Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Cookeville, Tennessee
Feb 24, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is a member of the college leadership team responsible for oversight of all academic programs within the College of Engineering. The position also has oversight of all inter-disciplinary, off-site, and online programs in which the college is involved at the undergraduate level.

Job Responsibilities

Be a leader in providing a vision and establishing mechanisms for execution of plans concerning academic affairs. This includes: review and improvement of ongoing academic programs; exploration, adoption and implementation of digital tools/software to enhance efficiencies and the quality of undergraduate programs; and developing programs to ensure student success in and outside of the classroom and as graduated professionals. Provide oversight for all undergraduate academic programs within the College of Engineering as well as interdisciplinary, off-site, 2+2 (and other transfer programs), and online undergraduate programs in which the College is involved, and support and supervise all accreditation and other assessment of these programs. Play a leadership role in developing programs in partnership with other Colleges in TNTech, with industry, and with other domestic and international academic institutions. Oversee the College of Engineering’s academic programs including retention and graduation; assessment, accreditation and program review; enrollment management; undergraduate curriculum; and academic student affairs. Oversee the academic integrity initiatives of the college and represent the college in academic misconduct, grade appeal, and readmission reviews. Set expectations and priorities for advisors and the director of the Hixson center related to accreditation and quality assurance in academic advising. Represent the COE in various University Committees. Play an advisory role to the director of the Hixson Student Success Center to support their mission in recruitment and K-12 outreach, and non-academic student affairs. Review department websites and publications to ensure that they are in full compliance with university policies and regulations and compliant as set forth by the accreditation agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in an engineering, engineering technology, or computer science discipline. Able to obtain the rank of Professor in one of the academic departments in the COE. Ten years of faculty experience, at least three in an administrative role. Experience with curriculum and teaching. Leadership experience and skills. Creative problem solving. Demonstrated experience obtaining and utilizing in-depth knowledge of curriculum and academic rules, regulations and processes. Demonstrated ability and interest in working in a multicultural/multi-ethnic environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with the disciplines represented in the COE. Commitment to undergraduate student success, community engagement, and to fostering a collaborative culture. Ability to identify opportunities, establish priorities, and lead innovative strategic efforts critical to the success of College’s academic programs. Experience with student advising.

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