The Associate Dean will be responsible for academic planning and will provide the support necessary to allow for the continued development of a unique curriculum and the professional development of a maturing faculty. The College was created upon and continues to operate under three founding principles: Lifelong, student centered learning, Reverence for life, and Excellence in clinical education through the creation of strategic alliances. The College is pursuing an individual who will embrace and champion this paradigm in curricular delivery.
The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will be responsible for:
The development, management, coordination, and evaluation of all coursework including periodic review of the curriculum.
The performance of all appropriate duties and the identification of new initiatives necessary for the continual improvement and seamless operation of the academic programs and the administrative processes.
Effective communication on academic matters within the campus community as well as between the academic units and the external alliances and constituencies.
The enforcement of all University and College academic policies/regulations.
The enhancement of the academic curriculum through the identification of, and the acquisition and management of, academic grants, both internal and external.
Introduction and continual improvement of programs which enhance the quality of veterinary education using techniques that promote student centered learning.
Assisting the Dean in the creation of annual budget proposals and oversight of all disbursements for academic units reporting to the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
The continued expansion and strengthening of strategic alliances with regional businesses and industries, governmental and community agencies, and other institutions of veterinary education.
The making of recommendations and general oversight for all matters concerning the recruitment, evaluation, and selection of the entering class of veterinary students, including providing leadership in recruiting a diverse student body.
To facilitate the education of veterinary students by serving as a small group facilitator and becoming involved in other courses that encompass the curriculum.
Assuring alignment of the academic program with the founding principles of the College.
Oversight and coordination of reports necessary for continued accreditation with the AVMA-COE and regionally with WASC.
Oversight of the physical plant necessary for the delivery of the curriculum.
Serve as Ex-Officio for the Student Performance Committee.
Approve faculty and academic staff leave.
Management of student issues related to academic performance, leave of absence or suspension and advise the Dean of the College on student dismissals from the program.
Participate in annual evaluation of faculty.
Represent the Dean and/or the College when assigned.
The accomplishment of any other task that is assigned by the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Individuals must possess the knowledge, as well as the following skills and abilities or be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Demonstrated administrative success.
Experience in strategic planning and management of human, fiscal, and facility resources
Experience in accreditation, assessment, and educational technology.
Evidence of successful consensus building.
Demonstrated commitment to community and campus alliances and relationships.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity.
A DVM, Ph. D., and/or board certification in a clinical discipline preferred. Significant teaching experience and scholarly achievement in the field of veterinary education.
Apply online at http://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/9729 and please include a letter professing interest and relating vision, a curriculum vitae, and names with contact information for three references.