Salary commensurate with education, experiences, and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)
Term of Position:
At Will/Just Cause:
Summary of Position:
Under the direction of the Dean, this position works under broad, administrative direction with significant responsibility in operations, assessment, and compliance. This is a 12-month administrative appointment that requires understanding of the programs within the CET, willingness to work closely with faculty across the departments of the CET, and attention to detail in meeting the needs of the CET related to accreditation, efficiency, program quality, and industry partnerships. The Associate Dean is expected to be strategic, process-oriented, flexible, willing to work closely with faculty, and committed to the career-focused mission of the CET. Works integrally with the Dean to oversee course scheduling and enrollment management. Provides oversight/coordination for curricular activities such as development of new academic programs. Works collaboratively with programs for assessment, accreditation and academic program reviews.
The candidate should qualify under one of the following CET academic standards: 1. Terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., professional doctorate or similar) 2. Master's degree in field (any discipline related to the College of Engineering Technology) 3. Master's degree and five years of demonstrated work experience within higher education to include progressive administrative responsibilities and teaching.
Required Work Experience:
Experience in supervising faculty and/or staff Higher education teaching and administrative experience Experience in curriculum, assessment, and accreditation Experience in handling student complaints Experience in leading an academic program/department Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
Industry experience appropriate for a faculty position in CET; Experience with using tools for collecting and analyzing data (such as EAB Analytics, Nuventive Improve, and Digital Measures); Understanding the needs of first-generation students and those in the CET with an interest in hands-on learning; Ability to connect with industry partners and the Industry Advisory Board; Experience in leading collaborative teams; and/or Grant-writing experience.
Schedule and enrollment management - Manage course enrollment management to include average class size, caps, days, times, locations, sequences, etc. for efficient and effective instructional delivery. Coordination of classroom scheduling of program offerings.
Actively manage faculty loads, overloads, adjunct loads, etc.; Work cooperatively with the Chairs on matters of student complaints, recruitment, admissions, and retention.
Assessment and Accreditation - Oversight of college data collection and analysis; Coordinate with Chairs on program accreditation, reaffirmation and academic program reviews; Primary contact for external accreditors; Administrative oversight for required University data reporting programs (Nuventive Improve, Digital Measures, etc.).
Academic Processes - Oversee and review college certificate, graduate, undergraduate, and associate degree curricula, including program and course planning, development, approval, implementation and management; Tenure, Promotion and Merit process; Oversees/coordinates revision of college's undergraduate catalog; evaluations of non-tenured faculty, department coordinators, department chairs, directors; Committee assignments; CET policy review and oversight; Promotes increased activities in research and scholarly activities in the College; Coordinate assistance for program changes, graduation clearance and commencement activities. College Representative - Represent the dean in his/her absence; Represent CET on University committees and initiatives; Serve on appropriate college policy and advisory committees/councils, as assigned; Oversee special college initiatives; Liaison to other academic units on campus; Oversee and serve as College chair for all faculty, staff and administrative position searches; Collaborate with department heads, program coordinators, and full-time faculty to ensure full participation in the achievement of College and University initiatives.
Facility and Resource Management - Oversee day-to-day operations of college facilities; Serve as a facility contact for building service requests and emergencies
In concert with the faculty, the associate dean is responsible for student and faculty recruitment, retention and inclusion.
Actively fostering the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, community members.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Unofficial Transcript 1
Unofficial Transcript 2
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Ferris State University has partnered with Academic Search in the process of selecting the next Associate Dean of the College of Engineering Technology (ADCET). Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing the qualifications in this search profile, a curriculum vitae, an unofficial transcript, and a list of five professional references with full contact information (name, title/position, institution, phone number, email address). No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate.
Applicants must complete Ferris State University application on HR website: https://jobs.ferris.edu. Nominations and expressions of interest should be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to [email protected] A background check (including identity and degree verification and criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily after a candidate has been offered the position.
Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of appropriate degree. Transcript 2 (OPTIONAL): Applicants who have completed additional college coursework or attained a degree must attach a copy of unofficial transcript.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?:
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