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Auburn University
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Posted: 07/9/2019
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences is conducting a search for a tenured Professor with an earned doctorate to fill the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This 12-month appointment has a three to five-year renewable term and reports directly to the Dean of the College of Human Sciences.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the operation of the undergraduate programs and related student services of the College with such responsibilities as:

· Actively collaborating with the Dean’s staff and department heads to provide student, faculty and program development leadership for the College

· Effectively representing the academic functions of the College to central administration

· Providing strong leadership for all academic advising, recruitment activities, freshman and transfer student orientations, student support programs, student program initiatives, program assessment, and enrollment management efforts of the College

· Supervising the staff and activities of the Office of Academic Affairs

· Providing coordination for curriculum revisions for all programs in the College

· Ensuring the availability of staff support and leading-edge instructional technology and classroom facility needs for the College

· Providing administrative oversight for scholarships and awards programs in the College

· Maintaining all records related to academic instruction in the College

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate within human sciences or a related field, or commensurate credential at the time of employment, must be a tenured, full professor, and academic and/or professional accomplishments that are sufficient to merit appointment with tenure at the rank of Professor. Must possess a strong record of achievement and demonstrable administrative skills and experience. Demonstrated leadership, commitment to diversity, sound judgement and the ability to interpret and administer policies and procedures in a fair and equitable manner are essential. The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Desired Qualifications:

3-5 years administrative experience in a university level academic unit; we particularly seek candidates who have previously or are currently serving as an Assistant/Associate Dean. Knowledge of Auburn University operating systems and policies preferred.

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit applications via: Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references (including names and contact information).

Review of applications will begin July 1, 2019.

About the University:

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus.

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated among the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000 with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

Diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students is an Auburn University commitment. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by applicable law.