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Associate Dean Academic








A doctoral degree or terminal degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution.


Reporting to

Minimum of 5 years of experience in higher education administration, academic leadership, or related roles.




Knowledge of college Operation and development, planning and budgeting, Staff Management, Academic programs, Curricula Development, Stipulations of the national and international accrediting bodies.



• Ability to plan, organize and implement assigned responsibilities and to work well under pressure to meet deadlines
• Student development and performance management skills.
• Organizational, analytical and planning skills.
• Manages continuity change and transition

  • Curriculum Development: Collaborate with department chairs, faculty members, and other stakeholders to develop, review, and revise academic programs and courses to ensure alignment with accreditation standards, industry trends, and student needs.

  • Academic Policies: Interpret and enforce university academic policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices. Address academic integrity issues, grievances, and appeals in a fair and consistent manner.

  • Student Affairs: Provide leadership and support for student recruitment, retention, and success initiatives. Oversee academic advising, registration, and graduation processes to ensure a seamless student experience. Collaborate with student happiness center and other services offices to address student needs and concerns effectively.

  • Faculty Development: Support faculty recruitment, evaluation, and professional development activities. Provide mentoring, resources, and opportunities for faculty members to enhance their teaching effectiveness, research productivity, and service contributions.

  • Assessment and Accreditation: Lead efforts to assess student learning outcomes, program effectiveness, and institutional performance. Coordinate accreditation processes and reporting requirements, ensuring compliance with accrediting bodies' standards and expectations.

  • Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic plans, goals, and initiatives for academic affairs in alignment with the university's mission and vision. Identify opportunities for innovation, growth, and continuous improvement in academic programs and services.

  • Budget Management: Manage budgetary resources allocated to academic affairs, including personnel, facilities, and programmatic expenses. Develop budget proposals, monitor expenditures, and optimize resource allocation to support academic priorities effectively.

  • Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with university administrators, department chairs, faculty senates, and other stakeholders to foster a culture of shared governance, transparency, and collaboration. Communicate regularly with faculty, staff, students, and external partners to disseminate information, gather feedback, and address concerns.

  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Analyze data related to student enrollment, academic performance, faculty productivity, and other metrics to inform decision-making and strategic planning efforts. Prepare reports, presentations, and dashboards to communicate key findings and outcomes to university leadership and stakeholders.

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