Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Overview of position
The Japan campus of Temple University (TUJ) invites applications for its Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (ADAA). This position reports directly to the Dean, who has authority over all academic and administrative matters at TUJ. The ADAA serves on the Dean’s cabinet as a key part of TUJ’s leadership and functions as the chief academic officer with responsibility for all aspects of the academic program at TUJ. The key priorities of the ADAA are helping implement TUJ’s new strategic plan that focuses on providing an exceptional student experience, developing global-ready students, versatility, innovation, and collaboration. The priorities also involve enhancing the quality of education, increasing student success, and continuing to strengthen ties between TUJ and Temple’s Main Campus.
The Associate Dean closely collaborates with and advises the TUJ Dean on all academic matters and TUJ campus programs. The ADAA focuses on student engagement and retention. This position plays a leading role in the critical planning, decision-making and implementation process for new academic programs and the continuing review, oversight, and evaluation of existing programs. The ADAA manages the undergraduate program and related budgets while also overseeing campus and program accreditation activities. The ADAA will work closely on academic matters involving Showa Women’s University and other university partners.
The ADAA is also responsible for helping provide an exceptional student experience, developing methods to improve student retention, improve the quality of instruction, and manage the student evaluation process. The ADAA is also responsible for academic liaison with the University’s schools and colleges, as well as relevant departments in the Office of the Provost, to ensure program quality, as well as compliance with University policies and procedures. The ADAA oversees the work of search committees for academic appointments and where appropriate, sits as a member or as chair of such committees.
The Associate Dean’s portfolio may include the following: the undergraduate and graduate program directors, Bridge program, the Registrar, the Director of Research, the Director of the Institute for Contemporary Asian Studies, Director of the Academic Advising Center, and the DRS Coordinator among others.
Specific duties and responsibilities
- Undergraduate program coordinators responsible for the TUJ majors; some or all of the graduate program directors (Law, EMBA, TESOL MA and PhD in Applied Linguistics); Bridge coordinator; faculty directors for assessment, curriculum, faculty development, first-year writing, and the TUJ Honors coordinator.
- The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs (undergraduate admissions, scholarships, and course scheduling functions); the TUJ Registrar’s Office (academic records, transcripts and degree certification, as well as student and course data generation); the Academic Advising Center (undergraduate student curricular advising, progress to degree, and transfer credit analysis); and the Disabilities Resources and Services function (academic accommodations, accessibility and universal design of learning).
- The Institute for Contemporary Asian Studies and the Director of Research.
Qualifications & Experience
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