Dean of the College of Education

Chicago, IL

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, College of Education. The University seeks an experienced, committed, and visionary leader who will embrace the UIC College of Education’s vision and guide the expansion of its highly-regarded, cutting-edge research and scholarship, academic programs, policy development, and community partnerships. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, is the executive officer for the College of Education and is a permanent member of the University Deans Council.

UIC is Chicago’s only public Carnegie RU/VH research institution. UIC is nationally and internationally recognized for multidisciplinary academic programs as well as its engagement with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide. Located near downtown Chicago and within a two-mile radius of several of the city’s vibrant African American, Asian, and Latinx communities, UIC is one of the most diverse universities in the nation and has been designated a Minority Serving Institution, an Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. UIC is the largest university in Chicago, enjoys the strongest enrollment growth in Illinois with a student body of 33,390 and almost 3,000 faculty, and is in the top 5% of the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States.

As a unit of this multifaceted, urban research university, the College of Education wrestles with society’s most pressing questions and challenges, while striving to prepare the next generation of educators, leaders, policy makers, and researchers with a strong focus on equity and social justice. With award-winning faculty who are national and international leaders in their fields, and a continuously growing portfolio of external funding, UIC’s College of Education is ranked within the top 55 US Colleges of Education, and is 33rd among US public universities. Its innovative programs across four departments (Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, Educational Psychology, and Special Education) and two centers (Center for Literacy and Center for Urban Education Leadership) educate more than 1,000 students every year.

The College of Education has deep and long-standing ties with the Chicago Public Schools, the nation’s third largest school district, and various educational, non-profit, and community organizations, affording significant opportunities for community-engaged scholarship that impacts lives while shaping educational research and the fields of urban education, teaching and learning, policy and human development. The College of Education is one of the top providers of teachers and school leaders for the Chicago Public Schools. It offers diverse career and scholastic pathways for graduates of all of its programs, including two undergraduate programs and an exciting portfolio of masters and doctoral programs. College of Education students have the opportunity to study a variety of areas including, but not limited to: educational practice and research associated with languages, literacies, mathematics, science, and social studies; teacher education; learning in and out of schools; human development, health, and well-being of individuals and families; measurement, evaluation, statistics, and assessment; special education; school leadership; social and cultural contexts of education; and urban higher education.

Candidates for this position must have an outstanding record of scholarly and educational achievement; a history of successful administrative experience; a demonstrated commitment to access, equity, diversity, teaching excellence and faculty governance; fundraising ability; and the ability to strategically deploy resources; manage a complex organization; and promote a shared vision and concrete goals. Candidates must be eligible for a tenured position at the rank of full professor.

Please complete an electronic application, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references by Monday, March 9th addressed to the search committee chair Michael A. Pagano, Dean, UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.

Please direct nominations and questions or concerns regarding the search and/or application process to the search coordinator, Faizan Abid, fabid2@uic.edu. Confidentiality will be observed in the preliminary stage of the search process.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Posted: 02/10/2020