Dean of Undergraduate Education and Vice Provost
The University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications and nominations for the Dean of Undergraduate Education and Vice Provost! The dean leads the Office of Undergraduate Education, which is charged with examining the entire undergraduate student academic experience, assessing outcomes, identifying gaps, and launching and supporting student-facing campus initiatives. The dean supervises programs and services that advance CU’s mission to provide high-quality, dynamic educational programs to prepare leaders for the 21st century. The dean works closely with the provost and collaborates with:
- The schools and colleges in the strategic development, growth, and quality of the undergraduate curriculum and undergraduate student body;
- The vice chancellors of student affairs and diversity, equity and community engagement to promote the total learning experience of undergraduates, inside and outside the classroom;
- The senior vice provost for academic planning and assessment in planning, policy, and assessment design for undergraduate education.
- This position is a key member of the provost's leadership team.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The Office of Undergraduate Education (UE) is a campus office reporting to the Provost, comprised of programs and offices that serve all students across campus, including the University Exploration and Advising Center (UEAC); the Program in Exploratory Studies (PES); First Year Seminars (FYS); International Student Academic Success Programs; Undergraduate Enrichment Programs (UEP) (including Norlin and Boettcher Scholars; the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP); and the Professional and Academic Conference Endowment (PACE)); the Top Scholarships Office; International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS); Education Abroad (EA); the Student Academic Success Center (SASC); the Presidents Leadership Class (PLC); and three ROTC programs (Air Force, Army, Naval).
Current key projects in UE include a focus on first-year academic programs with the development of First Year Seminars; the coordination of undergraduate academic policies; the development of a coordinated campus advising structure; and the coordination and assessment of campus retention and persistence initiatives.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Undergraduate Programs and Education:
- Provide planning and vision for undergraduate support programs.
- As the provost's designee, has primary coordinating responsibility for all campus student success initiatives, including those to promote persistence and retention.
- Has principal proximal coordinating responsibility in the Office of the Provost for all new undergraduate degree and certificate programs.
- Supervise the development and implementation of new undergraduate degree and certificate programs consistent with the strategic direction of the University and the needs of the undergraduate student population, in collaboration with faculty and campus leadership.
- Collaborate with the academic units and the Office of Admissions to develop recruitment strategies to attract and retain a highly competitive and diverse undergraduate student body across the full array of subject areas that offer undergraduate degrees on the Boulder campus.
- Ensure that unit-based (e.g. school, college, SASC) programs focusing on student retention and graduation rate improvements are coordinated in order to promote and maintain a campus-based perspective, and to avoid programmatic redundancies and/or inefficiencies.
- Develop and periodically review policies that assist in implementing and directing undergraduate education and undergraduate degree programs.
- Lead all aspects of the campus-based undergraduate academic affairs curriculum committee that provides advisory oversight of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary undergraduate degree and certificate programs, with an emphasis on avoiding and/or eliminating needless redundancies within and across academic units.
- Provide oversight and management of undergraduate academic student services including but not limited to advising and leadership development.
- Serve as the provost’s liaison to the Undergraduate Affairs Committee of the Boulder Faculty Assembly and as a nonvoting member of the Provost’s Academic Review and Planning Advisory Committee (ARPAC).
- Build a sense of community among the undergraduate students, faculty, staff and the administration.
Human Resource and Fiscal Management:
- Provide effective and efficient management of the human and financial resources within the Undergraduate Education organization, including management, supervision, and development of staff reporting to the dean; preparation of annual budgets; oversight of budget in programs reporting to the dean; and allocation of resources to initiate, support and promote initiatives in undergraduate education that are consistent with the strategic direction of the Boulder campus and the University of Colorado.
- Lead a constant and collaborative assessment of how various undergraduate student support programs the Office of Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs, ODECE, and the schools and colleges should be organized to optimize student learning opportunities.
What You Should Know
- Anticipated start date of July 1. This date may be flexible depending on the finalist's availability.
What We Can Offer
- The salary range for this position is $212,000 - $245,000. Relocation funding may be available.
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What We Require
- A Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution.
- Record of teaching, research or creative work, and service in a subject area represented at CU Boulder, qualifying for tenured rank at a major research university.
- 6+ years academic administrative experience at a college/university granting the four-year bachelor’s degree.
- Prior success in leading and managing an organization.
- Experience in administering undergraduate-level programs.
What You Will Need
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across administrative units and structures.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Knowledge of university and system policies, particularly those pertaining to undergraduate programs.
- Proven leadership skills.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Record of teaching, research or creative work, and service in a subject area represented at CU Boulder, qualifying for tenured full professor rank at a major research university.
- National or international prominence in research/scholarly or creative field.
- 6+ years academic administrative experience at a research university.
- Record of successful supervision of staff within a complex organization.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
The position is open until filled. Please apply by March 16, 2021 for full consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu