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Academic Dean

Future Generations University
Franklin, West Virginia
Salary includes excellent benefits and housing. Compensation is determined based upon qualifications
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Future Generations University is conducting a search for an enterprising, knowledgeable individual to serve as Dean of its innovative graduate program in Applied Community Development. The successful candidate will believe in the University’s mission and vision and will have significant experience in an applied academic setting with an environmental, social justice, or workforce development focus. They may be from a technical or community college background. An important element of the position is leading adaptive community development to address climate change. This position is an opportunity for an energetic, committed academic administrator to expand the work of a unique university and build gateways for communities to achieve just and lasting change.

Position Specifics and Requirements 

The Academic Dean is the chief academic officer reporting directly to the President and is responsible for administrative management of the graduate programs. The Academic Dean has responsibility for academic leadership, hiring, supervision, and guidance of the faculty, oversees student recruitment and matriculation, program development, implementation, and assessment. Additionally, the Academic Dean assists with university advancement when requested.

Educational requirements for the position include a doctoral degree in a subject area related to higher education programming or sustainable development. Experience and a proven track record in academic and administrative leadership is required.

Knowledge of and/or experience in community development is strongly preferred.

Due to Future Generations University’s presence worldwide, significant travel is required.

Position Specifics

Academic Administration

  • Sustain processes and standards expected for an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Student recruitment
  • Recruit faculty and successfully manage faculty responsibilities
  • Assess and guide the graduate school in meeting its responsibilities as a learning organization
  • Support development of scholarships

Academic Program Development

  • Expand educational programming, approach, and methodology
  • Revise and expand curriculum and pedagogy for greater effectiveness
  • Develop more effective assessment methods for student learning, faculty performance, and applied learning labs
  • Develop specialized training courses that flow from the mission

New Initiatives

  • Work with President, consultants, and University team to implement PhD program
  • Systematize research programs
  • Develop a strong publications program

Salary includes excellent benefits and housing. Compensation is determined based on the candidate’s educational qualifications and professional experience.

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