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Position Advertisement: Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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The largest university in the Chicago area, UIC is a Carnegie RU/VH research institution with 15 colleges, a highly diverse student body of 27,500, and 13,200 faculty and staff. The UIC College of Education is a community of scholars committed to educational equity as it contributes to social, political and economic parity. The College prepares educators, school leaders, researchers, and advocates while developing knowledge about education that improves and informs teaching, learning, curriculum and assessment, and policy.  The College directs its teaching, research, and public service to all learners, but particularly those in urban environments.

The College offers seventeen masters and doctoral programs, allowing students to focus their study on urban classrooms and culture, teaching and learning in various content areas, educational policy, educational psychology, learning assessment, and other topics and disciplines within the field of education. The Bachelor of Arts in Urban Education is a distinctive program preparing the next generation of educators to teach and empower children in urban settings.  The College of Education is one of the top suppliers of teachers and school leaders for the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), and offers diverse career and scholastic pathways for graduates of all its programs. 

The position requires an outstanding record of scholarly and educational achievement; a history of successful administrative experience; a commitment to diversity, teaching excellence and faculty governance; fundraising ability; and the ability to strategically deploy resources and to manage a complex organization promoting a shared vision and concrete goals. 

The University has retained the executive search firm of Witt/Kieffer to assist with this recruitment.  All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications should be sent electronically and in confidence to: Katherine Haley, Ph.D. and Mercedes Vance at email address UICDeanEd@witt.kieffer. Documents that must be mailed may be sent to Witt/Kieffer, Stacey Carbol, 2015 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523.  The consultants may also be reached by telephone at 630-575-6198.  For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by January 31, 2014. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and the names and contact information of five references.  References will not be contacted without candidates’ prior knowledge and approval. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.