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Dean Orlando, FL

Please note that this search is in the finalist stages as of May 2021, and the committee has put a hold on reviewing new applications. Should your application be a good match, we will be in touch.

The University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for Dean of the College of Sciences (COS). Home to over 1,900 outstanding faculty, 12,300 full-time staff, and almost 72,000 students, UCF is one of the largest and most dynamic universities in the nation. Nearly a quarter of UCF undergraduates are first in their family to attend college, and nearly half of the students are from underrepresented groups. UCF was recently designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution.  UCF holds the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation in two categories: very high research activity and community engagement.

The College of Sciences (COS) is a unique combination of eight departments, two schools, and 11 centers and institutes, that span the natural and social sciences. As the largest college at UCF, the COS includes 14,800 undergraduate and 990 graduate students, 62,000 alumni, over 420 faculty, and over 160 full-time staff.

UCF aspires to be one of the nation’s leading metropolitan research universities, one that is committed to the success of students from all backgrounds; UCF seeks a Dean with the ability and vision to advance these key aspects of the College’s mission. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the new Dean will work with faculty and staff members to improve the success of a diverse student body, continue the growth in quality and impact of research and scholarship, and lead the philanthropic efforts of the College. The Dean will work closely with administrators, faculty and students, alumni, and community stakeholders to elevate the College’s profile and impact. The Dean will also engage with other university leaders to advance UCF as a pacesetter for higher education innovation, opportunity, and inclusive excellence.

Sean Farrell is leading this search with Amy Segal.


As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.



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