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Associate Dean

Clark University, School of Professional Studies

Job Title: Associate Dean
Reference Code: 190273
Job Location: Worcester , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-03-06
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Associate Dean
Clark University

Clark University

Associate Dean of Professional Studies

Job Code 190273

School of Professional Studies

Full-time, 40 hours, 12 months

Clark University School of Professional Studies (SPS) seeks to fill the position of Associate Dean of Professional Education. Reporting to the Dean and Associate Provost for Professional Education, the Associate Dean will have primary oversight of SPS’s undergraduate portfolio. Specifically, the Associate Dean will support and enhance the School of Professional Studies’ (SPS) efforts in curriculum development, revenue generation, and service to adult and continuing learners.

The Associate Dean will work collaboratively with other departments and offices within the University community that is student-centered, mission-focused, and committed to student success and with external partners to achieve the goals of the School of Professional Studies.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Build and manage a portfolio of professional education programs that include in-person and online delivery formats to expand Clark University’s visibility to larger adult and professional student populations.
  • Author and enforce academic policies relevant to SPS undergraduate students.
  • Design academic and student processes to enhance student experience.
  • Develop and oversee a support network, including academic and career advising, for SPS students.
  • Collaborate with Admissions and Marketing on student enrollment initiatives, including updating admissions policies, processes, and designing collateral that resonate with SPS prospective students.
  • Prepare, coordinate and present academic plans and materials to relevant faculty and trustee governance bodies, as necessary.
  • Lead efforts in establishing education pathways for domestic students to SPS for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Oversee academic operations for SPS as they relate to the undergraduate program.
  • Develop credit for prior learning and experiential learning initiatives.
  • Serve as the Dean’s designee for matters related to academic standing and related matters:
    • Design and oversee the process for grade appeals and student complaints
    • Design and oversee the process for academic appeal hearings
  • Hire, supervise, and support faculty talent for the undergraduate portfolio.
  • Provide leadership in achieving SPS’s faculty and staff development goals.
  • Represent the Dean externally to the University, as needed.

Job Requirements


  • Earned doctorate in higher education or related field.
  • Demonstrated leadership in higher education administration with 10+ years of experience with increasing responsibilities, at least 5 of which must be in professional education.
  • Experience managing academic portfolio, faculty relationships and faculty workloads.
  • Experience in curriculum mapping, curriculum design, advising and student success initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to diplomatically interact with faculty, staff, administration, and external partners.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and sound judgment.
  • Solid experience using student information systems and learning management systems.
  • Experience teaching at the college-level, preferred.
  • Comfortable with traditional and online teaching pedagogies.
  • Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse community; ability to work effectively with wide a range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Information and Application Process Instructions

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12 month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to <resumes@clarku.edu>

Applicants must reference Job code 190273 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Clark University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

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E-Mail: resumes@clarku.edu

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