Dean, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Springfield College invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. The College seeks a creative, energetic, and imaginative leader for the School who can build on the rich history of the College as well as position the School for the future. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented academic who can provide leadership and vision for the school, which is central to the College’s mission “to educate students in spirit, mind and body for leadership in service to humanity”. The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation is composed of the Departments of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Physical Education and Health Education, and Sport Management and Recreation and serves over 800 students in baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degree programs. The Dean will supervise 60 full-time faculty members within these departments, including 20 teacher-coaches who serve in the College’s NCAA Division III Athletic Program. The Dean will serve as a member of the Dean’s Council, will report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and will provide leadership for the College’s Center for Wellness Education and Research and for the East Campus Outdoor Learning Center. The position is a 12-month administrative position.
The successful candidate will have the ability to build and enhance the school’s regional, national and international reputation, an earned doctorate from a regional accredited institution in one of the disciplines represented in the school, and a commitment to academic excellence, student achievement and continuous improvement. This candidate will also have a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and service, significant administrative experience in appropriate academic positions, a record of effective leadership in collaborative academic environments, experience in academic planning and the development and implementation of innovative programs, and the willingness to raise funds for the school and to cultivate potential donors.
Applications and nominations should be sent to Dr. Jean A. Wyld, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109. Applications must include a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. The review of applications will be begin November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
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School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
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