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University of Central Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Administrative, Deans
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The College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 12-month, tenured professor to serve as senior associate dean, Academic and Faculty Affairs, with an anticipated start date of August 2022.


The successful candidate will assume a leadership role within a college of nationally recognized programs focused on health and wellness and a respected faculty dedicated to teaching innovations and research partnerships. The college offers accredited programs in athletic training, communication sciences and disorders, physical therapy, and social work. We also offer one of UCF’s largest majors, health sciences, as well as popular programs in sport and exercise science within the field of kinesiology.  The college also houses several centers and institutes, including the CHPS Innovation Center, Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training, and two primary clinical enterprises, including the Communication Disorders Clinic and the Physical Therapy Clinic. We are seeking a visionary leader who will be responsible for working with our leadership, departments, schools, institutes, and faculty to foster excellence in our academic programs at all levels. 


The senior associate dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs will:

•        Have a strong commitment to teaching and learning;

•        Provide college-wide leadership and operations management:

•        Manage the efficient and productive operations of the college in accordance with our strategic plan;

•        Develop and refine operating policies to achieve enrollment, academic, fiscal, space, and people goals and objectives;

•        Periodically build reports for the dean based on data necessary for monitoring and evaluating the college's success, including cost, yield, revenue, margin, enrollment, semester credit hours, degrees awarded, retention (of students, staff, and faculty), publications, presentations, grants, and contracts;

•        Oversee contract lifecycle management for college-, school-, department-, and program-related external agreements;

•        Manage conflict resolution processes;

•        Academic and faculty affairs;

•        Work with and among our departments, schools, programs and partners, to assure the integrity, relevance, and value of our academic degrees and certificates, ensuring that our programs are continually assessed and developed;

•        Spearhead strategic planning as it pertains to all faculty and academic activities in the college;

•        Support our academic and faculty leaders to assure that our policies, procedures, and guidelines foster a positive faculty experience and enable excellence in teaching, research, and service;

•        Work with department chairs and school directors to ensure the sufficient and effective use of instructional talent and provide school-level direction for recruitment and retention of faculty;

•        Work with our chairs and directors to support plans for professional growth and excellence for our faculty, playing an active role in college-wide initiatives for mentoring junior faculty;

•        Ensure that our faculty are consistently recognized among the top in their field of expertise;

•        Develop and refine policies to achieve academic and faculty goals and objectives;

•        Oversee tenure and promotion activities and annual evaluations;

•        Serve as the college point of contact for mid-tenure, tenure and/or promotion, and post-tenure review processes; and

•        Support and track the continual accreditation processes for all academic programs in the college.


UCF and its 13 colleges provide opportunities to more than 70,000 students offering 188 bachelor's and master's, 34 doctoral and three specialist degree programs. UCF is proud to have earned the U.S. Department of Education designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, with students coming from all 50 states and over 147 countries. A priority on diversity and inclusiveness led UCF to co-found the University Innovation Alliance, a consortium of large public research universities committed to better serve first-generation, low-income students. U.S. News & World Report ranked UCF among the nation’s 20 most innovative universities in its Best Colleges 2020 report. Additionally, UCF is one of 56 public universities with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation in two categories: community engagement and very high research activity. As one of the largest universities in the country, located in a culturally and linguistically diverse major metropolitan center, UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local and global impact, and the integration of technology and learning. For additional information about the University of Central Florida, please visit our website,



The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF online recruitment system at No paper applications will be considered. Applicants must complete the online faculty application and submit the following: (1) a letter of application including a statement on qualifications as they relate to the position announcement; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copies of all graduate level transcripts; and (4) contact information for three (up to five) professional references (including names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers for each reference). The search committee will contact candidates prior to contacting references provided or other references.


NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Candidates will not be considered until all the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.


Please contact Dr. Jeffrey Stout at or Dr. Matthew Theriot at with questions about this position



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