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Job ID: 114401

University of Nevada, Reno

Date Posted Oct. 22, 2018
Title Dean
University University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV, United States
Department College of Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Dean
  • Education - General

Job Description
We seek a dynamic, high-energy, visionary leader for the College of Education in Nevada’s oldest institution of higher education and the state’s land-grant leader in teaching, research and statewide outreach. With 1,100 undergraduate majors, 640 graduate students, 54 academic faculty, 39 administrative faculty, and 62 staff members, the college’s programs encompass a broad range educational subjects and levels. This position reports to the Executive Vice President & Provost and works collaboratively with all of the other deans on campus. An expanded profile of the University and the College of Education can be found on the College of Education website:

Required Qualifications
PhD in Education or related field from an accredited institution
Eligible for tenure as a full professor in one of the disciplines represented within the college
Solid foundation in one of the disciplines represented within the college and knowledge of teacher education
Knowledge of national P-20 educational policy issues
Demonstrated commitment to faculty, student, and program diversity

Preferred Qualifications
At least three years of administrative experience at the level of chair or above in higher education
Experience working with policy makers on educational issues
Interest in development and fundraising on behalf of the college and its programs
Experience working with STEM initiatives and professional development schools
Experience with accreditation of educational programs

Compensation Grade
University Executive – Dean, Education

College Information
The College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno is multi-disciplinary. Programs train teachers and other professionals to serve individuals and families across the lifespan. The college offers undergraduate programs in Integrated Elementary Teacher Education (including special education, early childhood education, and English as a second language), Secondary Education, and Human Development and Family Studies. The college has a strong partnership with the College of Science, CABNR, Engineering, and Liberal Arts that produces secondary education teachers with disciplinary majors. Master’s programs include a variety of areas for initial teacher licensure, advanced teacher development, educational leadership, counseling, and human development/family studies. The college has a doctoral program with five areas of emphasis.

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 Raggio Center for STEM Education, and the Learning Resource Center. The college supports the Dean’s Future Scholars program, an innovative program mentoring first-generation, low-income students from sixth grade through high school graduation and into college. The College of Education is one administrative unit with two divisions: (a) Teacher Education and Human Development and (b) Professional Specialized Studies. Teacher Education and Human Development includes three academic areas: Elementary Education, Human Development and Family Studies, and Secondary Education. Professional Specialized Studies include four academic program areas: Counseling, Education Psychology, and Information Technology, Educational Leadership, Language, Literacy, and Culture, and Special Education.

Total Compensation
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.

Contact Information for this position
Trudy Larson, Search Chair, Dean, School of Community Health Sciences
(775) 682-7103,
Alissa Mortensen, Search Coordinator, Assistant to the Provost
(775) 784-1740,

Required Attachment(s)
Please attach the following documents to your application. Please contact the day you apply, if assistance is needed with attachments:
1) Resume/Vita
2) Cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above
3) Reference contact information for five professional references
4) A brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying

Open Until Filled
Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2019.

  • Maria Doucettperry, Director, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
    1664 N. Virginia Street
    Reno, NV 89557
    (775) 784-1547

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Trudy Larson, Search Chair
    Reno, NV
  • 775-682-7103


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