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Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Education

Miami University
Oxford, OH

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Four-Year Institution
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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:
Employees must have received at least the first dose of the vaccine before beginning on-campus employment, be fully vaccinated within 30 days of beginning employment and provide proof of vaccination, unless exempted as provided for in Miami University's COVID19 Vaccination Program and Policy. If you need additional information regarding exemptions, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Job no: 499683
Department: Provost & VP for Acad Affairs
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Student Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Education


$95,000 - $110,000

Job Summary:

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Education to lead the work of the Office of Exploratory Studies. The Office of Undergraduate Education at Miami University centers its attention on a holistic approach to student success. Ensuring that every student who starts a Miami University education achieves their goals is the focus of our work. The Office of Undergraduate Education houses the Honors College, the Office of Academic Integrity, and the Office of Exploratory Studies (OES). This is a new role for Miami University that will require a leader with demonstrated ability to collaborate widely across campus, with an unwavering commitment to student success, who understands and stays updated on the growing body of research and assessment around student success, and who is interested in cultural change and implementing innovations in a vibrant academic community. The Assistant Dean reports to the Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education.

The Office of Exploratory Studies (OES) serves to enhance the academic success of Miami students by providing holistic, individualized support for students who are exploring pathways for their academic journey. This support centers on engaging in highly personalized interactions with students, developing a deep understanding of their interests, needs, and resources, and employing exploratory approaches to major and course selection. The OES team works in constant collaboration with campus partners in the academic divisions, Student Life, and Enrollment Management and Student Success to ensure that students access the campus resources available to support their educational success. Providing students with the support they need when they need it is the goal of the OES team.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Education will hire, train and provide ongoing support and professional development for Student Success Navigators; develop a strategic approach to academic advisor professional development and provide institution-level training and support for advisors in partnership with the academic divisions; with the Dean for Undergraduate Education, develop a strategic approach for utilizing predictive analytics and other technologies to provide on-time interventions to students who need them; in collaboration with partners from the academic divisions, develop a strategic approach to academic advising professional development and recognition for the Oxford and Regional campuses; utilizing research and recognized best practices, develop innovative programs for supporting populations of Miami University students identified as in need of additional support for their success; develop strategic retention and persistence goals and implement plans to achieve these goals; take a holistic view of student success, including qualitative measures of success, and develop innovative strategies for ensuring that Miami University students have an exceptional educational experience; utilize assessment and evaluation skills to measure the effectiveness of strategies and initiatives intended to support student success; support the development and implementation of comprehensive major maps across campus; collaborate with other members of the Office of Undergraduate Education team to set and implement a strategic vision for university-wide student success efforts; build and nurture on-going relationships with colleagues and partners across campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or closely related field; demonstrated ability to think creatively to provide institution-level strategies for student success; demonstrated experience implementing University-level programs to support student success; strong record of cross-institutional collaboration; ability to understand and synthesize data to guide decision-making; 3 years of experience hiring, training, and supporting the professional development of a diverse professional staff in a higher education setting; evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills; understanding of higher education retention, advising, and student development theories; strong organizational skills and proven experience of making decisions in a fast-paced, data-driven environment.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States on a fulltime and indefinite basis.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with a Doctoral degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling or closely related field; experience with managing budgets; experience in both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs in higher education; experience teaching in a higher education setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume. Inquiries may be directed to Amy Bergerson at [email protected]

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.Labor Law Posters for Applicants:Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin January 24, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact [email protected] or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 08 Jan 2022 Eastern Standard Time


Nationally recognized as one of the country's most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio (35 miles north of Cincinnati), with regional locations in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, and the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Miami combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. A liberal education core complements the more specialized studies of the majors.

Along with an impressive number of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on and immersive experiences, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who enjoy teaching and mentoring students. Recognized as a "Public Ivy" by Richard Moll in his 1985 book about America's flagship universities, Miami is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best schools for “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” This commitment to teaching is demonstrated in the University's record of exceptional retention and graduation rates-which are among highest for NCAA Division I schools. Miami also regularly ranks among the top public doctoral university in the country for study abroad participation by undergraduate students.

Chartered in 1809, Miami is the 10th oldest public university in the nation. Enrollment includes almost 15,000 undergraduates and more than 2,200 graduate students on the Oxford campus, which is lauded for its exceptional beauty. The charming, historic uptown area of Oxford is adjacent to the campus.

Miami offers bachelor degrees in over 100 areas of study and master's degrees in more than 50 areas; the University also offers a number of doctoral degrees.

More information on Miami may be obtained via

Miami University is deeply committed to the success of every member of the community. At Miami, our mission is to empower each student, staff, and faculty member to promote and become engaged citizens who use their acquired knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of the community and the world.

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) exists to provide an inclusive, equitable, working, living, and learning environment to members of the Miami University community. OEEO provides members of the university community a place to obtain guidance for providing equal opportunity in personnel matters, and to resolve issues of harassment and discrimination

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) ensures that Miami University provides an equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff. This will be achieved with compassion, understanding, and fairness to all parties involved and act as a resource for all members of the university community.

Office of Diversity Affairs is located at 336 Shriver Center 3rd Floor. The Main Office line is (513) 529-6504.

Janine Todd, Program Associate
Mr. Gerald Yearwood, Senior Administrative Director
Dr. Juanita S. Tate, Director of Divisional Initiatives
Demere Woolway, Assistant Director of ODA & Coordinator of GLBTQ Services
Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, M.S., Assistant Director & Coordinator of Diverse Student Development

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity is located at 219 E. Spring Street Oxford, OH 45056. The Main line is (513) 529-7157.

Kenya Ash, Director, Title IX Coordinator & Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Kristie Marcum, Associate Director
Tandy Hamm, Assistant Director
Janet Fink, Administrative Assistant

For a list of contacts involved in diversity-related efforts, see Diversity Contacts (PDF 229KB).

As part of institutional diversity and inclusion goals, our efforts diligently center on four core areas: recruitment, retention, curriculum and climate. These core areas are addressed through key initiatives that are tailored to faculty, staff, and students and are executed either through programs and support from our office or in collaboration with other university offices, departments, and programs. In addition, we also value relationships with our community partners who also work with us to promote diversity and inclusion at Miami.

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