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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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Position Details

Title Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Appointment Status Tenure
Department IUPUC Academic Affairs
Position Summary

IUPUC—Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus—delivers IU and Purdue bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to meet the needs of south central Indiana. IUPUC encourages dynamic, qualified tenured faculty with administrative experience to apply for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. As a senior academic leader at IUPUC, the successful candidate will be part of a growing institution with a mission to enhance the cultural and intellectual life and the economic opportunities in communities it serves. This position will be especially attractive to an academic leader who wishes to join a senior administrative team and to play a key role in the development of degree programs that meet the needs of the region it serves.

The Associate Dean will coordinate efforts to build programs and to provide support for the professional development of a growing faculty. The successful candidate, who will already have earned tenure and promotion in rank, will demonstrate:
• Strong professional and personal characteristics, including leadership, vision, ability to work collaboratively, foster cooperation, communicate effectively, advocate for faculty, and commitment to promoting diversity
• Scholarly achievement through research and creative activity
• Success in academic administration
• Ability to lead, coordinate, manage: academic programs, new degree programs, assurance of student learning, accreditation

IUPUC is a growing institution with high potential. The Columbus Learning Center incorporates resources from IUPUC, Ivy Tech Community College, and Purdue Polytechnic to provide a focal point for community learning. This partnership is the result of a community initiative to expand postsecondary degree and professional development opportunities for the local workforce, resulting in a seamless continuation of educational opportunities for area residents.

IUPUC is located in Columbus, Indiana, and has a staff of 67 full-time faculty with excellent credentials and enrolls between 1,500 and 1,800 students annually. Columbus is located one hour south of Indianapolis, 1¼ hours from Louisville, and 1½ hours from Cincinnati. Columbus is a unique midwestern community with a population of 46,000 known for its world-class architecture. The American Institute of Architects ranked Columbus sixth in the nation for architectural innovation and design – right behind Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. There are wonderful programs for young children, many parks, excellent philharmonic orchestra, and people trails. The community is also well known for its culture and its predilection for innovation. For further information visit and

Basic Qualifications

Professional Qualifications
• An earned doctorate
• Significant teaching experience, scholarly achievement, and equivalent rank of full professor
• Proven success as an academic administrator in positions of increasing responsibility
• Experience in strategic planning and management of human, fiscal, and facility resources
• Experience in accreditation, assessment, distributed education, and technology
• Commitment to developing campus and community partnerships and alliances
• Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity
• Evidence of successful collaboration

Personal Characteristics
• Leadership skills to work with faculty and staff to implement the academic mission of the campus
• Knowledge of and engagement with national trends and issues in education
• Academic vision combined with excellent interpersonal communication and management skills
• Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, students, community partners, and other campus offices to provide opportunities for student learning both within and outside of the classroom
• Ability to foster cooperation and respect within a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
• Ability to advocate for faculty while simultaneously honoring the campus commitment to shared governance
• Appreciation of the value of diversity in a university campus setting
• Knowledge of and experience with student characteristics and the educational and developmental needs of a diverse community of traditional and non-traditional undergraduate students, and commitment to student retention and success.

Department Contact for Questions

Requests for additional information regarding this position should be directed to Vice Chancellor Reinhold Hill at 812.348.7226.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position will begin July 1, 2018, or as soon after that as possible.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other