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Director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 16th, 2013
Last review date: November 22nd, 2013
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: October 1st, 2014
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Berkeley campus seeks a distinguished scholar of, and/or leader in, higher education to serve as Director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education, ideally to begin as early as January 1, 2014. The Director must have demonstrated expertise in, and an interest in addressing, pressing issues currently facing higher education in the United States. Such issues might include changing pedagogies, curricula, and modes of learning, the role of technology, the nature of quality-assessment, financial challenges and tuition levels, public policy toward higher education, internationalization, governance, the relationship between general and vocational education, and ethno-racial/gender diversity, among others. Chancellor Nicholas Dirks anticipates tapping into the expertise of the Center as he addresses these and other challenges.

The Center was established in 1956 as the first research institute in the United States devoted to the study of systems, institutions, and processes of higher education. The Director is expected, in consultation with the Chancellor, to develop an intellectual vision for the Center, to promote its growth, and to broaden faculty and graduate student participation in research and program activities. For further information about the Center, consult http://cshe.berkeley.edu.

The Director will also hold a tenure level appointment as a faculty member. External candidates must have a distinguished record of scholarship, one that would warrant a tenured appointment as Professor. UC Berkeley faculty candidates must currently hold the position of Professor. Applications are warmly welcomed from individuals whose experience has prepared them to make strong contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

We will begin full review of nominations and applications on October 1, 2013, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Please email nominations to Lynn Geske-Morgan, lmorgan@berkeley.edu with contact information for the nominee. Individuals who are nominated may then be invited by the search committee to submit an application. An individual need not be nominated in order to apply; the search committee welcomes applications from all interested individuals.

Questions may be referred to Lynn Geske-Morgan at 510-642-9573 or lgmorgan@berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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More information about this recruitment: http://cshe.berkeley.edu




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