Dean, Graduate School of Education

University of California, Riverside in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted November 26, 2013
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites inquiries, nominations and expressions of interest for the leadership position of Dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSOE).  The UCR GSOE is a nationally recognized school that has been at the forefront of research, education, training and public service in the diverse Southern California region.  Under the new leadership of Chancellor Kim Wilcox, UCR is pursuing an ambitious period of growth and expansion, exemplified by the new Schools of Medicine and Public Policy.  The GSOE will play an integral role in enhancing the institutions academic excellence and attaining the profile of AAU research universities, as articulated in the campus strategic plan, UCR 2020 


One of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, UCR is as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation.  The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities, including air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, culture, healthcare and education.


The GSOE offers doctoral programs in five broad areas: Education, Society, and Culture; Educational Psychology; Higher Education Administration and Policy; School Psychology and Special Education.  The School also offers M.A. or M.E. degrees in ten program areas, several teacher credential programs and an undergraduate minor.  GSOE faculty and students conduct cutting-edge research that makes a difference in a wide range of areas related to education. 


The GSOE Dean has responsibility for the overall strategic leadership, administration, and fiscal management of the school.  GSOE seeks a recognized academic leader in education who possesses an accomplished background in scholarly research to serve as its next Dean.  Major goals for the next Dean will be to recruit and retain distinguished faculty, expand the research enterprise (particularly research funded by competitive federal grants), enhance undergraduate and graduate education, cultivate philanthropic support, engage public constituencies and foster an atmosphere of support, collegiality and dynamism for the faculty, staff and students.  More information about the GSOE can be obtained at


For additional information on this opportunity, including a full position specification, please visit


Nominations and expressions of interest, including a CV and cover letter, can be sent in confidence via email to  Inquiries and questions concerning this recruitment may be directed to the executive search consultants assisting UCR: Jon Croteau and Brian Bloomfield at (630-990-1370) and a detailed position description will be sent upon request.  The position will remain open until filled and the recruitment will be conducted in confidence until finalists are invited for campus visits at which time professional references will also be contacted. 


The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity

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