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Senior Associate Dean, College of Communication and Information

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Senior Associate Dean, College of Communication and Information
Requisition Number FE02276
Working Title
Department Name 8M000:College of Communication and Information
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education

Terminal degree in a related field to the College

Required Related Experience

Eligibility to be a tenured faculty member in one of the academic units in the College. In addition, the successful candidate must have academic administrative experience, preferably at the department or program head level.

Candidates also must possess strong management skills and have supervision experience in an academic setting.

Required License/Registration/Certification

N/A

Job Summary

The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Senior Associate Dean. This is a full-time, 12-month faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

The Senior Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean and will primarily serve in an administrative role, although the successful candidate will teach at least one course per year in one of the academic units in the College. Administrative responsibilities include oversight of undergraduate advising, recruitment and retention, student success initiatives, assistance with curricular development and review, and strategic initiatives related to academic programs. As such, this position also serves as the liaison with university initiatives related to Undergraduate Affairs and enforces university academic policies. The Senior Associate Dean serves as the second ranking administrative official in the College, providing back-up and assistance to the Dean in other collegewide administrative duties as assigned. The Senior Associate Dean is part of an academic administrative team that includes an Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and an Associate Dean for Research, as well as four academic unit heads (see below).

The successful candidate must hold a terminal degree and be eligible to be a tenured faculty member in one of the academic units in the College. In addition, the successful candidate must have academic administrative experience, preferably at the department or program head level. Candidates also must possess strong management skills and have supervision experience in an academic setting. Previous experience overseeing advising and student success initiatives is a plus. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively across units and a commitment to engaging with and strengthening college-wide and university-wide initiatives. Excellent organizational and communication skills are required.

The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. The College serves more than 1,900 undergraduate majors and minors and nearly 350 graduate students. More than 85 faculty teach in our programs and also play a leading role in the universitys core curriculum and serve students pursuing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UKs independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.

Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. The campus is home to 30,277 students, 2,586 instructional faculty, 852 non-instructional faculty and 14,167 full-time staff. The University is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Todays list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth and lower cost of living of a small city, along with some of the amenities found in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.

The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details please visit www.uky.edu/HR/benefits

Application materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.

Application review will begin March 4, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Chike Anyaegbunam, via email at chike.anyaegbunam@uky.edu.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively across units and a commitment to engaging with and strengthening collegewide and university-wide initiatives. Excellent organizational and communication skills are required.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience

Previous experience overseeing advising and student success initiatives is a plus.

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Posted: 2020-02-06 Expires: 2020-04-08

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