Deputy Dean - College of Education & Human Development

Newark, DE
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Education & Human Development
Location: Newark, DE

This is an exciting position for a mid-career or senior faculty member who enjoys conducting his or her own research program as well as assisting others in developing theirs. The person desired for this position would be an established scholar who is passionate about helping others advance their research. This person should enjoy finding and developing the kernels of innovative and fundable ideas that will have a meaningful impact in the fields of education and human development. We seek a scholar and colleague with an interdisciplinary outlook and interest in creating new joint programs across related units. The position provides a golden opportunity to shape the agenda of an already excellent College, where supportive faculty are actively engaged in scholarship that influences schools, communities, and families in positive ways.

Because of the nature of this position, the Deputy Dean will teach one course per year and maintain an active program of scholarship. Thus, reporting to the Dean, the Deputy Dean's primary responsibility will be to advance the research mission of the College. The Deputy Dean, with other faculty, will implement the College's mentoring program for junior faculty, helping them launch their careers as scholars. The Deputy Dean will also collaborate with faculty to create new structures that engage undergraduate and graduate students in the College's research mission. In addition, this individual will work closely with doctoral program coordinators and faculty to foster the development of innovative graduate programs, ones that attract outstanding graduate students and contribute to the reputation of the College.


The College of Education and Human Development includes faculty in the nationally-ranked School of Education, the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and seven centers (two research and development centers, and five service-oriented centers). The successful applicant will join a college of highly productive faculty. Faculty members have received numerous awards from various scholarly organizations and routinely receive external grants from the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, state agencies, and private foundations. The successful applicant's academic home will be in the School of Education or Department of Human Development and Family Studies, whichever is most appropriate for the applicant's academic background.

The University of Delaware strongly believes that its future success is firmly predicated on its steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Diversity is a core value and guiding principle for our college's educational mission to prepare future scholars, educators, and leaders well prepared for success in schools, communities, and other developmental contexts that are increasingly diverse. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence by providing leadership in research, inclusive teaching, or public engagement toward promoting diversity and equal opportunities.


Doctoral degree in one of the disciplines or related fields in the College of Education and Human Development. Superior verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with individuals from many different backgrounds with a strong commitment to diversity. Outstanding academic record in terms of publication record, success securing grant-funded research from national institutions and experience in student mentorship consistent with a mid-career or senior-level tenured faculty appointment. Ability to develop innovative graduate programs and to promote the college's interests with internal and external constituencies within the state and at the national and international levels. Commitment to interdisciplinary research and track record in supporting efforts to embrace diversity.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a research statement, and information for three references. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted. For inquiries, contact: Dr. David Coker, Search Committee Chair, 302- 831-3096 (

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:

Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-3666

For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4643

OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act ("DDEA") prohibits discrimination against an applicant or employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, lactation or related conditions. If you believe that you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination or retaliation, please inform a manager as soon as reasonably possible. The University of Delaware is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and will take prompt action to investigate and remedy the situation, as necessary.

The DDEA also provides for reasonable accommodations of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions, provided that the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the university. An employee need not be disabled to request such an accommodation. If you have a known limitation related to pregnancy that impacts your ability to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of your job, please inform your supervisor so that we can promptly begin the process of identifying a reasonable accommodation. Employees are encouraged to request a reasonable accommodation as soon as the need arises and prior to any performance issues. Employees will not be retaliated against for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation.


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