Dean of the Graduate School

University of Georgia

Deadline August 10, 2014
Date Posted April 28, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Graduate School.


The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant/sea-grant university, is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia.  UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered university in the country.  UGA is consistently ranked among the top 25 public universities in U.S. News & World Report.  The University is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta.


UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff.  The Universitys enrollment is approaching 35,000 students including approximately 26,500 undergraduates and 8,300 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Georgia Regents University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, which will graduate its first class of medical students in Spring 2014.  Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at


The Graduate School coordinates the graduate programs of all schools and colleges of the University. Matters of policy and procedure are determined by the graduate faculty through the graduate council. The graduate faculty consists of faculty members appointed by the President on the basis of productive research, effective teaching, and other creative activities. The policies adopted by the graduate council are administered by the dean of the Graduate School.


The Graduate School administers all graduate programs of the University. It offers the Master of Arts in 35 disciplines, the Master of Science in 51 disciplines and the Doctor of Philosophy in 79 disciplines. Professional masters degrees are available in 32 areas, and professional doctoral degrees are offered in education, music, and public health. The University also awards the Master of Education in 19 areas, the Specialist in Education in 19 areas and the Doctor of Education in 12 areas. Additional information about the Graduate School is available at:


The Dean will provide energetic and visionary leadership, as well as principled administrative guidance and advocacy for the mission of the School in teaching, research, and public service/outreach. The Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School, reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The Dean works collaboratively with the Provost and other Deans to further the Universitys graduate training mission. The Dean provides the leadership to articulate a dynamic vision for graduate education, and the strategic guidance necessary to advance and innovate the graduate experience at UGA. Within the Graduate School, the Dean directs all core functions, including planning, program development, admissions and recruitment, student quality of life issues, resource acquisition and allocation, and fund-raising opportunities. The Dean chairs the Graduate Council and is a non-voting ex officio member of all its sub-committees.


Candidates must have a terminal degree, a distinguished record of scholarship, and qualify for tenure at the full professor level. Desirable qualifications for the successful candidate include a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; ability to manage a diverse school; strong internal management aptitude with good budgetary skills; ability to work in a collaborative and collegial manner with a diverse faculty and staff across the Institution; and successful fundraising skills, working with foundations and individual donors as well as encouraging externally supported scholarship.


Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by August 10, 2014; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicants credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).


Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to:

In lieu of email submission, written application materials can be directed to:


UGA Search Group

University of Georgia, Human Resources

Search Committee: Dean, Graduate School

215 S. Jackson Street

Athens, GA 30602


Confidential requests for information should be directed to Michael Luthi, Primary Consultant with the UGA Search Group, 706-542-1837.


The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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