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Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, UC Blue Ash

University of Cincinnati
Blue Ash Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job OverviewThe University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College (UCBA) invites applications for an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. UCBA is a regional college of the thriving University of Cincinnati, with the forward-leaning vision of “Leading urban public universities into a new era of innovation and impact.” We offer primarily associate degrees in career and transition programs as well as general education courses to approximately 4,400 students. This position is the Chief Academic Officer of the College and, as such, is responsible for all relevant academic matters, including academic planning, faculty affairs, and the academic success of the students. This position reports directly to the Dean of the college.

Essential Functions

The role and responsibilities of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs are as follows:

  • Academic Responsibilities include enhancing student academic success related to retention, graduation and transfer/transition to baccalaureate programs; coordinating and maintaining program alignment with other UC colleges; coordinating the college’s academic assessment; providing oversight of academic programs, including the program review process, working with chairs and academic departments on program changes, developing new programs, and closing programs; submitting proposals through university and state approval processes; supporting and promoting faculty development in cooperation with college and university initiatives.
  • College-Level Responsibilities include coordinating activities of the Academic Unit Heads in support of the college’s academic mission, including, but not limited to: meeting regularly with the Academic Unit Heads; approving the course schedule; monitoring course enrollments and the addition or cancellation of classes each term in cooperation with relevant Academic Unit Heads; working with the Academic Unit Heads to support new initiatives such as opening or closing programs, distance learning, hybrid courses/programs, and student-friendly class scheduling; assisting and supporting Academic Units on all discipline-specific professional accreditation activities; analyzing classroom utilization; conducting annual performance reviews with Academic Unit Heads in concert with the Dean; representing the interests of the Academic Unit Heads to the Dean (and vice versa); working within the guidelines of the faculty collective bargaining agreement with the AAUP.
  • Management Responsibilities include providing support to the Academic Unit Heads and the Dean on appropriate faculty search functions; managing UC adjunct faculty workload policies and full-time faculty overload assignments; oversight of the academic support team; participating in annual academic unit budget meetings with the Dean and Business Officer; supervising the Co-directors of the Learning & Teaching Center, the Distance Learning Director, and the Honors Director; managing student and faculty issues in consultation with the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and the Dean.
Essential Functions Continued
  • College Committee Responsibilities include serving on several governance committees and task forces (e.g., Strategic Planning Committee, Faculty Development Committee, and the Dean’s Administrative Team.
  • University-Level Responsibilities include serving on the UC Associate Deans Council and on other appropriate university committees and task forces; maintaining relevant academic liaison relationships with UC colleges and administration; working with the Provost’s Office on university-wide initiatives; completing college-level reports upon request.
  • Regional and State Level Responsibilities could include serving as liaison to the region’s educational institutions, including K-12, institutions of higher education, and state agencies; serving as liaison to the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and managing any policies or actions required by the ODHE; working with appropriate offices to fulfill statewide initiatives/mandates; serving as liaison to the university HLC team, and managing any required accreditation actions.
  • The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs represents the Dean of UC Blue Ash College in other capacities upon the request of the Dean. Other duties and responsibilities will be assigned by the Dean.
Minimum Requirements
  • Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree.
  • A record of professorial excellence over time (in teaching, scholarship, and service).
  • Experience in curriculum development; demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in an academic leadership position.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills.
Additional Qualifications Considered

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate:

  • Will demonstrate a collegial and collaborative management style.
  • Exhibit the ability to manage multiple agendas and tasks simultaneously.
  • Show evidence of a commitment to diversity and excellence.
  • Possess experience in guiding institutional assessment efforts.
  • Have experience with higher education system accreditation processes.
  • Earned the rank of full professor and possess experience as an effective academic unit head and/or significant experience leading curricular or learning and teaching initiatives.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Application Process

    All applicants must apply online. Applicants must electronically submit:

    • Cover letter of interest
    • Curriculum vitae/resume
    • Statement of teaching philosophy
    • Unofficial copy of graduate transcripts
    • Applicants must provide names and contact information (email and telephone number) for three to five professional references
    • Please use the ‘Additional Documents’ option as needed for these documents

    The position will remain open until filled with initial application review beginning November 3, 2023.

    For additional information, please see our website at

    Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range of $120,000 - $140,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

    REQ: 94309

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