Regis University — Academic Dean, College of Contemporary Liberal Studies

Department: Office of the Dean – CCLS (CLDN)
Position Category: Faculty
FTE: 1.00
Schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday Some evening and weekend hours.
Will driving be required?: Yes
Requested start date for this position: 10/01/2018
Pay Rate: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Campus Location: Northwest Denver
Full-time or Part-time: Full-Time
Posting Number: 201101168

Job Summary:
The College of Contemporary Liberal Studies is Regis University’s liberal arts college for post-traditional learners. The Academic Dean of the College for Contemporary Liberal Studies serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the college and reports to the Provost. The Academic Dean serves as the chief advocate and spokesperson for the College, supporting the college in all aspects of their responsibilities, including working collaboratively with the Provosts’ Dean’s Council; guiding strategic planning; attracting highly qualified faculty; monitoring trends in higher education and among Regis University’s competitors; developing market-relevant programs of highest quality that promote growth; assuring continuous outcomes assessment; developing a strong and cohesive faculty culture of excellence; overseeing academic governance; and integrating new technologies and pedagogies that enhance program quality, learning, and student retention.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The Academic Dean serves in an external role to the college and University, working to develop appropriate advisory boards, and seeking ways to involve faculty in scholarly presentations, leadership on community boards, and community service. The Academic Dean works externally with potential donors to build the fund-raising capacity of the college and attract philanthropy.
The Academic Dean provides the overall direction to the college in every aspect of the student’s experience: how they are recruited and admitted; how well they are informed and guided before and during their matriculation with the University; the breadth, depth, currency, and relevance of the learning they are offered, their education through co-curricular offerings; and preparation for lifelong learning.

The Academic Dean is responsible for assessing the need for supports for adult and online learners that will enhance their success, designing services to meet these needs, and implementing these services within CCLS and the university.

The Academic Dean is responsible for the oversight of the CCLS Academic Council and its respective committees. The Academic Dean oversees the presentation of the curriculum and academic policies and procedures, matters related to regional and specialized accreditation, state compliance, and coordination with other University academic and administrative units as appropriate.

The Academic Dean organizes the structures for coordination and cooperation of all faculty (full-time, part-time, and affiliate) including advisory committees and faculty advisory groups as appropriate.

The Academic Dean exercises ultimate responsibility for the CCLS academic program budgets and for demonstrating fiscal stewardship by assuring the sustainability of all of its programs.

The Academic Dean works collaboratively with the academic deans of the University’s other colleges in support of the overall Jesuit/Catholic mission of the University, and works in cooperation with the Office of University Relations as needed in enhancing alumni relations and fund-raising.

Minimum Qualifications:
The College of Contemporary Liberal Studies seeks a proven leader in higher education in the area of adult learning who can inspire the confidence of faculty, students, staff, alumni, and external stakeholders of the University. Building upon the nationally recognized success of the college, the Academic Dean must be a visionary who appreciates alternative educational delivery systems and anticipates and positions the college regarding the trends of the future in pedagogy and curriculum. Qualifications include a commitment to scholarship, an earned doctorate in a relevant field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, teaching and administrative experience with adult learners, commitment to the Jesuit/Catholic mission of higher education, and proven experience in new program development, particularly in adult and distance learning.

Standard office working environment. The position requires evening and weekend hours; some local, domestic and international travel; prolonged periods of sitting and standing; occasionally requires periods of bending, stooping, and lifting up to 10 pound objects; may require prolonged viewing of computer monitor.

About Regis:
Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.

Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.

UA EEO Statement:
This statement is intended to indicate clearly that the University is morally committed to the principles of nondiscrimination – that we want to do this rather than just have to by law.

“In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. Regis University does not unlawfully discriminate in either the provision of educational services or in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Within this context, Regis University does reserve the right to give employment preference to persons who demonstrate by word and practice a commitment to the University’s mission and educational goals.”

Open Until Filled: Yes
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