Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

North Carolina State University

United States

November 7, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number PG191274EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Anticipated Hiring Range Salary commensurate with experience and education Work Schedule Varies Job Location Raleigh, NC Department College of Humanities and Social Sciences About the Department

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the three largest colleges at NC State University in terms of student headcount. The mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is to serve the residents of North Carolina and meet the challenges of the 21st century by educating our students to be future leaders and responsible citizens with a distinctive willingness to engage in the life of their communities, their state, and their nation.

Our college offers baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees in a wide range of traditional and professional disciplines; it serves business, industry, government, public education, and individual citizens of the state through teaching, research, and engagement. These programs are carried out in ten academic units. Each functional area is funded by combinations of state appropriations, public and private contracts and grants, miscellaneous gifts and receipts, and sales and service receipts. Currently, the college employs 225 tenured/tenure track faculty, 239 professional track faculty, 97 staff, and 383 graduate teaching and research assistants. The college has (for FY ‘21) 103 endowments with a total market value of $11.8M and private fundraising $2.4M. Annual expenditures exceed $65 million. The college's research is supported by an average of $6.4 million in annual grant and contract funding.

The data for academic programs and students include:

  • Six B.S., 47 B.A., one Bachelor of Social Work, 14 Master's, 5 Ph.D. programs, and four graduate certificate programs.
  • More than 4,500 college students, including double majors; about 81% undergraduates and 19% graduate students.
  • Every NC State undergraduate student takes general education classes in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • The college graduates more undergrads each year than any other NC State college. The college offers three dual-degree programs with other colleges at NC State.
  • Essential Job Duties

    The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs is expected to advance the best interests of the college's intellectual community, to facilitate rigorous discipline-based and interdisciplinary academic initiatives, and to promote excellence in teaching and learning that contributes to the academic success, professional advancement, and personal development of undergraduate and graduate students.

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important university and college values and goals. H&SS seeks candidates who will contribute to the diversity and inclusiveness of our academic community through demonstrated excellence and/or participation in diversity-related activities. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and/or a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

    In its commitment to diversity and equity, NC State seeks applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities, and we welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation and genetic information.

    The general scope of duties includes:

    Academic Affairs:

  • Directing the development and administration of undergraduate and graduate policies, procedures, and curricula
  • Overseeing graduate and undergraduate recruitment, retention, and diversity initiatives
  • Overseeing undergraduate and graduate program enrollment and assessment
  • Supervising academic affairs personnel
  • Representing H&SS graduate and undergraduate academic affairs across the university
  • Overseeing graduate operations in the college, including graduate student support programs, graduate student funding and graduate student completion
  • Directing accreditation and, when applicable, external reviews of H&SS programs
  • Overseeing the development of international, interdisciplinary, dual degree, and distance education programs
  • Serving on the University Associate Deans Council, Graduate Operations Council, Administrative Board of the Graduate School, and academic affairs-related ad hoc or special committees, and relevant
  • Partnering as appropriate with other colleges and associate deans to develop and manage student success initiatives (e.g., GEP, intra-campus transfer, advising, mentoring, etc.
  • Faculty Affairs:

  • Collaborating with the dean and the college leadership to develop strategic goals and necessary resources to support faculty excellence
  • Developing guidelines, programming, and recognition programs to facilitate faculty excellence
  • Providing guidance for faculty development, mentoring, retention, promotion, and tenure
  • Developing programming and governance guidelines in conjunction with the Senior Vice Provost of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Dean, and other relevant constituents that promote faculty excellence
  • Other Responsibilities

  • Directing assessment and accreditation of College programs and the development of international, interdisciplinary, dual degree, and Distance Education programs.
  • Coordinating undergraduate and graduate enrollment management, new student orientation, advising, student retention, college diversity initiatives, honors and scholarships programs.
  • Serving on the University Associate Deans Council, Graduate Operations Council, Advisory Board of the Graduate School, academic affairs-related ad hoc or special committees, and relevant College and University Awards Committees.
  • Supervising Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of Masters of Liberal Arts Studies, Director of Student Recruitment and Retention, Student Diversity Coordinator, and Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies and International Programs.
  • Serving as acting dean, participating in the college leadership team, representing the college at university and public functions as needed.
  • Minimum Education and Experience

    A Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree, and faculty rank of tenured Associate Professor

    Other Required Qualifications

  • Evidence of successful leadership in educational settings
  • Superior communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate/graduate education and/or faculty development/excellence
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism
  • Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred rank of Full Professor

    Required License(s) or Certification(s)

    n/a

    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Job Open Date 10/08/2021

    Anticipated Close Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants

    In addition to your application, please submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of references and their contact information
  • Cover Letter of interest/statement of purpose
  • The H&SS Associate Dean of Academic & Faculty Affairs plays a central role in the intellectual community through advancing undergraduate and graduate programs; promoting disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching; and supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in the college. In 2-3 pages, share your leadership vision and strategic priorities for academic and faculty affairs. Be sure that you discuss how your experiences have prepared you to fulfill this vision and these strategic priorities (other document 1).
  • The nomination committee will review applications starting November 1 and the position will remain open until the position is filled.

    Position Number 00000737

    Position Type SAAO Tier II Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 160101 - College Of Humanities & Soc SC AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Monster.com
  • CareerBuilder.com
  • InsideHigherEd.com
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for References
  • Other Document (1)
  • Optional Documents

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