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DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois

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DePaul University, one of the nation’s largest Catholic institutions of higher education, serving undergraduate and graduate students, invites applications and nominations for the Dean of the College of Education. The institution seeks a dean possessing integrity; someone who respects its Catholic, Vincentian, and urban identity, is committed to its distinctive mission and values, and seeks to champion and elevate its innovative, diverse, and pragmatic character.


Founded in 1898, it is one of the nation’s largest Catholic institutions of higher education and the largest private university in the Midwest. DePaul, a Carnegie doctoral/research-intensive institution with more than 21,000 full-time and part-time students and 866 full-time faculty members, offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate programs.


The College of Education, with 1493 undergraduate and graduate students and 51 full-time faculty, is divided into three departments: Teacher Education; Leadership, Language and Curriculum; and Counseling and Special Education. The College offers 28 undergraduate degree programs and 40 graduate degree programs, along with numerous licensures and endorsements.


The dean’s priorities will be leading and nurturing colleagues in the effective implementation and assessment of the College’s strategic priorities within DePaul’s broadly supported vision. This will include strengthening and improving the College’s position as a leader, advocate, and partner in shaping education policy and public opinion in the Chicago Public Schools, the state, the region and internationally. The dean will promote and advocate for scholarly activities and research—empirical, conceptual, applied—and policy studies that advance research, theory, and practice in the field of education nationally and internationally. The new dean’s responsibilities will include the continued hiring of exemplary faculty; encouraging and providing support for faculty to engage in scholarship; and monitoring internal and external professional activities.


Additionally, the next dean will provide strategic leadership to further advance the College’s local, regional, national, and growing international reputation and build upon its accomplishments within the many and varied professional communities it serves. The new dean will report to the provost and serve as a member of the University’s leadership team, which has responsibility for collaborative and team-based efforts to benefit the University as a whole. The new dean must work to build a cohesive, synergistic team among the three major departments in the College that will promote the College’s ability to achieve their mission and work collaboratively with the liberal arts disciplines and other schools and colleges across the university.


Academic Search is assisting DePaul University in this national search. Confidential conversations about this exciting opportunity may be arranged by contacting:


Maya Ranchod Kirkhope, Vice President and Senior Consultant


[email protected] 


Applications, inquiries, and nominations may be sent to [email protected].  


The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by February 6, 2023, can be assured of full consideration. For more information about the institution, position, qualifications, and application process, please review the full search profile on the Academic Search website.    


DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.



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Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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