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Director of School of Education

UW Platteville seeks Director of School of Education. The Director of School of Education reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education.  The Director oversees recruitment and retention of students and faculty, promotes continuous improvement of teaching and professional development, and advanced academic planning, program development, accreditation, assessment, annual reporting, and fiscal management of the school.

The Director provides leadership and managerial responsibility for one or more academic program(s), ensuring alignment with the university mission. Directs administrative oversight and academic curriculum development, ensuring optimal integration of student and faculty activities. Ensures resource allocation supports the program’s primary objectives. Manages a team of professionals who support the program(s).

Salary for this position starts at $85,000 and will be commensurate with experience. This is a year-round position, which is benefit and paid leave eligible position and will be granted full tenure pending Wisconsin Board of Regents approval.


  • Represent the School of Education by serving on college and university committees, attending state DPI meetings and professional education and licensure meetings
  • Advance academic planning, program development, accreditation, assessment, annual reporting, and fiscal management
  • Oversee recruitment and retention of students and faculty
  • Promote continuous improvement of teaching and professional development of faculty and staff
  • Work collaboratively with the Dean, faculty, students, and staff to create a vision for the continued success and growth of the School of Education
  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • Collaborates with faculty members to develop student academic programs and agendas, directs implementation, and creates curricular structure including operational and logistical arrangements
  • Formulates program strategies and goals, directs long-term planning, develops policies and procedures, and establishes and maintains new and emerging program materials
  • Evaluates operations and outcomes to ensure alignment with organizational goals
  • Serves as the principal liaison between the program, University leadership, and outside entities
  • May provide guidance to faculty regarding funding, staffing, and space implications
  • Develops the unit budget and approves unit expenditures
  • Manages student academic program(s)

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education-related discipline
  • Distinguished academic record in teaching and research
  • Experience working in K-12 schools
  • Experience and/or expertise in teacher preparation and practices
  • Demonstrated administrative leadership in academic setting
    Experience managing budgets.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been preparing teachers for more than 150 years, earning an outstanding reputation as an institution that is committed to quality in its educational offerings. With programs approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, you’ll be preparing students for a career in education at various levels. You’ll help students develop communication skills including technology and media, knowledge of content and how to teach that content, and human relations.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master’s programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin’s largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: January 15, 2023. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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