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Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs - College of Emerging & Collaborative Studies

Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Tennessee

Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs - College of Emerging & Collaborative Studies - 240000014C

Description

Position Announcement

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs – College of Emerging & Collaborative Studies

Full-Time, Exempt, Market Range 21

The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs (ADAA) reports to the Dean of College of Emerging and Collaborative Studies (CECS) and supports the Dean in engagement with campus stakeholders on curriculum and student matters. ADAA manages course scheduling, teaching resource allocation, development and monitoring of enrollment projections and assessment metrics for all CECS programs. ADAA monitors, implements curricula in accordance with CECS and campus curricular policies and procedures, and represents CECS in all academic curriculum processes and policy discussions on campus at both graduate and undergraduate levels. ADAA, in collaboration with the program directors, oversees the new curriculum processes, launch, delivery, and maintenance of CECS programs, and leads the accreditation and assessment processes for CECS programs. ADAA proactively engages with other colleges to ensure reliable communication and coordination of new programs and courses that overlap with CECS topics, oversees the Leadership Advisory Board meetings, and manages MoUs and agreements with other colleges and institutions regarding curriculum matters and course scheduling. ADAA is responsible for timely submission of new programs through the necessary THEC and campus processes. ADAA coordinates with program directors and CECS leadership to run internship, service, research and capstone courses for all CECS programs. ADAA has the oversight of CECS scholarship policies and strategies, awards student scholarships and fellowships, and represents CECS in discussions with Financial Aid, registrar, bursar, and relevant Enrollment Management units. ADAA ensures CECS is successfully represented in outreach, recruitment, and retention events, and works closely with university units and relevant CECS staff to attain CECS success metrics (such as enrollment, employment upon graduation, retention). ADAA oversees student matters timely and effectively. ADAA assesses the feasibility of new proposed programs, creates feasibility reports, and submits an annual report that assesses the success of existing CECS programs, and provides insights to the Dean for the future direction of CECS programs.

Responsibilities:

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMING

· Coordination and integration of proposed new programs, policies and undergraduate and graduate course offerings for the college programs

· Chair College Faculty Board in discussion, revisions and approval of the proposed curricular changes for the College

· Present regular updates on CECS initiatives to CECS Leadership Advisory Board

· Lead the approval of the submission of the proposed changes through the College Faculty Board meeting, the University Undergraduate and Graduate curriculum committees, and Undergraduate and Graduate councils.

· Oversee CECS Intranet for timely postings of meeting dates, minutes, agendas for all CECS curriculum committees.

· Serve ias program director for fully established CECS programs as needed (e.g. Data Science)

· Schedule and manage resource allocations for all CECS courses and programs

· Monitor enrollment, make educated enrollment projections and identify strategies to achieve CECS success metrics and the resources needed

· Complete feasibility analysis for proposed CECS programs

· Attend Graduate and Undergraduate associate deans meetings to stay abreast of new University policies, new approaches to delivery of course materials, graduate student issues and policies, assessment of resource and needs in the College undergraduate and graduate programs in deans meetings

· Manage THEC applications for all new programs under the college.

· Assess CECS programs, provide annual reports to Dean

· Oversee faculty, GTA and other student appointments for college

· Ensure CECS program faculty meetings with representation from appropriate colleges are held regularly for all CECS programs, and maintain agenda and minutes of these meetings

· Manage MoUs and other agreements such as transfer, faculty buyout, elective offerings by other colleges, etc.

· Oversee capstone, research, service and internship courses offered by CECS, and provide guidance on establishing and monitoring learning outcomes

· Oversee VolCore designation of CECS courses, and their submissions

STUDENT EXPERIENCE, OUTREACH, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

· Provide broad leadership to the college programs in setting its strategic goals for, including its growth, resource needs, and teaching staff search and development, close interaction with the program staff in establishing recruitment and retention goals, regularly scheduled biweekly meetings with the program directors to discuss important issues and needs

· Lead the creation and oversight of college outreach, recruitment and retention programs

· Oversight of internship and research-based learning courses and the capstone courses

· Supervise college events and participation in university recruitment programs and ensure CECS is successfully represented at such events (Sneak Peek, Big Orange Preview,etc.)

· Develop, direct and supervise major college student events

· Work with campus, community, and other academic partners in developing programs that enable engaged and immersive learning experiences

· Support the College Ambassador Program in its leadership training and outreach activities associated with College constituencies, including recruitment activities, interaction with parents and incoming students, and other related activities as needed in coordination with the University recruitment efforts

· Work closely with Center for Career Development and Director of Partnerships to establish internship opportunities, and industry supported projects for CECS students

· Meet with parents, students, University unit directors to address issues, complaints, and requests related to College student activities, teaching and research programs, and outreach activities

Other

· Oversee space and other resource needs of college

· Support goals and directives of the Dean, as needed

· Recruit, hire, supervise and evaluate lecturers and Faculty Fellows

· Monitor timely reviews and establishment of MoUs with other colleges

· Collaborate with College leadership team to advance the strategic plan of the College

· Interact with the CECS Communication Office in recruitment, advertising, and outreach to various constituencies of the College

· Interact with the CECS Finance operations in distribution of scholarship, faculty and student appointments, and other unit needs

· Participate in task forces, search committees, and policy discussions in University programs that interact with the College

· Coordinate CECS Commencement activities

· Encourage establishment of and meet and evaluate financial needs for all college-level student societies

Qualifications

Education:

Doctoral Degree Required; Interdisciplinary background preferred.

Required Skills and Experience:

· Demonstrated experience in scholarly work and excellence in teaching, research, and service.

· Ten years of equivalent teaching experience

· Demonstrated experience in creating, supporting, and/or deploying innovative new curricula, degree programs, and/or student programs.

· Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills.

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills

· Ability to gain and apply a broad knowledge of university policies, administrative structure, and operating procedures.

· Knowledge of and strong commitment to interdisciplinary education and research

· Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills

· Broad knowledge of university policies, administrative structure, and operating procedures

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Qualifications appropriate to hold the rank of professor in a relevant discipline at UTK academic units.

· Leadership experience at the department or college level

Education:

Doctoral Degree Required; Interdisciplinary background preferred.

Required Skills and Experience:

· Demonstrated experience in scholarly work and excellence in teaching, research, and service.

· Ten years of equivalent teaching experience

· Demonstrated experience in creating, supporting, and/or deploying innovative new curricula, degree programs, and/or student programs.

· Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills.

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills

· Ability to gain and apply a broad knowledge of university policies, administrative structure, and operating procedures.

· Knowledge of and strong commitment to interdisciplinary education and research

· Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills

· Broad knowledge of university policies, administrative structure, and operating procedures

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Qualifications appropriate to hold the rank of professor in a relevant discipline at UTK academic units.

· Leadership experience at the department or college level

To Apply:

For full consideration, applicants must provide a resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three references. All applicants must apply online to be considered for this position.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until it is filled.

Expected start date: July 15, 2024.

Job

Executive/Administrative

Primary Location

US-Tennessee-knoxville

Organization

Coll Of Emerging & Collaborative Studies

Schedule

Full-time
Campus/Institute Knoxville

Job Posting

May 30, 2024, 3:31:19 PM