Dean of the Graduate School

The University of the Pacific invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Graduate School. The successful candidate will assume the position on or about July 1, 2017.

The University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked, independent, coeducational university serving more than 6,300 students on three campuses in Stockton, San Francisco, and Sacramento. The University offers degrees from eight professional schools, as well as numerous undergraduate and graduate programs.  The Stockton campus is home to seven schools and colleges with more than 80 majors and programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral programs, including selected educational and health programs.  The San Francisco campus hosts the Dugoni School of Dentistry as well as multiple graduate programs, while the Sacramento campus is home to the McGeorge School of Law and offers additional graduate and professional programs in business, education, health, and analytics.

The dean is responsible for oversight and management of the Graduate School, which supports the graduate level degree programs offered at Pacific. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the Graduate School serves as member of the Council of Deans and is charged with upholding the University’s mission to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities.

A detailed position profile is available at under the “Current Searches” tab.

Application & Nomination Procedure

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by March 20, 2017, can be assured full consideration. Send a thoughtful letter of application addressing the qualifications and attributes listed above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of five references. Calls to references will occur later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically in .pdf or .doc format to:

The committee is assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Confidential inquiries can be made to Dr. Eric Richtmyer, Senior Consultant, at or 202-263-7485.

Non-Discrimination Statement

University of the Pacific is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression or mental or physical disability.