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Dean, College of Professional and Graduate Studies

Apply now Job no: 492811
Work Type: Faculty full-time
Location: Dallas
Categories: Faculty

About ACU

Abilene Christian University is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All qualified applicants for these positions must be professing Christians and be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university.

Title of Position

Dean, College of Professional and Graduate Studies

Posting Location

Remote

Department

College of Graduate and Professional Studies

Employee Class

Faculty GPS

 

Faculty Position Information
  1. Major Responsibilities:

  1. Advance the vision of the Dallas campus graduate and undergraduate academic programs offered through CGPS.

  2. Lead the CGPS faculty in providing a high-quality academic experience for students from a Christian perspective.

  3. Oversee and participate in the academic functions of CGPS.

  4. Oversee and participate in the administrative functions of CGPS.

  5. Other duties and tasks.

II. Essential Duties: 

 

  1. Advance the vision of the Dallas campus graduate and undergraduate academic programs offered through CGPS.

    1. Work closely with the Associate Vice President for Academics, Dallas, to align CGPS initiatives and resources with the overall vision of the ACU Dallas campus.

    2. Serve as a member of the Dallas Academic Administration Group (AAG) to coordinate and enhance services provided for CGPS faculty and students.

    3. Work closely with the Provost, the Provost’s office, and the Associate Vice President for Academics, Dallas, in aligning the work of CGPS with university-wide policy and process.

  2. Lead the CGPS faculty in providing a high-quality academic experience for students from a Christian perspective.

    1. Provide leadership for CGPS full-time and part-time faculty through regular communication and interaction.

    2. Ensure faculty participation in academic matters through shared governance.

    3. Coordinate with the work of the Center for Vocational Formation and its Professional Learning Communities in providing guidance and connection to CGPS faculty.

    4. Oversee and evaluate the program directors for graduate and undergraduate programs.

    5. Participate in matters of faculty discipline and appeal.

  3. Oversee and participate in the academic functions of CGPS.

    1. Oversee the CGPS Academic Council(s) and ensure documentation and compliance on curriculum assessment.

    2. Oversee CGPS student affairs involving, but not limited to, probation and suspension, student appeals, student complaints, and admissions/readmissions.

    3. Work closely with the Assistant Provost for Academic Initiatives and Innovation (Dallas) in identifying, selecting, and developing new programs..

    4. Work closely with the Associate Provost for Curriculum and Assessment to ensure assessment standards and reporting.

    5. Work closely with the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness to ensure compliance and accreditation standards.

    6. Oversee the doctoral dissertation and project program.

    7. Oversee the Online Writing Center.

  4. Oversee and participate in the administrative functions of CGPS.

    1. Participate in setting and managing the CGPS budget, including approvals of program spending and faculty development.

    2. Oversee the identification and hiring of credentialed faculty for CGPS graduate and undergraduate programs.

    3. Serve as a member of such committees and task groups as needed to effectively administer the programs of CGPS.

    4. Oversee academic administration staff, including CGPS associate and/or assistant deans.

  5. Other duties and tasks.

    1. Execution on other duties and tasks as may be assigned.

    2. Encouraged to continue proficiency in her/his area of academic discipline.

    3. Encouraged to teach at least one academic course per academic year when time allows.

 

III. Professional Development and Skills Requirements:

  1. Skills

  1. Attention to detail and follow-through.

    1. Time management and organizational skills.

    2. Maintain confidentiality.

    3. Computer proficiency.

    4. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal abilities.

    5. Provide quality instruction and support to students while maintaining academic and university standards. 

    6. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies.

    7. Effective and appropriate leadership and administration of the program. 

    8. Develop and maintain working relationships with university administrators, faculty and staff.

V. Physical Demands:

 

  1. Majority of work is performed in front of a computer and on the telephone; must have the ability to use the computer and remain stationary for long periods of time.

  2. Manage conversations in person, online and by telephone. 

  3. Limited travel – locations vary and some overnight travel may be necessary.

  4. Work well under pressure and manage stress well.

Communicate clearly: speak, read, write, and hear clearly to perform essential functions.

 

Qualifications
  1. Professional

    1. Terminal degree from an accredited institution.

    2. Teaching experience or administrative experience in higher education preferred. 

    3. Relevant research completed in the last ten years [e.g. publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, program evaluation reports, etc.], preferred.

    4. Experience teaching, designing and developing online coursework.

    5. Expertise and experience in implementing direct assessment of prior learning and competency based learning. 

    6. Computer literate in software and internet-based applications.

  2. Personal

    1. Strong communication skills, both written and oral.

    2. Ability to view and manage role and responsibilities in relation to the larger mission, goals, and perspective of the University.

    3. Collaborative nature and excellent interpersonal abilities, with the ability to build consensus within cross-functional and multi-purposed teams, as well as diverse groups of people.

    4. Outstanding organizational and project management skills with the ability to consistently meet deadlines.

    5. Highly self-motivated and solves problems, asking for input and initiating solutions as appropriate and reasonable.

    6. Ability to consistently make sound decisions and exercise good judgment in a variety of circumstances.

    7. Capacity to quickly learn new software applications.

    8. Willingness to receive additional training and/or faculty mentoring.

Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

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