Assistant Dean for Academic Programs (Principal Lecturer & Assistant Dean)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) at the University of Maryland College Park seeks nominations/applications for
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) seeks nominations/applications for
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs. The College has five academic departments offering BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees, an Interdisciplinary BS
degree program in Environmental Science and Policy, a graduate program in veterinary science, and a two-year certificate program in Applied
Agriculture. The Assistant Dean position is a full-time Professional Track Faculty appointment that does not include academic or tenure.


The Assistant Dean reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs. The
successful candidate is responsible for continuing student services, undergraduate retention, and diversity, equity, inclusion and respect
initiatives (DEIR). The position plays a leadership role in maximizing the education and career outcomes of AGNR undergraduate and graduate
students by fostering a college environment that aims to increase and celebrate diversity.

The candidate will work in a team
environment with the Associate Dean, Academic Programs Staff, and Administration, as well as department chairs, and department level
undergraduate coordinators. Major responsibilities of the Assistant Dean and Director include the following:

    • Provides leadership and administrative oversight for the daily operations of College of AGNR
      student services office and functions, manage college roles and responsibilities related to academic student services.
    • Oversees
      College undergraduate student advisement, advisor training, new student orientation, problem and special exception inquiries, graduation
      clearance and other aspects of student services as needed.
    • Works with the AGNR Diversity Officer and College DEIR committee to
      oversee Terrapin Strong initiatives for students and other DEIR programs and initiatives that seek to engage students to cultivate an
      atmosphere to support, and to promote the development, well-being, and success of every AGNR student through resources, opportunities, and
    • Assists the Associate Dean on matters relating to undergraduate education, curriculum, advising and student
    • Work collaboratively to develop and coordinate AGNR summer programs such as current programs in Ag Discovery and Summer
      Opportunities in Agricultural Research and the Environment (SOARE), and SOARE: Strategic Work in Applied Geosciences (SOARE:SWAG).
    • Represent the College on relevant university committees.
    • Coordinates AGNR UNIV100 sections and contribute to teaching the
    • Supervises staff and graduate assistant(s) as appropriate.
    • Other duties as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Agricultural, Environmental Science
or appropriate related disciplines.


Required: The successful candidate must have a
PhD or equivalent terminal degree in in agriculture or a closely related discipline, have a minimum five years of experience teaching or
working in higher education, and be qualified to obtain the rank of Principal Lecturer.

Additionally, the candidate must possess
outstanding communication skills and have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, administration, industry, and
other clientele, experience with course and/or curriculum development, and a proven record of leadership and teamwork. The candidate must
have a commitment to promoting and supporting goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Experience working with faculty
regarding academic and curriculum related issues and student advising. The successful candidate will have a familiarity with university
processes and procedures related to undergraduate academic affairs and student services, curriculum development, undergraduate and graduate
student recruitment, and experience working in a diverse multicultural setting and the ability to effectively manage/supervise student
workers and full time staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrated leadership and
problem solving skills, ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students, staff, faculty, administrators and alumni. Ability to
work effectively in a team environment. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Be proficient in using standard office software
(e.g. MS Word, excel, etc.). Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

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Best consideration date to apply is August 12, 2022. Position is open until filled.


More about the University of Maryland:

in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes
away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity
to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural
centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are
virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding
and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full
engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a
background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the

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