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Associate Dean

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
$90,000+ commensurate with experience, 9-month contract with potential of summer contract, Exempt
Date posted
Mar 15, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The mission of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines (CNPD) is to provide excellent and collaborative education, scholarship, and service to advance human well-being for all, with an emphasis on rural and underserved populations.

The CNPD is seeking an associate dean to assist in the operations of the CNPD. Reporting directly to the Dean, the Associate Dean collaborates with the Dean and chairpersons of the CNPD, faculty, other UND departments and community members to ensure effective administration.

The position is open to any tenured faculty from any of the three professional disciplines within our college: Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, or Social Work. Any funded research in areas relative to these disciplines will contribute to the CNPD mission. 

Subject to approval by the University and State Board of Higher Education, this is a tenured position, and an appointment will be made at a rank consistent with experience and qualifications. Successful candidates will have qualifications consistent with the rank of Associate or Full Professor. 

This position is on campus, in person.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Associate Dean Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Serve as senior member of the CNPD administrative team
  • Engage in activities to further develop the faculty's teaching, research, scholarly and creative activity potential
  • Support the college's commitment to diversity and service to underserved populations
  • Formulate and implement programs to further faculty and staff recruitment and retention
  • In collaboration with the Dean and Chairpersons, oversee formulation and implementation of strategic plans for the college
  • Facilitate continuous process improvement initiatives in the college
  • Supervision of designated faculty and staff employees
  • Administrative tasks related to internal operations of the CNPD, including policies, procedures and accreditation reports
  • Contribute to effective management of financial resources, including budget planning and management in the college
  • Support the college's efforts to educate the healthcare workforce to ensure state-of-the-art skills
  • Serve as the Dean's representative at various events and meetings, as requested
  • Funded research and/or teaching
  • The associate dean position can provide 25% flexibility to accommodate continued work on funded research and/or teaching, if desired.
  • Teaching options would be dependent on the professional disciplines within the CNPD, area of expertise and respective department needs.

Required Competencies

  • • Innovative and creative leadership/administrative style that is forward-looking regarding higher education
    • Budgetary and development skills
    • Personal attributes consistent with being an effective leader in an interdisciplinary college
    • Demonstrated focus on collaboration, collegiality, professionalism and teamwork
    • High integrity as well as an ability to quickly form strong relationships with students, faculty and key stakeholders
    • Experience focusing on internal and external matters of the college, including strong internal leadership as well as in community outreach
    • Ability to prioritize issues to foster collaboration within the college as well as with academic programs throughout UND.
    • Excellent interprofessional and communication skills (both oral and written) working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment

Minimum Requirements

  • Doctoral degree that qualifies the applicant in any of the 3 disciplines within the college
  • 5 years experience in academic administration
  • Ability to obtain licensure in ND in one of the 3 college disciplines
  • Successful completion of a Criminal History Background Check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 years experience in academic administration
  • Evidence of academic achievement in discipline
  • Experience in curriculum development/program accreditation
  • Supervisory experience

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