Davenport University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Founding Dean of Urban Education.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Academics and Provost, the Founding Dean will be responsible for planning and launching Davenport’s new College of Urban Education. The Dean will serve as the chief architect and advocate for the College, building relationships within the University and collaborations with external constituencies in order to build a program that will be a pioneer in urban education. The successful candidate will be a visionary leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, a collaborative managerial style and a commitment to quality and excellence. The ideal candidate will bring experience as both an educator and leader in higher education with experience teaching and providing leadership in an urban education environment. The Dean will be a strategic leader who develops and implements a vision and a plan for the College of Urban Education as an innovative and dynamic new force in preparing teachers and leaders for success in urban schools.
The second largest private non-profit university in Michigan, Davenport is at an important juncture in its history as it moves forward to enhance its academic programming, market position, and financial strength.
Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, and the names and contact information of five references.
These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the website for the search at DavenportDean@wittkieffer.com.
Documents that must be mailed may be sent to:
Katherine Haley or Jane Courson
2015 Spring Road – Suite 510
Oak Brook, IL 60523