Dean of the Graduate School of Education
Fordham University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSE). The next Dean will have an extraordinary opportunity to advance the GSE’s mission; to enhance its commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and public service; and to increase its national and global prominence while positioning the School effectively to succeed in a dynamic and highly competitive environment in graduate education. A large and important school that is deeply in service of and tied to the City of New York, Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education ranks in the top 20 private schools of education nationally and second among Catholic schools of education. Some of Fordham’s greatest strengths lie in its sense of community, faculty, and location in Manhattan, home of the largest public school system in the United States and one of the largest Catholic school systems. Located near Lincoln Center, the Graduate School of Education enrolls approximately 390 doctoral, 600 master’s, and 80 certificate students. With approximately 40 full-time professors and 70 adjuncts, the School’s faculty includes prominent educators from nearly every aspect of graduate education. The Dean is the academic and administrative leader of the School, fostering a strong community that is closely tied to and extends the Jesuit ideals of the University. He or she will be charged with developing a compelling and innovative vision for the future; increasing external fund raising; developing new revenue streams; building community; advancing the already-deep connections of the School in the field; and managing fiscal and human resources optimally. The Graduate School of Education is a part of Fordham University, which was founded in 1841. Fordham, a Jesuit university, is governed by an independent board of trustees. The Graduate School of Education’s commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and public service reflects the Jesuit educational ideals of rigorous thought, justice, and service to others. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin in early August and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 1, 2014. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile available at http://www.wittkieffer.com/position/fordham-university/dean-of-the-graduate-school-of-education/9438, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Fordham University’s consultants Jean Dowdall, Ph.D., Robin Mamlet, and Elizabeth Bohan at FordhamGSE@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by phone through the desk of Leslie Donahue, search support, at 630-575-6178. Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.