Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

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New Hampshire, Durham, United States, 03824
Job Description
The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education (AD-UE) is a full-time administrative position reporting directly to the Dean of Paul College and serving as a key member of the Paul College leadership team. The AD-UE helps to shape the future of Paul College in accordance with the College's mission, vision, and strategic plan. The AD-UE is responsible for the overall success of the College's undergraduate academic programs, the student experience, and student outcomes. The AD-UE provides leadership and ensures the coordination of all undergraduate academic programs offered by the College, including academic strategic planning, resource allocation, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement. The AD-UE helps to develop and ensure strong communication across all the College's disciplines and departments and across campus. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong professional characteristics including leadership, vision, strategic thinking, integrity, a commitment to innovation and continuous improvement, demonstrated ability to execute initiatives and to work collaboratively with faculty and staff across all levels of the organization. The AD-UE should have a strong commitment to student success which is integral to the college's academic, vision, mission, and strategy. The AD-UE must have prior experience in developing and managing undergraduate programs in business, economics, or a related discipline.
  • Lead in the Development and Continuous Improvement of Undergraduate Programs
The AD-UE has primary responsibility, working closely with department chairs, faculty, and staff in the Undergraduate Program Office, to implement undergraduate program initiatives, curricular changes and innovations in the spirit of continuous improvement. The AD-UE provides leadership to ensure that the college's strategic commitment to be a leader in experiential and high-impact learning experiences continues to develop as a key differentiator for the College. With the faculty, the AD-UE fosters collaborations with other units at UNH as appropriate, including interdisciplinary minors. The AD-UE also serves as the Dean's Office Liaison to Paul College's Undergraduate Curriculum and Assessment Committee and collaborates with the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Administration to ensure consistent implementation of the college's assurance of learning processes.
  • Lead in Continuous Improvement for Student Success.
The AD-UE provides leadership, working closely with staff and faculty, in ensuring that Paul College excites and engages our students and provides an inclusive community which supports students' sense of belonging. The AD-UE ensures that the college provides a rich set of learning experiences for our students inside and outside of the classroom and sustains our innovative first-year program designed to foster community and enhance our students' academic and professional success. The AD-UE is also responsible for leading, at the college level, the university's efforts to strengthen student satisfaction, retention and graduation rates. The AD-UE is responsible for ensuring timely data collection and statistical evaluation of undergraduate academic programs related to ranking surveys, student surveys, and other measurement instruments.
In these efforts, the AD-UE oversees and works closely with the Undergraduate Program Office which is responsible for advising undergraduate students, delivering our First Year Innovation and Research Experience (FIRE) and Peer Advising Program, managing high level scholarship programs, as well as other aspects of undergraduate student services.
  • Collaborate with Central Admissions to Reach Enrollment Goals
The AD-UE collaborates with central UNH enrollment management to set enrollment goals and develop strategies for achieving the goals. The AD-UE oversees efforts to promote admissions and yield for undergraduate programs within Paul College, including taking lead responsibility for programming of major student visits days and related admissions/yield events.
  • Oversee Management of Undergraduate Programs and Related Student Life Areas
In collaboration with the Registrar's office and department chairs, and Dean's office staff, the AD-UE oversees course scheduling and room assignment processes for undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the academic calendar year. The AD-UE is also responsible for student academic standards and conduct issues that warrant attention at the dean level. S/he also serves as the Paul College representative on the University's Academic Standards and Advising Committee (ASAC) and works with other associate deans to ensure the coordination of academic programs and standards.
  • Serve as Academic Leader within Paul College and the Dean's Office
The AD-UE is a key member of the academic leadership team and works closely with the Dean, the Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Faculty Administration and the Paul College Executive Committee (comprised of Department Chairs and the Director of Administration and Finance) to advance the college's mission, strategic priorities, and commitment to continuing excellence through collaboration, consultation, and thought leadership. The AD-UE represents the college at both internal and external events, helping to continue to increase the visibility and presence of the college's undergraduate programs on and off campus. S/he also collaborates with the Dean and the College's development team to engage alumni and attract resources to advance undergraduate programs and initiatives.
The University of New Hampshire is the state's flagship public university. As a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university, we transform the frontiers of space, explore the depths of the world's oceans, and sustain the natural environment, all while fueling the innovation economy in northern New England. Our 15,000 students add to the creativity and diversity in our vibrant seacoast community. The University has a strong residential campus and actively creates a dynamic learning environment in which individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH offers more than 200 degree programs and has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,400 graduate students. UNH stands out as an elite R1 (research very high) university earning more than $100 million annually in competitive external support and ranked among the top 20 percent of universities nationwide in research and funding. The University is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains.
The Paul College of Business and Economics, formerly the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, is one of seven colleges within the University of New Hampshire. It has elite business school accreditation from the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Business Education (AACSB) and had its accreditation recently extended in 2019. Since 2017 the undergraduate program has been ranked among the top 70 undergraduate business programs by Poets & Quants Undergraduate, the only data-driven ranking for undergraduate business schools.
The College has a beautiful new building (2013) with excellent teaching facilities, a dynamic and collegial culture, a commitment to innovation and continuous improvement, and an engaged student body and alumni community. Our goal from the first day on campus is to excite our students about their learning, engage them in powerful educational experiences, empower them to make the most of their academic and community life at UNH, and prepare them to excel in their careers and build a meaningful lives. The College has invested heavily in developing cutting-edge experiential and high-impact learning experiences as its primary differentiator in the undergraduate business school market. These include an innovative first-year experience (FIRE), based on gamification, which engages all students in the life of the college and the university, a new Business in Practice program in which industry professionals work directly with students to support them in developing cutting-edge knowledge and skills industry is seeking, 20 student-led clubs, and, as one example, the only undergraduate student-managed angel investment fund in the country.

The College has grown significantly in undergraduate and graduate enrollments in recent years resulting in an expanding budget and financial stability. Currently, the College has 2,500+ undergraduate and 350 graduate students. The College has 72 full-time tenured/tenure track faculty, 30 full-time Lecturers, and 53 staff. The College offers four undergraduate degrees: BS Business Administration; BS Economics; BA Economics; and BS Hotel and Hospitality Management. Paul College offers six graduate degrees, including MBA (full-time, part-time, online); MS Accounting, MA and PhD in Economics, and most recently MS Finance and MS Business Analytics. The College's online MBA program was ranked in #40 by US News and World Report in 2020.
The College has excellent student outcomes with 95% of students seeking employment attaining job placement within six months of graduation. Approximately 8% of our students pursue graduate education. Most recently, Paul College was ranked #8 among undergraduate business schools in terms of recent graduates' satisfaction with their experience (..... click apply for full job details
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