Academic Administrator V - Director of Undergraduate Programs
Academic Administrator V - Director of Undergraduate Programs
University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05935
The Director of Undergraduate Programs will report jointly to the Dean and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, or a designee identified by the Dean. The Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Fielding School of Public Health will have responsibility for all aspects of academic program administration of undergraduate education including the new undergraduate major programs in public health and the undergraduate minor. Working closely with the Dean, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, and other faculty leadership, the incumbent will direct, coordinate and manage undergraduate education programs, initiatives and resources. During the period before the new undergraduate education programs fully ramp up in the Fielding School of Public Health, the incumbent will also be expected to provide assistance in academic administration of some graduate programs as directed by the Dean.
The successful candidate must have a doctorate in public health, higher education or related fields; experience working with academic policy and programs at a large public research university; understanding of the principles of “shared governance;” knowledge of UCLA processes and Academic Senate procedures; broad familiarity with existing curriculum, programs and services for UCLA undergraduates; skills in information retrieval and data management; and demonstrated leadership abilities to facilitate effective collaboration among individuals and groups charged with promoting innovation and quality in undergraduate education.
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
The Director of Undergraduate Programs provides strategic and administrative leadership for academic programs and initiatives that seek to expand and improve the quality of undergraduate public health education. The incumbent is expected to: (1) partner with faculty and departments on course development and staffing, (2) cultivate faculty interest in undergraduate education, (3) collaborate with instructional support units—Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Center for Community Learning, International Education Office, Library, Summer Sessions, Undergraduate Research Centers, and Writing Programs—to enhance programmatic and curricular opportunities for students and faculty, and other key units on campus, (4) facilitate graduate student TA training opportunities, (5) collaborate with community partners, (6) advise School leadership on Academic Senate curriculum review and approval processes, and (7) conduct periodic evaluations of academic programs and report outcomes to stakeholders.
The Director of Undergraduate Programs also promotes effective collaborations among faculty and staff, leads initiatives to expand academic programs, works to increase the visibility of the School and discipline, advances the quality of undergraduate education, and represents the School in campus-wide undergraduate initiatives, including the development of interdisciplinary programs and diversity-related projects.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
The Director of Undergraduate Programs assumes a lead role, working closely with the Dean, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, department chairs, and School FEC in managing School-wide undergraduate academic programs, creating and implementing academic policies, developing and executing recruitment and admissions processes, curriculum development, overseeing program requirements and changes, expanding awareness of undergraduate programs on and off campus, and preparing reports for the school community evaluating the status of undergraduate public health education in the school.
The Director of Undergraduate Programs also represents the interests of undergraduate education when working with faculty, administrators, and students from across campus. The incumbent is expected to: (1) lead undergraduate recruitment and admissions efforts focusing on developing a diverse student body, (2) liaise with UCLA Undergraduate Admissions, New Student and Transition Program, and other recruitment and retention units on campus, (3) develop and oversee the mentoring and advising of majors and minors related to program of study, research interests, independent studies as well as potential career opportunities, and (4) ensure all accreditation requirements are achieved.
Working closely with staff, the incumbent provides critical planning support and coordination to budgetary, personnel, and information technology matters, and meets regularly (individually and in small groups) with faculty and staff to determine and provide resources needed to support undergraduate academic programs and initiatives.
TEACHING AND SCHOLARSHIP
The Director of Undergraduate Programs is encouraged to prepare publications and or presentations at UC system-wide and national conferences discussing educational innovation and curricular initiatives with respect to undergraduate public health education and related scholarship. The incumbent may also participate in teaching in the undergraduate public health programs if qualified.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05935
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction