Assistant Dean, Academic Programs And Policies



Job description

Madison, WI

Job no: 97092-LI

Work type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Dean, Director, Executive, Management/Supervisory

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Assistant Dean, Academic Programs and Policies

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Anticipated Begin Date:

FEBRUARY 11, 2019



Advertised Salary:

Minimum $72,814 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

Master’s degree required, doctoral degree strongly preferred

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience providing leadership for and working with academic programs and services.
  • Preference given to those with a degree in a discipline represented in CALS.
  • Preference given to those with research or teaching experience.

The ideal candidate’s qualities include:

  • Strategic leader with excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Self-starter, able to maintain a consistent and follow-through work pace.
  • Excellent manager and organizer; task and detail oriented.
  • Able to work independently, with strong skills as a team builder/player and collaborator to manage shared responsibility and consultative supervision.
  • Mature and balanced judgment; able to manage conflict.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of policy formation with the ability to develop processes for changing and/or implementing policy.
  • Able to learn new material quickly.
  • Exhibit flexibility and comfort with organization changes.

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Position Summary:

The Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Policies is responsible for leadership in academic policy administration and accuracy of curriculum and policies in the degree audit and Guide publication. The Assistant Dean oversees course and program proposal review, curriculum assessment, academic program review, and oversight of signature student experiences such as the Honors Program and QuickStart Program, with the assistance of an academic planner and two instructional program managers. The individual filling this role must work well with students, faculty, staff, and administrators in a cooperative team environment.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Additional Information:

Occasional weekend and evening duties required. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


Justin Cave
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How to apply

To begin the application process please click here. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your interest in the position, how your relevant experiences align with the position requirements, and three professional references.

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