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Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations
South University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Date Posted March 24, 2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Summary: 

The Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations is responsible for the overall development, maintenance, and management of academic operations, student support services and facility utilization at the assigned campus. This position is responsible for creating and sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and faculty and a collaborative working environment with educational team members.


  1. Assure availability of properly credentialed faculty to meet curriculum delivery requirements, including development of the annual faculty staffing plan.

  2. Responsible for faculty on-boarding including new hire orientation.

  3. Institute processes to assure that all Faculty are being appropriately supervised, developed and evaluated. Monitor systems, policies, and procedures in order to ensure consistent delivery of programs. Effectively and efficiently implement approved course schedule.

  4. Manage the scheduling process, maximizing efficiencies while maintaining educational outcomes.

  5. Develop/recommend/implement assigned elements of the South University Strategic Plan.

  6. Supervise and provide training, guidance, and support to the campus Registrar.

  7. Coordinate with the Senior Director of Admissions to set and maintain Admission standards and the process for assuring compliance.

  8. In coordination with the Vice Chancellor- Academic Affairs, oversee academic and student services policy and procedure, including institutional policies, students' rights and responsibilities, and academic policies and procedures.

  9. As approved by the Board of Trustees, implement and monitor admission policies including admissions requirements and transfer policies.

  10. Oversee the dissemination of Academic Calendar, Academic Catalogs, Student Handbooks and Campus Registration Bulletins.

  11. Oversee, develop and lead persistence initiatives including the Student Success Committee and the Continuing Student Review Committee.

  12. Interface with the Dean - Student Affairs and the Director - Career Services and network with local industry leaders to assess the competitiveness of our graduates.

  13. Comply with South University policies and State Regulations.

  14. Serve as the lead person on the campus for CampusVue and provide management of the ongoing system. Ensure all participants at the campus level are trained and certified in areas of expertise.

  15. Actively participate in Institutional Effectiveness Planning.

  16. Assist the campus president in the preparation and implementation of the budget.

  17. In partnership with the Campus President, coordinate general compliance of the campus's educational practices with national, state and regional regulations, ensure the appropriate accrediting criteria and requirements are maintained,

  18. Serve as a member of the campus Executive Committee.


  1. A minimum of 10 years of academic operations leadership experience in a university setting (registrar and/or admissions experience a plus).

  2. Terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in either higher education leadership or an area related to the University's curriculum.

  3. Significant teaching experience in a university.

  4. Other requirements specific to the discipline.

  5. Experience with computerized administrative systems. Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.

  6. Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement accreditation criteria and state agency regulations.

  7. Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community.

  8. Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, and public groups.

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