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Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs/学术事务部副主任

Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs/学术事务部副主任

Posting Number 
2018-4356
Posted Date 
4/2/2018
Compensation Grade 
Band 54
Job Family 
Academic Program Support
Department 
Shanghai-Academic Affairs
FT/PT 
Full-Time

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Position Summary

Develop, coordinate, deliver, and assess academic advising and course enrollment process for undergraduate students; train, supervise, and mentor academic advisors; oversee student circulation in the Global Network; develop and implement plans for students who are in academic jeopardy, serve as the office’s liaison to the Student Health & Wellness Office; develop and lead program development where necessary and participate as a member of strategic task forces. Collaborate with the Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs on development and distribution of academic standards, policies, and requirements; Working with the Assistant Provost, develop curriculum, including reviewing academic proposals (e.g., for courses, new majors/minors, revised major/minor requirements) for adherence to relevant policies and procedures, and to confirm that they are appropriate and useful additions to current program work; work on academic planning and practices, policy development, assessment strategies and learning outcomes, and relevant strategic planning initiatives; Lead, implement, and maintain technology initiatives for Academic Affairs including updates to the website, weekly newsletter, and online platforms; respond to evolving needs within the Office of Academic Affairs.

 

The main responsibilities include:

 

Academic Advising:

  • Coordinate course enrollment process and planning in conjunction with the Registrar’s Office and other relevant offices and academic programs.
  • Oversee academic orientation for new students.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of academic advising records and systems.
  • Develop, coordinate, deliver, and assess academic advising of students.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and mentor academic advisors in working with students.
  • Assist and advise faculty in handling cases of students in academic jeopardy and other difficult student cases.
  • Track, develop, and implement plans for students who are in academic jeopardy
  • Serve as the liaison to the Student Health & Wellness Office.
  • Lead program development to support student academic needs and participate as a member of strategic task forces upon request.
  • Collaborate with Assistant Provost to uphold the student academic integrity policy; serve on the Academic Standards Committee and chair the committee in absence of Assistant Provost.
  • Work with the Assistant Provost to receive feedback and respond to academic concerns from the student body.

Academic Planning and Programming:

  • Collaborate with the Assistant Provost on academic planning and practices; policy development; assessment strategies and learning outcomes; and relevant strategic planning initiatives.
  • Work with the Assistant Provost to develop curriculum, including reviewing academic proposals (e.g., for courses, new majors/minors, revised major/minor requirements) for adherence to relevant policies and procedures and to confirm that they are appropriate and useful additions to current programs that conform to NYU standards.

Enrollment Management:

  • Collaborate with the Registrar to maintain up-to-date student enrollment records; approve student enrollment petitions for processing.
  • Track and analyze student leave of absences and withdrawals.

Study Away:

  • Lead and manage the processes and protocols involved in the circulation of NYU Shanghai students out into the NYU Global Network.
  • Prepare NYU Shanghai students for applications to study away from Shanghai.
  • Develop and implement programs to support students returning to Shanghai after studying away.
  • Oversee outgoing students’ pre-departure orientation, academic advising, faculty mentoring, and integration.

Departmental Communications:

  • Collaborate with the Assistant Provost to develop and supervise print and electronic materials on academic standards, policies and requirements.
  • Lead, implement, and maintain technology initiatives for the Office of Academic Affairs some of which include maintaining accuracy and providing updates to the website, weekly office newsletter, and other online platforms. 

Miscellaneous

  • Respond to evolving needs within the Office of Academic Affairs, leading program development where necessary, participating as a member of strategic task forces upon request, additional duties as required. 

Personnel 

  • Hire, train, and supervise academic advisors and associates who support the Assistant Dean’s role.

 

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling, or related academic field
  • 5-8 years progressively responsible professional level experience in higher education; experience working in an ESL setting
  • Exceptional strategic planning, management, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to implement and evaluate programs and counsel students. Ability to articulate policy to members of internal and external community.

Preferred Background:

  • PhD or equivalent
  • 10+ years of experience working with college students and identifying needs of various populations of students.
  • Superior administrative and strategic planning skills. Excellent communication, interpersonal, public speaking, and writing skills. Comfort with handling sensitive situations and/or people. Ability to professionally interact with students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators, and solve complex interdepartmental issues. Ability to promote NYU Shanghai and to work independently and as part of a team. Broad understanding of academic and international programs, ability to form relationships with key colleagues across campus. Familiarity with the use of technology in day to day operations (word-processing, databases, desktop publishing and design, and web applications).

Additional Information

Should you have any inquiries, please contact shanghai.hr.help@nyu.edu.

 

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