The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (https://sipa.columbia.edu) seeks a collaborative, wise and energetic leader to serve as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Reporting to the Dean and Vice Dean, the Associate Dean plays a strategic role in the oversight, management and administration of academic affairs at SIPA, particularly in the areas of academic governance, appointment and reviews of instructional and research faculty, curriculum and instruction. The Associate Dean collaborates with the Dean, Vice Dean and other senior officers on these priorities and engages colleagues in their development and implementation.
Working closely with the Dean and Vice Dean, the Associate Dean advises on and oversees the following functions: recruitment, appointment and reviews of full-time and part-time officers of instruction and research; writing of appointment and reappointment letters; support for the Dean and Vice Dean's annual compensation-setting process for full-time officers of instruction and research, including generation of confidential salary letters; consideration and granting of leaves; records of appointments, leaves and reviews; non-finance elements of sponsored project approval processes for faculty and research officers; also liaises and negotiates with the Provost's office, if needed, on the foregoing matters. The Associate Dean also oversees faculty support services, including administration of research funds, appointment of casual student assistants, assistance of work visas and other activities. The Associate Dean directly supervises five professional staff and oversees budgets in the Office of Academic Affairs.
In addition to overseeing these core administrative functions, the Associate Dean participates in the development and advancement of strategic initiatives that are vital to SIPA's future growth and success.
Qualified candidates for this position will possess an undergraduate degree and a terminal degree such as JD or PhD. Candidates must have demonstrated management experience and knowledge in the areas related to the mission of the Office of Academic Affairs, including but not limited to academic appointments, faculty governance, and education programs in public policy and related fields. Candidates must have experience in at least several of the following: appointment and reviews of instructional and research faculty; curriculum and instruction; academic agreements and program development; accreditation reviews, institutional research and outcomes assessment. Other qualifications include demonstrated commitment to excellence, an appreciation of a social science-based academic enterprise, and a reputation for integrity and discretion.
Teaching experience in a college or university setting is desired.
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