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Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs

The Ohio State University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 27, 2021

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Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs

We are seeking a leader to become the next Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs. We are particularly interested in applications from individuals with diverse life experiences and whose backgrounds position them as an effective leader who can envision, create and nurture an academic environment that supports students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds. The Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs serves as a member of the senior leadership team of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean, the Associate Dean works collaboratively with the other members of the leadership team of the college, including department chairs and unit leaders, in leading the implementation and continuous improvement of a comprehensive and integrated strategic plan for CFAES. Collectively, the senior leadership team serves as stewards of the land grant mission of teaching, research, and Extension

The Associate Dean is expected to be a champion for an undergraduate student culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, excellence, personal and professional success, and life-long learning. The Associate Dean provides leadership and oversight for the teaching and learning enterprise of CFAES. In providing leadership for teaching and learning, this Associate Dean works closely with the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. The Associate Dean will be responsible for the recruitment, retention, and growth of our college’s undergraduate students and will collaborate with faculty on teaching, learning, assessment and curricular changes and innovations.

The Associate Dean and Director will lead the Office of Academic Programs. The office consists of over 20 staff and provides support to departments/units and students regarding the lifespan of the undergraduate student including recruitment, enrollment, retention, growth and degree completion. The Office of Academic Programs will be undergoing an external review, which is an expectation of not only our academic departments, but our central units, as well. The next Associate Dean will work with the Dean and the Office of Academic Programs in developing an action plan based on the external team’s recommendations. For more information about the position, visit, which has links for both the position description PDF and the application portal. Questions about the Associate Dean and Director for Academic Programs search can be directed to search chair Dr. Tracy Kitchel (

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status


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