Eastern Michigan University — Dean of the College of Education


Eastern Michigan University (EMU) invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for an innovative, collaborative, and transformative educator to serve as Dean of the College of Education (COE). The Dean's primary responsibility is ensuring academic excellence and supporting and developing faculty as teachers, scholars, and community partners. It is anticipated that the new Dean will fully assume the position on July 1, 2021.

A key member of the Provost's leadership team, the Dean reports to and works with the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. The Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer in the College, overseeing strategic planning; budgets; fundraising; curriculum; student recruitment and retention; faculty and staff recruitment, development, support, evaluation, and retention; program development; assessment and reporting; accreditation activities; administration; and community outreach.

A leader in teaching and education, EMU was founded in 1849 as Michigan State Normal School. The University belongs to the Mid-American Conference and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. EMU is a Carnegie-designated doctoral institution (R2)—high research activity. The College of Education offers more than 85 majors and minors, over 30 graduate degrees, as well as one of the oldest Special Education programs in the United States. The mission of the COE is to inspire, educate, and prepare professionals to be outstanding educators, leaders, and scholars in urban, global, and diverse educational and community settings.

Eastern Michigan University enrolls a diverse population of approximately 21,000 students who hail from 50 states and 83 countries. The 880-acre campus is located in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor community, five miles from downtown Ann Arbor, 35 miles west of Detroit, and 50 miles from Toledo. Chicago, Cleveland and Toronto are each a half-day's drive away.

Academic Search is assisting EMU is this search. Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Dr. Sidney Ribeau, Senior Consultant, at sidney.ribeau@academicsearch.org. For more information about the institution, position, qualifications, and application and nomination processes, please review the Full Position Profile.

Eastern Michigan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status or other non-merit reasons, in admissions, educational programs or activities and employment and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.

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