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University of Washington,
University of Washington, Bothell
The University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) invites
applications and nominations for the position of campus
of the School of Educational Studies (SES). The campus
dean reports to the UW Bothell vice chancellor for academic affairs
As a collaborative, scholarly and professional community, UW
Bothell’s SES exists to develop and support educators who are
committed to the learning of all students in diverse contexts. The
next campus dean will join the leadership team at an exciting
period with a unique opportunity to contribute impactfully to UW
Bothell’s three areas of strategic priority; strengthen diversity
and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance
cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.
To achieve this vision, UW Bothell seeks a dynamic, collaborative,
and community-engaged leader for SES with a history of
distinguished academic leadership and innovative program
development. Unwavering in the pursuit of collective and individual
action to address the ways in which discrimination inhibits lives
and derails learning, the campus dean will demonstrate and embrace
perspectives and voices that move SES towards sustainable
anti-racism and equity practices.
The campus dean will provide visionary direction for the school
within the parameters of the campus mission and strategic plan. To
achieve these objectives, the campus dean will lead SES as they
address the following key opportunities and challenges:
· Assess, champion, and lead a dynamic strategic vision for the
· Improve the school’s fiscal well-being and establish budget
· Develop and implement student success strategies to advance
recruitment, retention, and engagement of students and
· Raise new funds to achieve the school’s strategic
· Foster a supportive and inclusive culture that advances faculty
and staff collaboration.
· Recruit, retain, and support a diverse community of faculty,
staff, and students.
The campus dean will be already tenured at the level of professor.
The annual salary range for this position is $200,000 to
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, BOTHELL
UW Bothell is a student-centered campus known for engaging students
through classes, team projects, and research in which students
connect what they learn or create in the classroom with the broader
community. This is achieved through close relationships with
faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to
student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on
cross-disciplinary research, connected learning, and community
engagement, and prepares students for leadership in the state of
Washington and beyond. UW Bothell is dedicated to creating a
community that advances equity, social justice, affirmation, and
excellence for all.
SCHOOL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
SES is an approved educator preparation program that exists to
develop and support educators who are committed to promoting the
learning of all students in diverse contexts. With innovative
professional development, certification, endorsement, undergraduate
and graduate degree offerings, SES prepares students and
experienced teachers to be impactful leaders, trains new teachers
to successfully lead their classrooms and supports established
educators along their path toward professional and personal growth.
Undergraduate students can earn a bachelor’s degree in educational
studies or pursue an elementary education option. The school offers
several minors that are open to all UW Bothell students. The
uniquely designed Master of Education program serves the
educational and professional goals of currently certificated K-12
teachers, P-20 educators, professionals in the field of education,
leaders in nonprofit and community-based organization, and industry
professionals looking to expand their depth of knowledge about
education. Educators will also find professional development
options offered by SES.
As a collaborative, scholarly and professional community, SES
supports interdisciplinary scholarship that explores the
multifaceted dimensions of learning and schooling. A particular
focus is given to: (a) the purposes of education in a social and
political democracy, (b) the responsibility of universities to
collaborate with community partners, and (c) the critical role of
professional educators in supporting equity in learning.
Committed to developing and supporting educators who advance the
commitments and capabilities that promote the learning of all
students in diverse contexts, SES is dedicated to creating new
horizons in education by translating innovative ideas into
real-world applications, bridging research and theory to practice
with programs that provide actionable insights and frameworks to
help our future teachers cultivate knowledge about education,
curriculum, and leadership, and in so doing, broaden their impact.
Educating immigrant and first-generation students and improving the
communities SES serves are among our core values.
To achieve these outcomes, SES embraces a commitment to diversity
in students, staff, and faculty as demonstrated through equitable
policies, inclusive practices, and structures that bolster and
sustain school diversity. We align school equity work with the
University of Washington’s tri-campus vision of diversity and
inclusion. We also create policies, structures, and processes that
identify, confront, and address institutional and interpersonal
discrimination that negatively affects personal and collective
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The campus dean will provide exceptional vision and leadership,
typified by their ability to help create and nurture a culture of
academic innovation that capitalizes on emerging trends in higher
education. The campus dean will be a leader capable of building on
the unique strengths of SES, delivering on the schools’ tenet of
“improving lives through learning
” by producing educators
who embrace the power of transformative pedagogy to foster
appreciation for multiple perspectives, and a sense of critical
consciousness and agency.
As a key member of the VCAA’s academic affairs leadership team, the
campus dean is responsible for communicating the vision and goals
of SES to community and professional constituencies and for seeking
public and private funds to support the schools. The campus dean
will have unparalleled opportunities to advance innovative teacher
education and educational leadership programs.
· Education Vision:
Knowledgeable about trends in the future
of education nationally and regionally and recognizes how to
translate this impact on SES programming. Capitalizes on the
school’s’ signature strengths as well as foster new curricula and
new approaches to teaching and learning that actualize the school’s
active learning ecosystem. Participates in the creation of and
executes a vision for the schools’ mission, balancing compliance
with flexible, multimodal, and inclusive delivery.
