Penn State Abington, a baccalaureate campus college of Penn State located in suburban Philadelphia, invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The Associate Dean represents the Chancellor as the chief academic officer of the college locally and at University Park meetings. S/He reports directly to the Chancellor and serves in his absence as the chief executive officer of the college. The Associate Dean works closely with the Chancellor and senior leadership in planning and fiscal management. The Associate Dean, assisted by the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, provides academic leadership, planning, and fiscal management in the following areas: 1) the college`s three academic divisions, which offer a range of baccalaureate degree programs; 2) academic advising; 3) instructional and learning support, including the Library and; 4) academic enhancements such as, first-year initiatives, undergraduate research, academic internships, international programs, and honors programs. The Associate Dean is responsible for overall academic planning and assessment; instructional support; curriculum development and; faculty hiring, development, promotion, and tenure. S/He leads in shaping the college`s academic policies and practices, in sustaining academic standards, and in fostering a fruitful collaboration with other units of the college and the university. Working with the Director of Student Affairs, s/he takes a leading role in connecting academic affairs with student affairs. The Associate Dean fosters a climate that encourages interdisciplinary, active and collaborative learning; supports disciplinary strengths; integrates teaching, research, and service; promotes student academic success; enriches college diversity; and enhances the intellectual discourse of inquiry and discovery. Required Qualifications: 1) an earned doctorate from an accredited institution; 2) a record of excellent teaching, research and service in a tenured position appropriate for a tenured, senior rank appointment in a field relevant to Penn State Abington; 3) a significant record of responsible experience in academic administration and budgetary responsibilities with credentials that demonstrate the candidate`s ability to perform with distinction the duties described above. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The position becomes available July 1, 2018. For information about Penn State Abington`s location, its faculty, staff, students, degree programs, and other characteristics, please visit our website: http://www.abington.psu.edu.
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