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Associate Dean, Borra College of Health Sciences

Employer
Dominican University
Location
River Forest, IL
Closing date
Jun 5, 2023

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
JOB TITLE: Associate Dean, Borra College of Health Sciences

FLSA STATUS: Exempt (Salaried)

DEPARTMENT: Borra College of Health Sciences

REPORTS TO: Dean, Borra College of Health Sciences

JOB STATUS: Full-time (at least 37.5 hours/week)

LOCATION: On-site

PRIMARY PURPOSE/ POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Dean of the College, the Associate Dean will help provide leadership and oversight of college programs; curriculum, accreditation, and assessment processes; student recruitment initiatives; development of new programs and initiatives; and academic student support services in the College. The Associate Dean will hold faculty status, which will include expectations and opportunities for teaching, research/scholarship, and service.

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL DOMINICAN EMPLOYEES:

To support the University's mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.

JOB COMPONENTS/PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential duties and responsibilities will include:

  1. Reports to the Dean and work collaboratively with department chairs/program directors to further the mission of the college and university
  2. Supports Dean's Office operations (e.g., report writing, reviewing/updating policies and procedures, catalog, course scheduling)
  3. As assigned by the Dean, responsible for overseeing curriculum development and assessment activities Work with Dean and BCHS program on development of new programs
  4. Assist the Dean and program directors in all aspects of accreditation maintenance,
  5. Provide governance and policy support
  6. Support and oversees department chairs/program directors in course scheduling and Bulletin updates in collaboration with the Registrar's Office
  7. Work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to review data needs, design, and implement information systems, and generate College reports
  8. Assist Dean in disciplinary process for academic integrity violations
  9. Represent the college in the Dean's absence or at her request
  10. Work to ensure that BCHS is a supportive and culturally responsive environment where students recognize cultural differences and are equipped to work with individuals of varied cultural backgrounds
  11. Work with Program Directors, if appropriate, on interviewing and hiring adjunct faculty
  12. Support efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion - including active allyship for ensuring anti-oppression in policies and practices
  13. Work with centralized admissions regarding admission processes and standards, and College participation in recruitment activities
  14. Engagement in relevant service/committee work for the College and University
  15. Develop, monitor and revise operational procedures to improve overall academic unit functioning
  16. Perform other duties as delegated/assigned by the Dean; as an example, facilitating/implementing special projects
  17. The Associate Dean also is responsible for scholarship and teaching as a member of the faculty. The Associate Dean is expected to have 6 Load Credits per year


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

All qualifications are required unless otherwise indicated.
  1. A doctoral degree or a terminal degree in/related to an area of the Borra College of Health Sciences
  2. Minimum of 5 years relevant teaching experience
  3. Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education and the health care profession


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a leadership team and with a variety of people
  2. Experience with assessment and professional accreditation standards and processes
  3. Experience with curriculum development
  4. Evidence of outstanding communication and writing skills
  5. Experience with online teaching pedagogies and other technologies in teaching and learning
  6. A record showing the potential to provide vision and leadership to academic programs and student services

Employment requires a background screening at the time of hire.

EEO STATEMENT

Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. If you need accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at hr@dom.edu for assistance.

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