Associate Dean of the college 

Summary and Scope of Position: 

The Associate Dean of the College reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and provides vision, leadership and management for college-wide efforts to a) increase retention and completion, b) advance academic assessment and accreditation, c) maintain student academic honesty and standards and, d) support student engagement and achievement. 

Specific Responsibilities: 

  1. Provide college-wide leadership for student retention efforts;
  2. Provide leadership to the College’s assessment and accreditation work, including serving as the Dean’s Office representative to the Outcomes Assessment Committee;
  3. Provide leadership for the enforcement of the College’s Code of Academic Honesty;
  4. Provide leadership to the Academic Standards Committee, including serving as the Dean’s Office representative to that committee;
  5. Serve as liaison and Dean’s Office representative to activities of Student Affairs and other offices that support student success and engagement, including the Crisis Response Team;
  6. Provide support for the work of faculty, Academic Affairs and other offices in the areas of civic engagement; student fellowships, scholarships and grants; and graduate and professional school admissions;
  7. Opportunity for limited teaching as qualifications and responsibilities permit. 

Qualifications: Advanced degree in an academic field is required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of success and leadership in higher education, preferably in a liberal arts environment. The Associate Dean of the College must have the ability to establish priorities, organize projects, and carefully monitor progress in a deadline oriented environment while paying close attention to detail and working accurately and independently. Strong communication skills, particularly written and interpersonal, are essential. Knowledge of higher education generally, integrated with understanding the processes and procedures of Ursinus College, is essential to satisfactory performance of these duties. Ability to reach principled, equitable decisions with a high level of credibility is essential. Commitment to student access, success, diversity, and inclusion is required.  

Applications: Interested candidates should send cover letter, vita and a list of three references to the Office of the Dean of the College via email to DOffice@ursinus.edu. Review of applicants begins October 6, 2014 and continues until the position is filled.  

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1700 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. Ursinus College is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. As such, Ursinus College is an AA/EO Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristic in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.