The University of Pittsburgh invites applications and nominations for appointment as the Renee and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education to begin in summer 2017. The Dean is the academic and administrative officer of the School of Education and reports to the Provost. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and collaborative leader, who is committed to guiding the School to the next level of excellence. The Dean will lead the School in recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff, in providing exceptional student education and training at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels, and in fostering diversity in all facets of the School. The Dean will manage financial resources strategically to drive continuous improvement in core programs and further raise the School's visibility and impact. In addition to management in faculty affairs, budget, personnel, and grant funding, the Dean will be engaged in fundraising and external stakeholder relations.
The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of academic accomplishments and scholarship appropriate for appointment at the rank of Full Professor of Education at the University of Pittsburghand a vision for how to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the changing landscape of educator professional preparation and higher education more broadly.
Who We Are
From the teachers leading classes and the researchers studying those classrooms, to the policymakers who put standards into law and the administrators who implement the policies, from the clinicians and researchers who link health and wellness to learning and cognition across the lifespan to professionals who educate on health-related behavior change, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education engages education across many dimensions of regional, national and international significance. We're researchers, supervisors, teachers, policymakers, and principals working in schools, boardrooms, labs, institutes, districts, and governments across the world.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Education has built traditions of excellence in research and scholarship on teaching and learning, the preparation of educational professionals and leaders in teaching, health and fitness, and service to the community. These strengths are reflected in our ranking as 27th on the U.S. News & World Report's best graduate schools of education for 2015 (17th amongst public schools), recognizing our impact on practice, research, and service to the community.
Our research productivity is shown in the $20.1 million of research funds awarded to our faculty for more than 100 research projects during 2014-2015.
Our impact on practice is exemplified in the placement and recognition of our graduates. Two-thirds of the superintendents in Western Pennsylvania graduated from Pitt, and in the past 15 years, seven Pitt alumni were selected as Pennsylvania superintendents of the year. The 2014 National Teacher of the Year is a graduate of our Master of Arts in Teaching program.
The School's educational programs are established across four departments: Administrative and Policy Studies, Health and Physical Activity, Instruction and Learning, and Psychology in Education. In addition, several centers provide focus on key aspects of the School's mission: The Center for Urban Education (CUE; www.cue.pitt.edu), the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center (www.physicalactivity.pitt.edu), the Learning Policy Center (www.lpc.pitt.edu), and the Motivation Center. In addition, the K-8 Falk Laboratory School (www.falk-school.org), adjacent to the campus, is affiliated with the School of Education.
The School maintains important connections with other units within the University, including the University Center for International Studies (www.ucis.pitt.edu), the Office of Child Development (www.ocd.pitt.edu), and the Learning Research & Development Center (www.lrdc.pitt.edu).
The School currently is home to 970 graduate students, 221 undergraduate students, 53 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 31 full-time non-tenure track faculty, 29 part-time faculty, and 67 staff members. The School of Education has more than $1 million in scholarship support awarded through endowed funds and merit scholarships, which annually provides scholarships to over 100 students.
Find more information about the School of Education at www.education.pitt.edu.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited, and the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please submit materials by September 30, 2016. Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Materials should be submitted electronically to consultants Rosa Morris and Paul Chou at email@example.com.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.