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Dean (UHM), Education
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Education
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
May 16, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins June 21, 2017
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • Review of applications will begin on or about June 21, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by June 28, 2017.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UH Manoa) seeks an experienced and innovative leader to serve as Dean of the College of Education (COE). This position is an exceptional opportunity to shape the future of education excellence at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, the State of Hawai‘i and abroad. The College is the primary teacher preparation institution in the State and is committed to its responsibility to prepare educators for classrooms in Hawai‘i and beyond. The COE is committed to excellence in the development of the next generation of teachers, education researchers, and leaders. The Dean is the chief academic and administrative leader of the College. The Dean provides leadership and vision in strategic planning and implementation of programs and leads College development activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the College's financial resources, facility improvements, and external relations and is expected to provide vision and leadership resulting in significant increases in resource acquisition for the College from private gifts, grants, contracts, and other sources of revenue. As a member of the Manoa executive team reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Dean will ensure that the mission and goals of the College are aligned with UH Manoa’s and the University of Hawai‘i System’s vision and strategic mission. The Dean is expected to judiciously balance the best interests of the College with those of the campus, system and community. The Dean manages an annual budget of approximately $36 million in state, federal and extramural funds, and represents the activities of the College to the wider university, alumni, industry, and donors as well as to Hawai‘i and broader communities. There are approximately 1,865 UH Manoa students who are majoring in programs within COE. These students comprise of 970 undergraduate and 895 graduate students. The College offers three undergraduate degrees, two post-baccalaureate certificates, five graduate certificates, nine master’s degree and nine doctoral specializations and awards over 700 degrees annually. The College has approximately 185 faculty, 105 support staff and 27 graduate assistants staffing eight academic departments: Curriculum Studies, Educational Administration, Educational Foundations, Educational Psychology, Institute for Teacher Education, Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, Learning Design and Technology, and Special Education; and two research units: Center on Disability Studies and Curriculum Research & Development Group. The COE values learning, discovery, and engagement in formal and informal settings and strives for excellence in all its endeavors. (For more information about the College and degrees offered, please go to As a university striving to foster a Hawaiian place of learning, UH Manoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawai‘i System and one of a select number of campuses nation-wide recognized as a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, Space-Grant, and Sun-Grant university. A comprehensive research university, UHM has notably broad and deep strengths in research, teaching, and community outreach related to the Asia Pacific region, enriched by its diverse, multicultural setting in Hawai‘i and location in the Pacific with proximity to Asia. As such it combines strong service to the State of Hawai‘i with prominent engagement as a national and international leader in higher education. (For more information about the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, please go to
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution in Education or closely related field.
  2. Three (3) years of professional experience in academic leadership at the level of department chairperson or higher or comparable professional experience.
  3. Attained the rank of full professor or demonstrated a record of comparable professional experience prior to appointment.
  4. Evidence of distinguished teaching, scholarship, research, publication, and/or professional excellence and achievement.
  5. Evidence of strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
  6. Demonstrated fundraising ability and/or experience.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multiple constituencies such as indigenous communities.
  8. Ability to function successfully in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment.
  9. Demonstrated commitment to consultative and collaborative processes.
  10. Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical and academic standards.
  11. Demonstrated experience in partnering with industry to develop opportunities for the technical, pedagogical, and professional development of students.
  12. Experience with accrediting bodies.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated experience creating and developing innovative programs/initiatives.
  2. Demonstrated experience working with indigenous and/or Native Hawaiian communities.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to effective use of information technology and distance education.
  4. National recognition and reputation in the education community; and/or the ability to command the respect of colleagues in research, university administration, federal agencies, and other extramural funding sources.
  5. Familiarity with or experience in a unionized environment in higher education.
  6. Demonstrated experience in partnering with K-12 constituents.

To Apply:
Nominations, inquiries, and applications are being accepted for this position. Review of applications will begin on or about Wednesday, June 21, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Candidates must submit a cover letter summarizing their interest and qualifications for the position, a current resume, and the names of four (4) professional references, including title and contact information. For job description and search information, please go to E-mail correspondence/submittal is strongly encouraged. Please send materials to:
  1. University of Hawaii at Manoa Education Search
  2. Attn: Michele Tom, Executive Search Coordinator
  3. University of Hawaii at Manoa
  4. 2500 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall 209
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Michele Tom; 808-956-9396;

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