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Utah State University

Leadership of the renowned Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is an extraordinary professional opportunity. The Dean, reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, will provide vision and leadership for faculty, staff, and students; effectively represent the college to the university; and will have the experience and skills necessary to promote alumni relations and be successful in advancement and fund-raising. The candidate must have distinguished academic credentials sufficient for appointment to the rank of full professor. The Dean will possess proven and excellent leadership ability, articulate a broad and comprehensive vision of the college based on its strengths and values, promote values and practices that reflect commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and embrace the land-grant mission of the university that places high importance on educational access and community partnerships and outreach. In addition, the successful candidate will value the diversity of scholarly disciplines within the college, effectively promote innovative growth in research and teaching and Statewide and Cooperative Extension programs, and, enhance the infrastructure to support and expand the college’s thriving external research funding base. 

Applications can be submitted any time after October 19, 2020. Application review will begin January 6, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Ideally, the successful candidate will start July 1, 2021, but the date is negotiable. Applicants should submit a 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. A current curriculum vitae and contact information for a minimum of five references should be included. References will not be contacted without the prior permission of the candidate. Please see to apply electronically. 


Nominations and inquiries should be sent to: 

Vice President for Statewide Campuses Larry H. Smith, Chair

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Search Committee

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

1435 Old Main Hill; Utah State University

Logan, Utah, 84322-1435; Telephone: 435-797-0189; email:

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Contact Name: 
Larry Smith
Contact Email: