Deputy Dean of the College for Academic Advising

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 28, 2020
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Employment Type
Full Time
Deputy Dean of the College for Academic Advising

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 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 College’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 College’s student-facing functional areas. The Deputy Dean’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 students’ 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.


Search Committees will begin reviewing applications on October 9, 2020 for anticipated start dates of January 1, 2021 (or earlier). Applications received after October 9 may not receive full consideration. More details about the application process can be found on the Brown Career Site (



·     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 College’s and Brown’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

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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