General Information
At least 3 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description
Dean, College of Education


The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) 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 Mānoa, 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. The Dean is expected to judiciously balance the best interests of the College with those of the campus, system and community.


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:

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Education Search

Attn: Michele Tom, Executive Search Coordinator

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

2500 Campus Road, Hawai‘i Hall 209

Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822

Phone: 808-956-9396 / Fax: 808-956-7115

E-mail: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]


The University of Hawaiˈi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and encourages applications from and nominations of women and minority candidates.

Job Requirements



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.




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.