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Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, Illinois
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Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is home to 15,000 students; 1,300 faculty and staff; and over 180,000 alumni. LAS is a diverse and dynamic college made up of amazing people doing impactful work every day at the heart of campus. The college includes a broad range of units and offers 70 plus undergraduate majors in areas including astronomy, Spanish, mathematics, political science, chemistry, biology, philosophy, psychology, and English.

The College of LAS is searching for an Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs to lead the undergraduate student office for the college, developing and implementing initiatives to support students and instruction in the college, and supervising the professional staff of the office. Serves as a member of the college's leadership team.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

Duties & Responsibilities

Provide college-level leadership, strategic planning, assessment, programmatic development, and operational oversight for all major student-support areas related to the LAS undergraduate experience, including:
  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • Academic Advising and Records
  • Access and Achievement Program
  • Honors/James Scholar Program
  • Life + Career Design Initiative
  • International Programs
  • Career Development
  • First Year Experience
Lead and supervise the activities of 35 staff members, including assistant deans, directors, assistant and associate directors, academic advisors, admissions/records officers, and non-academic support personnel. Responsibilities include:
  • Oversee and guide student programming and advising practices
  • Provide staff development opportunities
  • Promote an inclusive and healthy-productive office community
  • Conduct and supervise annual reviews of all staff
Serve as a member of the Dean's Cabinet. Serve as part of leadership team for annual activities, events, and projects in the Dean's office.

Serve as college academic affairs contact for faculty and staff with undergraduate student-related concerns, as well as for alumni and other off-campus stakeholders.

Coordinate with the LAS Associate Dean for Curricula and Academic policy to handle matters related to undergraduate education.

Participate in admissions reviews and academic advising as needed.

Serve as College representative for Big Ten Academic Alliance Career Initiatives.

Required Qualifications
Must possess qualifications warranting an appointment as a tenurable Associate or Full Professor in a department in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Ph.D. required.

Successful leadership experience is required.

Commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as well as the ability to work with diverse constituencies, is required.

Effective management and leadership experience in improving the quality of one or more of the following: academic advising, "student - friendly" processes, curriculum-integrated enrichment opportunities for students' personal and professional development, creative use of educational technology, and constructive support interactions with units. A strong record of effective teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent interpersonal/communication and teamwork skills. Ability to exercise initiative, confidentiality, discretion, and sound independent judgement. Ability to develop effective collaborative relationships with faculty and other key stakeholders. The ability to attract and retain a diverse staff and to develop effective working relationships with staff. Ability to assume significant responsibilities associated with leadership of a major undergraduate academic affairs unit. Record of achievement in one or more areas of academic student support, including academic advising of undergraduates, development of undergraduate academic support programs, and administrative systems supporting undergraduate academic affairs.

Appointment Information

This is a full-time nine-month
(paid over twelve) faculty position with 2 months of summer salary. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Proposed Starting

January 1, 2023


Please create your
candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references by the close date. References will not be contacted prior to interviews. All
requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however no hiring decision will be made before the deadline date. To ensure full
consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by September
9, 2022.

information regarding application procedures, you may contact

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Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1010860

Job Category: Faculty

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