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Assistant Dean - School of Health & Natural Sciences

Middle Georgia State University
MGA - Macon

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Dean - School of Health & Natural Sciences
Location: MGA - Macon
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 269767
About Us

Middle Georgia State University (MGA), a multi-campus, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting public institution, is the most affordable public state university in Georgia. MGA has five campuses-Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins, all located in central Georgia-and global outreach through its fully-online campus. Its enrollment of 8,000 students is largely comprised of students from most of Georgia's 159 counties. The University has six academic schools, including Georgia's flagship aviation university, that support its mission to educate and graduate inspired, lifelong learners whose scholarship and careers enhance the state.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for direct assistance to the Dean of the School of Health & Natural Sciences.


Academic Program Leadership and Management -
Assist the Dean in matters relating to curriculum
Provides leadership for special initiatives designed to promote student success and degree completion.
Promote and support the design and implementation of innovative programs, courses and field experiences
This role has a significant student recruitment expectation
Supports efforts within the School to improve retention, progression, and graduation rates.
Works with students to resolve curriculum and degree completion issues.
Provides leadership for and coordination of learning activities within the School.

Personnel Management -
Assist the Dean in matters relating to the evaluation, recruitment, and appointment of faculty

Other Duties -
Assist the Dean in other matters as directed by the Dean in the administration of the School.
Cooperates both internally and externally to promote the welfare of MGA, and School programming.
Serves on committees at the university and System level as assigned.
Represents the university at university and stakeholder events and activities along with the dean, as well as in his or her absence.
Teach each year unless granted reassigned time by the Provost to assume responsibilities such as program accreditation, new program development and implementation, or other defined purposes.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a doctoral degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.

Other Required Qualifications
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver¿s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Required Experience
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the different objectives and functions of the subunits in the School in order to direct and coordinate work within the School; must have at least two years of academic administrative experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Knowledge of at least one relevant discipline within the School as well as the USG core curriculum.
Knowledge of accreditation requirements, including any special or secondary accreditation requirements.
Knowledge of assessment and strategic planning strategies.
Knowledge of budget development and management principles.
Knowledge of classroom practices, teaching methodologies, assessment systems, and educational technology.
Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.
Skill to make timely decisions.
Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs.
Skill in decision-making and problem solving.
Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
Skill in oral and written communication.

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Middle Georgia State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity. It is the policy of the Middle Georgia State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50).

For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Middle Georgia State University Office of Human Resources at 478.471.2010. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources.

Other Information

This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative faculty position and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Retirement
  • Employee discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement
Other Information

Middle Georgia State University is committed to four core values in what we do and represent: CORE VALUES: Stewardship - Engagement - Adaptability - Learning

Background Check

Employment offer is contingent upon completing a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your employment eligibility with MGA, as determined by MGA in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application material and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.


One of 31 institutions in the University System of Georgia, Middle Georgia State was created in 2013 by the con­solidation of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College.

Middle Georgia State College strives to offer bachelor’s degrees that enhance the educational, economic, and cultural lives of Middle Georgians. Additionally, the college offers a wide array of associate’s degrees that meet the educational interests of traditional and non-traditional students in the region. With low tuition, robust financial aid, a commitment to the success of each student and a vibrant residence life program on three of our five campuses, Middle Georgia State promises an affordable, challenging, and rewarding college experience leading to degrees of proven quality. Our success is measured best by the accomplishments of our graduates in their chosen professions, as well as by the contributions they make to their communities.


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