Dean of Academic Affairs
- Franklin University Switzerland
- Switzerland (CH)
- Competitive salary and benefits
- Posted Date
- Feb 21, 2023
- Position Type
- Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Accreditation, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Faculty Affairs
- Employment Level
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Intrapreneurial, forward-thinking academic leadership;
Ability to lead change through communication, cooperation, companionship, and the strength of good ideas;
Ability to engage in authentic and transparent collaboration with faculty, staff, and students;
An understanding of and commitment to shared governance and accountability;
Experience in US higher education as well as in Europe or internationally;
Demonstrated experience with institutional and/or academic program accreditation;
Previous experience overseeing and ensuring the continuous review and enhancement of current programs and curricula both at the undergraduate and graduate level;
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and documented success in supporting the success of diverse student populations;
Demonstrated experience and success in attracting, retaining and engaging with diverse faculty members.
The Dean of Academic Affairs is responsible for the following functions, in cooperation with the appropriate University committees:
Maintenance of academic excellence in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum;
Provides dynamic academic and administrative leadership, and fosters a collegial environment which encourages scholarship, teaching, and the learning experience;
Advocates and promotes quality instruction, student success, and the expansion of Student Learning Outcomes to meet the educational needs of students in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community;
Supports faculty, staff, and student collaboration in educational projects that extend beyond the classroom and traditional expectations for courses, to include Academic Travel;
Oversees and supports the faculty evaluation process to encourage faculty retention and promotion;
Participates in and promotes a culture of continuous quality improvement to enhance the maintenance of high academic standards;
Provides oversight of the Library and the Registrar, to include the Academic Calendar, the undergraduate Academic Catalog, Academic Advising, Student Accommodations, and the Writing and Learning Center;
Promotes a global Liberal Arts institution research strategy;
Embraces, connects and enhances the career development opportunities within the undergraduate academic portfolio with the job-market demand and the professions (competences, skills, abilities);
Possesses practical knowledge towards the configuration/development of blended programs and new pedagogic approaches (active learning in its different forms);
Is responsible for the direction and execution of new academic programs through the global University network (study abroad, freshmen abroad, gap year, exchange agreements, summer programs).
Current CV detailing publications;
A letter of interest that addresses key areas of the job description;
Contact information of three references.
Terminal degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field of study;
Rank of full professor (preferred);
Some knowledge of Italian or ability to learn the language in a short period of time, plus knowledge of another Swiss Official language (highly valuable).
Employability in Switzerland
In compliance with local regulations, precedence will be given to candidates who are Swiss nationals, foreign nationals with a permanent residence permit (Permit C), foreign nationals with a residence permit authorizing them to work (Permit B, including recognized refugees), foreign nationals with temporary admission (Permit F), persons granted temporary protection (Permit S), and EU/EFTA citizens.
Franklin University Switzerland, in compliance with U.S. applicable federal law and with the Swiss Gender Equality Act, does not practice or permit discrimination in employment, job placement, promotion, or other economic benefits on the basis of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, marital or parental status, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, political affiliation, veteran status. For further information, please see the university website: https://www.fus.edu/
All members of the Franklin community are encouraged to work towards achieving a more open, fair, and tolerant community, by giving their affirmative contribution in all areas of life and work at the University to eliminate patterns of discrimination and ignorance about one another that obscure our recognition of human dignity and individuality.
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