Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Seattle University/College of Education in Washington

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 2, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Associate or Professor Tenured or Associate or Full Clinical Professor

College of Education, Seattle University


The College of Education at Seattle University invites applications for an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, with an Associate or Full Professor tenured appointment pending University review and approval or a non-tenure-track Associate or Full Clinical Professor.  The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is a 12-month administrative appointment effective summer, 2014 that reports directly to the Dean of the College of Education.

Historically, the Seattle University (SU) College of Education has prepared ethical and reflective leaders who make systemic changes from the classroom to the boardroom. The mission of the college is to prepare students not only for educational careers but also for leadership for a just and humane world. For more information on the college visit

The Associate Dean will be responsible for administrative service, including oversight and coordination of the college’s outcomes assessment and accreditation processes, faculty affairs, student affairs, and innovative/strategic program redesign and development. This includes responsibilities for data-based management systems, certification activities, participation in state and national educator preparation organizations, monitoring and maintenance of policies and procedures, serving as a liaison for governance processes, supports for lecturers, strategic coordination of program enhancement and development, assistance with strategic enrollment management, supervisory, and college and university committee responsibilities. The successful candidate for the position must document and present an academic/professional profile to merit appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor for a tenured position, or to accept an appointment that is non-tenure-track.     

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence as a teacher, scholar, and administrator; have an understanding of and experience with professional accreditation and continuous program improvement processes; experience developing, implementing and sustaining partnerships with school districts and other community-based organizations to support quality internships, practicum, and service learning initiatives;  experience fostering inter-disciplinary program collaborations; and experience with budgeting and management of financial operations.  A demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity and equity, and strong interpersonal and collaborative skills will be important in this role. The ability to consider the work of a college of education in innovative ways is essential.

Minimum Qualifications:  A doctoral degree, academic experiences in fields and licensure programs offered within the SU College of Education, and a minimum of three years of prior administrative/leadership experiences. 


Preferred Qualifications include experience in: U.S.  PreK-12 education; experience creating and maintaining electronic-based dashboard and data systems; familiarity or experience with online and hybrid instruction; evaluation and management processes; and, experience in designing and managing program evaluation.


Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.  More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools.  U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2014” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs.  Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.


In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.


A letter of application, CV and the names and contact information for three current references should be submitted to https://jobs/  Review of applications begins June 5, 2014. Open until filled.  Inquiries and nominations are welcome; please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Robert Hughes at 

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