Dean, University College - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Dean will be responsible for academic and administrative leadership for University College as well as the responsibility of developing and implementing a scholarly and educational vision; managing the College's budget, and develop academic policies and programs.
In addition, the Dean performs the following essential functions:
- Identify new program direction in discipline areas and maintain and regularly evaluate curricula of current programs in accordance with institutional standards.
- Facilitate the development of strategic and long-range educational plans including the allocations of human and fiscal resources in accordance with need and within authorized limits.
- Work closely with the local business community to develop partnerships, assess educational needs and develop programs to respond to those needs. Initiate and maintain collaborative relationships with local educational agencies, other state and federal agencies, and civic and professional organizations.
- Develop, administer, coordinate, and promote academic programs and academic support functions of University College; manage and monitor the human and fiscal resources of the College; provide leadership in the development and implementation of University policy, strategic plans and goals, and coordinate planning, budgeting and accountability processes; work with Department Chairs, Directors, and Coordinators to allocate and oversee department/unit budgets; administer the use of assigned physical facilities and plan for future needs.
- Promote and support the inclusive nature of an open admission institution and the role of the College to encourage successful student transitions, learning outcomes, and achievement of goals; develop effective student recruitment and retention strategies in collaboration with relevant units at the University.
- Foster teaching excellence, curriculum development, engaged learning, and assessment of student learning outcomes; support faculty hiring, retention, tenure, and promotion processes; work with Departments to choose Department Chairs.
- Ensure yearly performance evaluations are completed for faculty and staff in accordance with University and College standards and policies.
- Coordinate and promote program proposals, reviews, assessment, and other academic matters with Department Chairs, Deans, and appropriate personnel at other USHE institutions; support Department Chairs and faculty in implementing curricular innovations with defined educational outcomes; stay abreast of trends and issues in Higher Education at the regional, national, and global levels.
- Prepare and review reports, evaluations, and other related materials for accrediting and other review bodies.
- Establish and maintain open channels of communication with Department Chairs, faculty, staff and College committees and advisory groups. Serve as a member of Academic Affairs Council; fulfill expected general duties on Council and specific responsibility to collaborate with other Council members to address advisement issues across campus.
- Value and promote the strengths and diversity of scholarly disciplines and support services within the College; establish an effective administrative team within the College; advocate for the faculty and staff of the College while meeting responsibilities as an administrator within the University.
- Serve on standing and ad hoc committees as assigned and other duties as assigned by the President and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.  

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with an earned doctorate in appropriate academic field from a regionally accredited institution, plus a minimum of five years of successful academic administrative experience at the level of department chair or higher.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Demonstrated leadership ability, excellent written and oral communication skills, and excellent interpersonal relationship skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of current issues and practices related to developmental education and academic support programming.
- Demonstrated organization, management, and budgeting skills. Commitment to the academic and educational goals of the college and university.
- Demonstrated success in teaching and scholarly activities at the college or university level sufficient for achievement of tenure.
- Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity among students, faculty and staff and providing opportunities for personal growth.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and work in a collaborative team environment, with other academic units, including student affairs.
- Demonstrated practice of positive character traits: honesty, integrity, reliability, consistency and trustworthiness.
- Demonstrated familiarity with Developmental Education programs.
- Knowledge of current trends in technology related disciplines in the college.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at  

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Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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