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The University of Nevada, Reno, the state’s oldest institution of higher education and the state’s land-grant university located in the city of Reno in northwest Nevada, seeks a dynamic, high-energy, transformative leader to serve as Dean, College of Education. The successful candidate will be a collaborative, inspiring administrator with the proven capacity to help the college enhance its culture of excellence in teaching, research, and statewide outreach and service, and advance its vital mission as a resource for learning within Nevada.
According to fall 2012 data, the University enrolled a total of 14,675 undergraduate, 2,894 graduate, 251 medical school, and 407 non-degree students in diverse academic divisions. With 1,000 undergraduate majors, 800 graduate students, 39 tenure-line faculty, 6 other academic faculty, 28 administrative faculty, and 63 staff members, the college’s programs encompass a broad range educational subjects and levels.
The College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno is comprehensive. Programs train teachers and other education leaders to serve students from early childhood through higher education. The college offers the following programs:
The college is also home to a wide range of centers that support local, state, national and international outreach and education, including the Center for Learning and Literacy, the Child and Family Research Center, the Early Learning Center, the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, the Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project, Nevada Educators Really Doing Science, the Northern Nevada Writing Project, the Raggio Center for STEM, and Research in Romania.
The College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno is also integrated. For example, the innovative undergraduate program in elementary education is designed so that every graduate completes requirements for credentials in elementary education and at least one other area--early childhood, special education, or English as a second language. We embrace the land grant university mission through service to both urban and frontier school districts across the state. We promote the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in both pre-service and in-service teacher training through collaborations with the Colleges of Science, Engineering, and Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.
The College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno is moving forward. We are actively engaged in a university-wide initiative to achieve a "very high research" Carnegie ranking. We have begun an initiative to develop school-university collaborative relationships to support student achievement, pre-service teacher training, teacher professional development, and scholarly work. The college is home to the Dean's Future Scholars program, a partnership with local school districts to increase the college-going rate of first-generation college-going students.
The new Dean, College of Education will hold a terminal degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for tenure as a full professor in one of the disciplines represented within the college. We require a senior scholar with a solid foundation in one of the college's disciplines, a distinguished record of research or scholarly activity, and at least three years of administrative experience at the level of chair or above in higher education. Experience with accreditation of educational programs and knowledge of national P-20 educational policy issues, both urban and rural, are also required. Desired qualifications include experience working with policy makers on educational issues, a demonstrated commitment to faculty, student, and program diversity, interest in development and fund raising on behalf of the college and its programs, and experience working with STEM initiatives and professional development schools.
The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Application materials will include three separate documents: a letter of interest addressing the qualifications listed above; a curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for five professional references with a description of the relationship to the applicant. Qualified candidates are invited to apply via our on-line application system at https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/11966. This position will also be subject to a background check. Inquiries and nominations can be submitted to the search chair or search coordinator by e-mail or telephone number listed below. All correspondence, including applications, nominations and general inquiries will be held in strict confidence. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2013.
For more information or nominations contact:
Jeff Thompson, Search Chair, Dean, College of Science
(775) 784-4591, email@example.com
Audrey Casey, Search Coordinator, Assistant to the Provost
(775) 784-1740, firstname.lastname@example.org