East Carolina University is seeking a collaborative and creative individual for the position of Dean of the Graduate School. The successful candidate will articulate a vision that supports the efforts of the graduate programs throughout all academic divisions.
Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is responsible for the oversight and coordination of activities related to the promotion, development, and implementation of graduate studies. As the campus representative on all matters relating to graduate studies, the Dean communicates with the Office of the Chancellor, the University of North Carolina, government agencies, private foundations, industry, the local community, and the media. The Dean plays a major role in strategic planning as it relates to graduate education and developing and strengthening post-baccalaureate degrees, which support the strategic research and the strategic initiatives of the university.
In addition, the incoming Dean will:
Advocate for and address institution-wide graduate issues, espousing high-quality graduate education throughout the university.
Develop a strategic plan for graduate education and articulate a vision of excellence to the graduate community.
Advance an institution-wide perspective to all post-baccalaureate endeavors.
Collaborate with college deans in the planning, implementation, and productivity of graduate education.
Chair the Graduate Council Executive Committee.
Interpret and oversee the implementation of the academic standards and regulations of the Graduate School.
Have transparency in allocating central funding for graduate assistantships, out-of-state remissions, and in-state awards, as well as monitoring and coordinating graduate assistantships paid from non-central institutional resources.
Possess a strong commitment to initiatives, efforts, and policy focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout all aspects of the graduate student experience.
Oversee the development of interdisciplinary and interdivisional graduate degree proposals and the subsequent implementation of these programs.
Represent the university to appropriate state and national organizations and act as a liaison with private and governmental agencies that may support graduate programs and/or activities.
Develop programming to support core competencies in the career and professional development of graduate students.
Collaborate and work collegially across disciplines as well as among administrators, faculty, and staff.
Special Instructions To Application:
The Carter Baldwin executive search firm is coordinating the search process for this position. In addition to completing the candidate profile online via the People Admin system, applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to ECUGradSchool@carterbaldwin.com. The position profile prepared by Carter Baldwin may be viewed at https://carterbaldwin.com/opportunities/ecu-dgras/
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
An earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution in a discipline represented in the university.
Record of a commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and scholarly achievements, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and service commensurate with appointment at the rank of tenured, full professor within one of the university's academic units.
Record of experience in leadership and administration of terminal degree programs through the doctoral level.
Commitment to the support of shared governance, affirmative action, and diversity in an academic environment.
Established record of effective leadership of at least 7 years with experience in strategic planning, budgetary management, administrative processes, academic policy, and faculty and staff recruitment/ retention.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 946203
Organizational Unit Overview:
The dean of the Graduate School reports to the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.