Associate Dean For Academic Affairs And Student AffairsThe Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) reports to the Dean and oversees the Office of Student Affairs, CHS undergraduate programs, CHS facilities and space, and accreditation and reaccreditation of professional programs in the CHS.
Additionally, the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for monitoring all aspects of new academic program development and implementation, strategic academic initiatives and planning, enrollment management, and student recruitment and retention in the CHS. The Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs participates in the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures related to all academic matters in the CHS and makes decisions on the application of policies and procedures to specific cases, such as student grade appeals, course enrollments and other academic issues, and works with the CHS faculty and staff to respond to issues affecting students’ academic success. The appointee will play a vital administrative role in fulfilling the mission and vision of the College, and work collaboratively with the Dean, the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, the Assistant Deans, Academic Chairpersons, Center Directors and other members of the College administrative staff. The Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs serves in a supervisory capacity for the Assistant Dean for Strategic Academic Initiatives and Planning and the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
Qualifications• Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work within a distributed leadership and as a team player
• Evidence of personal drive and demonstrated ability to take initiatives
• Experience with admission, enrollment and retention
• Evidence of successful history of academic program development
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration and promote an environment respectful to and supportive of a diversity of students, faculty and staff
• Demonstrated ability to identify trends in higher education and lead academic strategic initiatives
• Demonstrated experience in higher education administration at progressively higher levels
• Demonstrated skill in handling and resolving complex and sensitive problems and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Apply for this Position
Applicants are required to apply online at http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/12152 and electronically submit (a) a curriculum vitae, (b) cover letter, (c ) contact information for 3 professional references (name, address, phone, email), and (d) a statement of academic and administrative leadership philosophy (maximum of 2 pages, submit under “other document 1”).
The cover letter should indicate strengths in the following areas: interpersonal and communication skills; collaborative ability; personal drive and initiative; admission, enrollment, and retention experience; academic program development; promotion of respect within diverse environments; ability to identify trends and lead strategic initiatives; progression of higher education administrative experience; and skill in resolving complex and sensitive problems while maintaining confidentiality.