The Director for Undergraduate Programs is a 37.5% position with primary responsibility for the undergraduate majors in the UI College of Public Health. This position will report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Academic program development, policies, and procedures:
* Provide oversight to all aspects of the undergraduate curriculum for majors and certificate students, including but not limited to review of new course proposals, review of course offerings and sequencing, learning outcomes and program evaluation.
* Responsible for developing academic policies and procedures in the undergraduate program, and monitoring compliance of these.
* Ensure the program maintains compliance with accreditation standards.
* Review course evaluations for the purpose of curriculum development and instructional quality.
* Serve as a member of the collegiate executive committee that guides the strategic initiatives and resources to allow the college to meet is mission, vision, and goals.
* Serve as chair of the Undergraduate Program Committee and Honors Faculty Advisor.
* Establish and maintain community and academic partnerships and represent the college at local, state, and national meetings.
Student recruitment and retention:
* Work with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Student Services to set enrollment targets and ensure student success.
* Participate in student recruitment and orientation events.
* Assist faculty and staff advisors with special or unusual student needs including student accommodations, misconduct or complaints about program advisors or courses.
Administration of the program:
* Support a collaborative culture that is inclusive, diverse, equitable and supportive of faculty, staff, and students. Determine course offerings and make recommendations about classroom scheduling.
* Recruit/hire faculty and teaching assistants to teach courses, working with DEO's on effort allocation.
* Help mentor new faculty teaching in the undergraduate program and provide orientation to teaching assistants.
* May exercise shared administrative supervision with primary instructors over undergraduate teaching assistants.
* Manage the program instructional budget.
* Maintain regular communication with and foster professional development of faculty and teaching assistants.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.