Dean, College of Education and Human Development

Dean, College of Education and Human Development

The University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for the position of Dean, College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). The University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) is a recognized model of excellence for urban public research universities.

One of the five campuses of the UMass system, UMass Boston is a research university with a teaching soul. The University combines rigorous focus on the generation of knowledge that characterizes a major research university with a dedication to teaching that places its top scholars in undergraduate and graduate classrooms where a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio fosters optimal student-faculty interaction. UMass Boston’s growing reputation for innovation and a particular focus on research addressing complex urban issues is central to the College of Education and Human Development.

CEHD enrolls approximately 2,000 students across its programs. There are 75 faculty members and, inclusive of research staff, over 110 staff in the College. At UMass Boston, students of color are 62 percent of the student body. Fifty-seven percent are first-generation college students, and 51 percent are immigrants or children of immigrants who speak languages other than English at home or with families. Forty-eight percent of UMass Boston's full-time undergraduates are Pell grant recipients. The College’s annual personnel and operating budget, which does not include external funding, is approximately $10 million.

The College of Education and Human Development, a U.S. News top 50 school of education, is a diverse, international community comprising three departments and one school: Department of Counseling and School Psychology, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Department of Leadership in Education, and School for Global Inclusion and Social Development. The College of Education and Human Development is committed to advancing its mission through community-engaged research and advocacy that responds to the needs of the Boston community and global community. CEHD's faculty and staff engage in cutting edge research focused on equity, justice, inclusion, and within/with urban communities. Recognizing that the College is embedded in a society that perpetuates systemic racism, discrimination, and oppression, CEHD chooses to confront and reject them in all their manifestations. In 2021, CEHD and its constituent units received over $21 million in grant awards and accounted for nearly a quarter of grants awarded at UMass Boston. The College of Education and Human Development is home to five centers and institutes.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Dean will be responsible for the strategic, programmatic, and financial operations of the College. In collaboration with CEHD leadership faculty and staff, the Dean will shape the College's future and articulate a compelling vision for the College that will inspire engagement and financial support from external audiences. Priorities for the next Dean include: advancing an anti-racist culture; leading budget management and resource allocation; building, expanding, and fortifying community partnerships; and encouraging research and scholarship. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in an academic discipline within the College of Education and Human Development, a record of distinguished research/scholarship and teaching that would support appointment as a tenured full professor, and experience in an administrative leadership position.

The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should complete the basic personal and demographic application and upload a curriculum vita and letter of application through the UMass Boston job site linked here.

The full prospectus is available here. Inquiries to learn more about the opportunity and nominations should be directed to:

Jim Sirianni, Managing Director

Mark Halligan, Senior Associate Storbeck Search

The University of Massachusetts Boston is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected class status. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.