Howard University - Dean of the School of Education

RPA Inc.
Washington D.C.
Oct 12, 2017
Kendra Mozug
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Howard University invites applications for the position of Dean of the School of Education. Since its founding in 1867, Howard University has been open to men and women from all racial and ethnic groups. Howard University seeks a dedicated academic and seasoned administrative leader to carry forward the esteemed history of the School of Education. The Dean will serve as the primary representative of the School to the University and the community. The Dean coordinates academic and advancement activities within the School, participates in University-wide planning and management activities, enhances instructional programs and research, and seeks interdisciplinary, cross-unit, and cross-campus opportunities to meet emerging needs. The Dean will pursue fundraising opportunities and direct the development of internal and external partnerships to support the School's programs and services.

As one of the University's 13 Schools and Colleges and described as one of the cornerstones of the University, Howard University School of Education (HUSOE), primarily a graduate school, enrolls students from diverse backgrounds in pursuit of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in its three academic departments: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies. The School offers an unparalleled educational experience leading to careers as K-12 teachers, principals and superintendents, school counselors, school psychologists, counseling psychologists, human development professionals, educational policymakers, and researchers through a rigorous accredited program. HUSOE is committed to giving rise to reflective educators, competent researchers, educational leaders, and socially conscious change agents for communities, the nation, and the world. Historically, HUSOE has dedicated its efforts to addressing the various challenges facing ethnically, linguistically and racially diverse populations with an emphasis on those classified as African American/Black. For more information about HUSOE, visit

Qualifications: The new Dean will be an experienced and passionate advocate for the ongoing mission of the School of Education, a politically adept administrator, and a committed proponent of inclusion and diversity with a distinguished record of scholarly research. The Dean of the Howard University School of Education must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field related to the School, be eligible for appointment at the rank of Professor, and have the capacity to develop and lead a strategic vision for the School. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to K-12 policy, curriculum and instruction; experience participating in conversations at a national level; a service-oriented leadership style; and a student-centric vision for addressing the future of higher education. For a more detailed description of the position, view the position profile at

Location: Howard University’s main campus is located in Washington, DC, within five miles of the United States Capitol. Howard has grown from a single-frame building in 1867 to more than 256 acres, which consists of Howard’s main campus, 400-bed Howard University Hospital, its East and West campuses, and includes a 108- acre research facility in Beltsville, Maryland.

Application: Interested candidates should submit only a cover letter and resume to RPA Inc. at For a confidential discussion or to make a nomination, please call Kendra Mozug, Search Manager, or Dana John Cohick, Senior Consultant, at 800-992-9277. The first review of candidates will begin on November 29, 2017, and interviews will commence shortly thereafter. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources at 202-238-5960.