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University of Utah Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 12/11/2020

Requisition Number PRN24907B

Job Title Associate Vice President

Working Title Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Job Grade EXE

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00002 - SR VP Academic Affairs Oper

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah seeks a dynamic academic administrator with proven ability to lead Undergraduate Studies and promote best practices in undergraduate education across campus to serve as Senior Associate Vice President and Dean ( SAVP -Dean). The SAVP -Dean must embody a philosophy that embraces and supports students of all backgrounds in the rapidly changing world of higher education.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs ( SVPAA /Provost), the SAVP -Dean serves as part of the University’s Academic Leadership Team. In that capacity, the SAVP -Dean actively supports many facets of the undergraduate experience, performs institutional leadership roles, and serves as a primary advisor to the SVPAA on issues related to undergraduate education.

The SAVP -Dean oversees 26 direct reports, two dotted line reports (Honors and Academic Athlete Support) and works closely with the academic deans, Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Online and Continuing Education, and the Graduate School to promote and support an exceptional educational experience for every student. The SAVP -Dean works to perpetuate best practices in undergraduate education and student success and leads assessment efforts in each of those areas.

The SAVP -Dean also plays a key role within central administration, participating in the Council of Academic Deans while providing strategic insight to the SVPAA , especially regarding all aspects of quality undergraduate education.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

• An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited university.

• A minimum of five years of administrative leadership experience, with a demonstrated record of academic accomplishment in creating and leading innovative programs that foster undergraduate student success.

• A demonstrated record of scholarly achievement in the form of publications, presentations, etc.

• Demonstrated record of successful leadership related to high-impact programs and processes which result in improved metrics associated with student retention and graduation rates.

• An ability to lead in a multifaceted and complex organization with a broad range of student and faculty interactions.

• Demonstrated experience with strategic planning in a world of rapidly evolving higher education, including familiarity with certificates, online education, and other competency-based education modalities.

• Superior oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and intercultural competence.

• Strong organizational, personnel management, and budget management skills.

• Experience in advocating for and securing resources from internal and external stakeholders.

• A record of engaging in the national conversation related to best practices and innovation in the pursuit of educational excellence and completion initiatives.

• Experience working with accreditation agencies and state higher education leaders.

• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

Preferences

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

To Apply: Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by January 20th will be given first consideration. Upon application, please submit a PDF version of your CV/resume, a letter of interest, and a diversity statement (maximum one page). That statement should describe how your values and leadership frame or center Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion ( EDI ) in your work. Please highlight any specific EDI goals, issues, or initiatives that you have led which have transformed your department or unit. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence.

To apply online, go to: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=su217

For more information or to offer recommendations or nominations: Kristen Farha, MAHR Senior Consultant Summit Search Solutions, Inc. Direct: 316-650-0069 kfarha@summitsearchsolutions.com

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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