Dean of the College of Education

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts


The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), the flagship public, land-grant University of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, seeks an accomplished scholar and inspiring leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Education (COE). UMass Amherst is dedicated to providing exceptional education, with the COE playing a crucial role in shaping the next generation of socially-just scholars, educators, and transformative leaders.


Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will lead the College’s more than 133 faculty and staff members in enhancing its shared identity and developing a visionary strategy to realize the next stage of the College’s development, further solidifying its standing as a dynamic leader in education. The College provides a robust set of program offerings to students across three departments. The Dean will champion the COE across campus, the Amherst community, the Commonwealth, and beyond. They will convey the College’s range of offerings and its immense potential to be a hub of research and scholarship to guide policy and practice in education.


As the College's chief academic and administrative officer, the Dean is responsible for the educational experiences of approximately 481 undergraduate students and 460 graduate students. The Dean is expected to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the college and the education field. The College has a $19.7 million operating budget and will actively engage in nurturing prospects for scholarly, philanthropic, and strategic collaborations, further elevating the College’s profile and resources.


The University of Massachusetts Amherst has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to support the search for its next Dean of the College of Education. Please submit all inquiries, nominations, and applications (including CVs and letters of interest) through the Isaacson, Miller website: