Assistant/Associate Dean of the College for International Students

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 28, 2020
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Employment Type
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Assistant/Associate Dean of the College for International Students

Office of the Dean of the College

Brown University, Providence, RI


​The College at Brown University is recruiting four deans with distinctive and substantive portfolios, each of whom will advise, mentor, and advocate for undergraduates in the context of Brown’s Open Curriculum. These four positions in the areas of academic advising, engaged scholarship, international students, junior/senior studies and substance-free student initiatives underscore Brown’s ongoing commitment to individualized academic support for all undergraduate students at a time when advising relationships and human connection are more important than ever.


If you would like to join a team of dedicated colleagues working to support the intellectual and personal development of students through individualized education, please consider submitting an application. The mission of the College is to support undergraduate student learning and to ensure that each and every student is engaged, empowered, and transformed by their education at Brown. This mission is informed by a Statement of Principles, which has defined the philosophy of Brown’s Open Curriculum for over half a century:


At Brown University, the purpose of undergraduate education is to foster the intellectual and personal growth of the individual student. The student, ultimately responsible for their own development in both of these areas, must be an active participant in framing their own education. A central aspect of this development is the relationship of the student with professors, staff, and fellow students and with the material they approach together. Structures, rules, and regulations of the University should facilitate these relationships and should provide the student with the maximum opportunity to formulate and achieve their educational objectives.


The Assistant/Associate Dean of the College for International Students provides advising, curriculum development, and academic support as an academic dean, while holding particular expertise in the unique strengths and needs of international undergraduates (which constitute 11% of the undergraduate population) along their multiple and intersectional identities.



- Advise and mentor undergraduates for success in the context of Brown’s open curriculum as an academic advising dean within the College.

- Develop and support key curricular and co-curricular initiatives and programs that are identity-informed, responsive to, and supportive of international undergraduates.

- Provide support for international undergraduates with the highest demonstrated financial need.           

- Serve as liaison for the College, which supports undergraduates as they navigate Brown’s Open Curriculum, to the Office of Global Engagement (OGE), which coordinates the activities of internationally-focused programs and initiatives across the campus.


The candidate’s qualifications, education, and skills will determine if the position is filled at a grade 11 or grade 12.


Search Committees will begin reviewing applications on October 5, 2020 for anticipated start dates of January 1, 2021 (or earlier). Applications received after October 5 may not receive full consideration. More details about the application process can be found on the Brown Career Site (



·     Advanced degree required.

·     Grade 11: Minimum of three to five years of higher education and/or relevant professional experience.

·     Grade 12: Minimum of five to seven years of higher education and/or relevant professional experience.

·     A strong record of creative problem solving, including strategic thinking and planning, required.

·     Proven track record in furthering university diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds (irrespective of citizenship status) is required.

·     Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and mobilize others (staff, faculty, students) to achieve shared results.

·     Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

·     Experience supporting international students and scholars, including on academic issues and cultural/social adjustment.

·     Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills required.Aptitude for utilizing technology and effectively managing budgets.

·     Familiarity with immigration, visa, and other related government regulations preferred.

·     International travel, employment, residence or study experience preferred.

·     Ability to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends.

·     Supervisory experience preferred but not required.

·     Proficiency in an additional language preferred.

·     Requires evening and weekend hours periodically, especially during Orientations.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Criminal and education verification

Please submit resume and cover letter with application.

To Apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown’s Career Site:

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

About Brown (Please visit our website and get to know us better at:

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.



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