Dean of the College of Education
Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: The University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Education. The Dean serves as the chief administrative and academic officer of the College, reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at http://www.uga.edu/. One of the largest and most diverse institutions of its kind in the nation, the College of Education offers 13 undergraduate degree and more than 100 graduate degree programs leading to careers as educators, counselors, psychologists, administrators, researchers, educational and health-related specialists. These research- and practice-oriented programs are provided through its nine departments: Career and Information Studies; Communication Sciences and Special Education; Counseling and Human Development Services; Educational Psychology; Educational Theory and Practice; Kinesiology; Language and Literacy Education; Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy; and Mathematics and Science Education. The College's outstanding faculty of 220 members serves an enrollment of over 4,200 students per semester. The College occupies more than 300,000 square feet in Aderhold Hall, the Ramsey Student Center, River's Crossing, and various other buildings on South Campus. The College offers numerous opportunities for research with highly cited faculty in its many centers, institutes and laboratories. Faculty in the College are ranked among the most productive researchers in the nation. Additional information about the College of Education is available at: http://www.coe.uga.edu. The College's programs prepare graduates to work with individuals from infancy through adulthood in schools, community agencies, colleges and universities. Its programs are accredited and approved by professional organizations such as: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Professional Standards Commission, American Psychological Association, Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Professions, American College of Sports Medicine, National Athletic Trainers Association, and Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. The Dean will provide energetic and visionary leadership, as well as principled administrative guidance and advocacy for the mission of the College in teaching, research, and public service/outreach. The Dean's responsibilities include overall responsibility for leadership of the College; strategic planning and analysis of College operations; program development for departments and schools in the College; budget development; fundraising and alumni relations; faculty recruitment; liaison with department heads, center directors and College staff; representing the College to the University administration; providing leadership in guiding, engaging and building partnerships in transforming public education in the State of Georgia and the nation. Candidates must have a terminal degree and a distinguished record of scholarship and qualify for tenure at the full professor level; have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; be able to manage a diverse college with nine departments; be a strong internal manager with good budgetary skills and the ability to work in a collaborative and collegial manner with a diverse faculty, staff, and students; and be a successful fundraiser, working with foundations and individual donors as well as encouraging externally supported scholarship. Applications: Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Sunday, March 11, 2018; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant's credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current resume; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). All applicants must apply online at FacultyJobs@UGA. Please see the job posting at: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/3370 Nominations, questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to Michael Luthi, Primary Consultant with the UGA Search Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-542-1837. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (email@example.com). Please do not contact the college or search committee with such requests.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a terminal degree and qualify for tenure at the full professor level.
Preferred Qualifications: Have a distinguished record of scholarship and have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; be able to manage a diverse college with nine departments; be a strong internal manager with good budgetary skills and the ability to work in a collaborative and collegial manner with a diverse faculty, staff, and students; and be a successful fundraiser, working with foundations and individual donors as well as encouraging externally supported scholarship.
Faculty Rank: Professor
Tenure Status: Tenured
Employee Percentage: 100
Location of Vacancy: Athens Area