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Location:Athens, OH
Company:Ohio University
First posted:June 07, 2017

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Dean for Student Services

Applications Accepted From University Wide, Public: Open to the public

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, current CV/Resume, and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until successful candidate is identified; for full consideration, please apply by June 21, 2017.

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Level 1 - Medical/Rx, Vision, Dental, Ortho; Winter Break Closure; Holidays Paid; Basic/Supp/Dep Life; Educ. Benefits; Sick Leave; Vacation; Retirement

Posting Number 20161007S

Job Description

The Russ College of Engineering and Technology Office of the Dean at Ohio University invites applications for the full-time, benefits eligible position of Assistant Dean for Student Services.

The Assistant Dean for Student Services is expected to assist the Associate Dean for Academics in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. In general the Assistant Dean will be expected to teach undergraduate core engineering courses in the Russ College, participate in undergraduate student orientation and advising, conduct administrative duties, perform undergraduate recruiting, coordinate multicultural experiences, advise and monitor undergraduate student organizations, and monitor foundation and student organizational accounts.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Teach a minimum of three up to a maximum of six Engineering and Technology courses (Statics, Strengths of Materials, Engineering Economics, Engineering Statistics, etc.) per year, including fall, spring and summer semesters. This equates to a minimum of one class per semester or two classes per semester for the calendar year.
  • Supervise all undergraduate teaching assistants for the ET faculty to assure compliance with FERPA , and college requirements
  • Assist with college-wide accreditation assessment, evaluation and continuous improvement

    Administrative Duties

  • Serve as second in command of the department for administrative matters in the absence of the Associate Dean
  • Coordinate with departments within the College to assure accurate completion and updates to the undergraduate catalog
  • Coordinate classroom scheduling for all Engineering courses
  • Assist with departmental scholarship distribution of more than 150 scholarships totaling $600,000
  • Assure ICA Compliance per established guidelines
  • Supervise the Director of Professional Experiences regarding Russ College career fairs, employment and internships
  • Supervise student success (retention) via the Student Success Advisor
  • Serve as an Advisor for Student Council and at least one other Engineering student group
  • Interact with, mentor and guide student organizations to assure continuity and professional experience
  • Conduct data analysis of new initiatives, performance metrics and compile reports based upon available data
  • Monitor and manage foundation accounts and student organizational accounts affiliated with undergraduate students
  • Conduct Educational Research with ET (fundamentals) faculty, Student Success Advisor, Director of Professional Experiences and Associate Dean based upon data analysis conducted. Perform statistical analysis to assess effectiveness of recruitment, retention, cohort initiatives and pre-requisite modifications. Prepare and submit scholarly journal articles to a variety of engineering educational journals as well as present research findings at engineering educational conferences
  • Serve as a journal reviewer for at least one engineering educational scholarly journal

    Multicultural and underrepresented student populations

  • Serve as second in command of the department in the absence of the Associate Dean
  • Develop and implement monthly multicultural programming activities and events for students
  • Coordinate college programming with university-sponsored events
  • Manage pre-college programs for Multicultural and Underrepresented populations by way of offering course instruction and engineering activities during Summer Session II to elevate their academic college preparation with the other populations in their engineering student cohort
  • Serve as main point of contact for Multicultural and Underrepresented populations of students
  • Implement the Russ College Diversity Strategic Plan
  • Work with Faculty and Staff on Multicultural initiatives designed to increase multicultural students in Engineering
  • Recruit Multicultural students via college fairs, email, letters, phone calls, etc.
  • Conduct and develop outreach programs to early high school students and middle school students, such as Mathcounts, Future Cities, etc.
  • Develop a mentoring program for multicultural students
  • Serve on university and college committees associated with multicultural students
  • Prepare and submit research grants to a variety of funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation and other engineering educational programs, to enhance multicultural student involvement at the college, high school and middle school levels. The research grants will be utilized to fund additional initiatives in order for an evaluation of their effectiveness prior to becoming fully funded initiatives at the college level

    Undergraduate Recruiting

  • Participate in recruiting events not covered by Associate Dean (generally low impact)
  • Work with prospective students, parents and others to facilitate student enrollment.
  • Participate in Ohio Up Close
  • Assist with Experience Engineering and STEM Day events, among others

    Undergraduate Student Orientation and Advising (Enrollment Services)

  • Serves as the second in command of the department in all matters involving undergraduate orientation and advising in the absence of the Associate Dean.
  • Conduct student orientation presentations and advising at Bobcat Student Orientation for incoming Engineering Students
  • Conduct Undecided and Pre-Engineering student advising at least bi-annually
  • Serve as the Pre-engineering Liaison to University College and Admissions
  • Serve as an instructor for a Pre-Engineering and Undecided Learning Community for at least one to two courses per year
  • Coordinate Russ College Learning Communities with college faculty and develop a college-wide curriculum specifically for engineering students; there are at least two learning communities for each major and one for undecided students and all entering freshman in the Russ College enroll in one of these courses during their first fall semester

    Minimum Qualifications

    Master's Degree in Engineering.

    At least one year of higher education management experience.

    At least three years of related experience.

    Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, including superlative technical writing skills.

    Must be capable of organizing work and performing duties autonomously and without need of direct supervision.

    Must possess a creative approach to problem solving.

    Must be comfortable working with undergraduate and graduate students in an advisory role.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Doctoral Degree in an Engineering field.

    More than one year of higher education management experience.

    Department Engineering and Technology, Dean's Office

    Pay Rate

    Commensurate with credentials. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.

    Job Open Date 06/06/2017

    Posting Close Date

    June 21, 2017

    Job Category Administrative - Exempt-Salaried

    Months 12

    Planning Unit Russ College of Engineering & Technology

    Work Schedule

    M-F 8-5, some nights, weekends, and special events as required.

    Campus Athens

    Expected hours worked per week 40

    Expected duration of assignment Ongoing

    Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. Dr. Deb McAvoy,

    Diversity Statement

    Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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