Associate Professor- Director Undergraduate Education
Job No: 493723 Work Type: Faculty Full-time Department: Katz School Location: Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY Categories: Education/Teaching
Position Summary: The Director for Undergraduate Education is responsible for the development and oversight of a portfolio of academic degrees and innovative undergraduate initiatives including the university's Baccalaureate Summer Session and Associate's degree programs. Preliminary evidence suggests we will see a 75%, 2-year graduation rate for the first associate's degree cohort, far exceeding national averages for 2-year education. This position is a chance for an innovative educator to redefine the standards for associate's-level programs and to have a broad national impact.
Develop a strategic vision and implementation strategy for undergraduate education at the Katz School, including associates degrees, baccalaureate summer session, and high school programs.
Publish results and create a national model for 2-year education.
Raise the visibility of the Katz School on the national stage and within the local community.
Identify and initiate new programs and curricular innovations.
Recruit, develop, and evaluate a team of full-time and adjunct faculty and create an environment of shared governance.
Lead ongoing curriculum development and assessment.
Oversee a dedicated student advisement team and academic support services.
Maintain and evolve policies that ensure student success and an exceptional student experience.
Collaborate with the Universitys departments on marketing, recruitment, and admissions. Will include limited domestic and international travel.
Manage day-to-day functioning for Katz School undergraduate programs.
Schedule courses, faculty, student and faculty communications, and other program logistics.
Prepare reports for senior leadership, including reports on: enrollment; student and faculty analytics; course and program assessment; financial performance.
Manage requirements and relationships with accrediting bodies and internal partners.
Experience & Educational Background:
Masters degree in related field required; doctorate preferred
Minimum of 3 years progressive experience in leading undergraduate academic programs
Track record of teaching excellence, including evidence-based pedagogies and project-based curriculum
Demonstrated experience recruiting, leading and developing full-time and adjunct faculty
Demonstrated ability to develop and teach effective curriculum for students with different levels of preparation
Experience at the associates level a plus
Background in college writing/literacy or mathematics education a plus
Experience with online education (for summer session and high-school programs only) a plus
Skills & Competencies:
Commitment to students and to removing the obstacles that make going to college difficult
Strong strategic, organizational, operational, systems thinking and planning skills
Ability to build and lead a team Entrepreneurial mindset, solutions orientation, and demonstrated capacity to manage a startup organization
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The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the Universitys retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
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