The Assistant Dean for Student Success serves as an expert on industry and employment trends related to graduate and postdoctoral careers in order to provide information and services that support graduate and postdoctoral career and professional development at UT Dallas. The Assistant Dean for Student Success builds and maintains a network to develop and apply best practices for graduate career activities at UT Dallas and works in close collaboration with the UT Dallas Career Center. In addition, the Assistant Dean for Student Success works with faculty, student organizations, and one-on-one with graduate students and postdocs to provide targeted career and professional development support. The Assistant Dean for Student Success systematically collects and disseminates data on graduate and postdoctoral career outcomes. The Assistant Dean for Student Success produces written content for recruiting and marketing efforts related to the Office of Graduate Education, will develop programs to promote graduate student welfare, including training, mentoring, and support of graduate Teaching Assistants and also professional development seminars to assist graduates into successful post-graduation careers, and oversees the collection and analysis of workshop and event attendance and assessment data. The Assistant Dean must show innovation and creativity in improving the quality of all aspects of graduate education. The Assistant Dean for Student Success also works with the UT Dallas Graduate Student Assembly and the New Student Engagement Board overseeing efforts related to their structure, operations, programming, and visibility at UT Dallas. The Assistant Dean for Student Success will also serve as the OGE liaison to the International Center and will work closely with the Dean of Graduate Education to expand UTD internationalization efforts. The Assistant Dean must show leadership qualities and an ability to work well with faculty, staff, students and the outside community. Scope: The responsibilities of the Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Success include but are not limited to the following: 1.Works closely with the Graduate Dean to initiate, develop, and facilitate innovations to improve graduate education 2.Coordinates communications for the Office of Graduate Education – writes monthly newsletters, manages social media accounts, works with the Office of Communications to develop stories about graduate education 3.Responds to graduate student concerns and complaints 4.Creates and carries out programs to promote graduate student welfare including working closely with the Graduate Dean and the Associate Dean for Graduate Education to plan training for research and teaching assistants and other professional development activities for graduate students 5.Serves on the SACSCOC reaffirmation leadership team and related duties 6.Oversees the creation of a university wide Graduate Student Assembly 7.According to the Graduate Dean's policies and directives, the Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Success acts on her behalf when she is not on campus 8.Attends and participates at Graduate Council meetings 9.Advises faculty, staff students and outside community of existing graduate policies and procedures 10.In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Graduate Education, prepares and conducts program meetings to inform Office of Graduate Education staff of changes to policies and procedures and, when there is a new procedure that requires training of graduate staff in schools, convenes an Advisors' Council for the Office of Graduate Education.
Supervision: The Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Success reports to the Dean of Graduate Education. The Assistant Deans oversee a Learning Specialist, a Special Events Coordinator, the Faculty Grant and a Distinguished Fellowship Advisor. Education: A master's degree is required; a doctoral degree is preferred. Experience: The Assistant Dean must have experience in the American higher education system at the graduate level. Excellent communication skills and managerial experience are necessary.
Minimum of a Graduate degree in a discipline related to the job function; minimum of five years of management experience in an academic environment or equivalent corporate environment. If this position has direct instructional responsibilities it will require a doctorate degree.
Preferred Education and Experience:
A master's degree is required; a doctoral degree is preferred
1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.
2) UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at InstitutionalEquity@utdallas.edu or the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@utdallas.edu, or call 972-883-5331.
Internal Number: 12867
About The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.