Dean of the School of Global Policy and Strategy

La Jolla, California
Aug 26, 2020
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University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego is launching a search for an experienced, visionary leader to serve as its next Dean of the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), the only international affairs professional school in the 10-campus University of California System. Working in collaboration with exceptional and committed faculty, staff, and students, the new Dean will join a nimble, entrepreneurial academic enterprise, internationally recognized for its focus on Asia and the Americas and its rigorous analytical methodologies, in one of the most globally-minded regions and universities in the country. The successful new Dean will guide the School into its next chapter of influence and impact in an increasingly complex political and social landscape, both in the US and around the globe. The current relevance of the School and its programs could not be greater. This is a remarkable opportunity for the next Dean of the School to leverage the resources of one of the world’s great universities to do great good.

Since its founding in 1960, UC San Diego has become one of the preeminent institutions in the United States for higher education and research. The campus comprises seven undergraduate colleges, six academic divisions, and six graduate and professional schools, which together enroll over 39,000 students (as of fall 2019); the University also operates UC San Diego Health, San Diego’s only academic medical center. UC San Diego is an academic and research powerhouse, generating $1.45 billion in research funding and over $5 billion in revenues overall. With over 35,000 full and part-time academic and staff employees, UC San Diego is one of the largest employers in San Diego County, bringing with it a significant economic footprint on the region.

The next Dean will join the UC San Diego community at a critical moment in its history and will play an important role in its continued success. The University is expanding its academic programs and research initiatives of distinction, its emphasis on inclusive excellence, and its physical footprint, and thereby making great progress on its mission as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. The next GPS Dean will continue to build upon the School’s young but robust history and unique institutional assets and lead GPS through its next iteration of growth and distinction. In doing so, the Dean will further enhance and elevate the School’s visibility and impact around the globe; augment and coordinate the scope of academic programs of the School; continue to develop relationships to leverage the full capacity of UC San Diego; foster and deepen a strong sense of community, equity, and inclusion; expand and diversify financial resources to allow GPS to fulfill its many ambitions; and strengthen and grow the bonds between GPS and local, national, and international partners.

Successful candidates will have an equity-minded leadership style and a demonstrable commitment to enhancing diversity and promoting inclusion; experience in recruiting and developing excellent faculty, staff, and students, including women and members of racially and ethnically underrepresented groups. A terminal degree is required and a PhD is strongly preferred. Candidates must have a record of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor at UC San Diego.

UC San Diego has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search:  Electronic submission of materials is required.

David Bellshaw and Alanya Green

Isaacson, Miller

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415.655.4900

The University of California San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Diversity is a defining feature of the University of California, which embraces it as a source of strength. Differences — of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic status, abilities, experience and more — enhance the university’s ability to achieve its core missions of public service, teaching, and research. UC welcomes faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds and wants everyone at UC to feel respected and valued.

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