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Dean of the College of Professional and Graduate Studies

Clarke University, Dubuque, IA

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Clarke University, a private Catholic University founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque, IA, invites applications for the newly established position of dean of the college of professional and graduate studies. Reporting directly to the vice president for academic affairs, the dean is responsible for the academic activities of the College, including curricula, assessment, supervision of department chairs, and support of University strategic planning implementation. This dean will take the lead in assuring growth in high-quality, flexible and innovative programs for traditional and adult students, programs that are mission-focused, market-responsive, and programs that are attuned to the distinctive needs of all learners. The dean will facilitate growth in existing and new programs serving students through a variety of modalities and formats. Primary responsibilities include:

  • assuring academic quality through the oversight and support of existing successful programs as well as strategic planning for growth in professional and graduate programs in collaboration with academic departments, department chairs and graduate program directors
  • oversight of academic advising and academic support services associated with professional and graduate programming
  • ensuring that academic policies are implemented fairly and in a manner that is consistent with their intent; reviews and acts on requests for exceptions to policies and regulations
  • oversight of academic scheduling in collaboration with the dean of the college of arts and sciences and the registrar
  • monitoring the academic progress of students, including those on academic probation.
  • service on a number of committees and task forces, including Graduate Policy, Assessment, Academic Innovation Team, and Retention Staffing
  • overseeing and supporting the programmatic accreditation within the College
  • managing budgetary expenses
  • identifying emerging educational markets and planning for development and delivery of successful professional and graduate programs in these markets, in collaboration with academic departments, department chairs, and graduate directors
  • supporting the coordination of student services across adult programs and graduate programs
  • service as a community liaison and build external networks for adult and graduate programs, including collaborative ventures and articulation agreements
  • supervision of department chairs and staff associated with the college of arts and sciences 

Required Qualifications

  • A terminal academic degree
  • Three to five years of experience in higher education administration or leadership
  • A successful record of accomplishment in developing and implementing professional and graduate educational programming
  • Experience with operational management of academic programs, curriculum development, and program planning
  • Ability to interpret market research and develop instructional programs accordingly
  • Experience working with competing priorities and multiple time-sensitive projects
  • A resourceful and entrepreneurial spirit

Clarke University, founded in 1843, enrolls approximately 1,100 students in undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, fine arts and professional studies. Clarke offers 40 majors through its traditional undergraduate program. Graduate offerings include masters programs in business, organizational leadership, social work and education and doctoral programs in Nursing and Physical Therapy. More information can be found at www.clarke.edu.

To apply for this position, please upload a current CV/resume, a letter of application, and contact information for three references online at http://clarke.applicantpool.com/jobs. All documents should be uploaded in the resume section of the application. Applications will be reviewed effective immediately and review will continue until the position is filled. This position will begin June or July 2018.

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