Dean, School of Education
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), the largest and most diverse higher education institution in the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region, seeks a strategic, collaborative and innovative leader as its next Dean of the School of Education. The incoming Dean will arrive at UNCG at an exciting time, as the appointment of a new Chancellor has created a strong sense of renewal for the institution’s future. The Dean will build upon the many strengths of the School of Education – including its diverse student body, unusually varied collection of academic programs, collaborations with other units, talented and accomplished faculty and staff, and strong community partnerships – to lead the School into its next era of excellence.
UNCG’s School of Education prepares leaders to work in public and private institutions and agencies by providing research, professional development and advocacy to improve opportunities for all people. The School is an inclusive learning community that embodies access, equity, diversity, cultural relevance and collaboration in teaching, research and community engagement.
Reporting to the Provost, who joined the institution in 2014, the Dean serves as the chief administrative officer of the School of Education. S/he provides leadership for the School of Education’s 1,400 students, 75 full-time faculty, 35 part-time faculty and 25 staff. The Dean represents the School of Education across campus, working in collaboration with UNCG’s senior leadership team on high-level institutional matters. Finally, the Dean carries out an important external role in the regional community, serving as an advocate and ambassador for the School of Education and as a spokesperson and thought leader for issues related to education.
UNCG seeks a Dean with a record of academic achievement and administrative management, including experience in strategic visioning, faculty and staff development, enrollment management and fiscal oversight. The successful candidate will bring an appreciation for and proven leadership in interdisciplinary activity; demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively across the University; knowledge of teaching, research, practice and policy; an entrepreneurial instinct; an inclination to be transparent and collaborative; established national networks of relationships and experience thriving in a diverse culture. An earned doctorate in education or an education related field, and a distinguished record of research are ideal.
UNCG has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this critical appointment. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals and applications may be submitted online at www.imsearch.com/5557.