Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
- Salary Range: $82,000 - $86,200 per year
- Hours: 40 hours per week
- Department: School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
- Closing Date: Open until filled
The Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies is accountable for all-encompassing oversight of the School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies (SUGS) including fiscal management, program development, delivery, assessment, program retention and accreditation for all on-campus and online degree programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Lead the faculty to ensure that curriculum content and andragogy are of appropriate quality in providing students with a clear and learner-centered path to earn degrees within the SUGS.
- Regularly assess the effectiveness and accuracy of the curriculum and ensure that the data obtained inform continuous curricular improvement, including content, methodology and assessment.
- Recommend and assure appropriate use of on-campus and online educational technology to support and enhance student learning.
- Act as sponsor for any new program proposals initiated from the SUGS, guiding development of the proposal and following the vetting process.
- Lead the faculty in the development and implementation of competencies that drive the content and delivery of on-campus and online education.
- Work with the registrar to develop and schedule all graduate program tracks, including dual degree tracks.
- Ensure the ongoing review and as needed, modification to prerequisite standards and technical standards for the SUGS.
- Serve as the chair of the Curriculum Approval Committee on a rotating basis.
- Work closely with the Office of Human Resources to describe and propose in a timely, budget-cycle-sensitive context new faculty positions as needed.
- Work with the human resources office with hiring new faculty and program chairs to fill authorized positions following the completion of a search process conducted according to College policy.
- Regularly evaluate the performance of all full-time and part-time faculty in the SUGS to established expectations in teaching, scholarship, and service. Submit evaluations to the Office of Human Resources in a timely manner.
- Mentor and advise faculty relative to goal setting and development of professional excellence in both content and andragogy, and support these same faculty in the development of portfolios.
- Administer SUGS faculty assignments and contracts to assure excellence in curriculum delivery and equitable faculty workloads.
- Work with the Human Resources Office and other appropriate University staff to ensure vacation scheduling, sick leave, and substitute coverage for academic faculty.
- Ensure that all activities of the SUGS and its faculty are consistent with the University’s strategic plan and vision and support the University’s mission.
Health Centers Responsibilities (for applicable programs):
- Lead the faculty in the development of clinical competencies to be used in the ongoing evaluation of the performance of students.
- Develop and maintain external relationships in support of community clinics, internships, field experience, , and clinical rotations (if appropriate).
- Prepare students academically to enter and advance through the levels of clinical education with the goal of preparing successful future practitioners of naturopathic medicine.
- Work with the registrar and the CMO/Dean of Clinics to ensure the delivery of a high-quality clinical education experience, and implementation of clinical competencies including practice management skills.
- Work with the VP of Institutional Effectiveness to ensure that the programs, faculty, and all activities of the SUGS are in compliance with the standards of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and all other pertinent accrediting bodies.
- Work with the VP of Institutional Effectiveness to ensure the timely and thorough completion of all self-studies, annual reports, special reports, and other documents required by accrediting bodies.
- Work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in reporting requirements for NC-SARA and other agencies.
Institutional Role Duties:
- Work with the other program deans and in the development of joint curricula that fosters the delivery and sustainability of innovative, effective, and interprofessional integrated medical education.
- Work with the chair of the faculty development committee, the deans, and human resources in the development and implementation of a faculty development plan that fosters development of an academic career path for faculty.
- Direct strategic short- and long-term planning for the SUGS and participate in the institutional planning process.
- Support the activities of the Department of Admissions in recruiting and admitting qualified students to the SUGS and other programs of the University. Participate in admissions interviews of potential students.
- Responsible for establishing and maintaining diversity, equity and inclusion awareness in the SUGS.
- Collaborate with the Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion to generate mentoring programs for international and underrepresented students in SUGS to increase academic success and educational achievement.
- Represent the University on public and government committees as appointed.
- Support the mission, vision, and values of the University in all respects.
- Work with the dean of students, registrar and other appropriate NUNM employees to ensure the satisfactory academic progress of students.
- Ensure timely communication to students of programmatic changes.
- Create an invitational atmosphere for student input into change processes.
- Serve as the point of contact for students with academic concerns and needs and make referrals as appropriate
Doctorate degree from an accredited college. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the higher education setting in an administrative role at the level of department chair, director, or assistant or associate dean level. A minimum of one-year experience supervising employees. Demonstrated abilities in a leadership and management role in a clinical and educational environment.
Graduate degree in educational administration, curriculum design, teaching arts or a related discipline.
The dean serves in a full-time position, exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Required to participate in University activities during evening and weekend hours and must be available to travel out of town to attend various approved events and meetings as needed.
In addition, with the approval of the president, the dean may devote time at NUNM and its clinics to clinical practice and to faculty service in activities such as teaching, clinical supervision, and scholarship. When scheduled activities (e.g. lectures, clinic shifts) are included, provisions must be in place to allow the dean to be available for administrative duties on short notice.