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Dean College of Education

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Dean College of Education at Belmont University. 

Employment Type 


Internal Job Category

Tenure Track (Faculty)


College of Education



Primary Duties and

To lead the College of Education in:

  • undergraduate and graduate admissions processes;
  • developing, implementing, and assessment of academic programs;
  • recruiting and retaining talented faculty;
  • successfully maintaining accreditation;
  • teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses in education.

The Dean is responsible for

  • Coordinating, facilitating, supporting, and further developing college assessment and accreditation preparation.   
  • Planning and initiating changes to keep curricula/programs aligned with regional and national trends.
  • Supporting partnerships with local schools, business, and industry. 
  • Develop teaching assignments and class schedules.
  • Overseeing the process of recruiting new faculty including the appointment of adjunct and full-time faculty members and providing direct oversight of clerical staff. 
  • Supporting faculty development. 
  • Engaging in and supporting recruitment activities for undergraduate and graduate programs. 
  • Acting as the communication channel between the University administration and the College faculty and staff.
  • Overseeing budgeting and purchasing for the College.
  • Advising and mentoring students.
  • Engaging in scholarly activity and professional development.   
  • Engaging in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the College.
  • The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements.  They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.
Required Qualifications:Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. 

  • Knowledge of current educational reforms and their impact on teacher education programs   
  • Knowledge of teacher preparation and certification    
  • Knowledge and experience with state and CAEP accreditation standards and practices    
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the field of education   
  • Knowledge and experience in evidence-based program assessment        
  • Ability to effectively manage college resources within the context of university guidelines   
  • Ability to supervise college staff   
  • Ability to lead college in course scheduling, curriculum development, assessment, accreditation and visioning   
  • Ability to discern trends in education and develop programs to capitalize on those trends   
  • Ability to produce scholarly work and engage in service commensurate with appointment   
  • Ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students   
  • Skilled in the use of computers and Internet resources   
  • Ability to learn relevant sections of Belmont University's online integrated database systems for student records management   
  • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process   
  • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives and the general public in a professional manner   
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing 
Required EducationDoctorate in Education or closely related academic field strongly preferred
Required ExperienceThe preferred candidate will possess: 3-5 years of experience teaching in higher education 3-5 years of administrative experience in higher education


The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


Belmont University is a Christian community. The university faculty, administration, and staff uphold Jesus as the Christ and as the measure for all things. As a community seeking to uphold Christian standards of morality, ethics, and conduct, Belmont University holds high expectations of each person who chooses to join the community. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/the American with Disabilities Act, Belmont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation in its administration of education policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or employment. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University.  Click here to learn more.

Belmont's Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer under all applicable civil rights laws.