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

NY, Rochester
Education - Dean/Senior Education

The University of Rochester, an AAU institution in Rochester, New York, seeks the next dean of its Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development to build upon its 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.

Warner School faculty, students and alumni are deeply involved in community-engaged initiatives and scholarship and urban school reform, including through a partnership to transform and rebuild the impoverished Beechwood neighborhood; Horizons at Warner, a summer enrichment program for Rochester children; and the Laboratory for Aging, Population Health, Disparities, and Intervention Research, in collaboration with the University of Rochester Medical Center. In 2015, the university entered into an agreement to serve as the Educational Partnership Organization for East High School through which the Warner School assumed responsibility for overseeing the instructional and social-emotional developmental programs at one of the most stressed secondary schools in New York State. The Warner School has launched the Center for Urban Education Success to build on its work at East High by studying outcomes, disseminating findings and translating new knowledge into solutions for educators across the country.

In the last 12 years, the Warner School has grown dramatically, increasing its student enrollment by more than 40 percent and its faculty by more than 20 percent and doubling its external funding. In 2013, Raymond F. LeChase Hall became the new home of the Warner School. A 65,000-square-foot facility and the first major academic building to be constructed on the university’s Wilson Quadrangle in 30 years, LeChase Hall provides classroom, office and community building spaces for the school’s faculty, staff, students, centers and programs.

The next dean will be charged with developing and implementing a compelling and innovative vision 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.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received as soon as possible and no later than March 10, 2020.

Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this leadership profile.

Materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the university’s search consultants:

Robin Mamlet, Sarah Miller and Kim Brettschneider
RochesterWarnerSchool@wittkieffer.com
(630) 575-6178

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.