The John P. Ellbogen Dean, College of Education

Laramie, Wyoming
Dec 18, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Wyoming (UW) invites nominations and applications for the position of The John P. Ellbogen Dean of the University of Wyoming College of Education. The dean is the chief academic officer of the college and the executive director of the Trustees Education Initiative (TEI), reporting to the provost and vice president for academic affairs and overseeing two schools and the Literacy Research Center and Clinic, as well as engaging in the college’s participation in the Wyoming School-University Partnership.

The John P. Ellbogen Dean is the academic and administrative leader of the College of Education and works closely with the management team including associate deans; directors of the School of Teacher Education and the School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy and Design; the Executive Director of the Literacy Research Center and Clinic; and the faculty and staff of the college. As Executive Director of TEI, the dean provides direction to TEI staff to support ongoing improvement efforts in the college. The dean represents the college on the university campus and throughout the state of Wyoming. The ideal candidate will interact with stakeholders within the college and the university as well as in the community and with alumni.

As the only public four-year institution of higher learning in Wyoming, UW takes pride in its distinctive role as both flagship and land-grant campus and in its stature as a national research university. The UW is a doctoral/research extensive, Division I university with more than 13,000 students enrolled in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs on and off campus. The main campus of UW is located in Laramie, a city of 27,000 nestled on the high plains between two ranges of the Rocky Mountains.

The successful candidate should possess an earned doctorate degree, with experience in an education-related discipline, from an accredited institution; expertise in at least one of the disciplines represented by the college; a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship; evidence of strong leadership and administrative ability in a university or college environment; the strong interpersonal skills necessary for effective interactions both within the university and across the state; and a demonstrated commitment to the power of education.

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How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting the University of Wyoming in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please include a cover letter, CV and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Betty Turner Asher, Partner

Shelley Sullivan Feather, Senior Executive Search Consultant and Library Practice Leader

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

The university adheres to the principles of affirmative action and welcomes applications from qualified individuals, independent of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or political belief. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups, including women and people of color.