Johns Hopkins University invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the School of Education.
The dean is responsible to the president and provost of the university for all aspects of the school’s academic programs, research activities, fundraising, finances, outreach and other operations. She or he will be expected to foster the highest standards of research, teaching and service, and to deepen further the collaborations and interactions with other schools of the university and community partners. As a member of the senior academic leadership team in the highly decentralized environment of Johns Hopkins, the dean will benefit from and be expected to advance the university’s goals as outlined in the Ten by Twenty vision.
Founded as a standalone school in 2007—but drawing upon a century of Johns Hopkins University’s involvement in preparing educators to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and adults—the School of Education has had remarkable achievements in a few short years, including the incorporation of large research and development centers, construction and opening of the Henderson-Hopkins School to serve the East Baltimore community, establishment of a new leadership structure, recruitment of it’s first Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship (jointly with the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences), and launch of new PhD, online EdD and Teach for America and Master of Education programs. The school, located on Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, with satellite campuses near Washington, D.C., employs 75 faculty and annually enrolls 2,000 students and awards 500 master’s degrees.
The School of Education is grounded in the Johns Hopkins tradition of research and innovation. It prepares educational leaders and develops research-based models of instruction that are making lasting improvements in student achievement, from early childhood to the adult learner. The school is committed to transforming the nation’s educational system through an interdisciplinary approach to instruction and research that creates evidence-based models for teaching, school administration, special education and counseling. From whole school curriculum to the turnaround of troubled school programs, School of Education faculty are bringing cutting-edge ideas to school reform that are being recognized as national and international models.
The next dean will arrive at a key moment in the school’s development and self-definition. She or he will have the opportunity to capitalize on the significant momentum and engagement within the school, across the university and in the community. The successful candidate will present a distinguished record of achievement in research, education and administration. She or he will be an innovative thinker, with entrepreneurial drive, and possess interpersonal savvy and uncompromising commitments to academic excellence, diversity in all its forms and interdisciplinary collaboration. An articulate and enthusiastic communicator, the dean will lead the effort to develop and implement a strategic vision for the school, establish and pursue clear strategic priorities and raise and manage resources effectively to steadily advance those priorities.