Assistant Dean for Assessment and Cirriculum

West Point, New York
Jul 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Advise and assist the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in his or her duties particularly as they pertain to academic program assessment design, data collection, analysis and reports; managing the current and future academic curriculum; developing academic strategies and action plans; and assuring a positive, high-quality working environment. Must have:

  • Master’s degree or doctorate (doctorate preferred);
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a flat organizational structure;
  • Ability to learn and experience using common software applications including document processing, spreadsheets, and presentation programs.
  • Full-time teaching experience on a college faculty;
  • Experience in assessment design, data collection, analysis and reports. Additional experience in curriculum development is also desired.

Specific Duties (not all inclusive):

  • Design assessment plans and experimentation strategies to support academic program improvement.
  • Analyze assessment data from a variety of sources and develop assessment reports that include recommendations for improvement of the academic program.
  • Work with the Registrar’s office and other members of the Dean’s staff to maintain compliance with accreditation organizations and other standards.
  • Facilitate curricular change by supporting department curriculum development efforts, staffing proposed curricular changes, supporting the Curriculum Committee, and managing the approval process through the General Committee and Academic Board.
  • Manage the Academy Management System (AMS) Redbook (Course Catalog) and the on-line Redbook to ensure they reflect approved curricular changes and are updated and published annually.
  • Support the transformation of the Redbook to a more user-friendly version that remains integrated with AMS.
  • Maintains the official and historical record of the USMA Academic Program.
  • Support the transformation of the knowledge management functions of AMS.
  • Manage academic program publications and policies to ensure that are updated and accessible to faculty, staff, and cadets.
  • Reviews and provides feedback on related policies from the Military, Physical, and Character programs (e.g., the Greenbook, the Whitebook, Developing Leaders of Character).
  • Identify trends in higher education with respect to curricular and policy matters that may improve the academic curriculum.
  • Teach one section per semester in subject area of expertise to include developing lesson plans and assignments as well as assessing cadets’ progress by grading papers, tests, or other work.
  • Other actions and initiatives as determined by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or other Academic Program leaders in consultation and coordination with other members of Academic Affairs.

General Responsibilities:

  • Work with all members of Academic Affairs and other members of the Dean’s staff in support of all assessment and curriculum matters.
  • Manage the assessment of the academic program and support the management of the academic curriculum, the academic strategy, and other academic affairs matters.
  • Promote and serve as a model for professional service and teaching achievement.
  • Support departments in maintaining high standards in academics and teaching processes.
  • Build partnerships across the academy to develop a culture of continual improvement.
  • Teach courses in subject area of expertise, and participate in research activities in support of advancing knowledge in their field.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
The following documents are required:

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) and or Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material, e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  3. This position has an education requirement, you must submit your academic transcripts with your application.
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation
  5. A sample of an assessment report you authored; assessment study submitted to peer-reviewed journals; or curriculum proposals you authored. Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
  6. You MUST submit documents verifying your veteran's preference or military spouse preference if you are claiming these preferences. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
  7. If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave. If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:

If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

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