Clarke University is a dynamic, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 1200 students in traditional, adult and graduate programs. Located in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa, along the Mississippi River, Clarke was founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
At Clarke University, everything we do is focused on making an impact on students so they can positively impact the world. For students, this means finding a place where they are empowered to find success that will last forever. For faculty and staff, it means more than just coming to work every day – it means truly being engaged across campus while working to create an experience that always puts students first.
Clarke University faculty and staff enjoy a comprehensive benefits package and a collaborative working environment. Outside of the university, faculty and staff benefit from living and working in a thriving city named one of the “most livable” small cities in the country and one of “Best Green Places” in the country.
For more information, please visit www.clarke.edu.
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 arts and sciences. 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. The dean should have a strong understanding of the role of the arts and sciences in the career preparation and holistic education of students, and an appreciation of the challenges faced by institutions of higher education in the United States. Primary responsibilities include:
- overseeing undergraduate curriculum in the college of arts and sciences, including the development of new programs and program review
- supporting curricular revision
- overseeing academic advising, first-year programs, academic support services, and career services
- ensuring that undergraduate 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
- overseeing academic scheduling in collaboration with the dean of the college of professional and graduate studies, the director of Compass (general education) curriculum and the registrar
- monitoring the academic progress of first-year students and students on academic probation
- serving on a number of committees and task forces, including Educational Policy, Assessment, Academic Advising, Academic Innovation Team, Multicultural Issues, Compass Advisory, and Retention Staffing
- managing budgetary expenses
- supervising department chairs and staff associated with the college of arts and sciences
- An earned doctorate in a discipline represented in the college of arts and sciences
- Three to five years of experience in higher education administration or leadership
- Broad knowledge of the disciplines in the arts and sciences and ability to foster collaboration across content areas
- Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others with strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Commitment to shared governance
- Strong listening, speaking and writing skills to communicate with a variety of constituencies inside and outside the university
- Ability to think critically, organize complex tasks, solve problems, and to understand and correctly interpret university policies to a variety of constituents inside and outside the university
- Ability to work collaboratively with the senior leadership team in academic affairs
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 will continue until the position is filled. This position will begin June or July 2018.
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