work/sociology. The Assistant Dean reports to the Dean of SBS, and is part of the leadership team that guides the work in all the departments of SBS.

The Education Department and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are committed to advancing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive climate. The School has taken leadership with several social justice initiatives, including Creating an Inclusive Community dialogues, the Marist Center for Social Justice Research, and the Marist College Diversity Leadership Institute. 

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

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Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm Occasional evenings and weekends as needed

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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