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Dean, Academic Affairs

Company:
Maryland University of Integrative Health
Job Location:
Laurel, Maryland
Category:
Other Deans

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is one of the nation’s leading academic institutions for natural medicine and holistic approaches to health and wellness. For nearly 40 years, MUIH has educated and informed practitioners and leaders in health and wellness through transformative and relationship-centered programs that draw from contemporary science and traditional wisdom. Progressive graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines are offered both on campus and online. The on-site Natural Care Center offers compassionate and affordable healthcare provided by clinical student interns in University Teaching Clinics and from highly skilled faculty practitioners. For staff and faculty, MUIH offers a collaborative and vibrant work environment that is mission and values-driven.

Position Summary

The Dean of Academic Affairs serves as both an administrative and academic leader for the current and future degrees and certificates in a range of integrative health fields. The Dean oversees all aspects of the academic departments, including administrative operations, programs, students, faculty, and staff, and is responsible for quality assurance in all domains. The Dean also oversees faculty development and academic diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) activities. The academic department chairs, program directors, faculty fellows, and an external academic DEI collaborator report directly to the Dean.

Critical to the work and success of this position is a commitment to a collaborative and continuous improvement mindset; diverse perspectives and approaches; and MUIH’s core values of community, mindfulness, integrity, inquisitiveness, and discernment. The Dean collaborates closely with the Provost on strategic planning, operational, budget, and personnel matters. The Dean also collaborates on an ongoing basis with other units including academic assessment and accreditation, student affairs, the registrar, instructional design services, the library, admissions, marketing, financial aid, the student teaching clinic in the Natural Care Center, and the faculty senate.

This is a full-time hybrid administrative position. The Dean serves as a member of the University’s leadership team and contributes to the deliberations and implementation of University policies and practices. This position reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities/duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise and guide the work of academic department chairs, program directors, and department managers especially regarding curriculum planning and assessment, faculty/student concerns, implementation of policies, administrative operations, and budgets.
  • Lead initiatives and ongoing activities to recruit, support, develop, and evaluate faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship/research, and service. Manage the annual faculty peer review process, and ranked and adjunct faculty evaluation processes.
  • Provide guidance and oversite for faculty fellows and initiatives related to faculty development, academic and instructional quality, integrity, and rigor.
  • Lead curriculum oversite and serve as chair of the University Curriculum Committee. Identify the need for new or revised curriculum standards and ensure they are developed and implemented. Liaison with department chairs and program directors in the development of course and program proposals. Collaborate on the exploration and development of new academic programs.
  • Provide academic DEI leadership, with an emphasis on implementation and oversite of an external DEI collaborator. Establish goals and direction for DEI-related curriculum, teaching, training, and faculty initiatives, and ensure these goals are achieved.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of academic policies, serving as the Academic Policies Committee chair. Identify the need for new and revised policies, as gaps and needs present themselves.
  • On an ongoing basis, identify areas in need of new or improved process, documentation, resources, communications and ensure these gaps are filled.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Provost for Academic Assessment and Accreditation to cultivate and ensure an ongoing culture of academic assessment and continuous improvement. Provide leadership for academic assessment plans, annual assessment reports, academic program reviews, and program accreditation activities.
  • Collaborate with student affairs on retention planning and implementation as well as student affairs policy development and implementation. Coordinate such activities across academic programs.
  • Collaborate with the register’s office on student and faculty concerns, grades, course transfer requests, course scheduling and registration concerns, and the development of the academic catalog.
  • Collaborate with admissions to establish processes and procedures and assist with implementation. Coordinate such activities across academic programs.
  • Collaborate with marketing to establish processes and procedures and review materials. Coordinate such activities across academic programs.
  • Collaborate with instructional design services on the schedule, procedures, and academic standards for course developments and redesign. Set academic priorities for course developments and revisions.
  • Serve on the President’s Executive Council, University Leadership Council, Strategic Retention Committee, Strategic Enrollment Management Committee, and the Academics-Enrollment Management Committee.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience Qualifications

Required:

  • Doctoral degree in a health, science, research, or higher education field
  • 5+ years of academic administrative experience in higher education
  • Experience with curriculum development and evaluation, and program development and delivery
  • Experience with budget management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Alignment with MUIH’s core values and mission

Preferred:

  • Experience with graduate education
  • Experience with online education
  • Experience with clinical education
  • Experience with faculty management and development
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting
  • Experience leading diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, strategically and critically
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and planning and organizational skills

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervise the academic department chairs and program directors, faculty fellows, and an external academic DEI collaborator.

For best consideration, apply by May 19, 2022.

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