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Dean - Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
Utah State University in Logan, Utah
Date Posted 06/08/2021
Executive-Dean-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Utah State University (USU) invites nominations and applications for a significant academic leadership position as Dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services ranks in the top 2% of graduate schools of education in the nation (currently 29th in a field of 1200; U.S. News and World Report) and is one of the largest colleges at Utah State University with more than 130 tenure-track faculty in eight departments. The departments are Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, Human Development and Family Studies, Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, Kinesiology and Health Science, Nursing, Psychology, the School of Teacher Education and Leadership, and Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling.


  • Provide dynamic vision and leadership for the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (the college).
  • Lead fundraising and alumni relations efforts to foster a culture of giving and provide gratifying engagement experiences for the college and USU constituents.
  • Promote faculty research in the college by expanding infrastructure and external funding.
  • Ensure access to, and optimal delivery of, quality academic programs throughout Utah by leveraging USU’s Statewide Campuses and online systems.
  • Understand and appreciate the mission of Cooperative Extension and demonstrate a willingness to support and expand Extension programs.
  • Support and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration across the college and university.
  • Effectively manage and allocate resources for the college.
  • Successfully advocate for the diverse needs of the college.
  • Build strong partnerships and promote engagement with community organizations and agencies.
  • Be a collaborative member of the university’s leadership teams.
  • Foster professional growth of faculty and staff.
  • Promote a healthy, positive, and nurturing work environment.
  • Lead with integrity and transparency.
  • Commit to Title IX principles and processes.
  • Communicate openly and honestly.
  • Advance diversity, equity and inclusion across the college and university.
  • Be committed to the land-grant mission of the university.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Academic credentials sufficient for appointment to the rank of Full Professor in a discipline represented in the college.
  • A commitment to successful fundraising; a willingness to develop skills necessary for fundraising and to learn campaign strategy.
  • Administrative and/or leadership experience in higher education with academic program development, budget management, and enrollment management.
  • Research experience in at least one area represented in the college.
  • Commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Record of effective mentorship.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated collegial relationships with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Commitment to teaching excellence.
  • Experience advocating for diversity, inclusivity, and equity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience conducting successful fundraising campaigns and major gift acquisitions.
  • Demonstrate commitment to supporting faculty research and grantsmanship.
  • Experience with the kinds of educational programs and/or clinical services offered in the college.
  • Experience in the development of innovative programs that benefit communities served.
  • Record of fostering collaboration across department and college boundaries and promoting interdisciplinary programs.
  • Experience with budgeting, planning, personnel, promotion and tenure, program reviews, and accreditation.
  • Demonstrate ability to promote mutually beneficial relationships within the community and state.

Required Documents:

Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
2. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their qualifications for the position and a statement regarding their vision of the role and responsibilities for the Dean of a College of Education and Human Services in a modern, research university. This will be typed/pasted in a text box at the end of application

Applicants should also include contact information for a minimum of five (5) references.

Please do not attach cover letter in the Candidate Profile; you will be instructed to copy and paste this later on in the application.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience plus excellent benefits ADA:

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights:

For more information, please visit

University Highlights:

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266
Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:
U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481,
U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695,
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