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 Studies.
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 critical.
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 inclusion.
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