Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the dean will provide vision, leadership and active management to support transformational learning. The person selected for this position will collaborate with college faculty and partners across campus to enhance student success. The dean will provide growth and have the ability to build and create the future of the UC with consideration of advising and academic support services based on the dean's experience and interests. Balancing institutional priorities with learner needs, the dean will consider the university's unique culture and diverse student body and encourage excellence in the practice and scholarship of teaching and learning.
The chief purpose of this position will be to provide leadership for the University College and to ensure its continued development, operation, expansion and enhancement.
Provide leadership, mentorship and active management for the UC
Oversee faculty development and promotion of 60+ term (non-tenure track) faculty
Partner with and collaborate with units throughout the university (including academic and service units on the Monroe Park and MCV campuses)
Oversee curriculum development in tandem with advisers and faculty
Coordinate with other foundational course providers throughout the university
Pilot new curriculum and academic program offerings
Sustain and grow the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program
Direct the Common Book (freshman reading) Program and related events throughout the university
Oversee overall financial management, planning and performance of the UC, including faculty and staff hiring decisions
Partner with other university units to support faculty and staff in fostering engaging and innovative learning environments
Set appropriate and meaningful goals and regularly evaluate and assess the effectiveness of programs and initiatives
Doctoral or other appropriate terminal degree
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
Excellent oral and written communication skills that easily translate for student, faculty, staff and administrator audiences
Five or more years of progressive leadership experience in higher education
Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in education, teaching and learning
Strong administrative and leadership skills
Strategic vision for the UC and active management of UC personnel and projects
Experience in interdisciplinary studies
Experience with general/core education, working with term faculty, student success focus and community engagement
Experience with experiential learning
Ability to assist in creating a university college for the future
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.comVirginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.
One of the nation's top research universities, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students on two Richmond campuses the Monroe Park Campus and MCV Campus. Situated in the heart of Richmond, the capital of Virginia since 1779, Virginia Commonwealth University serves an integral role in the economic health of the city educating the current and future workforce, reaching out to the community, advancing research and enhancing patient care.