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Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Pennsylvania State University

Date Posted Feb. 7, 2019
Title Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
University Pennsylvania State University
Middletown, PA, United States
Department Academic Affairs
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 1, 2019
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Academic Affairs

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Penn State Harrisburg, a comprehensive college of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely recognized institutions in the nation, invites applications for an academic administrative leader with a collaborative, creative vision for the position, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration, the Assistant Dean is a senior-level administrator who will provide leadership to academic support units and be committed to advancing the institution to higher levels of achievement. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2019. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs is to help set the direction and priorities for the College by providing leadership to the academic activity of the college, including academic support units, such as the Office of the Registrar, Honors Program, serve as liaison to Penn State World Campus, Continuing Education, Academic Advising and Learning Centers, International Affairs and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs will also: serve as a conduit of communication for official business of the college; provide curricular oversight and ongoing assessment of the academic programs and instructional activities of the college; support the promotion and tenure process of the university; prepare and evaluate annual budget requests; oversee academic activity, including advisement, scholarship, and academic discipline; develop and support the development of innovative programs and new majors; strengthen and expand technology and other services; promote working relationships with multiple and diverse constituencies; demonstrate effective administration of fiscal and human resources; advance the college's commitment to inclusiveness, diversity, equity and affirmative action; and serve as liaison to other commonwealth campuses and Penn State, University Park.

The preferred candidate will possess an earned doctorate and a record of achievement that qualifies them for appointment as a full professor with tenure in the college. The Assistant Dean will possess significant and proven experience as an academic leader and a record of excellence in teaching. Penn State Harrisburg seeks a senior administrator with an inspiring vision, excellent communication skills, exceptional financial management skills, a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion, and a successful record of faculty development, including experience with, and responsibility for, the promotion and tenure process. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of interdisciplinary collaboration, experience working with academic support units, developing new programs, experience managing institutes and centers and an understanding of the complexities of a multi-campus, land-grant university.

Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, near the city of Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania. The College is easily accessible via interstate and rail routes from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York. Penn State Harrisburg has an enrollment of more than 5000 resident instruction students, including a broad, diverse and non-traditional population and brings nationally accredited academic programs, award-winning faculty, and the resources of a world-class research university to Pennsylvania`s Capital Region. The College offers students the opportunity to earn baccalaureate degrees in 37 academic majors. As a graduate center, the College offers 27 master's degrees and 3 doctoral degree programs. To learn more about the college, visit

To apply, applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for five references. Penn State Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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