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Associate Dean

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 11, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Dean

Primary Purpose:
The Associate Dean in the Eberhardt School of Business (ESB) is a leader and champion in the areas of assessment, accreditation, and curricular innovation and is expected to be forward looking and action oriented in leading key internal and external programs and processes. The Associate Dean is a catalyst in the administration of academic affairs including but not limited to professional development, faculty advising, grades, the grievance process, decisions on complex petitions, academic probations and disqualifications, degree evaluations, and assists with re admission decisions, diversity and student success initiatives. The Associate Dean ensures outstanding service from the Dean's office to faculty, staff, and students. This is a full-time three-year renewable appointment.

Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean collaborates with the faculty to, (a) provide program leadership for degree programs to achieve high quality outcomes as measured through program assessment processes, (b) works with the faculty chair regarding governance and other issues, © works with faculty discipline‐area conveners on class schedules to recommend to the dean, (d) works with the Director of Assessment and faculty discipline‐area conveners in implementing Assurance of Learning (AOL) assessment processes, (e) serves in an advisory role on curricular issues and, (f), champions the ESB strategic planning processes.

Essential Functions:
  1. Develop and implement a process to invite applications from qualified individuals to create a part‐time faculty pool from which non‐tenure‐track faculty members can be hired.
  2. Oversees search processes for any full‐time non‐tenure‐track vacancies that might occur, and makes faculty hiring recommendations to the Dean.
  3. Works collegially with ESB staff while providing input and insight into plans, processes, and policy development to support the mission of the ESB.
  4. Collaborate with Student Services staff to make sure academic policies and procedures are implemented correctly and effectively.
  5. Serves as ESB representative on UOP Academic Regulations Committee.
  6. Works collegially and collaboratively with colleagues across campus, representing ESB as an active contributor to university initiatives.
  7. Works collegially with faculty to provide on-going support for scholarship/research efforts, teaching, and service responsibilities.
  8. Champions faculty excellence through feedback, professional development opportunities, and ongoing training. Develops junior faculty and provides tools for Promotion and Tenure dossier creation.
  9. Supports program leadership responsibilities, will participate in any current‐year new chair/program director orientation program and in subsequent chair/program director development meetings.
  10. Champions ESB’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
  11. Manages and reports on the ESB’s Faculty Mentoring Program.
  12. Observes classroom instruction of each tenure‐track faculty member, providing a written assessment and suggestions for continued development. Formally request from each tenured faculty member at least once, during each academic year of this appointment, an invitation to observe his or her classroom instruction and provide written assessment and suggestions.
  13. Supervises student course scheduling and manages registration and enrollment.
  14. Leads ongoing activities to improve faculty advising; resolves advising questions from faculty, students and others.
  15. Coordinates AACSB accreditation activities, including report preparation.
  16. Addresses complex student concerns related to academic progress via weekly office hours with students and in collaboration with relevant Student Life offices (Retention Services, Students with Disabilities, Housing, Athletics, etc.).
  17. Meets with other UOP Associate Deans as required.
  18. Addresses complex petitions for exceptions to stated academic policies; decides academic probations and academic disqualifications from the College
  19. Handles Change of Grade and Contract for Incomplete forms and assists with readmission decisions.
  20. Develops and supports programs for faculty professional development.
  21. Coordinates all student orientation and assists with yield and admission events, when applicable.
  22. Performs other related duties as assigned.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctoral Degree in a field related to education.
  • Experience with degree completion programs and alternative pathways through higher education.
  • Higher education leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to deal effectively with student affairs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and foster collaboration.
  • Ability to deal effectively with situations of competing or conflicting priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability in leadership, evaluation and decision-making.
  • Extensive knowledge of College and University policies and procedures.
  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work performed during standard business hours.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, exempt

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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