The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs reports to the Dean and serves as a member of the Leadership Council of the College of Engineering. The leadership role includes developing and executing strategies to enhance: 1. Undergraduate programs especially related to enrollment management, non-academic programs, and the overall undergraduate educational experience, and 2. Graduate programs especially related to graduate student professional development and well-being.
As an Associate Dean and member of the Leadership Council, the Associate Dean helps craft and implement the vision and mission for the success of the College of Engineering.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs are assistant deans for student development, undergraduate affairs, undergraduate student services, and graduate affairs. Overall, this team leads the college's non-academic efforts in support of the instructional mission for both undergraduate and graduate student. This includes:
The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs provides leadership for these programs by establishing strategic direction and setting priorities that align with the academic directives of the Dean, and ensures units effectively carry out duties in a way that best supports the university's initiatives, strategic direction, and academic mission; provides direct supervision of assistant deans and directors and monitors compliance with laws, regulations, university policies and procedures, and relevant contractual obligations.
Working with the Dean, Executive Associate Dean, and College of Engineering leadership committees, direct, interpret, and develop policies impacting academic affairs in the College of Engineering.
Directs on-going assessment and continuous improvement of academic programs and services by guiding the establishment of annual goals, ensuring progress towards goals is met, articulating challenges, and reporting on annual outcomes and achievements for programs/services.
Works directly with the Associate Dean for Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in Engineering to ensure inclusion, diversity, and equity is central in all policies, hiring, and decision-making; engages in practices that build inclusive teams; and promotes environments that are welcoming and inclusive.
Leads special initiatives and/or academic programs that require senior leadership attention with respect to program design, planning, coordination, and interaction with internal and external stakeholders.
Serves on various university review committees, working with a wide range of constituencies including the Faculty Senate, Deans and Associate Deans, General Counsel, and University Leadership.
The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs serves as the Dean's designee on UW-Madison campus committees related to undergraduate and graduate affairs and services.
Serves as a senior academic officer within a school or college. Plans, directs, and provides administrative, operational, and strategic leadership for one or more recognized academic programs or departments in the assigned school or college. Represents the academic program regarding strategic planning, curriculum development, faculty recruitment and retention; and ensures the integration and coordination of academic programs and initiatives.
25% Provides leadership for one or more academic programs by establishing strategic direction and setting priorities that align with the academic directives of the Dean, and ensures units effectively carry out duties in a way that best supports the university's initiatives, strategic direction, and academic mission; provides direct supervision of department/program leadership and monitors compliance with laws, regulations, university policies and procedures, and relevant contractual obligations
10% Advises and collaborates with the Dean, Assistant Deans, and/or Office of the Provost on critical issues, represents the functional area of supervision at appropriate meetings and events as requested; and serves on and/or leads various program and/or university committees as directed to address issues
10% Directs on-going assessment and continuous improvement of academic programs and services by guiding the establishment of annual goals, ensuring progress towards goals is met, articulating challenges, and reporting on annual outcomes and achievements for programs/services
10% Ensures initiatives are effectively using program assessment and data analysis to improve initiatives and strategies, identifies opportunities for improvement, and makes recommendations to the Dean for approval
10% Leads special initiatives and/or academic programs that require senior leadership attention with respect to program design, planning, coordination, and interaction with internal and external stakeholders
10% Builds consensus and develops collegial, collaborative working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, partners with administrative and academic departments to support initiatives, and gathers input from key stakeholders to support recommendations
10% May exercise supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 FTE or equivalent employees
10% Serves on various university review committees, working with a wide range of constituencies including the Faculty Senate, Deans and Associate Deans, General Counsel, and University Leadership
5% Ensures inclusion, diversity, and equity is central in all policies, hiring, and decision making; engages in practices that build inclusive teams; and promotes environments that are welcoming and inclusive
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Preferred Terminal Degree Ph.D. or equivalent in physical, biological, or social sciences or related field is desired.
Required Master's Degree Physical, biological, or social sciences or related field required.
The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, management and communication skills, proven commitment to fostering a culture and climate that is inclusive, welcoming and supportive of all, demonstrated commitment to excellence in student learning and outcomes at both the undergraduate and graduate level, a successful record of conflict resolution and management, the business acumen necessary to make strategic financial decisions, the ability to develop and implement a strategic vision for academic affairs and student services, and the skill to work as a member of a team in a shared governance environment.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated commitment to providing engineering undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning experience and developing and implementing non-academic programs that enhance student learning and well-being.
Candidates must have an advanced degree. A Ph.D. is desired, but not required. A minimum of seven years of experience in leadership and management roles in areas relevant to this position.
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months)
A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.
How to Apply:
To apply, go to http://jobs.wisc.edu and search for PVL 258269. To begin the application process, click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile, if you do not have one already.
You will be required to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a document with the names and contact information for three references addressed to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Search Committee. Applications must be submitted as a single PDF containing all application materials.
David Noyce [email protected] 608-265-1882 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )
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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
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