University of Texas at Dallas

Dean, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

The University of Texas at Dallas seeks an exceptional leader to serve as its next Dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Reporting to, and working with, the Provost, and in coordination with the Deans from other Schools, the Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the School. The Dean will inspire faculty and students with a sense of pride and purpose, serve as an innovative leader to grow and build high quality programs, and provide a dedicated and established commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. The Dean will define and execute a strategic vision by articulating the distinctive needs and opportunities of the School while supporting its collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit. Serving in an exciting period of expansion, the Dean will advocate internally and externally for resources to support a growing research agenda, faculty, and student population. As the School's public voice, the Dean will develop strategic partnerships while identifying emerging opportunities for new programs and interdisciplinary initiatives.

About the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences: The School's mission is to understand the intersection of mind, brain and behavior; enhance the health, education, and quality of life of children and families; and create and implement technologies and therapies that repair and strengthen human abilities. These goals are accomplished by recruiting and supporting outstanding faculty who have a commitment to groundbreaking research and to mentoring the next generation of researchers and professionals. The School is organized around three major academic centers: Cognition and Neuroscience, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Psychological Sciences. The School offers five undergraduate degree programs, four master's of science programs and four doctoral degree programs. Individual degree programs maintain strong, mutually beneficial relationships with area schools, healthcare facilities, private practices, and community agencies, which contribute to training and research, and also provide valuable community outreach to local agencies, allowing them to expand services. Driven by research prowess, academic rigor, and renowned professors, enrollment continues to grow. For more information, visit

About UT Dallas: UT Dallas is located in the suburb of Richardson, in the heart of North Texas. The Times Higher Education ranks UT Dallas as #1 in the nation and #21 in the world among universities under 50 years of age. Since its founding in 1969, UT Dallas has grown to include 143 degree programs. The University has recently undergone a period of substantial growth including enrollment increases of 153% since 2000, a total of 4 million new or renovated square feet, and $1 billion in development as of 2017. For more information, visit

Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by May 31, 2018.

Rosa Morris, Principal, and Josh Ward, Ph.D., Senior Associate

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry,
Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA

The University of Texas at Dallas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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