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University of Rochester - Dean, Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Rochester, NY

Job Description

The University of Rochester seeks the next dean of its Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development to build upon its extraordinary legacy of teaching, research and service. The Warner School’s academic programs and groundbreaking research are advancing the fields of teaching and curriculum, counseling and human development, and educational leadership, preparing the next generation of educators and leaders across those disciplines to make the world ever better. 


The Warner School’s commitment to improving education and supporting positive human development is built on a set of deeply held beliefs: that the improvement of education is in pursuit of social justice; that development and learning shape, and are shaped by, the contexts in which they occur; that the complexity of educational problems requires an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach; and that best practices are grounded in research and theory, just as useful theory and research are informed by practice. These principles enable and inspire the Warner School’s impact on local and global communities of learners, anchored by a core conviction that education can transform lives and make the world more just and humane. 


The next dean of the Warner School will be an innovative and inspirational leader with vision, a commitment to social justice and significant academic and administrative accomplishments to advance the Warner School as a leading graduate school of education and human development. The dean is a senior academic leader at the University of Rochester and, in partnership with the president and provost, an important steward of strategic institutional priorities. The dean shapes the vision, goals and objectives for the Warner School, generates resources in support of those priorities, and manages the school’s operations. 


The next dean will be charged with developing and implementing a compelling and innovative plan for the Warner School’s future, ensuring its financial sustainability, building community both within and beyond the school, fostering greater interdisciplinary and cross-school collaborations, and maximizing the school’s impact on the fields of education and human development and on individual lives at scale. 


Learn more about the opportunity in the comprehensive leadership profile available below. 


Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications should be sent via email to the university’s search consultants at To receive full consideration, applications should be received by February 1, 2018. 


All candidate materials will be treated as confidential. Candidates should provide, as three separate attachments, a CV, letter of application and a list of five references. References will not be contacted without candidate approval. 


The University of Rochester values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for persons regardless of age, color, disability, domestic violence status, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.


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