Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs

Bethlehem, Ohio County / Elm Grove, Ohio County / Mozart, Ohio County / Overbrook, Ohio County / Warwood, Ohio County / Wheeling, Ohio County
Mar 28, 2014
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POSITION SUMMARY: The Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs is responsible for all graduate & professional academic personnel and programs (on-line or classroom setting). The Dean will demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to mission, and a commitment to both the faculty and the students. This position reports to the Academic Vice President and is part of the President’s Cabinet. QUALIFICATIONS: •A Ph.D. or Doctoral degree from an accredited institution of higher education is required, preferably in one of the disciplines represented in the graduate and professional programs being offered. •Minimum 10 years’ experience in higher education as a faculty member and a department chair or above is required. •Experience establishing new and on-line graduate and professional programs preferred. •Substantial experience in teaching and a commitment to academic excellence. •A record of distinguished academic performance and professional service. •Experience developing and managing budgets and personnel. •Demonstrated experience with assessment, accreditation, service learning, and community engagement. •Knowledge of strategic planning and the assessment of learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness. •Demonstrated achievement and success in building teams and leading collaboratively to identify and create opportunities that offer students a vibrant education experience. •Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills necessary for strong management and collegial relationships. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: •Responsible for all graduate and professional programs including, but not limited to, coordinating assessment and accreditation, building curriculum appropriate to the needs of the University, and reviewing, updating, and approving revisions to the Academic Catalog within his / her programs. •Supervise the development and introduction of new graduate and professional programs including online programs. •Directs the hiring, evaluation, development, retention, notification of non-reappointment, promotion and tenure of graduate or professional faculty members (in cooperation with the Department Chairperson and with advice from Tenure and Promotion Committee). •Participates in establishment of standards for admission and directs the activities of the Director of Enrollment for Graduate and Professional Programs. •Develops, monitors, and adjusts the instructional budget of the graduate and professional programs. •Assists the Academic Vice President with the academic advisement system and, as directed by the Academic Vice President, the academic support systems including the Registrar, the Library, the Media Center, and Academic Resource Center. •Develops and implements class schedules in support of the curriculum and University budget in consultation with the Academic Vice President, department chairs, program directors, and Registrar. •Oversees the academic certification of all Graduate and Professional students, including probation, suspension, dismissal, honors, and graduation. Participates in the annual Commencement and academic convocations. •Coordinates with Institutional Advancement activities for raising funds specifically for strategic initiatives for the Graduate and Professional programs. •Submits an annual report to the President through the Academic Vice President for transmission to the Board of Trustees on the year's activities, accompanied by a prospectus on the activities planned for the coming year. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 25, 2014