Job Announcement: Dean of Graduate Education

March 23, 2021

Dean of Graduate Education

On behalf of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily A. Carter, members of the search committee invite inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Graduate Education at UCLA.

The Dean of Graduate Education is the senior academic official responsible for the advancement and administration of graduate education at UCLA. In carrying out these responsibilities, the dean collaborates closely with deans, department chairs, the academic senate and other academic and administrative leadership across campus and the University of California (UC) system to allocate and oversee graduate funding; implement policy; and ensure that standards of excellence, fairness and equity are maintained across all graduate programs. Reporting to the executive vice chancellor and provost, the dean advises the executive vice chancellor and provost and the chancellor on a wide range of issues related to graduate education and postdoctoral administration. The dean serves on UCLA’s council of deans and the UC council of graduate deans, as an ex officio member of the Graduate Council of UCLA’s Academic Senate, and is often asked to participate in other ad hoc campus and systemwide committees.

The Dean of Graduate Education also provides strategic vision for, and operational leadership of, the UCLA Graduate Division, which serves as the campus’s administrative core for the overall quality and progress of graduate education at UCLA. The responsibilities of the Graduate Division, exercised through a variety of internal offices overseen by the dean, currently include graduate recruitment and admissions; allocation and regulatory oversight of graduate student support and fellowship management; implementation of graduate education policies established by the Graduate Council; support, conflict resolution and problem-solving for faculty, students and administrators; review of policy exception requests; appointment and management of postdoctoral and visiting scholars; contract bargaining for relevant employee groups; participation in the program review processes led by the Academic Senate; institutional research; support for graduate student diversity, equity and inclusion; and coordination of graduate student events and ceremonies. Visit the UCLA Graduate Education website for more details.

The Division of Graduate Education requires dynamic and innovative leadership. Candidates must demonstrate experience with and a strong commitment to graduate education, as well as to research, teaching and public service more generally; to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion; and to staff development. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished scholar at the rank of full professor with strong administrative or management experience; demonstrated leadership in the area of graduate education with creative, pragmatic ideas for better serving UCLA’s graduate students and postdoctoral scholars; familiarity with the wide range of disciplines, interests and constituencies at UCLA; and experience in — or aptitude for — external relations and development. Experience in, and/or significant knowledge of, the University of California is preferred.

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to by April 28, 2021. Address inquiries to Traci Considine, manager of executive recruitment in the Office of the Chancellor (310-206-8003).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy (PDF).