Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.
As academic officers of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Academic Deans report to the Dean of Academic Affairs and serve under the leadership of Senior Associate Dean and Chief of Staff. They are an integral member of the College Deans Staff, and serve on College and University committees as requested by the Dean of Academic Affairs.
Academic Deans oversee and ensure the progress of undergraduate students toward graduation and ensure all graduation requirements are met before clearing students to receive their degree. They provide counsel and advice to students regarding their academic plans in conjunction with premajor and departmental advisors. Academic deans coordinate communication between students, faculty, parents and other campus partners about academic affairs.
The Academic Deans publish, administer, and interpret policies for undergraduate students, faculty, and parents. They are responsible for ensuring that policies are applied conscientiously and that exceptions are granted in consistent ways. Academic Deans strive to be compassionate and fair in their interpretation of policies while maintaining a commitment to equity for all students.
Collectively, the Academic Deans have the authority and responsibility to interpret and adapt academic policies, and decide when a policy change needs to be brought to the Arts and Science Council for consideration.
Specific Portfolio Academic Deans assume additional responsibilities integral to extending the academic mission of Trinity College, and demonstrate significant leadership within the college or university. The Pre-Law Advisor serves approximately 200 applicants per year, roughly 60% alumni and 40% seniors and provides individual advising appointment(s) with applicants. The Pre-Law Advisor also meets with groups like First Year Students during Orientation Week, returning students in the fall, audiences at Parent and Family Weekend, Blue Devil Days and other outreach events. The Pre-Law Advisor is responsible for understanding and communicating changing application, admissions requirements and opportunities at law schools. This includes building relationships with admissions representatives and hosting them for campus visits, as well as joining advising organizations and attending conferences. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Familiarity with academic policies, programs and regulations necessary to coordinate related services and activities, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experienceDemonstrated expertise in program development, teaching, mentoring and researchExperience working with a diverse population of undergraduate studentsSuccessful track record of establishing credibility and trustAttention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, respond quickly to students and other constituenciesFamiliarity with student information systemsMust be consistently accessible and available to students during regular business hoursFluency with common software applications including databases, word processing, presentation, student information systems and cloud-based computing
Ph.D. or equivalent
Work requires three years of experience in academic administration or a related setting to become familiar with academic policies, programs and regulations necessary to coordinate related services and activities. At the end of the fifth year of service an Academic Dean shall be considered for promotion. Promotion decisions are based on established policies and procedures for Academic Deans. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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