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Dean of Academics (Upper School

Company: Lipscomb University
Location: Nashville
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button. If you would like to--bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link. The primary role of the Dean of Academics is to collaborate with the Associate Head of the Upper School and other administrators to oversee all academic programming at Lipscomb Academy Upper School. Job Related Skills Excellent oral and written communication skills Strong interpersonal skills Ability to develop strong collaborative relationships Proven ability to meet and exceed goals by stated deadlines Proven managerial and leadership skills Ability to research, explore and envision the school of the future Must be proficient and adaptable with relevant technology Education Master's Degree Experience 3 to 5 years Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 02/10/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Additional Comments & Information Minimum of five (5) years of professional teaching experience and holds a valid teaching degree
Master's Degree or higher in Educational Leadership or related field required
Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a successful leader in instruction, curriculum and assessment or similar capacity (e.g., Department Chair, Team Leader, etc.); experience with instruction integrating Spiritual Formation preferred. About Lipscomb University and Lipscomb Academy Lipscomb University is a Christian institution committed to creating students whose academic excellence, faith and practice, and community service reflect our ideals of global citizenship. Our mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence, not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and the larger community. It is a place that sees the city as our campus and the world as our classroom. This is what grounds us, and it is also what has grown us. The institution includes both Lipscomb University and Lipscomb Academy. The University enrolls more than 4,600 students, has a 10-year growth rate from 2007-2017 of almost 70 percent and offers students an intellectually challenging academic program of study that includes eight bachelor's degrees with over 100 majors spanning the liberal arts to programs of study in pre-professional and professional disciplines, 24 master's degrees in 70 fields of study, four education specialist degrees and three doctoral degrees. Each year, Lipscomb students contribute an average of 60,000 hours of service to nonprofits and organizations. Classified as a national university by U.S. News & World Report, Lipscomb University is classified as a doctoral university by the Carnegie Foundation, placing it among 7 percent of schools nationwide. Lipscomb Academy is a leader in PreK-12th schools in the Nashville area and enrolls over 1,200 students in academic programs from 2-year-olds to 12th grade where students are equipped to love to learn, learn to love, and live to serve. Lipscomb Academy's mission as a Christ-centered PreK-12th grade institution has been greater than shaping the minds of children; we guide children to discover their God-given gifts and passions, to develop as a whole person and to become a positive influence in their local and the greater global community. Throughout its existence, the Academy has benefitted from its unique association with Lipscomb University through access to its college-level professors, equipment and resources while delivering rigorous academic opportunities and offering compelling and competitive athletic programs all wrapped in an environment grounded in spiritual formation. In addition to Lipscomb's residential campuses in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee, there are two satellite locations and numerous online programs. At the heart of Lipscomb University are more than 860 full-time faculty and staff at the University and 160 full-time faculty and staff at the Academy who are committed to creating a lasting impact beyond the campus, serving the good of humanity to the glory of God. As you learn more about Lipscomb, we hope you find it to be a place that is joyfully and energetically committed to God and a place where you truly want to share and invest your talents and skills. Lipscomb University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, programs and activities. Hiring Statement Lipscomb Academy is a private, Christian K-12 school associated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and governed by religious tenets held by the Church of Christ. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the Church of Christ. Typical Duties and Responsibilities Description of Tasks Performed Lead ongoing academic standards review process in all disciplines.
Lead ongoing review of curriculum and assessment development.
Lead analysis of academic data including grades, and standardized testing data.
Support faculty in curriculum and assessment development.
Support faculty in implementation of best practices in planning, instruction, and assessment.
Coordinate with administrators from Middle and Lower Schools to facilitate vertical standard and curriculum alignment.
Collaborate with other administrators to plan and carry out faculty professional development.
Guide faculty in review and selection of course materials, including leading textbook processes.
Collaborate with other administrators in the teacher observation and evaluation process.
Oversee course proposal process.
Oversee development and review of academic policies.
Collaborate with other administrators and counseling staff to oversee standardized testing programs at the Upper School and coordinate with the Middle and Lower Schools.
Participate with other administrators and counseling staff to support student academic needs.
Participate in leadership of Spiritual Formation efforts through all academic experiences at Lipscomb.
Lead faculty in development of culturally responsive teaching practices.
Participate in and support the integration of global learning practices.
Participate in visioning of the future of Christian education.
Participate in the admissions process as needed.
Participate in the faculty hiring process as needed.
Fill in as a department chair if needed.
Teach up to one course as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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