College of Education Dean Search

by Teresa Crane | Monday, Feb 18, 2019

College of Education Dean Leadership Profile

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) – a dynamic and multicultural public research university with six campuses and sites that span more than 100 miles of coastline – welcomes applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Education (COE).


The College of Education seeks an energetic, inspiring, innovative leader who can bring together the college's talented faculty and staff around a vision for its future within a dynamic and leading public research university. The next dean must care deeply about education at all levels and must possess the integrity, enthusiasm, and dedication to lead a diverse college through the challenges facing all educational institutions in this century. As the chief academic officer of the college, the dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and works closely with the campus administrative team.


The Dean of the College of Education will join FAU during a time of great momentum and transformation, partnering with a talented team to achieve the university’s ambitions as outlined in FAU’s 2015-2025 Strategic Plan for the Race to Excellence. This plan outlines the university’s aspiration to pursue, with unbridled ambition, the intention of becoming the nation’s fastest-improving public research university. More information about the university can be found at


FAU's is the most diverse public institution in the State of Florida. The college annually prepares over 4,000 educators and educational professionals to serve six public school districts, among which are two of the largest and most demographically diverse districts in the nation, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The college comprises seven departments (Communication Sciences and Disorders; Counselor Education; Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry; Educational Leadership and Research Methodology; Exceptional Student Education; Exercise Science and Health Promotion; and Teaching and Learning) that offer 44 undergraduate and graduate degree programs taught by more than 300 faculty and adjunct faculty. Additionally, the college encompasses FAU Lab Schools, a public laboratory school system comprised of A. D. Henderson University School and FAU High School (K-12), a recognized 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence; Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition; Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development; and Pine Jog Environmental Education Center. More information on the college can be found at


The successful dean candidate will have earned a doctorate and present a distinguished record of accomplishments, commensurate with the rank of full professor. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to promoting and advocating for social justice, diversity, and inclusion, as well as, a record of innovation and a desire to engage in and support public scholarship that speaks to critical issues in education. The candidate must demonstrate good judgment needed to thoughtfully recruit, retain, and evaluate faculty, encourage program development, and engage faculty and fellow administrators in effective budget planning. The candidate must exhibit a commitment to academic excellence and engaged community scholarship, along with a willingness to engage in fundraising efforts in support of the college's goals.  The new dean will work collaboratively with faculty colleagues, staff, and students to increase research activity, support community engagement, and develop new partnerships and initiatives.


Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed via e-mail to the university's consultants, Lucy A. Leske, Charlene L. Aguilar and Jessica A. Herrington at Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities andrequirements described in the Leadership Profile, available at All inquiries will be treated in confidence.  For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 13, 2019.

Florida Atlantic University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.