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Requisition # 73097

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, July 9th, 2018
College:Graduate College
Department:Graduate College Administration



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Part Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa Graduate College invites applications for the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Student Development.   We seek to recruit an executive-level administrator who will help lead The University of Iowa through time of unprecedented change in graduate education.  This position will be a 12-month appointment at 80% effort.

The appointment will be a renewable three-year term.  The anticipated starting date for this appointment is January 1, 2019.

This is an Internal Search.  Only current tenured faculty at the University of Iowa are eligible to apply for this position.

Founded in 1900, the University of Iowa (UI) Graduate College manages the enrollment and degree progress for nearly 5,000 students from over 100 graduate programs in 10 different colleges which span the Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering, Education, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Business.

The Graduate College has a history of innovation, which serves as a strong foundation for our contemporary initiatives in graduate education. The UI was among the first universities to offer MFA and DMA degrees, to accept and foster interdisciplinary research by faculty and students, and to embrace professional degrees at the doctoral level (DPT, DNP, and AUD).

The mission of the UI Graduate College is to foster an intellectual environment conducive to exemplary research, scholarship, and creativity among graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty. The College makes every effort to ensure that the graduate programs offered by the University are of high quality and stimulate the creation of new knowledge and information, and that these efforts simultaneously benefit both graduate and undergraduate student learning. The Graduate College serves as an advocate for graduate education, allocates resources that support graduate students and programs, manages policies and procedures to establish and assess graduate programs, and fosters interdisciplinary programs.

The Graduate College promotes excellence in the academic community with 13 graduate programs ranked among the top 10 best programs in the nation (U.S. News and World Report, 2019). The UI Graduate College leads the nation’s public institutions in high-quality dissertations, with five winners and twelve finalists in the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS/UMI) Distinguished Dissertation Award competition.

Major Position Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will:

  • Advance graduate educational initiatives and holistic graduate student development and success.

  • Provide strong leadership for interdisciplinary collaborations.

  • Serve as a proponent for innovation, entrepreneurship and partnerships.

  • Have oversight of the graduate student grievance/academic misconduct process

  • Work with faculty and student groups including Graduate Council, Director of Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Senate.

  • Serve on the Graduate College dean’s administrative committee which advised the Dean on institutional policy, procedures, graduate student welfare and allocation of resources

  • Supervise a professional staff who is responsible for the strategic planning for recruitment, retention, academic affairs, and professional development of a talented and diverse student body.

  • In the absence of the Dean, act on behalf of and represent graduate education at internal functions and to external constituencies.

  • Perform special tasks and project at the request of the Dean

Education Requirement:

  • Prospective candidates must hold a terminal degree in an academic discipline

Required Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must hold a current position as tenured Full Professor in a graduate department/program at the University of Iowa

  • Effective communicator with the ability to promote graduate education to a diverse range of audiences, both within and outside academy

  • Support and promote a diverse and inclusive culture among students, faculty, and staff

Desirable Qualifications:

Strongly Desired Qualifications:

  • Substantial administrative experience in graduate education

  • A record of successful collaboration and consensus building across campus units

  • Strong organizational skills

  • An ability and desire to provide outstanding service to various constituencies

  • Experience preparing reports and data presentations

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Statement of Vision
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:Tanesha K Herman - tanesha-herman@uiowa.edu
Cgra-Graduate College-Admin &
Gilmore Hall
112 North Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL: http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/

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