University of Northern Colorado — Associate Vice President & Dean of the Graduate School

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) invites applications and nominations for associate vice president of research and dean of the graduate school (Dean/AVP). The Dean/AVP will be an innovative academic leader with the proven leadership and administrative skills that will help continue a long history of excellence within the university.

The Graduate School at the University of Northern Colorado is committed to graduate student success. Our size and engaged faculty provide personalized interactions, customized learning opportunities and meaningful collaborations, inspiring students to achieve beyond their expectations.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic, innovative and forward-thinking leader of high integrity who will work with university leadership in order to advance the University’s preeminence in research and graduate studies. The Dean/AVP will have a record of accomplishment in scholarship activities, and have a deep appreciation for the University’s full range of research, scholarship, and other creative assets. He/she will have a commitment to enhancing the diversity among graduate students, faculty, researchers, and staff and to providing an inclusive environment for all members of the UNC community. The next Dean/AVP will be a visible and compelling advocate for graduate education and will work collaboratively to advance the strategic vision for Research and Graduate Education.

Founded in 1889, UNC is highly regarded for prestigious programs and an innovative faculty of teacher-scholars who are committed to student success. The university is a Carnegie-classified D/PU- Doctoral Professional University that educates approximately 13,000 students from 50 states and 49 countries. It offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs in a broad array of academic disciplines at its 260-acre main campus in Greeley, at satellite campuses and online. Acclaimed for its expertise in education, business, health sciences and performing arts, UNC is also a recognized leader in community and civic engagement. About 500 full-time and 300 part-time faculty members deliver world-class instruction, pursue cutting-edge research and creative activities and provide exemplary service among five colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences; Business; Education and Behavioral Sciences; Natural and Health Sciences; and Performing and Visual Arts. The University has an operating budget of $205 million.

Additional information, including a Leadership Profile, can be found at

Nominations, expressions of interest and applications are invited. Interested individuals should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position and curriculum vitae. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, materials should be submitted by November 22. Materials should be entered electronically at the University’s jobs website ( Inquiries and nominations should be sent to