Assistant Dean for Advising

University of Pennsylvania  |  Philadelphia, PA

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Job Overview

Posted about 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Dean for Advising

Job Type: Counseling Services
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 22190
Application Deadline: 10/02/2017

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Position Description

ASSISTANT DEAN FOR ADVISING - 02-26752

 

University Overview:

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

 

School/Center Overview:

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world's leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/

 

Duties:

Assistant Deans for Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences provide information and academic advice to College undergraduates. In addition to advising duties, assistant deans are assigned specific administrative and record keeping tasks, both on an ad hoc and on an ongoing basis that support the College's educational mission. Assistant deans for advising are responsible for knowing and communicating the College's rules and regulations to students, parents, faculty and staff. They are also expected to have a general knowledge of courses and special academic programs. They work with the Committee on Undergraduate Academic Standing to enforce and, when appropriate, grant exceptions to rules. Assistant deans work intensively with freshmen, sophomores who have not chosen a major, students in academic difficulty, and students who are participating in special academic programs, such as dual degree with another of Penn's undergraduate schools or study abroad.

 

Qualifications:

Education – Advanced degree required; PhD in a discipline taught in the College of Arts and Sciences preferred

Experience and Personal Attributes:
Strong background in and commitment to liberal arts education
Experience must include teaching and/or advising of traditional college-age students as well as some administrative experience in higher education
Experience with the design and management of advising communications, both print and web-based, is also desirable
Ability to relate well to students, faculty, staff and parents required
Maturity, good sense of humor and the ability to work as part of a team are necessary

Technical Skills:
Good interpersonal communication (oral and written) and organizational skills required
Comfortable with modern computer operating systems, such as Mac OS or Windows, and strong foundation in basic productivity software such as Microsoft Office, Firefox, email clients, and FileMaker Pro required
Technical proficiency sufficient to master University systems such as Advisor InTouch and SRS
*Propensity towards enthusiastically adopting new technologies and an aptitude for envisioning improvements to processes is desired as well

 

Affirmative Action Statement:

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

 

To Apply:

The University of Pennsylvania uses an online application process for all open positions. No individual will be considered an applicant until he/she has filled out an application through the system directly at http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/30903

 

 

 


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