THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Education. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a major land-grant university committed to pre-eminence in research, teaching, public engagement, and economic development. The University seeks a visionary leader dedicated to enhancing and strengthening the College and to furthering its commitment to engaging in research on critical issues in education, preparing teachers and leaders, and serving the State of Illinois and the nation.
Founded in 1905 as one of the first land-grant, research-based schools of education, the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a national and global leader in education and research, attracting the best students from across the U.S. and around the world. To prepare leaders in all areas of education and research, the College offers undergraduate degrees, master's degrees, doctoral degrees, and professional development in four distinct departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Education Policy, Organization and Leadership; Educational Psychology; and Special Education. The College is consistently ranked among the top 25 research-intensive colleges of education in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report.
Working with the most diverse faculty on campus, over 600 undergraduates and more than 1,000 on-campus and online graduate students engage in meaningful and valuable conversations about diversity in education and in communities. Programs in the College prepare students to engage the most pressing issues in the field of education. Research-based pedagogies, school and community practicum placements, and research symposiums provide students with the experiences and tools they need to succeed, whether they want to become a teacher, a recruitment manager, an e-learning specialist, a school leader, or a professor.
As the chief academic and executive officer of the College, the candidate will possess (a) outstanding scholarly credentials, including recognition as an accomplished academic leader both nationally and internationally; (b) a demonstrated commitment to research, undergraduate and graduate education, outreach, and equal opportunity; (c) a demonstrated ability to attract, retain and advance a diverse and superior faculty, student body, and staff; (d) the capacity to be a visible leader in the State of Illinois on educational issues; (e) outstanding leadership and communication skills to effectively interact with all stakeholders and to be a strong advocate for the College and its mission; and (f) a thorough understanding of financial management and aptitude to generate resources for the College. Candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree and have a distinguished record of scholarly research, teaching and service accomplishments commensurate with an appointment at the rank of full professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Dean of the College of Education reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is a senior administrative position with a seat on the Provost’s Council of Deans. This full-time, 12-month appointment has a negotiable start date with salary commensurate with experience.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites letters of nomination or application (letter of interest, resume/CV, and five references). Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit materials prior to Friday, January 20, 2017. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications should be sent electronically to:
Wynne Sandra Korr, Search Committee Chair
Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois is located in Urbana-Champaign and is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty. Illinois faculty have earned 23 Nobel Prizes; two faculty and 18 alumni are Pulitzer Prize winners, and our faculty and alumni include are well-represented in the memberships of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. The campus is a leader in access for students with disabilities and was the first to provide disabilities access to all campus programs, facilities, and services and the first to offer comprehensive wheelchair sports programming. Additional information about the University may be obtained from its website, www.illinois.edu.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).