The WVU Davis College of Agricultural, Natural Resources and Design (DCANRD) is seeking an Associate Dean for Academic Administration to provide leadership and innovation in the areas of curriculum enhancement, and graduate and undergraduate education. This is an internal posting open to WVU employees only.
This position ensures efficient and effective administration of policies and procedures in the areas of responsibility listed below.
Davis College has an outstanding record of quality teaching, productive research and a history of strong collegiality and interdisciplinary work. This has fostered sustained productivity and recognition both nationally and internationally. A system of College farms and forests, greenhouses and new facilities, assists effective teaching throughout the College.
This is a 12-month administrative appointment with overall responsibility for undergraduate and graduate academic affairs in the DCANRD. The Associate Dean serves under the supervision of the Dean of the Davis College, and is part of the Dean's administrative team that consists of four assistant/associate deans and five Academic Directors: Animal and Nutritional Sciences; Plant and Soil Sciences; Forestry and Natural Resources; Resource Economics and Management; and Design and Community Development.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Oversee academic policies for the DCANRD.
Oversee the recruitment of qualified students to all academic programs and services to them.
Oversee academic advisement and student progression.
Coordinate course schedules with department chairs.
Monitor admission, progression and graduation policies.
Oversee College Office of Student Services.
Lead and oversee operations that support the programs of instruction.
Serve as a role model for innovation, collaboration, and consensus-building.
Lead and manage accreditation and regulatory requirements of academic programs.
Create academic reports for accreditation, the state board of nursing, and board of trustees.
Represent the DCANRD on university committees and task forces related to academic issues.
Address student concerns regarding curriculum.
Provide for faculty development in the area of curriculum and assessment.
Provide educational consultation to faculty regarding the development of courses.
Collaborate with School/Division Directors.
Assist in the recruitment and retention of faculty.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.