Assistant Dean: UGST
The Office of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, seeks to appoint an Assistant Dean. This is a 12-month, 100% exempt staff appointment.
The Office of Undergraduate Studies shapes the undergraduate educational experience for all students to ensure coherence, value, and responsiveness to contemporary conditions. The office leads collaborations in undergraduate education on academic initiatives, programs, and
policies; enhances faculty, staff, and program development through learning communities and provision of resources, guidance, and targeted initiatives; ensures accountability through oversight of General Education and assessment of program learning outcomes; detects and resolves campus issues related to students’ undergraduate educational experiences; and administers campus‐wide programs. The office has responsibility for oversight of curricular issues, living-learning and other special programs, academic advising and policies, assessment, academic planning, improving educational access and resources, and promotion of a diverse and inclusive learning and work environment.
The Assistant Dean will:
work collaboratively with the Dean
and other staff in the Office of Undergraduate Studies and across
the university to develop, promote, and assess the General
Education program by chairing or serving on General Education
faculty boards; leading faculty and curricular development through
seminars, workshops, and individual consultations; and leading
continuous improvement in General Education;
be a leader in curricular assessment
through the learning outcomes assessment process for undergraduate
participate in development and
assessment of living-learning and other special programs;
represent the Dean’s office in
developing and managing relationships with partners across campus
to advocate for undergraduate education with students, faculty, and
undertake special projects, including
acknowledgment of faculty, staff, and student accomplishments with
awards and recognition; keep abreast of current research and best
practices related to undergraduate education; and do other duties
as assigned. The position requires supervision of professional
staff. The position demands integrity, discretion, and the ability
to maintain confidentiality.
Terminal degree required. 5 years of experience in assessment, teaching, and program and/or curriculum design.
Experience at University of Maryland preferred. PhD preferred. University-level teaching experience beneficial. Candidates should have experience in higher education policy and administration, including an understanding of learning outcomes and assessment processes. Candidates should have experience and proficiency in project management; strong leadership and interpersonal skills; a record of developing, implementing, and assessing programs that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion; a capacity to collaborate and build relationships across levels and campus units; and skill in problem-solving, listening, and interacting constructively with different audiences (e.g., students, faculty, professional staff, senior campus leaders).