Associate Dean - UMD Swenson College of Science & Engineering
University of Minnesota Duluth
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Internal Number: 352792
The Swenson College of Science & Engineering (SCSE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for an Associate Dean of Student Success. Our vision for this position builds on existing and new initiatives within the College to build an inclusive learning community that is founded on justice, equity, and diversity and is supportive of every student’s growth and success. As a member of the SCSE Dean’s leadership team, this person will advise and support SCSE students and faculty in the development of programming for students. The successful candidate will join a vibrant group of faculty and staff working to integrate research and teaching, one that values integrative teaching and research, and a robust infrastructure for engaging students in cutting-edge research.
The Associate Dean position will focus primarily on development, implementation, and oversight of initiatives and programming that support student success in Swenson College. This position is critical for advancing the student-centered mission and programs in SCSE and cultivating an inclusive learning community for SCSE students. The position is a 12-month, 100% time appointment beginning as early as May 2023. The Associate Dean of Student Success serves as the primary supervisor of the Academic Advising Office and staff focused on student programming in the College (i.e., undergraduate research experiences, learning assistants, Living & Learning Communities, Peer Mentoring). The person will join a team of leaders including an Associate Dean of Faculty Success and department heads and directors. The Associate Dean will have specific areas of responsibility and focus and will report directly to the Dean.
We are especially interested in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff to maintain the excellence of the College and University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Minnesota Duluth values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to achieving excellence. We strongly encourage women, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latinx, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, mixed race, and scholars with disabilities to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives and intercultural understanding with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action.
Administration of academic programming (40%)
Oversee the SCSE Academic Advising Office (Advising Director reports directly to this position).
Investigate and adjudicate allegations of student misconduct and academic progress in collaboration with the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Academic Advising, and EOAA as appropriate.
Coordinate student awards including research experiences and scholarships in collaboration with departments, advising office, and the scholarship coordinator.
Coordinate with department heads and administrative assistants for annual faculty workload reporting.
Collaborate with departments for course scheduling, program assessments and reviews, and curriculum development
Measure, assess, and disseminate effectiveness of student success programming in the College.
Serve as the Dean's Office liaison for the College Curriculum Committee
Student Programming (50%)
Evaluate and disseminate student data to inform programming and practices to support student success.
Provide leadership in developing and implementing the college mission and strategic plan related to student success and programming.
Develop and lead special projects to improve the student experience in SCSE (i.e., CUREs, Learning Assistants, PEER mentoring).
Supervise staff working on undergraduate student programming.
Establish and coordinate an SCSE student advisory group.
Dean’s Office (10%)
Act as the software coordinator for the College
Liaise, collaborate, and coordinate with the SCSE Associate Dean of Faculty Success and other collegiate associate deans.
Serve as acting Dean in the Dean's absence for the purposes of signing authority and attendance at meetings to represent the Dean and the College.
PhD in a STEM-related field represented within SCSE