Assistant Dean for Graduate Education
About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.
Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.
The Assistant Dean reports to and works with the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education to provide support, oversight and advocacy for graduate programs, faculty and students at the University at Albany. The Assistant Dean is responsible for assisting in promotion of the quality, diversity, funding and integrity of graduate education in 125 plus programs in the arts, social, life and physical sciences, business, public health and policy, education and computing and applied engineering sciences. The position also entails providing advocacy and direction for policies and programs that foster and improve the University's performance in the recruitment, retention and graduation of all graduate students and, in particular, those coming from diverse cultural, ethnic, racial and social backgrounds. In that capacity, the position is responsible for development, delivery and evaluation of programs, policies and services that foster success for students, faculty and other engaged constituents of graduate education. The Assistant Dean is also expected to work directly with the Graduate Dean in problem solving, strategic planning and decision making that affect the policies, procedures, services and operations conducted by the Office of Graduate Education.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead the Carson Carr Diversity Scholar Award Program
• Design, implement and evaluate University-wide career and professional development programs for graduate students
• Manage various grants and programs dedicated to achievement of University objectives to support diversity and access to graduate education (e.g., National Science Foundation, Graduate Tuition Opportunity Program)
• Work in collaboration with campus and community partners to forge and maintain graduate student wellness, degree completion success and career advancement and outcomes
• Seek and develop new opportunities for grant and collaborative funding that may be used to advance and support graduate education
• Provide support in assessment and evaluation of programs and procedures throughout graduate education
• Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
• Record of success in program planning and delivery of academic programming, ideally in a higher education setting
• Demonstrated skill and proficiency in the use of assessment and analysis tools (SPSS or similar)
• Strong oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Applicants must address in their application, evidence of the history of ability to work with culturally and academically diverse populations.
• Previous relevant college level experience in administration or support of higher education
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current issues in higher and graduate education
• An earned Doctorate is strongly preferred. Doctorate must be from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization.
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Dean, SL-5
Closing date for receipt of applications: May 3, 2017
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