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Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Student Success

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$100,000.00 - $125,000.00
Posted date
Oct 13, 2021

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Administrative, Deans
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Full Time
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The Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Student Success is a key member of the senior academic leadership team. The Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Student Success is primarily responsible for the execution of strategic priorities including: Equity and Student Success Initiatives; the General Education curriculum, including Capstone courses; Discovery Scholars; supervision of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for Honors and Leadership, and the tutoring and learning centers; and other priorities as determined by the Provost. In addition, the Dean collaborates and partners with the Provost, Vice Presidents and works directly with the Deans and other members of the Provost’s staff on other programs, including but not limited to: strategic student experience initiatives, curricular and personnel issues, strategic academic plans and policies, and the effective implementation of Vision 2028.
The Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Student Success will be an accomplished leader with the extensive, high-level strategic and innovative academic planning skills, academic and administrative leadership, and budgetary experience needed to drive initiatives that provide critical commitment and support of projects that promote learning, innovation, and creativity.

Primary Duties

  • Implements the Equity and Student Success Initiative funded by the Board of Governors. Oversees the entirety of the project, including the establishment of new courses, expanded tutoring, monitoring of program development across the colleges, and coordination of operations of other university departments such as enrollment management and the registrar’s office.
  • Develops and implements the Journey student success initiative, working with other campus divisions, and across the CSU System including the Todos Santos campus. The Journey initiative aims to broaden the horizon of student experiences including impactful internships, study away and study abroad experiences. 
  • Establishes and monitors enrollment goals and student success metrics to identify successes and opportunities for improvements; This includes our satellite locations at Colorado Springs, Sturm and SPUR campuses as well as outreach to establish connections with high schools and rural community colleges.
  • Implements the academic components of student initiatives including the Pathways Initiative. Works with student affairs, human resources and tutoring personnel on interpreting data to enable positive improvements in the engagement and experience of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Collaborates with Central Administrative Units including Fiscal Planning and Budget, Enrollment Management, and Information Technology to define the operations plan for the launch of new programs.
  • Supervises the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for Honors and Leadership, and the tutoring and learning centers; strives to improve student and faculty services, in all modalities, delivered by these entities.
  • Represents the Provost at both internal and external meetings as appropriate; builds effective relationships across the university with students, faculty, and staff; communicates effectively on behalf of the Provost’s Office; enables a diverse and equitable work environment; and promotes a positive image of the academic administration.
  • Serves on the Deans’ Council and other institutional standing and ad hoc committees. Represent the Provost and the academic interests of the University at campus and community events, as well as at national and international professional conferences and meetings; serves on appropriate student and academic committees.
  • Advances the University’s ongoing commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and to professional development for all members of the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate or other terminal degree from an accredited institution
  • Record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with immediate appointment to the rank of associate professor or full professor
  • Ability to work and communicate inclusively and effectively within a broadly diverse community of faculty, staff, students, alumni and external partners
  • Ability to manage and drive projects and plans to completion and to influence others beyond span of control
  • Minimum of five years in an academic administrative leadership position
  • Experience working effectively and collaboratively with faculty and administrators across the spectrum of a higher education institution

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and understanding of the changing higher education environment on both local and global scale
  • Demonstrated commitment to staying current with emerging technologies, pedagogies, and best practices related to digital learning and online programs
  • Experience with fund raising and attracting external funding
  • Academic administrative leadership position at or above the Chair level 
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning, research, community engagement, academic integrity, diversity and intercultural understanding, and collaborative and participatory decision-making


Supplemental Information

All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 

  1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3. unofficial or official transcripts showing degree conferred; and
  4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.

Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until filled, but all applications received by 4:00 pm (MST) on Friday, November 12th, 2021 will receive full consideration.

About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs.
CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  
Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Plan 
  • Basic Term Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • Travel Accident Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance 
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Annual & Sick Leave 
  • Retirement Plans
  • About Pueblo, Colorado 
    The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
    CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
    The university reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
    Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
    It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or
    In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: 
    Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.


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