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The President of the University of Arizona (UA) invites applications for the position of Dean of the College of Education, replacing Dr.
Ron Marx, an outstanding leader who has served the College since 2003. The University seeks a similarly nationally recognized scholar whose
outstanding administrative and leadership skills will enhance the University of Arizona’s reputation, along with that of the College of
The College of Education
The UA College of Education is situated at the nexus of
research and scholarship and the world of professional practice. The College brings strong theoretical foundations and research methods that
contribute to improved quality of education practice. Through research, instruction, and outreach, the College engages in programs to
generate new knowledge about education, prepares the next generation of educators and leaders, and engages educational and community groups
to enhance education for all stakeholders. We partner with colleagues across the University of Arizona campus, in the education and business
sectors, and with government and nonprofit agencies to leverage resources and affect change.
The College of Education serves
approximately 1,800 undergraduate students and 900 graduate students within four academic departments: Disability & Psychoeducational
Studies, Educational Policy Studies & Practice, Educational Psychology, and Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies. The College
has been actively growing in externally funded research and is currently generating $6.5 million of annual research expenditures, with
roughly half focused on instruction, a third on research, and the remainder on outreach and service. We prioritize cultural diversity, and
recognize that our obligations to the State and beyond require a focus on educational access and success for all of Arizona’s learners. We
support educators across Arizona working with and alongside Indigenous and minority communities, in linguistically and culturally diverse
classrooms, and with students who display a range of different strengths and challenges. For more information about the University of
Arizona’s College of Education, please visit https://www.coe.arizona.edu/.
Established in 1885, the University of Arizona – the state’s “super” land-grant University
– has over a dozen colleges and two medical schools. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, making it one
of the leading public and private research universities in the United States. The University of Arizona graduates individuals who are
real-world ready through its 100% Student Engagement initiative, and our faculty members include Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners,
McArthur Grant recipients, and more. The UA is ranked by the NSF in the top 20 among public universities in research activity, expending
more than $606 million in FY15. The UA is advancing the frontiers of inter- and transdisciplinary scholarship, entrepreneurship and external
partnerships. The UA delivers an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually to the State of Arizona, serving approximately 43,000
students and employing over 12,000 faculty and staff.
The UA has experienced extraordinary growth in admissions, research activity,
campus life, and reputation. Less measurable, but even more important for the future, is the collective sense of momentum that energizes the
UA’s students, faculty, and administration. For more information on the University of Arizona, please visit http://www.arizona.edu
We seek a Dean who can articulate and
advance a vision for education both within the College and for its role in Arizona. The Dean of the College of Education is responsible for
all facets of leadership and management of the unit. Among the highest priorities are developing, inspiring, and supporting the success of
College members, including faculty, staff, and of course our students, and leading by example through national leadership roles and deep
engagement with local and global communities.
The Dean will be expected to optimize College instructional programs and to seek
interdisciplinary, cross-unit and cross-campus opportunities to meet emerging needs. The Dean will also improve College research and
scholarly activity and ensure that junior faculty have the mentoring and career advancement support necessary to grow into leadership roles.
Given our land-grant mission, it is also particularly important that the Dean prioritize and promote service, outreach, translational and
clinical activity. Furthermore, fundraising and development are of critical importance to building capacity.
A Ph.D. or equivalent from an accredited institution and an excellent record of scholarship tenurable at the
level of Full Professor at the University of Arizona is required. Candidates must have an outstanding record of leadership, advocacy, and
service to a college or university and the community. The successful candidate will also have: a successful record of management and
administrative experience including managing personnel and a strong knowledge of budgets and the ability to prioritize College resources
accordingly; knowledge of the varied disciplines of the College with a breadth of experience in education; an exemplary record of academic
activities including teaching, research, and external funding; and the administrative acumen and communication skills to mobilize vision
In addition, the successful candidate will also possess: a proven track record in program development, diversity
enhancement, promotion of interdisciplinary research, and growth management; a commitment to shared governance and a participatory
decision-making; and the interpersonal skills necessary to perform as an effective communicator to internal (central administration, other
UA units, colleges and offices, etc.) and external constituencies (alumni, government, community partners, etc.).
Application and Nomination Process
Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and cover letter. Review of applications
will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submission of materials via email is strongly encouraged. Nomination
letters should include the contact information of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in strict confidence.
Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
Electronic submissions are
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Refer to code “UA-COE” in the subject line
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