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Associate Dean for Student Success and Transformative Experiences, Office of Undergraduate Studies

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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Jan 17, 2022

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Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Apply for this Job Posting Details The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Proposed Faculty Rank Open Department 00019 - Undergraduate Studies City Salt Lake City, UT Track Track Dependent on Qualifications New Position to Begin Jan 1, 2022 Details The Office of Undergraduate Studies invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Student Success and Transformative Experiences, Office of Undergraduate Studies. From admission to graduation, the units of the Office of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Utah provide every student with an exceptional educational experience that empowers them to lead transformational lives wherever their educational and professional futures take them. This Associate Dean position reports to the Sr. Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies. They are a member of the Undergraduate Studies Executive Leadership Team. The position is a 100% appointment in Undergraduate Studies as the Associate Dean will oversee a team of current (and future) units that contribute to the University of Utah's campus collaborations on student success. The transformative experiences across the U's undergraduate education make the University of Utah a leading model in American higher education. The primary responsibilities for the Associate Dean are to: * Contribute to ongoing innovation in student success and the transformative experiences of every University of Utah student * Lead transparent, purposeful, and effective collaborations for all students' success through interventions, including, but not limited to, peer education, academic coaching, leadership curriculum, and learning communities * Promote equity, diversity, and inclusion across reporting units * Collaborate with reporting unit heads to develop the cross-unit synergies, funding opportunities, and events programming and initiatives * Liaise with University-level administration at the direction of the SAVP and Dean and act as deputy at their request * Actively participate in the national conferences and other professional organizations * Work collaboratively with deans, chairs, faculty, staff, and students throughout campus, the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) and beyond to facilitate holistic student success through the U's distinctive undergraduate education * Engage in proactive planning regarding unit budgets and programming * Contribute to a newly-formed, dynamic Undergraduate Studies Executive Leadership team Minimum Qualifications: * PhD (or applicable terminal degree) in Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Student Affairs, or an interdisciplinary academic field * Evidence of 5+ years of impactful leadership in student success and undergraduate education administration * A record of commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service * Experience leading initiatives development in undergraduate education and student success * Experience in securing external funds to support innovative programs and/or research * Ability to design and implement new programs in a university setting * Ability to implement and interpret assessment for understanding students' experiences and outcomes for program improvement * Experience mentoring a team of staff and faculty in administrative capacity within the higher education context Applications should include: * A letter of intent describing the applicant's interest in the position * A statement of philosophy regarding the role of student success in undergraduate education-specifically commenting on potential innovations at the University of Utah. * Curriculum Vita * Names and contact information for three references Please submit application electronically to the HR website. Applications are due on December 1. Please direct questions about this position to The University of Utah is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. EEO/Non-Discrimination Information The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Director/ Title IX Coordinator Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA) 135 Park Building Salt Lake City, UT 84112 801-581-8365 Online reports may be submitted at For more information: To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Notice The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. Special Instructions for Candidates Open Date 10/21/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled No Requisition Number PRN00770CF Type Faculty Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Applicant Documents Required Documents * Cover Letter * Curriculum Vitae * List of References * Applicant Document - Other Optional Documents * Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 - Member Copy 4) - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 * Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission

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