The Dean’s Office invites applicants for the position of Assistant Dean of Arts & Sciences.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Advise Exploratory students
- Facilitate Individualized Majors and Minors
- Guide students who have been dismissed from CBA, CON, COE, and MET
- Maintain confidentiality, professionalism, and FERPA policies
Scrutiny of Academic Progress
- Meet with students with multiple academic deficiencies
- Contact and meet with students with low mid-term grades
- Review semester grades and determine probation and suspension status
- Meet with students and parents seeking help with academic issues
- Work with other administrators, faculty, athletic office, and Academic Success Center to help students with academic difficulties
Probation and Suspension
- Critique probation and suspension letters at the end of each semester
- Inform students of the suspension appeal process
- Student Academic Performance (SAP)- advocate for students' financial aid appeals
- Try to accommodate needs of struggling students on case-by-case basis
Attend Leadership Forum meetings
Attend Council of Chairs' meetings
- Facilitate special needs of students (AARC, Counseling Services, etc.)
- Monitor progress of students on academic probation through meetings
- Respond to e-mails regarding suspension and financial aid appeals
- Help meet the needs of students with registration obstacles
- Approve and sign off on Independent Study, Course Substitutions, Curriculum Change, Overloads
- Serve as a resource for faculty with unique student cases
- Listen to faculty's needs and report to the Dean when appropriate
- Help resolve conflict between students, parents and faculty
- Receive phone calls from parents and communicate concerns to Dean
- Facilitate meetings with students, parents, and faculty when needed
Respond to all requests from Registrar, Enrollment Management Team, Provost's Office
Report weekly to the Dean and collaborate with the other Assistant Dean,the Associate Dean, and the Dean as a student-focused administrative team
Collaborate with various offices within VU (Career Center, Study Abroad, Multi-Cultural Center, Academic Success Center) for improved programming and catalog language
- Serve on task force and search committees, as requested
- Teach up to one-half course load
- Participate in Council of Academic Advisor meetings and professional development opportunities
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019 5:00 P.M.
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT TO CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND THE ABILITY TO WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS.
EMPLOYMENT AT VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY WILL REQUIRE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST UPLOAD:
- Cover letter
- List of 3 professional references
- Answer all the application questions
PLEASE ADDRESS COVER LETTER TO:
Jon T. Kilpinen, Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Valparaiso, IN 46383
- Candidates must also have a collaborative attitude and demonstrate a deep interest in undergraduate student education and success.
- Candidates must take initiative and follow through on work-related assignments.
- Candidates must have the ability to network with students, faculty, and alumni.
- Candidates for this position must have at least a Master’s degree, though a Ph. D. is preferred.
- Candidates must have at least three years of teaching or academic-advising experience in higher education.