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University of Massachusetts, Boston

Boston, MA
The University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications and nominations for the position of dean of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). The dean serves as the college’s chief administrative and academic officer and reports to the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. UMass Boston, which has ten colleges and schools and is a Carnegie-classified research/high university, is located in one of the intellectually richest and most culturally diverse cities in the world. The university enrolls nearly 16,000 students and offers more than 150 academic programs leading to baccalaureate, Master's, and doctoral degrees.

The College of Education and Human Development, a strong educational community, enrolls more than 1100 students, 91 percent of whom are graduate students. The college offers a wide variety of programs, including three (soon to be five) at the doctoral level, and aspires to become a globally leading college of education and human development. CEHD includes three academic departments (Counseling & School Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, and Leadership in Education) and five centers and institutes (Adult Literacy Resource Institute, Center of Science & Mathematics in Context, Institute for International & Comparative Education, Institute for Learning & Teaching, and the New England Resource Center for Higher Education). These units contribute to CEHD’s growing teaching, research and service programs. The college has developed commendable partnerships with local school districts, and maintains a strong commitment to partnering with the Boston Public Schools.

The successful candidate will be able to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty and staff within and outside the college to advance a dynamic vision for the college; create an environment that invites respect for all persons, a sense of fairness, and a deep commitment to inclusion and human diversity; promote and support excellence in teaching, research, service, and program development; promote the effective use of technology in learning and teaching; forge alliances with networks of teachers, administrators, and other professionals in public and private agencies, locally and globally; strengthen the links between CEHD and UMass Boston’s other colleges and institutes; and increase external resources for the college.

Candidates should, preferably, have an earned doctorate in education, or a related field (but interested persons with an outstanding record of leadership are encouraged to apply); a distinguished record of research; significant experience in higher education; demonstrated knowledge of teacher and professional education; successful experience in effecting change; an inclination to be welcoming and inclusive; an entrepreneurial instinct; and skill in nurturing local, national, and global networks of relationships.

Isaacson Miller, an executive search firm, has been retained by University of Massachusetts Boston to assist in its search for the dean of the College of Education and Human Development. Nominations, resumes, and cover letters should be emailed in confidence to UMBEd@Imsearch.com. Inquiries should be directed to Monroe “Bud” Moseley, Vice President and Director, and Donna Cramer, Senior Associate, at Isaacson, Miller, phone 617-262-6500. Visit www.umb.edu/academics/cehd for additional information on the University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Education and Human Development.

The University of Massachusetts Boston (www.umb.edu) is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Title IX employer, committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applications from persons of all backgrounds, including covered veterans and those with disabilities.

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