Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
Cradled in the Palouse hills of northern Idaho, Moscow is surrounded by pristine scenery — rolling farmland to the west and the spectacular Idaho wilderness to the east. This friendly and vibrant community is alive with spirit, festivals, museums, fairs, education and recreational opportunities.
About the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
The University of Idaho College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (EHHS) is committed to serving the people of Idaho and the region by providing educational programs that emphasize leadership at all levels and are based on the latest research findings. The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences has a strong reputation for innovation and excellence in Idaho, the Northwest and beyond. We graduate a significant portion of Idaho’s educators and offer dynamic programs that are innovative, effective and often interdisciplinary. Our programs are state and nationally accredited and reflect the highest academic standards.
EHHS is home to 1,111 students and 60 full-time faculty across 3 departments – Curriculum and Instruction; Leadership and Counseling; and Movement Sciences and 3 centers – Student Services; Center on Disabilities and Human Development; and the Doceo Center. EHHS offers undergraduate programs in Career and Technical Education; Dance; Elementary Education; Exercise, Sport, and Health Science; Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Management; Secondary Education; and a 3+2 program in Athletic Training. Master’s and Education Specialist degree programs in EHHS include Adult, Organizational Learning and Leadership; Athletic Training; Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Leadership; Movement and Leisure Science; Physical Education and Physical Activity Pedagogy; and Special Education. EHHS also offers 3 doctoral degree programs – a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and a Doctor of Athletic Training (D.A.T.). Degrees awarded for AY20-21 within EHHS totaled 290.
The University of Idaho invites applications and nominations for the Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
The dean has responsibility to oversee and implement policies and priorities of the college and university. The Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences leads the college faculty in the development of policies and priorities governing the academic programs of the college. The dean facilitates appropriate inclusion of faculty, staff, students and stakeholders in the college decision-making processes. The academic programs of the college are directly affected by program planning, definitions of goals and priorities, instructional methods and standards, student advising, mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders, research policies, allocation of resources, fund-raising and development of professional standards related to the branches of learning for which the college is responsible. The academic programs of the college include undergraduate and graduate instruction, research and creative activity and outreach services throughout the state. It is expected that the dean satisfactorily employs strategies to implement objectives and achieve the university’s strategic goals while carrying out the mission of the college.
- An earned terminal degree from an accredited university in a discipline appropriate to the college.
- Accomplishments and experience to merit an appointment with tenure and rank of associate professor.
- Academic leadership experience including: personnel management (faculty and staff), resource management (finances, facilities, equipment, etc.) and quality academic programming / delivery.
- Evidence of original initiatives focused on improving excellence in teaching, research, outreach, mentoring and/or student success.
- Accomplishments and experience to merit an appointment with tenure and rank of full professor.
- Experience with strategic planning and visioning to successfully address change, managing program/professional-level accreditation and program assessment, increasing student enrollment and attracting and retaining a diverse student and employee population.
- Interpersonal and communication skills to develop, maintain and work successfully with faculty, staff, department administrators, peer colleagues, students, alumni and other stakeholders.
- Experience developing and advancing philanthropic opportunities, economic development, extramurally funded research or other fundraising efforts.
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. The student population numbers more than 12,000, including first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars at locations in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d'Alene and Idaho Falls. As the only institution in the state to be classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as “higher research activity,” University researchers expended over $109 million in expenditures last year.
Consistently recognized as one of the best public colleges in the United States by The Princeton Review, and a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service, the University combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and a focus on helping students succeed and become leaders. Over 2,500 faculty and staff support and guide 120 Bachelor's, 83 Master's and 33 doctoral degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education, Health and Human Sciences; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Natural Resources and Science. Through an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community, the University of Idaho actively engages in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body.
The University is a dynamic and integral part of the fabric of Idaho and, as such, plays a key role in the state’s economic development. With extension offices in 42 counties, the University is committed to enhancing the scientific, economic, social, legal and cultural assets of the state and takes pride in a commitment to teaching, research, agriculture, outreach, extension and collaboration. The University provides access to publicly supported medical education through a multi-state partnership with University of Washington’s School of Medicine, and the U of I College of Law is among the nation’s best small state public law schools. Unique academic partnership opportunities are also afforded with other universities and colleges in Idaho, as well as Washington State University, located only 8 miles away in Pullman, Washington.
The residential campus located in Moscow is a place of transformation and lasting traditions. With more than 200 student groups and a vibrant culture, the University is home to the renowned Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, for which U of I became the first public university to receive the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest arts honor. Vandal athletic teams compete in 14 men's and women's NCAA Division I sports. Competing in the Big Sky Conference, the Vandals are reigning conference champions in women’s basketball, women’s golf, men’s golf, women’s soccer and women’s tennis.
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Just minutes away from the forests, rivers, lakes and mountains of northern Idaho, Moscow is home to approximately 25,000 residents, and the urban amenities of the Coeur d’Alene-Spokane metropolitan area are within a 100-mile drive. In addition to art galleries, movie theaters and coffee shops, Moscow offers a large organic and natural foods co-op, Northwest-style pubs and many locally-owned restaurants.
Moscow is known as the “heart of the arts” for its consistent ranking among the top small arts towns in America. The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival brings some of the world’s best jazz artists, along with 20,000 visitors each year. The ARTWALK, Rendezvous in the Park concert series and the Prichard Art Gallery are a few examples of its dedication to the arts. The downtown Farmer’s Market, which runs late spring to early fall, is one of the nation’s longest running and thriving outdoor markets. In 2016 Moscow was named one of the top 50 ‘Best College Towns in America’ by College Rank for its access to outdoor recreation, vibrant downtown and cultural attractions. In 2019 Livability ranked Moscow as the number one city in the U.S. for raising a family for the second year in a row.
Moscow is surrounded by the rolling Palouse hills, an area so picturesque it was featured in National Geographic magazine. Reflective of these surroundings, the University ranked in the top 30 in the nation as a “great university to hit the books and backcountry” by Outside magazine. Living and learning in Moscow is just minutes from opportunities for hiking, fishing, biking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, camping and more.
- Dennis Becker, Dean, College of Natural Resources, Committee Chair
- Mary Stout, Executive Assistant to Provost/EVP
- Julie Amador, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction in Coeur d'Alene
- Ann Brown, Assistant Professor, Movement Sciences
- John Cannon, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction in Boise
- Scott Clyde, Executive Director, Trio Inspire
- Raymond Dixon, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
- Laura Holyoke, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Leadership and Counseling
- Michael Kroth, Professor, Leadership and Counseling in Boise
- Nancy Morrison, College Budget Specialist
- Chantal Vella, Professor, Movement Sciences
- Nellie Christensen, Undergraduate Student, Curriculum and Instruction
- William Tai, Graduate Student, Education doctoral student
- Debra (Debby) Bailey, College Advisory Board Member