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Dean of the College of Education
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Dec. 20, 2018
Title Dean of the College of Education
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 89000:Provost
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Education - General

The University of Kentucky (UK) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Education. The College of Education endeavors to expand the knowledge of teaching and learning processes across a broad educational spectrum. The College is committed to studying and helping to solve the most critical education and health challenges of our time. The College serves nearly 3,000 students in over 70 undergraduate and graduate programs within the following departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling; Educational Leadership Studies; Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation; Educational, School and Counseling Psychology; Kinesiology and Health Promotion; and STEM Education.

The Dean of the College of Education is the chief academic, administrative officer, and spokesperson for the College. Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean provides strong leadership and strategic direction for the academic departments, programs and initiatives within a complex fiscal environment.

The successful candidate will be an experienced, entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative leader with a deep appreciation for the scholarly and practical importance of education. The Dean will be committed to efforts to develop and promote innovation for learning across the life span and to recruit, retain, and lead a strong community of students, faculty, and staff to achieve this goal. The Dean will have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution with a distinguished academic record appropriate for appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure in one of the academic disciplines within the College of Education.

Application materials should include a CV, a letter of interest, and contact information for at least five individuals (upload under Specific Request 1). Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to March 11, 2019.

The Parker Executive Search Firm has been selected to recruit for this position. To be considered, you must complete the UK application and contact Laurie Wilder, Porsha Williams, or Erin Raines at 770-804-1996 ext.: 117 or via email at

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