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Georgia State University (GSU) invites applications for the Dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYS).

Located in downtown Atlanta, GSU is a comprehensive research and doctoral granting institution with more than 50,000 students across 10 colleges offering over 100 doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree programs. In 2017, US News and World Report highlighted GSU as one of the four most innovative universities, and the Washington Post called GSU a “hotbed of innovation.” GSU has one of the country’s most diverse student bodies, with rising graduation rates that vary little by race/ethnicity, Pell eligibility, or first-generation status.

One of the top 25 policy schools in the US, the Andrew Young School combines the departments of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Economics, Public Management and Policy, and Social Work. The School’s twelve research centers focus on problem solving through applied research, policy, and programs. With 100 full-time faculty, scholars, and practitioners, AYS enrolls more than 2,000 students per semester across its undergraduate and graduate programs. Bearing the name and legacy of Ambassador Andrew Young, AYS carries out the mission of strengthening individuals, families and communities within a global context.

The dean reports directly to the University’s Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, and is responsible for all aspects of administering the School, including hiring, curriculum development, programming, advisement, domestic and international initiatives, collaborative and multi-disciplinary efforts, sponsored funding, and budget planning. The dean represents AYS to both internal and external constituencies, and leads the School’s fundraising efforts. The dean promotes shared governance and collegiality, and advocates for diversity and inclusion in faculty and staff hiring and retention.

The Dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies will be an inspiring and creative administrator, and an excellent scholar who is committed to leading a large, diverse, and dynamic school. Significant leadership experience in higher education, the ability to foster relationships internally and externally as well as a strong record of fostering teamwork, collegiality, multi-disciplinary collaboration and integrity are essential. Academic accomplishments commensurate to the rank of full professor with tenure at Georgia State University are required.

Georgia State University will be assisted by Ellen Brown Landers and Tracie Smith of Heidrick & Struggles. Initial review of applications will begin immediately. Please provide a letter of interest and a CV for consideration.

Georgia State University
Dean, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Search Committee
Telephone: 404 682 7316
Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.