Dean, Laney Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs

Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 24, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Emory University

Dean, Laney Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs

Emory University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Laney Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs.

Emory University is a leading institution of higher education. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the university has an international reputation for world-renowned scholarship and research, unparalleled teaching, and a preeminent medical center that provides students with the access to and opportunity for hands-on learning experiences with top medical researchers and scholars. A member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1995, the university benefits from collaboration and synergy across its nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. With approximately 15,000 students, including 8,000 undergraduates and 7,000 graduate and professional students, Emory draws from every state and more than 100 countries.

The James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies is committed to graduate education that provides students with deep and broad expertise in their chosen fields, creativity to cross disciplinary boundaries, courage to challenge convention, and confidence to ask unexpected questions and to articulate bold new perspectives. It offers PhD and Master’s degrees in more than 40 programs across the humanities, the social sciences, biomedical and natural science, public health, nursing, and business. Laney graduate students are present in nearly every area of research at Emory, working with esteemed faculty and researchers to contribute to their disciplines and solve the complex problems of our time.

Laney Graduate School is a leader in implementation of best practices in graduate education, which support both students and faculty. The Dean is the chief academic, administrative, and fiscal officer of the School. This individual will work collaboratively with a range of critical constituencies including faculty, students, staff, alumni, and other supporters to advance the School to even higher levels of excellence in pursuit of its mission. Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the dean will represent the Laney Graduate School within the Council of Deans and the Provost’s Office.

Emory University seeks a proven academic leader with a record of increasing administrative responsibilities in a complex research university and a vision for the future of graduate education. A commitment to collaboration, innovation, and diversity & inclusion will be critical.

Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Emory University will be assisted by Jackie Zavitz, Ellen Brown Landers, and Jill Sprong of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Nominations and applications should be directed to: 

[email protected]

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression

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