Associate Dean, Undergraduate Affairs - College of Engineering

Location
Lowell, MA
Posted
Jul 26, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Deans
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Institution:
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Affairs - College of Engineering

Department:
College of Engineering

Job Reference Number:
0081898

Posting Date:
07-25-2017

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

For Open until Filled positions, initial review of applications will begin:


Position Status:
Internal Opportunity
Full-time
Benefited
Non-Unit

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:
This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position.

Under direction of the Dean of Engineering, the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Affairs provides day-to-day oversight and strategic development of the College's undergraduate programs, including interdisciplinary initiatives in these areas. As part of the College's senior leadership team, the position also provides input and support to the Dean in areas involving faculty and personnel, strategic planning & development, administrative management, and other functions necessary for the College's growth, development, and effective operation.

The Associate Dean provides leadership and management related to operation and development of educational undergraduate programs within the College.
Specific duties include:
-Working with departments and interdisciplinary groups to manage the development, approval, and deployment of new undergraduate major, minor and certificate programs within the College
-Managing initiatives related to oversight of existing undergraduate programs, including functions related to enrollment (i.e., marketing, recruiting, and retention), student success, resource allocation, and accreditation (i.e. ABET, NEASC), as well as the closure of programs as necessary
-Ensuring the continuous improvement of teaching pedagogy employed in the college
-Developing and managing educational initiatives coordinated through the College (i.e., freshman year programs, interdisciplinary programs, service-learning, etc.)
-Serving as primary point of contact in Dean's office for undergraduate program directors in the College as well as those involved in student learning outside the College (i.e., Departments providing service courses)
-Serving as College's liaison with Vice Provost for Student Success and Dean of Enrollment on matters related to undergraduate studies.

The Associate Dean provides leadership and management related to initiatives that enhance the experience of undergraduates in the College.
Specific duties include:
-Ensuring a safe and open environment for a diversified student body
-Working with departments and other groups to develop, deploy and manage endeavors such as internship, co-op, study-abroad, and other experiential programs
-Overseeing the management of student clubs and organizations, competitions, and honor societies
-Developing and coordinating activities of relevance with other campus programs (i.e., Honors Program, DifferenceMaker, etc.)
-Serving as College's liaison with Dean of Students on matters related to undergraduate students in the College
-Provide leadership and management related to initiatives involving outreach, especially involving STEM education at the K-12 level
-Provide input and support to the Dean, in coordination with other Associate Dean, in areas including, but not limited to: strategic planning, resource allocation, space planning, advancement and alumni affairs, budget and personnel management, curriculum development, and faculty affairs.
-Provide input and consultation to the Dean, in coordination with other Associate Dean, on confidential personnel matters including attending faculty and staff grievance hearings as needed, oversee placement, promotion, and management of college staff, and help resolve conflicts. Often involves coordination with HR/EOO.
-Maintains engagement in appropriate teaching, research and scholarship activities, as appropriate

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in these areas.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Ph.D.
-Tenured professor at rank of Associate Professor or Professor
-Strong communication skills, ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality, problem solving skills, ability to work with diverse groups

Other Considerations:
-Management and administrative experience preferred
-Professional experience with project management, strategic planning, program development, budget development & administration, and external relations

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:


Special Instructions to Applicants:
This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position.

Quicklink for Posting:
jobs.uml.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55602

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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