Assistant/ Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

University of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

Full-timeEstimated: $89,000 - $130,000 a year
Number of Vacancies: 1
Area of Consideration: Open to the Public
Position Status: Full-Time, Regular
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0005
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington DC
Brief Description of Duties
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at the University of the District of Columbia is seeking an Associate Dean. While the typical qualifications for the ideal candidate include a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in engineering and/or computer science programs, we welcome applications from motivated and talented individuals who do not precisely fit that profile. Under the direction of the Dean of SEAS, incumbent responsibility for daily operation of the school including the faculty and staff development. In the absence of the Dean, provides continuity of the school operations. SEAS is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the mission of UDC.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Planning, Continuous Improvement and Accreditation:
  • Works with the Chairs and Program Directors to facilitate the growth of current undergraduate and graduate programs and promote new graduate programs in engineering and computer science.
  • Oversees the strategic plan and works with the departmental assessment coordinators in the continuous improvement plan.
  • Works with support staff and assists the individual departments in maintaining and expanding enrollment efforts.
  • Coordinates the efforts in the preparation of the school's ABET review for Engineering as well as Computer Science programs.
  • Works with the Dean on issues related to curriculum, research & development, projection of the school to external clientele, maintenance of the laboratory and its updating, ABET related infrastructure support.
  • From time to time, reviews the curriculum in association with the Chairs so that the curriculum continuously improves and matches the school mission. This also includes encouragement in the involvement of industrial and other external partners.
  • Works with the Chairs to facilitate resolving academic issues including those cross-departmental lines.
  • Reviews the curriculum in association with the Chairs so that the curriculum continuously improves and matches the school's mission.
  • Encourages involvement of industrial and other external partners.
  • Leads assessment and continuous improvement efforts
Budget, Management and Supervision
  • Works with the Dean in preparing and implementing long-range plan and associated budgets and manages the school-wide budget
  • Oversees and supervises available cash supplies for department and facility.
  • Represents the Dean when the Dean is unavailable; Serves as the school representative with office of admission/ registrar, when appropriate
  • Coordinates with technicians so that the labs are functional and maintained in a timely manner.
  • Works with the Chairs to facilitate resolving academic issues those cross-departmental lines.
  • Associate Dean provides an input to the Dean in the evaluation of faculty
Other Duties
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with ABET accreditation and with the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET in particular is preferred. Experience with budget development is also preferred but not required.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the areas of Engineering or Computer Science or related field.
Required Competencies
  • Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Computer Science, IT, or closely related field and a strong record of teaching, research, and scholarly activities commensurate with appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor.
  • Excellent leadership, management, interpersonal, verbal and written communication, financial management and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledgeable of the best models and practices available to encourage student success. This will require regular research in this area, specific training, as necessary, involvement in relevant forums and conferences and regular reading of higher education news sources.
  • Ability to exercise, initiative and creativity in implementing responsibilities.
  • Dedication to students, commitment to excellence in creating and providing student support services and ensuring student success.
  • Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.
  • Commitment to working in a collaborative environment with other team members.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and management skills necessary to promote programs and to sustain strong student enrollment.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.
Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).
Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University's EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.