The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean of Students. This is an exempt, 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling more than 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of nearly 500 staff that serve our students through more than 20 departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
The Position: Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students, the Associate Dean is responsible for leading student engagement initiatives and departments. The role includes fostering a community of engagement that leads to student success through four departments: the Center for Student Engagement, the Pride Center, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life and Student Media. As a member of the Dean of Students and Student Life leadership teams, this position assists the dean with the advisement of the Student Government Association.
The Associate Dean works with the Dean of Students leadership team to define the strategic direction of the office, assess and evaluate departmental initiatives, advocates for students and staff, plays a significant role in increasing student engagement across all departments reporting to the Office of the Dean of Students. This position serves on various university committees and participates in the on-call rotation with the Dean of Students senior leadership team.
Internal Number: 171866
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.