About Curry College:
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal
arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the
main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our
campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is
accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education
(NECHE). Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60
minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.
The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students
prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship
with a global perspective. They are an inclusive community of
diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing their
legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and
critical thinking skills. They mentor and empower their students,
building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve
Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs
to undergraduate and graduate students, and their rich blend of
liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical
field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry
extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that they
Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students,
faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age,
disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by
applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.
The Dean for Teaching, Learning and Assessment provides
institutional leadership in supporting faculty in teaching,
professional development, and scholarship. The Dean also works
closely with all academic programs to improve student learning
through systematic learning outcome assessments and program
review. The Dean also works with the Academic Affairs
leadership team on NECHE accreditation and reporting.
Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is part of the senior
leadership team in Academic Affairs and is a member of the Senior
1. Provide leadership for and administration of the Faculty
Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Innovation:
- Coordinate and supervise:
- Budgets, plans, reports, assessment
- Newsletters, blog, website, other communications
- Calendars and events
- Lead and support curriculum innovation and programming,
consistent with enhancing teaching effectiveness.
- Identify best practices and innovations in pedagogy, and design
programs to advance their implementation.
- Identify best practices and innovations in Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion programming and design programs to advance their
- Facilitate the scholarship of teaching and learning.
- Promote a campus climate that fosters inclusiveness and
- Working in collaboration with the Faculty Center staff to
maintain the Faculty page on portal, including the assessment
- Facilitate the development of a team of motivated professionals
through coaching, support and a commitment to staff
2. Advance and support the application and integration of
- Work collaboratively with the Education Technology
Committee and ITS to advance integration of technology in
teaching and learning.
- Lead initiatives that advance hybrid, hyflex and on-line
- Work closely with the Instructional Technologist and ITS to
provide direction for academic technology adoption and planning
including the Learning Management System and related academic
- Support ITS and Facilities in the deployment of classroom
technology (e.g. training, needs assessment).
3. Lead Faculty Recruitment and On-Boarding Process:
- Serve as the liaison to all faculty search committees at the
direction of the Provost.
- Promote effective faculty recruitment and hiring
- Lead comprehensive faculty on-boarding - including New Faculty
Orientation- and mentoring programs for both full and part-time
faculty in coordination with Human Resources and the Provost.
4. Lead initiatives that support Faculty development,
evaluation and achievement:
- Manage the Dean's Fund, for faculty professional
- Chair the Joint Committee on Release Time.
- Review and make recommendations to the Provost on proposed
- Plan, direct and oversee the annual Faculty Retreat.
- Work with various committees and task forces on issues related
to faculty development and achievement.
- Prepare Chair, Director and Coordinator evaluations consistent
with Collective Bargaining Agreement specifications.
- Prepare and conduct workshops to support faculty preparing
their Departmental Evaluation Committee portfolios.
5. Support Assessment, Accreditation, and Planning
- Co-chair the Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee
- Serve as a member of Institutional Review Board and member of
Institutional Research Steering Committee.
- Provide ongoing faculty development programming on best
practices in learning outcomes assessment.
- Take leadership and provide support for NECHE and professional
accreditation processes and reports including substantive change
- Lead and support academic program review and professional
accreditation/self-studies and maintain associated data
- Support/lead Strategic Plan initiatives working directly at
discretion of Provost.
- Provide direct support for and leadership of grant proposal
development, writing and stewardship.
- Serve as a member of the Grants Advisory Committee.
- Participate in planning and attendance at major academic
functions (e.g. Convocation, Commencement, Accepted Student
- Serve as grievance officer and investigator in faculty conduct
- Serve on the Academic Leadership Team.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor consistent
with executing tasks and responsibilities for the Academic Affairs
- Doctorate or terminal degree in the field.
- At least 5-7 years of progressively responsible leadership
experience in higher education administration.
- Expected Knowledge and Skills:
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in administering these
priorities: faculty development, learning outcomes assessment and
- Demonstrated knowledge of the Scholarship of Teaching and
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with developing
college-wide academic assessment models to enhance teaching and
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with overseeing faculty
searches and hiring processes.
- Experience in managing budgets and allocating resources.
- Strong computer skills.
- Demonstrated experience with planning and managing academic
- Experience with accreditation report and program review
- Demonstrated academic leadership and vision.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work within a collegial, team-based
- Demonstrated grantsmanship experience.
- Experience in teaching - face-to-face, hybrid, hyflex and
- Demonstrated knowledge in faculty development research and
associated best practices.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry
College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique
identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain
working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and
At the College's discretion, the education and experience
prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate,
to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of
education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for
success in the position.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful
completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to
the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at
Rachel.email@example.com, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic
Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of
Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post
Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617)
Please apply online at
for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the
- a cover letter
- a resume; and
- a list of three professional references, one of which must be a
former or current supervisor, including complete contact
information and professional titles.