Associate Dean - University College

Job description


Eastern Washington University seeks a full time Associate Dean to provide support in designated areas assigned to the University College. The initial areas of focus for this position will be Honors and Student Research.

The successful candidate for this position will have demonstrated the ability to collaborate with faculty, administrators, and staff.

Honors Expectations

The candidate hired for this position will be able to articulate, in written material and orally, how Honors increases recruitment, retention and diversity as well as how Honors dovetails with community engagement. The successful candidate will also be able to describe, to multiple, diverse audiences, a vision for a viable Honors program at a 21st century regional comprehensive university.

Student Research Expectations

We intrinsically know that undergraduate research is a “high impact practice” which more fully engages students in their own education and which leads to greater retention. We also know that it ensures the kind of experience that adds to the value of a college education at large. The candidate will be able to articulate the benefits of student research to the student, to the faculty, and to the university overall. The candidate will be able to describe to multiple, diverse audiences, a vision for a robust Student Research program that serves and enhances the student experience no matter what discipline the student majors in.

Administrative Support

An incubator for the University, University College nurtures and grows promising ideas into transformational college experiences. University College supports high-impact practices that promote talent, creativity and scholarship. The Associate Dean will support these endeavors by fulfilling designated administrative duties related to College personnel and faculty.

Applications for this full time administrative exempt position will be accepted until further notice. Review of applications will begin February 19, 2019.

Position is available now; start date is negotiable. Recruitment will be closed to further applications on 3/29/2019; screening to commence immediately thereafter.

Please note: Institution in midst of reorganization; college name may change.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

The candidate hired into this position may have retreat rights to a tenured faculty position, contingent on the candidate's experience and qualifications warranting an appointment with tenure.




Required Qualifications:
  • PhD or equivalent in a discipline affiliated at Eastern, and which would allow appointment with tenure
  • Record of successful publications, service, and teaching achievements commensurate with those required for tenure at EWU (demonstrable by tenure at an institution in EWU's Carnegie class or above)
  • Experience leading an academic unit to include accountability for operations, budget and personnel
  • Successful teaching in Honors


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Administration of an Honors Program/College
  • Track record of increasing or enhancing diversity in an Honors or major program
  • Faculty development in Honors
  • Experience with Community Engagement
  • Understanding of financial aid and scholarship mechanisms in public institutions
  • Successful fundraising experience
  • Innovative teaching





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Posted: 2/14/2019
Application Due: 4/15/2019
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