The University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks an energetic, collaborative, and high performing Associate Dean for the College of Education (COE). One of 85 public universities in the country, UMass Lowell has enjoyed dramatic growth in student applications and faculty hiring over the past eight years. It is a Carnegie Classification Doctoral--Higher Research University and conducts more than $65 million in sponsored research annually. The university offers its 18,000 students 122 undergraduate, 42 masters, and 36 doctoral degrees in six schools and colleges, including the COE. UMass Lowell has built a reputation for preparing thousands of students, many of them first-generation college students, for real-world career challenges and lives of fulfillment and accomplishment. Located 30 miles north of Boston, UMass Lowell sits astride the Merrimack River in the city of Lowell, with its multi-ethnic population and rich cultural heritage. The COE enjoys close partnerships with urban and suburban public school districts of the Merrimack Valley, as well as a significant collaboration with the Lowell National Historical Park.
The Associate Dean holds a twelve month administrative position that reports directly to the Dean and works collaboratively with on-campus and off-campus stakeholders. Primary responsibilities of the position are in the areas of student services, personnel management, academic planning, assessment and accreditation, and other duties as assigned. For more information about UMass Lowell’s College of Education, visit: http://www.uml.edu/education
Academic Planning: Monitors class scheduling, enrollments, and part-time faculty budget allocations, and collects, organizes and distributes enrollment and resource data. Oversees and coordinates the review processes of all curricular elements in the college, including new course proposals, program development, and new degree and concentration proposals.
Assessment, Accreditation, and Licensure: Assists the Dean and the Licensure Officer with accreditation review processes and with writing and editing the college's annual report. Works closely with faculty and Program Coordinators to strengthen the assessment processes for courses and programs.
Personnel Management: Assists Dean in implementing campus HREOO policies that promote the recruitment, professional development and retention of a highly qualified, diverse faculty, and staff in the college. Oversees the college's annual staff performance evaluation process.
Student Services: Reviews and processes academic petitions and works with the Chair and Program Coordinators, such as addressing student grievances, issues, and problems.
Other Duties as Assigned: Serves the COE in such assigned roles as the college's liaison for discussion and development of off-campus programs; enhances programmatic offerings as requested by the Dean, such as teaching, grant-writing, and community partnership development.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution; a history of academic leadership experience in education; and a record of teaching, research, scholarship, service, and external funding consistent with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
Additionally the successful candidate will have expertise in one of our rapidly growing concentrations--such as leadership, educational technology, and higher education--and demonstrated experience with:
Leading in the role of program coordinator, vice chair, department chair, assistant dean, or associate dean
Enhancing efforts focused on student recruitment, retention, and success
Maintaining accreditation standards and submitting related reports
Coordinating processes and data analysis related to assessment
Creating, mentoring, and leading interdisciplinary teams within the College, across campus, and with community partners for the assessment and improvement of our academic graduate and undergraduate programs and students’ experiences
Ensuring that university, state, and national policies and procedures are followed
Using technology to effectively manage budgets, enrollments, class schedules, and space planning
Using excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Leading within an environment committed to collegial governance
Supporting diversity initiatives that promote the needs of a just, equitable, inclusive, and globally-responsive education
Engaging effectively with external community stakeholders
Envisioning and developing innovative practices to meet changing state and accreditation program reviews, academic programming on campus, and college student life
Managing and supporting educator credentialing
Working with contracts, preferably in a unionized college or university context
The successful candidate should have knowledge of higher education practices and trends. S/he should be able to articulate a vision for the position of Associate Dean. Most importantly, candidates must have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
UMass Lowell is a public university committed to preparing our students for work in the real world? solving real problems and helping real people? by providing an affordable high-quality education.Whether you?re pursuing a career path or still searching for one, UMass Lowell is the ideal place to discover and achieve your purpose. Our campus is bursting with energy? enrollment is up, new academic ...programs are being launched, and new facilities are being acquired and are under construction. Most importantly, our students are more successful than ever thanks to highly accredited programs, our focus on experiential ?hands-on? learning, and personal attention from our accomplished and committed faculty and staff.