The Associate Dean of the Graduate School provides support to the Dean of the Graduate School in developing, coordinating, maintaining, supporting and growing graduate programs.
In this role, the Associate Dean assists in setting and evaluating strategic goals, developing and enforcing policy that impacts graduate education, and advocating for graduate education within the university. The Associate Dean has responsibility for day-to-day oversight of the operation of the Graduate School. In this role, the Associate Dean is a primary contact for Graduate School staff and for Associate Deans in the academic colleges and Graduate Program Coordinators on academic matters including student registration, retention, and graduation.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
A Terminal degree in an academic discipline from an accredited institution and 7-10 years of relevant experience is required to perform the role.
Academic experience and success consistent with earning tenure in an academic department at UNCW.
Ability to manage complex academic organizations, work effectively and collegially with all members of the campus and community, promote shared governance, and exhibit excellent communication skills, sound judgement and decisive leadership.
An interest supporting curricula development related to culturally diverse populations, as well as recruiting such populations.
Experience in a university administrative or leadership position (e.g., departmental coordinator, department chair, director, associate dean) including a history of strong leadership in that position
Experience with the development of new degree programs, curricula, resource planning, assessment and accreditation support
Successful experience in the administration of existing graduate program(s) including recruitment, application, enrollment, program assessment, and support of students
Required Certifications or Licensure:
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Graduate Education and Lifelong Learning Functional Area is one of eight primary functional areas within the Division of Academic Affairs that develop and enact polices, processes, and programs to advance UNCW's academic mission through the support of the Colleges and other divisions of the institution.
This functional area is charged with broad support for graduate students, adult learning populations, and post-doctoral scholars; developing, enacting, and evaluating policies and practices that impact these three populations; overseeing the graduate curriculum process for UNCW and serving as the champion for new graduate programs at UNCW; developing, coordinating, and continuously improving a post-doctoral scholars support program that reflects UNCWs values, supports scholars, and advances UNCW; overseeing lifelong learning programs and initiatives; and, developing, coordinating, and championing continuing education programming (non-credit or credit) at UNCW.
Please note all applications and any corresponding materials must be submitted no later than 11:59pm ET on the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.
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About The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.