Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services & Professor

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Employer
Florida Atlantic University
Location
Boca Raton, FL
Posted
Nov 18, 2022
Closes
Dec 01, 2022
Ref
679232432
Specialty
Academic Affairs
Position Type
Associate Dean
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
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Position Summary:
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services & Professor
The College of Social Work & Criminal Justice (CSWCJ) at Florida Atlantic University is seeking an established educator, scholar and leader to join our faculty and administrative team. The Associate Dean shall be appointed by the Dean of the College of Social Work & Criminal Justice with consultation from the faculty of the college. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services is a member of the Dean's Executive Team as well as a member of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty. The Associate Dean fosters academic excellence within the college, which encompasses two large schools, academic advising, multiple programs, centers, institutes, and delivery formats. The responsibilities for the Associate Dean fall within four main categories: 1) academic program leadership and collaboration, 2) academic integrity and growth, 3) advising services, and 4) student affairs.
The Associate Dean will oversee academic and curricular initiatives including supervisory responsibilities for the Advising Services team and will work as a collaborative partner with the directors, faculty, and staff of the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice and the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School of Social Work. Central to this leadership role is the ability to:
- interpret and administer academic policies and procedures;
- coordinate efforts to ensure meeting targets of key performance indicators/metrics (KPI);
- support the development and implementation of innovative courses and curricula/programs;
- manage academic program evaluation and program assessment/renewal/accreditation activities; and
- ensure adherence with accreditation and professional standards for the programs and their students.
Guided by CSWCJ strategic plan, additional areas of leadership desired include cultivating a culture of transparency, diversity, justice, and inclusion; engaging in research innovation and synergy by bringing multidisciplinary teams together; strengthening our robust focus on students' academic success (recruitment, retention, and recognition of excellence) and job readiness; and elevating our community engagement.
About the University and our College Florida Atlantic University is identified as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. In 2021, FAU was ranked No. 31 in "The 50 Top Ethnically Diverse Colleges in America" by Best College Reviews. In the CSWCJ, we inspire and prepare criminal justice and social work leaders, scholars, practitioners, clinicians, and policymakers to enact positive change. Our distinguished faculty integrate theory with community-centered, evidence-based practice. In doing so, they collaborate with our staff to help develop ethical, culturally competent, and innovative professionals who analyze, implement, and evaluate criminal justice and social welfare policies, practices, and technologies; address discriminatory systems and processes; provide direct services to vulnerable and marginalized populations; and promote just and equitable outcomes for individuals, families, and communities in South Florida and beyond.
Minimum Qualifications:
Qualifications for the position include a doctoral degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a related field/discipline; a strong record of teaching and research in the discipline commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor; experience in academic administration and/or leadership in higher education; and demonstrated experience and commitment to working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. Areas of specialization are open. We are seeking a colleague with strong leadership skills integrated with the ability to work collaboratively, create positive change through a dynamic team-building approach, and contribute to a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. Preferred qualifications include prior experience with academic assessments, students' academic outcomes, and professional program development; knowledge of performance metrics and strategies to meet academic KPI targets; and a strong record of proposal development and implementation of external funding for research, and educational activities. Applicants should be prepared to explain how their leadership skills, teaching and research align with FAU's strategic plan, Race to Excellence (https://www.fau.edu/provost/files/approved.plan2015.pdf) and bolster CSWCJ's Strategic Plan (https://www.fau.edu/sw-cj/documents/sw-cj-strategic-plan-provost.pdf).
Salary:
Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate based on experience.
College or Department:
College of Social Work and Criminal Justice
Location:
Boca Raton
Work Days and Hours:
NA
Application Deadline:
2023-01-20-08:00
Special Instructions to Applicant:
For additional information on our College or Schools, please visit http://sw-cj.fau.edu/sccj/. Questions regarding this position can be posted to the co-chairs of the search committee, Dr. Wendy Guastaferro (wguastaferro@fau.edu) or Dr. Diane Sherman (dgreen@fau.edu).
This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
This position is subject to funding.
Required Documents:
FAU's Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.
PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.
When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: a curriculum vita, an educational leadership statement, names and contact info for three professional references, and a cover letter that describes: specific interest in the position; knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position; educational leadership philosophy statement; experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and scholarly activities.
Transcripts:
The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost's credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost's credential file prior to the first day of employment.
Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.
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Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711
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Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. For communication assistance, call 7-1-1.