The University of Denver invites nominations and applications
for the position of Dean of the Josef Korbel School of
Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is an independent,
doctoral granting university with high research activity. The
University has become increasingly known nationally and
internationally for its creative, 21st-century approaches to
problem-based scholarship, a holistic, student-centered approach to
learning, and a dedication to the public good through local,
national and international partnerships. It plays an integral role
in the cultural, social, economic and educational life of the
vibrant and fast-growing city and region it calls home. The
University enrolls about 12,000 students from all regions of the
United States and 83 foreign countries in its distinguished
undergraduate liberal arts and sciences, graduate and professional
programs. The 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio and small class sizes
allow personalized instruction as well as multiple opportunities
for research, exploration, and holistic student development.
The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is one of the
world's leading schools for the study of international relations.
The School’s innovative programs provide students the skills,
knowledge and expertise needed to become global leaders in the
public, private and nonprofit sectors. Since its founding in 1964,
the Josef Korbel School has challenged students to think
independently and innovatively to create change.
The School offers a growing Bachelor of Arts degree program in
International Studies; a Dual BA/MA program; 7 Master of Arts
degree programs, as well as several dual or joint Master’s programs
and a growing number of certificate programs; a Master of Public
Policy degree; and a PhD degree program in International
The new Dean will be a person of academic and professional
accomplishment, distinguished by a record of leadership,
innovation, and success in the international arena. An earned
doctorate or terminal degree in a social science discipline,
international studies, or a related field is strongly preferred.
Candidates should have a record of scholarship, teaching, and/or
professional achievement that would qualify him or her to hold a
faculty position at Korbel (e.g., in the tenure series or in the
professor of the practice series).
Whether or not s/he is currently affiliated with an academic
institution, the incoming Dean must have experience working with
and a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances of the
academic environment. At the same time, in keeping with Korbel’s
emphasis on both theory and practice, the incoming Dean ideally
would also have meaningful experience in international affairs in
which both administrative and policy formation skills were
The University of Denver is fully committed to recruiting and
retaining a diverse community and promotes the full participation
and prosperity of all of its members. The University embraces a
distinctive philosophy that employs senior leaders as catalysts in
a concerted effort to recruit all members of the University
community—students, staff, faculty and administrators—in the
implementation of comprehensive plans for diversity and
For more information on the Korbel School: https://www.du.edu/korbel/.
To view the full position profile, please visit:
DU Korbel Dean, Position Profile.
The start date is negotiable with the expectation that the Dean
will begin by summer of 2019. Please send all nominations,
inquiries, and expressions of interest, in confidence and
Susan VanGilder, Partner
Matthew Bunting, Managing Associate
Holly Jackson, Senior Associate
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the
diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from
women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with
disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.