· Education Advocacy:
Understands and appreciates the
challenges facing educational professionals both within SES and
across PK-12 and higher education and elevates the school’s
visibility, voice, and impact in each of these settings. Advocates
for resources with state policy makers. Advocates for SES students
throughout their educational pathways.
· DEIB and Anti-Racism Leadership:
To reflect our strong
commitment to anti-racist pedagogies, the campus dean will have a
demonstrable commitment to and record of leadership in advancing
diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Advances a culture
grounded in mutual trust and respect, civility, and collaboration
in support of core UW Bothell equity and inclusion initiatives.
Works collaboratively with stakeholders within SES and throughout
the school community to create and support a safe and inclusive
school community in which students, staff, and faculty are valued,
connected, and positioned to thrive. Creates initiatives to
increase the diversity of the faculty, staff, and student
· Recruitment, Retention, Mentorship, and Support for
Leads the faculty by encouraging and supporting
scholarship, facilitating teaching excellence, and cultivating
collegial and constructive relationships; supports faculty
recruitment, retention, and success, as well as oversees the
school’s programs and curriculum. These efforts are accomplished
within a framework of shared responsibility among faculty and
administrators to realize mission-driven outcomes. New faculty also
require mentorship for research, teaching, and other areas of
professional development in order to play a central role in student
learning, scholarly and creative productivity, and leadership
within the school community.
· Staff Leadership:
Mentors leaders and enhances a culture
of collaboration to include meaningful engagement with staff and
student governance councils and committees, and conducts regular
and meaningful consultation, dialogue, and engagement.
· SES and School Culture:
Creates a climate that fosters
personal investment and excellence; nurtures commitment to a common
vision and shared values; provides opportunity for additional
growth and achievement; promotes collaboration and teamwork.
Advances a culture of trust and fairness, modeling and advancing
inclusion and belonging by listening and understanding challenges,
engaging with empathy, and proposing solutions.
· Community Partner Engagement
(including school systems),
research partnerships, community organizations, and representatives
from marginalized communities): Identifies opportunities to build
partnerships and focuses on mutually beneficial, co-designed
collaborations, and reciprocal relationships with community-based
partners. Enhances the schools’ access to a range of resources,
including field-based internships and professional development in
collaboration with Community partners. Partners with K12 system and
· Sound Fiscal Management:
The campus dean will be expected
to return SES to a fiscally sustainable level through a combination
of increased enrollment, diversification of revenue, and spending
priorities. Proposes, reviews, and monitors the school’s operating
budget and restricted accounts. In keeping with these fiscal
responsibilities and ensuring program relevance, sets appropriate
budget priorities in preparing budget requests and, as the budget
allows, recruits and recommends qualified faculty and staff to meet
the needs of the school; develops and implements strategies for
providing competitive salaries to faculty and staff which includes
planning with the elected faculty council.
· Operational Leadership:
Assesses and as needed,
strengthens the school’s current organizational capacity,
structure, and systems in relation to their ability to support the
school’s goals and aspirations, while ensuring that its focus on
quality is supported and sustained. Ensures careful management of
the internal school processes; maintains clear and timely
communication with staff and faculty related to the logistical
requirements of their respective positions.
The campus dean is expected to communicate
funding priorities in a way that is compelling, clear, memorable,
and sincere, with the ability to align a donor’s passions and
interests with organizational objectives and priorities. In lieu of
extensive fundraising experience, the campus dean will demonstrate
their ability to build meaningful relationships with prospective
donors; articulate how a particular gift links with institutional
planning and academic needs; explain how academic proposals by
faculty are aligned with the philanthropic aims of present or
future donors; and lead an effective fundraising effort that
inspires others to strengthen and support the school and its
Qualified candidates must have an earned Ph.D.
or other earned doctorate in a field appropriate for SES.
· Academic accomplishment
: Candidates must have a record of
outstanding teaching and recognized scholarly achievement with a
current appointment as a tenured professor at University of
· Prior evidence of successful fundraising and strategic
advancement of a unit; experience with and willingness to invest
time in external engagement.
· Demonstrated commitment to student success for a diverse student
· Prior administrative and leadership experience in a large and
complex environment, including evidence of vision and effective
strategic planning and implementation.
· Demonstrated ability to advance a supportive and inclusive
culture for faculty and staff.
· Demonstrated management expertise with human, financial, and
information resources; familiarity and experience with RCM and/or
activity-based budget models is a plus.
· Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral
All applications, nominations and inquiries from tenured UW
professors are invited. Applications should include, as separate
documents, a CV, a diversity statement, and a letter of interest
addressing the themes in this profile.
For full consideration, candidate materials should be received by
December 31, 2023.
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Felix Neals,
Assistant Vice Chancellor for OE/HR, email@example.com
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