IUPUC—Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus—delivers IU and Purdue bachelor's and master's degree programs to meet the needs of south central Indiana. IUPUC encourages dynamic, qualified tenured faculty with administrative experience to apply for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. As a senior academic leader at IUPUC, the successful candidate will be part of a growing institution with a mission to enhance the cultural and intellectual life and the economic opportunities in communities it serves. This position will be especially attractive to an academic leader who wishes to join a senior administrative team and to play a key role in the development of degree programs that meet the needs of the region it serves.
The Associate Dean will coordinate efforts to build programs and to provide support for the professional development of a growing faculty. The successful candidate, who will already have earned tenure and promotion in rank, will demonstrate:
Strong professional and personal characteristics, including leadership, vision, ability to work collaboratively, foster cooperation, communicate effectively, advocate for faculty, and commitment to promoting diversity
Scholarly achievement through research and creative activity
Success in academic administration
Ability to lead, coordinate, manage: academic programs, new degree programs, assurance of student learning, accreditation
IUPUC is a growing institution with high potential. The Columbus Learning Center incorporates resources from IUPUC, Ivy Tech Community College, and Purdue Polytechnic to provide a focal point for community learning. This partnership is the result of a community initiative to expand postsecondary degree and professional development opportunities for the local workforce, resulting in a seamless continuation of educational opportunities for area residents.
IUPUC is located in Columbus, Indiana, and has a staff of 67 full-time faculty with excellent credentials and enrolls between 1,500 and 1,800 students annually. Columbus is located one hour south of Indianapolis, 1¼ hours from Louisville, and 1½ hours from Cincinnati. Columbus is a unique midwestern community with a population of 46,000 known for its world-class architecture. The American Institute of Architects ranked Columbus sixth in the nation for architectural innovation and design – right behind Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. There are wonderful programs for young children, many parks, excellent philharmonic orchestra, and people trails. The community is also well known for its culture and its predilection for innovation. For further information visit http://www.iupuc.edu/ and http://columbus.in.us.
An earned doctorate
Significant teaching experience, scholarly achievement, and equivalent rank of full professor
Proven success as an academic administrator in positions of increasing responsibility
Experience in strategic planning and management of human, fiscal, and facility resources
Experience in accreditation, assessment, distributed education, and technology
Commitment to developing campus and community partnerships and alliances
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity
Evidence of successful collaboration
Leadership skills to work with faculty and staff to implement the academic mission of the campus
Knowledge of and engagement with national trends and issues in education
Academic vision combined with excellent interpersonal communication and management skills
Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, students, community partners, and other campus offices to provide opportunities for student learning both within and outside of the classroom
Ability to foster cooperation and respect within a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
Ability to advocate for faculty while simultaneously honoring the campus commitment to shared governance
Appreciation of the value of diversity in a university campus setting
Knowledge of and experience with student characteristics and the educational and developmental needs of a diverse community of traditional and non-traditional undergraduate students, and commitment to student retention and success.
Department Contact for Questions:
Requests for additional information regarding this position should be directed to Vice Chancellor Reinhold Hill at 812.348.7226.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position will begin July 1, 2018, or as soon after that as possible.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana ...University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.