University of Alabama at Birmingham — Associate Dean for Graduate and Continuing Education

The UAB College of Arts and Sciences is searching for an experienced, collaborative, and inclusive leader to serve as the Associate Dean for Graduate and Continuing Education. The selected candidate will have a promotion and tenure home in the College of Arts and Sciences and have the research/scholarship and teaching record to be hired at the rank of Full Professor with tenure.

UAB is a comprehensive Tier 1 research university and medical center with more than 22,500 students. UAB is ranked in the top 20 among public universities in the United States in terms of federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in Alabama. UAB offers exceptional undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs that prepare students to be the preeminent scholars and societal leaders of the future. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States for 2018 and 2019 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Young University Rankings. Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer with 26,000 employees and has an annual state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. UAB was recently named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (Forbes, 2021). Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, offering a vibrant and diverse cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

This position is a 9-month, full-time, tenured appointment. Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support academic departments in developing viable graduate degrees and programs including interdisciplinary programs, online programs, certificates and continuing education programs designed for adult learners
  • Collaborate with graduate program directors in developing expectations and program procedures related to disciplinary ethics, annual evaluation, and students’ career and professional development
  • Support graduate programs and faculty in developing extramural proposals for graduate training grants and student fellowships
  • Serve as a liaison to the Graduate School
  • Support graduate student recruitment and retention efforts
  • Support graduate programs in developing sound assessment practices
  • Support departments in the onboarding and professional development and annual evaluation of graduate program directors
  • Reflect the College’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging values in all aspects of their work

Important career experiences:

  • Experience creating and/or supporting successful interdisciplinary programs
  • Success at obtaining external funding in support of graduate education
  • Experience recruiting, developing, and graduating a diverse graduate student population

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience building, leading, and sustaining effective graduate programs 
  • A terminal degree in a College of Arts and Sciences discipline

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and is committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our values for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted online and include a cover letter that specifically addresses the candidate’s qualifications, research, and teaching interests, current CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Interested applicants please follow this link to apply: 

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work-life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression, as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment.

A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.