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Dean, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Florida International University
Florida, United States
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Aug 14, 2021

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Florida International University invites nominations and applications for its Dean, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). The chosen dean will provide leadership and administration for all components of this comprehensive program and will lead the SIPA as it enters a new era in its distinguished history. The selected Dean will be a strategic, critical and creative thinker who is skilled at diplomacy, collaboration and consultation, with proven broad-based leadership and management skills.

Florida International University (FIU), one of the country’s largest public research universities, is located in Miami, a global city which is now emerging as a tech and innovation hub for the hemispheric region.  The institution has set an aggressive goal to be a Top 50 public university by 2025. Its mission oriented approach coupled with a purpose driven faculty and staff and hard-working students, give it an edge in addressing the challenges of a rapidly changing 21st century educational environment.  

The university’s student diversity and faculty quality have driven its research and learning ethos. This fast-growing university now has over 58,000 students and 10,000 employees, making it one of South Florida’s premier anchor institutions.  With over $200 m. in annual research expenditures, strong legislative support, leading preeminent programs, a robust e-learning capability ranked as number 1 in quality by Quality Matters, and a private fund-raising campaign that has raised millions of dollars in support from the community, FIU is well positioned to expand its reach and impact.  Today FIU has two campuses and multiple centers and supports artistic and cultural engagement through three museums. FIU also hosts a Washington-based platform that provides internship and public policy immersion for well over 1,000 students a year.  FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports.

Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs - Whether their interest is in politics and public policy or human rights and democratization, students at SIPA are committed to creating a better world. Through an innovative approach that integrates theory with practice and combines the social sciences with the humanities, the Green School is preparing the global leaders and change-makers of tomorrow. SIPA has an impressive track record and commitment to student success key performance indicators.

  • Students come to the Green School from 123 countries around the world
  • International students make up 31% of the student body
  • Students speak 56 different languages at the Green School
  • Nearly 30,000 alumni call the Green School their alma mater

Home to 16 of FIU’s most prominent international centers, institutes and programs, the Green School is also an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

The new Dean of the Green School will come from a position of significant leadership and will assume responsibility for an exceptional and motivated group of faculty from a range of disciplines, talented undergraduate and graduate students, and substantial human and economic resources. The Dean will expand on what it means to be a diverse and inclusive community (faculty, staff, and students), and will work to produce research and training leaders who will confront current and future world challenges. The Dean will lead the faculty and students in research and training, driven by the desire to impact the region, the state, the country, and the world. The Dean will inspire loyalty and pride among its faculty, students, and alumni. A significant part of the new Dean's responsibilities will be to align initiatives with the FIU strategic plan and to maintain SIPA's commitment and infrastructure in support of the student success KPIs. 

The new dean will be an individual who is innovative, strategic, and visionary; a well-connected and well-informed individual with an understanding of world affairs and how they relate to The Green School; and a leader who can connect with world locations and other untapped markets. 

Among other attributes, ideal candidates will come with a commitment to the education of both undergraduate and graduate students; will have a thorough, working understanding of and focus on applying scholarly research to public policy issues; will be engaged and engaging; will bring a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, equity, and social justice; will have significant experience as a leader of a complex organization, including a record of success and excellence in fiscal responsibility; will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other constituents important to a university, school, region, state, nation, and world; and will have a passion for educating students and serving a mission of teaching, research, and service. Qualified candidates will be a distinguished academic, appointable to rank of full professor within a department of the Green School or possess experience commensurate with executive-level leadership.

The Search Committee invites letters of interest to be submitted directly to Anthem Executive. Letters of interest should be received as quickly as possible, and by 8/9/2021, for assurance of optimal and full consideration. Letters of interest should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant experiences and interest in the position. Please submit all nominations, letters of interest, and communications directly to:

Note: Expression of interest - including submission of a resume - does not make one an applicant for the role, but still could be a public record. In all cases, every effort will be made to preserve confidentiality of information received.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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