Associate Director of Academic Transitions

Institution & Website University of Nevada, Las Vegas – UNLV
Job Title: Associate Director of Academic Transitions
Salary
Duties & Responsibilities: The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for Associate Director of Academic Transitions, Academic Success Center [17395]. PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to enhancing efforts to attract and retain top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. ROLE of the POSITION The Academic Success Center (ASC) is seeking a dynamic, full-time Associate Director of Academic Transitions. This professional position will serves as a key member of the ASC Executive Team to coordinate, develop, and advance ASC courses, which includes COLA 100E: First-Year Seminar (FYS) for Exploring Majors, Second-Year Seminars (SYS) for Exploring Majors, and other potential offerings and deliveries. The Associate Director’s greatest responsibility is coordinating COLA 100E, which is the largest FYS program at UNLV that serves over 600 students every academic year. COLA 100E is a 3-credit general education course offered in small class sizes (most often 20-25 students) and taught primarily by faculty-in-residence, lecturers, and part-time instructors. COLA 100E has a standardized curriculum that is based on empirical research and national best practices. The Associate Director will be responsible for faculty recruitment, extensive training, supervision, assessment, and other forms of evaluation. The Associate Director will also teach a 4/0 FYS load (or equivalent) in addition to developing and advancing curriculum. The Associate Director generally oversees the ASC academic coordination of UNLV’s Exploring Majors and will be involved in other retention, progression, and completion (RPC) programs and Top Tier projects. For instance, this position will serve as the ASC academic faculty representative on imperative campus-wide committees and initiatives. Other duties will be assigned by the Associate Dean, Director of Academic Transitions, and members of the Dean’s Office. The Associate Director will be the second highest rank within the Academic Transition unit, and assumes the leadership of the unit in the absence of the Director. QUALIFICATIONS To be considered for the Associate Director of Academic Transitions, candidates must possess at minimum a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Required work experience includes each of the following: • Teaching first-year seminars/experience courses at a college or university • Two or more years of experience working at a college or university Preferred work experience includes each of the following: • Curriculum development • Higher education management, including faculty • Involvement in the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience Strong candidates should possess the following: • Knowledge regarding national empirical research and best practices surrounding first-year seminars • Interpersonal, organization, and oral and written communication skills • Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities • High professional standards, attention to detail, and strong customer service orientation • Positive, professional attitude • Team orientation • Knowledge of UNLV and academic success programs • Punctuality Finalist applicants will be subject to a background check. SALARY RANGE Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. APPLICATION DETAILS Applicants are required to submit each of the three following material components: 1) A letter of interest, 2) a detailed resume/CV listing qualifications and experience, and 3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. As mentioned, finalist applicants will be subject to a background check. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on March 13, 2017. Best consideration will be gained for applicants who submitted all required materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu. UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 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Starting Date & Posting Dates  Starting Date: July 1, 2016 Position is open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by February 18, 2016.
Submit the Following Information:  Interested candidates should apply online at https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/19772