Associate Dean, College of Engineering Technology (CET)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Associate Dean, College of Engineering Technology (CET)  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

38000 - CET Deans Office

Advertised Salary: $110,00 - $125,000. Salary commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience.  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Under the direction of the Dean, this position works under broad administrative direction with significant responsibility in operations, assessment, and compliance. This is a 12-month administrative appointment that requires understanding of the programs within the CET, willingness to work closely with faculty across the departments of the CET, and attention to detail in meeting the needs of the CET related to accreditation, efficiency, program quality, and industry partnerships. The Associate Dean is expected to be strategic, process-oriented, flexible, willing to work closely with faculty, and committed to the career-focused mission of the CET. Works integrally with the Dean to oversee course scheduling and enrollment management. Provides oversight/coordination for curricular activities such as development of new academic programs. Works collaboratively with programs for assessment, accreditation, and academic program reviews.

The estimated start date of this position is July 2023. However, this is an estimate and may be revised if needed.
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: The candidate should qualify under one of the following CET academic standards:
1. Terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., M.Arch.professional doctorate or similar)
2. Master's degree in field (any discipline related to the College of Engineering Technology)
3. Master's degree and five years of demonstrated work experience within higher education to include progressive administrative responsibilities and teaching.
Required Work Experience: Supervision experience or leading an academic program/department
Higher education teaching and administrative experience
Experience in curriculum, assessment, and accreditation
Experience in handling student complaints
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Moving
  • Sitting
  • Repetitive Movement
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Industry experience appropriate for a faculty position in CET
Experience with using tools for collecting and analyzing data (such as EAB Analytics, Nuventive Improve, and Digital Measures)
Understanding the needs of first-generation students and those in the CET with an interest in hands-on learning
Ability to connect with industry partners and the Industry Advisory Board
Experience in leading collaborative teams
Grant-writing experience
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community member.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Schedule and enrollment management: course enrollment management to include average class size, caps, days, times, locations, sequences, etc. for efficient and effective instructional delivery. Coordination of classroom scheduling of program offerings.
Actively manage faculty loads, overloads, adjunct loads, etc.
Work cooperatively with the Chairs on matters of student complaints, recruitment, admissions, and retention.
Assessment and Accreditation: oversight of college data collection and analysis; coordinate with Chairs on program accreditation, reaffirmation and academic program reviews; primary contact for external accreditors; administrative oversight for required University data reporting programs (Nuventive Improve, Digital Measures, etc.).

Academic Processes; oversee and review college certificate, graduate, undergraduate, and associate degree curricula, including program and course planning, development, approval, implementation and management; Tenure, Promotion and Merit process; oversees/coordinates revision of college's undergraduate catalog; evaluations of non-tenured faculty, department coordinators, department chairs, directors; committee assignments; CET policy review and oversight; promotes increased activities in research and scholarly activities in the College; coordinate assistance for program changes, graduation clearance and commencement activities.
College Representative: represent the dean in his/her absence; represent CET on University committees and initiatives; serve on appropriate college policy and advisory committees/councils, as assigned; oversee special college initiatives; liaison to other academic units on campus; oversee and serve as College chair for all faculty, staff and administrative position searches; collaborate with department heads, program coordinators, and full-time faculty to ensure full participation in the achievement of College and University initiatives.

Facility and Resource Management; oversee day-to-day operations of college facilities; serve as a facility contact for building service requests and emergencies

In concert with the faculty, the associate dean is responsible for student and faculty recruitment, retention and inclusion.

Actively fostering the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, community members.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents: Unofficial Transcript 2  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of appropriate degree.
Unofficial Transcript 2 (OPTIONAL): Applicants who have completed additional college coursework or attained a degree must attach a copy of unofficial transcript.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Initial Application Review Date:
June 5th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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