Dean of the College of Education Search

The Position

The University of Utah invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the College of Education. The dean will be a tenured professor serving as the college’s chief academic and administrative officer. Duties include oversight of academic programs, fundraising, recruiting/retention of outstanding and diverse faculty, staff, and students; and communicating within the university, and to the community-at-large, the goals and achievements of the college and the importance of education in a dynamic and changing society.

The dean will serve a five-year renewable term to begin July 2020 and will report to the senior vice president for Academic Affairs.


Founded in 1850, the University of Utah is a public, top-tier research 1 university, serving Utah and the global community. As the state’s flagship university, “the U” is classified among “Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity,” and is a center for academics, powerhouse PAC-12 sports, and the health sciences. Residing on 1,535 acres in the vibrant state capital of Salt Lake City, the University serves over 33,000 students engaged in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. With 18 colleges and schools and more than 100 departments/divisions, the University of Utah offers 113 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 89 majors, within 25 broad fields of study. For graduate students, the well-regarded S.J. Quinney College of Law, College of Engineering, College of Education, and David Eccles School of Business all offer degree programs. The U of U School of Medicine, which is particularly well regarded for its primary care program, is the only medical school in the state, and University of Utah Health is made up of 12 health centers and four hospitals in 16 locations.