Job Posting: Dean of Future Generations Graduate School (West Virginia)

The following is a vacancy announcement for the dean of the Future Generations graduate school. The position start date is October of this year.

The Future Generations Graduate School, founded in 2003, offers a two-year Master’s Degree in Applied Community Change with concentrations in Conservation and Peace-Building and conducts research in community-based approaches to health and community empowerment. This two-year Master’s Degree program builds the skills and capacity of the world’s most promising development practitioners. It allows them to remain in their own countries to continue serving their communities without having to leave their jobs or families.

This graduate school obtained accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States. It has graduated 5 classes with students representing 33 countries.

The Dean’s position entails teaching and research, along with core administrative responsibilities. The Dean is responsible for the overall administration of academic programs within the Graduate School, supervision and guidance of the faculty, and short-term training opportunities with Alumni and Future Generations Partners. The Dean is also responsible for management of the Graduate School staff, student recruitment, program development, implementation and assessment. The Dean reports to the President of the Graduate School and works with the President and the Board of Trustees on fundraising. The Dean chairs the Dean’s Council in setting Graduate School policy.

The qualified candidate shall have a doctoral degree in a subject area related to higher education programming, experience and proven track record in academic and administrative leadership and postgraduate experience and a proven track record in international community based development.

This position is based in West Virginia and will include international travel. Review of candidates will begin the end of May with the position to be filled no later than October 1, 2013.

Nomination and inquiries from those who wish to apply may be submitted to:
Future Generations Graduate School
Attention: Christie Hand, Program Coordinator
390 Road Less Traveled
Franklin, West Virginia 26807

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