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Associate Dean - College of Education & Human Services (Internal Search)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff, Administration

Working Title: Associate Dean - College of Education & Human Services (Internal Search)
Official Title: Associate Dean (Internal Search)
Employment Class: Limited Appointment
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Competitive
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Limited
Position Summary: The College of Education & Human Services Associate Dean’s responsibilities derive from delegation by the college Dean and in some instances by the by-laws of the college. In general, the Associate Dean assumes assigned duties to further the mission and operation of the college, the faculty and staff and support student interests.

35% Leadership

• Represent the college at various university events, standard campus administrative meetings and other functions that the dean is unable to attend • Work collaboratively with other administrators on campus

• Has primary responsibility for the College in any absence of the dean, including signature authority

• Provide leadership and guidance to departments on hiring practices, search and screen policies, tenure renewal guidelines, and any related personnel matters

• Provide oversight of graduate education in the college and supports graduate coordinators

• Represent COEHS in the professional community and participates in the Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Educators

35% Operations

• Understands the purposes and supports the academic programs of each of the college’s departments, divisions and units; understand how they work together and separately and how they relate to the college’s accreditation compliances and mission statement

• Oversee all contracts, MOUs, articulation agreements, affiliation agreements as well as the processes related to each within the college

• Work with the Office of Sponsored Programs and faculty as the primary point of contact for grant support in the college

• Manage the college lifecycle process and technology purchases

• Provide support for policy needs and attends policy committee meetings within the context of shared governance

• Support the college Dean in analyzing annual/biennial appropriations and their respective impact on the college and department programs, college strategic goals and planning

• Assist the college’s administration in the advocacy for faculty research and professional needs, including allocating support for the need to accomplish instructional, research and scholarly works

• Provide oversight of COEHS appeals process

• Serve as the primary liaison between COEHS and University Marketing and Communications for creation of marketing materials and website design

• Support the Dean in maintaining relationships with donors and potential donors to COEHS in collaboration with the UW Foundation

• Coordinate and oversee the entire COEHS scholarship process

• Serve as the primary liaison between COEHS and the UW Oshkosh Foundation for scholarship matters

20% Personnel

• Assist with recruitment and retention within COEHS

• Meet with all prospective candidates and provides input to search and screen committees for faculty hires within COEHS

• Organize and facilitate the new faculty/staff orientation in COEHS each year

• Plan and facilitate the mentoring first year program

• Provide ongoing support to new faculty through the initial tenure process

• Oversee the allocation of graduate assistants and student workers to various departments and units in COEHS

• Manage and oversee daily operations of the student workers and graduate assistants in collaboration with the dean’s assistant

10% Other

• Other projects and duties as assigned


• Currently hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in an academic field within the college and hold tenure and minimum rank of associate professor in the college
• Experience in, understanding of and an appreciation for shared governance, particularly at an administrative level
• Must have a background of working experience in one of the fields within the college
• Experience in both candidate and institutional program assessment/review and reporting
• Experience and active involvement as an instructor of at least 5 years
• Experience in accreditation
• Familiarity with grant development at any level as well as grant operations and reporting
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred: • Experience and understanding of the role of graduate education in general and within teacher education - this would include experience in the changing trends and practices across the country in graduate teacher education and teacher professional development
• Experience and interest in program and curricular development both at the theoretical and implementation stages
• Experience in developing, acquiring and operating some form of significant grant work, singular or plural, at state, federal and/or foundational levels
• Experience in developing and operating collaborative initiatives and/or partnerships between colleges, community agencies, and PK-12 schools
• Administrative experience in higher education such as an academic department chair, program director, associate dean, etc.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

-Cover Letter/Letter of Interest


-Contact information for 3 professional references

This is an internal search that will only consider current UW Oshkosh employees.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by May 31, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or