The Deputy Dean of the College for Academic Advising, reporting to the Dean of the College, is responsible for overseeing all College policies and programs related to undergraduate advising and the advancement of the Collegeâ™s pedagogical and student learning objectives. The Deputy Dean serves as a primary liaison to select academic and administrative units around advising and academic policies and processes for undergraduate students. The incumbent manages a team of academic deans and professional staff responsible for programs, units, and activities within the Collegeâ™s student-facing functional areas. The Deputy Deanâ™s duties include overseeing undergraduate advising; leading collaborative efforts to establish programmatic priorities; chairing and/or staffing University committees; managing advising team staff; liaising with other staff and offices across campus; special projects related to advising innovations, assessment, and initiatives; and advising and mentoring individual students. The Deputy Dean builds partnerships across the University to promote studentsâ™ academic success and thriving and to ensure effective collaboration with academic and administrative units, such as Campus Life, around issues related to undergraduate students. Finally, the Deputy Dean represents the Dean of the College in a variety of settings and serves as a senior advisor to the Dean of the College to develop and advance strategic priorities, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and budgetary oversight within the division.
Applicants should have an earned doctorate and a minimum of 8-10 years of experience as a faculty member or academic administrator at a research university or liberal arts college.
Evidence of success in implementing or overseeing advising programs is highly desirable, as is a record of achievement in positions of increasing scope and management responsibility.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills, discretion, sound judgment, leadership and team-building skills are essential.
Proven track record in furthering university diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds is required.
Candidate should have the capacity to work effectively with faculty of many disciplines, with a diverse student population, and with other University stakeholders to advance the Collegeâ™s and Brownâ™s missions and the goals outlined in the College and University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plans.
Must possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.
Occasional evening and weekend work required for essential College and University events.
Background check: criminal and education verification
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Deputy Dean of the College for Academic Advising
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Internal Number: REQ167192
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