Website University of California, Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), the world’s premier public university, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSE). The Dean will join a school with a rich history of research excellence, grounded in the social sciences, and will build upon these strengths. The Dean will also foster cutting-edge interdisciplinary and professional learning opportunities. With the most diverse faculty and student body of any school at UC Berkeley, in a community rooted in equity and social justice, GSE is uniquely positioned to address the pressing social, economic, and educational needs of the Bay Area, California, and beyond. The next Dean will bring together and inspire the School’s talented faculty, staff and students to further a mission of improving educational outcomes and ensuring learning, achievement, and quality of life for all students, including those in under-resourced schools, schools districts, and educational systems across the state and beyond.
The next Dean will join UC Berkeley at a pivotal moment for both the university and GSE. In 2018, Chancellor Carol Christ and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos led the campus through a strategic planning process, which resulted in a plan that invests heavily in the student experience, makes new commitments within Berkeley’s research and academic spheres, and strives to make the institution a more welcoming and supportive place for people of all backgrounds. The following year, the university launched a $6 billion fundraising campaign, one of the most ambitious campaigns in the nation. Additionally, the campus is in the midst of making large changes at an internal level to support these aspirations, including the implementation of a new financial model, alongside a commitment to transparency, accountability, and efficiency in operations. Building on rigorous research, scholarship, pedagogical excellence, and a tradition of engaged equitable learning for all, the GSE is well-positioned to lead interdisciplinary initiatives that will transform the national K-16 landscape for decades to come.
To be considered as candidates, applicants must have earned a doctoral degree by the time of application and submit a CV, preferably with a detailed letter of interest at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02720. Electronic submission of materials is required. Review of candidate materials will begin on November 2, 2020, and continue until the completion of the search process.
To apply for this job please visit aprecruit.berkeley.edu.