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UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
The University of Miami invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of its School of Education and Human Development. The Dean is the academic head and
chief executive of one of the university's 12 degree earning schools and colleges. The Dean reports to the Executive Vice President and Provost.
THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is a private university that was founded in 1925. It is the largest research university in the Southeastern United States. The University
had an enrollment of 16,801 students in fall 2016 (10,849 undergraduates and 5,952 graduate and professional students), which is characterized by a high level of linguistic and
ethnocultural diversity. It is located on a beautiful campus in suburban Coral Gables, part of the vibrant intellectual and multicultural community of the Miami metropolitan area.
The University comprises eleven degree-granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Continuing and
International Education, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Law, the Miller School of Medicine, the Patricia and Philip Frost School of Music, Nursing and Health
Studies, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The core of the University is its more than 3,000 full-time faculty housed in three academic campuses within
the greater Miami area. The University is engaged in $324 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually and was ranked as 46th among national universities in
the most recent issue of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges."
THE SCHOOL: The School of Education and Human Development has a well-earned reputation for rigorous research, innovative programs, and community collaboration. The
vision of the School is to be a center of excellence in the study, promotion, and integration of educational, psychological, and physical well-being in multicultural communities.
It serves approximately 950 undergraduate and graduate students, and offers 27 different programs leading to bachelors, master's, Ed.D., and Ph.D. degrees. The school offers an
online master's program in Sport Administration, which is the largest virtual program in the university. A second online graduate program, in Applied Learning Science, will be
launched in 2018.
The school is organized into three departments, each headed by a Chair, and is housed in two buildings on the Coral Gables campus. It operates four physiology and exercise science
labs, a center for individual and family counseling and counselor training, a research center on community and educational well-being, as well as several computer labs. Its 53 fulltime faculty members are actively engaged in their respective fields by conducting research, publishing regularly, editing journals, working directly with communities and schools,
collaborating with colleagues nationally and internationally, and by hosting or presenting at conferences. Their teaching evaluations are consistently superior.
The three departments of the school align with its overall vision is to be a center of excellence in the promotion and integration of educational, psychological, physical, and
community well-being in multicultural communities.
The Department of Educational and Psychological Studies (EPS) has four areas of specialization: Counseling and Counseling Psychology, Community Psychology and WellBeing, Higher Education, and Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. The Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program is APA accredited, and the Counseling and Therapy program
prepares master's level therapists to seek state licensure. The Research Measurement and Evaluation program has consistently been ranked among the top five programs in
educational evaluation and research by Academic Analytics. Higher Education programs are designed for working professionals to advance their careers in low-residency Executive
Ed.D. and Master of Science programs. Community Well-Being Ph.D. and the Master's in Community and Social Change programs prepare students for community research
and action. At the undergraduate level, the Human and Social Development program focuses on scholarly and applied knowledge regarding the interconnectedness of personal,
interpersonal, institutional, and community change.
The Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences (KIN) has three areas of specialization: Athletic training, Exercise Physiology, and Sport Administration. Our undergraduate
and graduate programs focus on the treatment and prevention of sports injuries, the integration of physical activity and nutrition with conventional medicine to combat chronic
disease and foster optimal health, and the business of sport. These programs prepare students for careers in a number of fields including athletic training, strength and conditioning,
nutrition, sport management, and higher education and research. Additionally, a large number of our students seek further training in clinical areas such as medicine and physical
The Department of Teaching and Learning (TAL) has four areas of specialization: Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings, Special Education, STEM education,
and the Applied Learning Sciences. TAL's undergraduate program prepares teachers for diverse, inclusive K-12 settings, while its graduate programs prepare educators and
researchers in a wide range of occupations to address the challenges of teaching, learning, and intellectual development, within formal, informal, and virtual settings. Currently,
TAL's master's degree programs are supported by over 7 million dollars in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education. A focus on multilingual and multicultural contexts
is essential to these studies, taking into account multiple dimensions of diversity including race, ethnicity, gender, social class, disability, home language(s), and immigrant status.
THE POSITION: The University is seeking a person of high integrity with a national/international reputation, high energy, enthusiasm, and vision to lead the faculty. The School
consists of a multidisciplinary group of scholars, creative faculty and practitioners. The candidate must be comfortable with this balance and be willing to work within this culture
to encourage scholarship, creative work, and the development of innovative educational programs. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal, managerial and
leadership skills, and be able to foster an internal culture of excellence. The new Dean must have a track record as a scholar and administrator and the ability to raise funds in a
multicultural, international and competitive environment.
QUALIFICATIONS: The individual we are seeking must be committed, collaborative, and responsive to concerns relating to equity, access, and diversity. Demonstrated academic
achievement and professional competency, including an earned doctorate in one or more of the academic areas served by the school, are essential. Also essential is professional
experience in multilingual, multicultural, and international settings, fundraising experience, and an active research portfolio.
COMPENSATION: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the person selected.
APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Formal review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a letter of
interest and curriculum vitae. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and résumés with cover letters should be sent electronically and in confidence to:
David J. Birnbach, MD, MPH
Vice Provost and Chair, Search Committee
Office of the Provost
1252 Memorial Drive, Suite 240
Coral Gables, Florida 33124
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.