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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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Arts and Sciences Deans Office - 300100

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Open Until Filled:


Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Tenured Full (or advanced associate) Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Appointment Type:

Admin Appointment with Faculty Rank

Vacancy ID:



Full-Time Permanent

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Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications

Proposed Start Date:


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

As the largest unit on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the Carolina experience. The College consists of 43 academic departments and curricula and numerous programs, centers and institutes. It is home to more than 18,000 undergraduate students, including all of the University’s first-year and second-year students. About 2,300 graduate students study and teach in the College.

The Division of Undergraduate Education is the administrative home to many of the College’s high-impact and experiential learning opportunities, including Honors Carolina, the First-Year Seminar and First-Year Launch Program, and undergraduate research, as well as academic support resources such as the Thrive Academic Advising, the Center for Student Success (including the Writing and Learning Center, Peer Mentoring Program, Summer Bridge), and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

The Office also supports the work of the College’s Curriculum Committees and helps the College explore inclusive pedagogies and both curricular and co-curricular approaches to teaching and learning in the 21st century. Carolina’s IDEAs in Action general education curriculum began in fall 2022 and reflects some key directions for students – with a more structured first year, focus capacities that allow for practice of key skills, and for reflection and integration with required high-impact experiences. OUE additionally provides support for faculty and departments as the general education requirements as well as all their undergraduate degree programs and minors.

The Office serves as a resource for students, faculty and staff in other campus units engaged in various aspects of the College’s undergraduate education mission.

Position Summary:

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we pride ourselves on our tradition of academic excellence and our dedication to cultivating a diverse and inclusive learning environment. As a global public research university, we are seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking individual to join our faculty as a Tenured advanced associate or Full Professor, specialization open. This professor appointment may be in any field where tenure may be approved in one of our more than forty college departments. This tenured faculty position will also hold a term-limited secondary appointment as the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. We seek applicants with well-established records of research, teaching, and leadership experience, especially in undergraduate curricula. We are interested in understanding of effective strategies for teaching, mentoring, and/or fostering student success. This position is located in the Arts and Sciences Deans Office.

Responsibilities and expectations of this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
At UNC-Chapel Hill, 87% of all undergraduate students graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences, and the senior associate dean oversees the academic curricula, progress, and support of Carolina’s >20,000 undergraduate students across the University. The senior associate dean for undergraduate education reports to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Working in close partnership with the College dean’s office and University leadership, including the chancellor, provost, and deans from professional schools, this senior associate dean plays an integral role in shaping strategy and advancement of undergraduate education. This collaborative approach extends to engaging with faculty members from various academic departments, the Graduate School, and dedicated professional staff. This position is the point of contact for departments during enrollment growth and as we manage enrollment in the general education curriculum.

The senior associate dean for undergraduate education is a key member of the University’s leadership team, responsible for guiding, enhancing, and overseeing all aspects of the undergraduate educational experience. This position collaborates with faculty members, administrators, and students to develop and implement strategic initiatives that align with our institution’s mission and educational goals as driven by the strategic plan (see below). Key responsibilities include:
* Providing leadership to develop and execute innovative strategies for enhancing student learning and undergraduate education.
* Fostering a student-centered approach, ensuring all academic programs and support services meet the diverse needs of our student population.
* Forging collaborations with academic departments to support faculty and enhance student learning within their curricula, ensuring academic rigor and relevance.
* Advocating for the seamless integration of technology and pedagogy, fostering dynamic, and effective learning experiences.
* Spearheading initiatives to enhance undergraduate research, experiential learning, and interdisciplinary studies.
* Collaborating closely with student affairs to provide a holistic and enriching educational experience for students.
* Overseeing assessment and continuous improvement efforts related to undergraduate education outcomes, including working with faculty, the general education curriculum, and student cohort programs.

Full (advanced associate) Professors teach broadly in the curricula of the tenure-appointing department, mentor and advise students, serve on departmental, school, and university-wide committees. Courses that any faculty member may teach varies depending on specialization and established course load. This position may be expected to maintain a significant research and publication agenda and to pursue appropriate external funding opportunities.

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Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

The ideal candidate for the senior associate dean for undergraduate education should hold tenure at the associate professor rank or higher. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification in a discipline represented within the College of Arts and Sciences. They should have an outstanding professional background with national standing in their field, underscored by an outstanding track record of accomplishments in research scholarship, teaching effectiveness and service.

A noteworthy facet of the successful candidate’s profile should include significant involvement and accomplishments in undergraduate curricula, the study of effective pedagogy, teaching and mentoring effectiveness, and/or fostering student success. This candidate needs to be adept at clearly specifying an innovative and forward-looking vision for undergraduate education, tailored to the demands of the 21st century.

Demonstrated administrative acumen and the ability to come to consensus are critical skills, including the capacity to harmonize the priorities of diverse stakeholders. This candidate will have a proven history of managing administrative responsibilities effectively. Of utmost importance is an unwavering dedication to initiatives and interventions that enhance the caliber of the undergraduate student experience as they move through college to graduation.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

- Full professor with tenure.
- Previous direct supervision of executive level staff.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

Special Instructions:

Please provide the following documents when applying for this position:

  • CV
  • Cover letter that addresses your leadership experience in undergraduate education
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement (uploaded as Teaching Philosophy/evaluations)
  • Service statement (uploaded as Other Document)
  • Contact information for 5-6 references

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.


The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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