Manor College in Jenkintown, PA is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Dean of Arts and Sciences/Director of Graduate Programs.

The Dean/Director will serve as a member of the Academic Affairs Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Dean Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise department chairs, program directors, faculty, and staff, including hiring, retention, and performance evaluation.
  • Manage student related academic concerns, grade appeals and grievances and prepare recommendation for final review and approval from the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Manage division budgets, spending, and resource allocation within the Division.
  • Lead efforts for the development of contemporary and innovative learning experiences and curricula.
  • Keep faculty and the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs informed about important issues concerning the division. 
  • Oversee academic advising within the Arts and Sciences Division.
  • Coordinate program tracking and advising forms from program directors.
  • Assist the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs in development/review of curriculum advising guidelines and academic policies and procedures.
  • Assist the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs in review and analysis of student learning outcomes and college-wide outcomes assessment.
  • Attend meetings and committees as directed by the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Perform faculty duties as directed by the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Demonstrate commitment to promotion of diversity and inclusion across the institution.
  • Promote and uphold the college’s Catholic Basilian institutional mission.
  • Other duties, as assigned 

Director of Graduate Programs Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee graduate program curriculum development.
  • Oversee hiring, retention and evaluation of graduate program faculty.
  • Oversee and coordinate the administration and governance of graduate programs.
  • Serve as a point of contact for graduate students.
  • Act as the liaison among the graduate students, program faculty, and administration.
  • Serve as the program’s representative on collegiate and/or University governance committees, as appropriate.
  • Communicate relevant matters to the program faculty and to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Receive, arrange for the review of, and monitor the progress of student applications and petitions.
  • Orient and counsel graduate students with respect to program and degree requirements until a permanent advisor is selected and assist in that selection as necessary.
  • Enforce regulations of the institution, the relevant collegiate unit(s) and the degree program.
  • Assist in maintaining graduate student records and the annual student evaluation process.
  • Provide periodic reports on the program and data.
  • Demonstrate commitment to promotion of diversity and inclusion across the institution.
  • Promote and uphold the college’s Catholic Basilian institutional mission.
  • Other duties, as assigned 

Education and Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in an academic discipline required.
  • Minimum five years academic administrative experience at the Chairperson level or higher.
  • Minimum five years teaching experience at the college level and three years teaching experience teaching online.
  • Experience effectively communicating with various constituents including students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, trustees, and donors.
  • Proven technology skills including Google applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and Learning Management Systems.
  • Excellent communication, collaborative, organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and success in creating positive, transformational opportunities for students.

To Apply:

Please send a CV, three references, and a cover letter to the following person if you are interested in applying for this position: Mrs. Sheila Gillespie (sgillespie@manor.edu), Executive Assistant to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, Manor College, 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA, 19046.

The successful candidate, upon completing the interview process and being approved by the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, must complete an official application of employment, submit official copies of all collegiate transcripts, and submit the following clearances: FBI Clearance, a PA Criminal Background Check, and PA Child Abuse Clearance. 

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