Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in Wisconsin

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 15, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS).

The College seeks an exceptional individual to assume responsibility for the academic programs within the college. This position will play a key leadership role in academic affairs including the review and continuous improvement of existing programs, creation and implementation of new programs, and exploration and adoption of technology and delivery mechanisms to enhance the quality and efficiency of the College's programs and student success.
The position will have responsibility to interface with stakeholders and constituents outside the College, including leading the development of effective collaborations with other units and institutions and effectively representing the College within the broader university and community environments. Growth and excellence in academic programs is key to achieving the vision for the College as elucidated in the College's strategic and academic plans. This position presents an excellent opportunity for the right individual to continue their professional growth and career development in an environment that is poised for rapid advancement.

The position will also have primary oversight for all academic program offerings in the College, working in conjunction with the faculty and academic staff, Directors, Associate and Assistant Deans, and the Dean to ensure all necessary components required for effective delivery of a quality academic program. These areas include managing the academic program and budget, developing new program initiatives and facilities, obtaining resources for curricular improvements, raising funds for scholarships and fellowships, ensuring program accreditation, and other high-level aspects of the academic program.

UWM is a doctoral/research intensive university and Wisconsin's premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive education at the undergraduate and graduate level to its 28,000 students. The College of Engineering & Applied Science consists of five departments--Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The College has approximately 1,600 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students. Greater Milwaukee, the third-ranked manufacturing center in the United States, is home to 400+ engineering firms and 1300+ manufacturing firms with annual receipts over 24 billion dollars. The College has a long history of industrial collaboration and research support.
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Candidates must have a doctorate in engineering or a related field and have a record suitable for appointment at the rank of Full Professor in one of our departments. The candidate must be a leader in their chosen field of study, have an excellent record of scholarship, have a demonstrated history of innovation in education, and have previous experience in academic administration.

Salary and BenefitsIn addition to a faculty appointment, the Senior Associate Dean position is a full-time appointment with a 12-month salary. The salary includes a negotiable administrative supplement, which will be forfeited when the faculty member leaves administrative service.

On-Line Application ProcedureApplication materials should include a letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, educational vision and plan for the College, detailed curriculum vitae, and a minimum of three references with contact information. The complete application package must be submitted electronically to Screening begins on August 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. It is anticipated that the successful candidate would start on or before January 1, 2015. General questions can be directed to the chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Dr. Junhong Chen at or 414.229.2615. Under Wisconsin's open records law, requests for confidentiality will be honored, except that names and titles of all finalists must be disclosed.

UWM offers competitive salary commensurate with experience. Further information about UWM may be found at UWM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment will require a criminal background check.

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