Howard University — Dean of the School of Education

Howard University, located in Washington, D.C., invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Education. Established in 1867, Howard University is one of the nation’s leading research universities dedicated to educating students from diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on African-American students, as well as those of all other racial and ethnic groups from the United States and the world. The University received its first accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 1921 and has had its accreditation reaffirmed at every required interval thereafter.

Established in 1890, Howard University’s School of Education (HUSOE) has been improving and expanding educational opportunity and access, by preparing teachers and other professionals for leadership roles in a variety of national and global educational settings.

The HUSOE offers degree and certification programs through its three academic departments: Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS), and Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies (HDPES). Largely a graduate school, the HUSOE offers doctoral and master’s degree programs leading to careers as K-12 teachers, principals and superintendents, school counselors, school psychologists and careers in the human development professions, counseling psychology as well as educational policymakers and researchers.

The University seeks an eminent and effective academic leader with a distinguished record of scholarly research and administrative experience combined with a strong commitment to excellence in the School’s research, education, and professional programs. The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate field related to Howard University’s School of Education, be eligible for appointment at the rank of Professor, and be able to chart a distinctive course for the School. More information about the position, including a complete list of the required and desired qualifications, can be found in the position profile at under the “Current Searches” tab.

Application and Nomination Process

Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing the qualifications and desired attributes listed above, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by November 18, 2016, can be assured full consideration.

For the search for the Dean of the School of Education, Howard University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Jacqueline Woods, Senior Consultant, at or Lauren Johnson, Director of Research Services and Associate Consultant, at

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Human Resource Management at (202) 238-5960.