Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Feb 14, 2017
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for the position of Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

The Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) serves undergraduate students across all colleges and programs, including transfer students, new freshmen, and continuing students.  The following units and programs constitute the Division of UAA:  Honors College, Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Learning Resources Center, Meyerhoff Scholars Program, Office of Undergraduate Education, Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program, and the Women’s Center.

The Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs will lead a division responsible for offering programs that are critical to the success of all students and support the broader mission of the University.  UAA is involved in guiding and reviewing curricula, programs, and academic policy and in fostering external relations to deliver a distinctive experience for all undergraduates.  The VP/Dean will work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, department chairs, program directors, and senior university leaders, be familiar with UMBC’s tradition of shared governance and committed to alignment with the strategic priorities of the university.  The VP/Dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and is a member of the university’s leadership team.

UMBC is nationally recognized for its innovative undergraduate education, including by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top five Most Innovative Schools, in the top 20 for Best Undergraduate Teaching, and as the nation’s top up and coming school for six consecutive years. UMBC is a vibrant public doctoral research university and a member of the University System of Maryland.  UMBC serves more than 11,000 undergraduates and approximately 2,500 graduate students.  Located just outside Baltimore on 500 wooded, rolling acres and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership. UMBC offers 55 majors and 35 minors, as well as 24 certificate programs, spanning the arts, engineering and information technology, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and pre-professional studies. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community.   For more information on UMBC see www.umbc.edu.

UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position.  We particularly encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Candidates should hold a terminal degree in their field and a strong record of teaching in higher education, effective leadership, demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and experience in the management and administration of academic affairs.  Desired qualities include a collaborative leadership style, a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and an ability to work effectively with faculty across the disciplines and with other senior administrators.

Steve Leo, Partner; and Lindsay Allison, Associate, of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, are assisting the search committee. Applications should include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. For best consideration applications should be submitted by March 31, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and application materials should be sent by email to:

UMBCVPDeanUAA@storbecksearch.com 

It is anticipated that the appointment will begin on July 1, 2017.

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