Director of Academic Affairs
Penn State New Kensington invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Academic
Affairs (DAA) to begin July 2012 or as negotiated.
The Director of Academic Affairs is the campus academic of;cer and reports to the Chancellor. The DAA is
responsible to the Chancellor for providing leadership for all academic and faculty matters. The DAA acts on
behalf of the Chancellor in his or her absence or as delegated by the Chancellor.
As a member of the campus senior management team, the DAA works with faculty and other staff in an
environment of shared governance and cross-functional relationships. Of growing importance is the DAA’s
work with colleagues from other Penn State campuses and of;ces. These include the other 19 Penn State
Commonwealth campuses, the staff in the Of;ce of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses, and other
colleges and departments at the University Park campus. These collaborative activities ensure that Penn State
operates as one university geographically dispersed across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Speci;c campus responsibilities of the DAA include faculty recruitment, evaluations and development; academic
planning, program development, administration and evaluation; promoting faculty and student scholarship
and research; supporting innovation and excellence in teaching; enhancing a program for student recruitment,
development and retention; supporting academic enhancement activities for students, such as study-abroad,
internships and service-learning opportunities; leading efforts in grant writing and funding solicitations to
support research and academic programs; and leading the faculty in outreach service to the;community.
In addition, the DAA is responsible for administering budgets for academic programs and faculty development,
coordinating the campus’s academic management team in developing an academic plan for the campus
consistent with its mission and regional initiatives, collaborating with the campus Director of Continuing
Education to create and deliver appropriate credit and non-credit regional programming, supervising various
academic units, and supporting and fostering diversity. The DAA also will be responsible for leading and
supporting faculty efforts to expand campus programming through innovative uses of technology and other
pedagogical tools, as well as collaboration with colleagues at other campuses.
QUALIFICATIONS: A successful candidate will have an earned doctorate, academic administrative experience,
and a minimum of ;ve years of experience working in higher education in activities related to teaching, research
and scholarship, and service. Candidates should possess strong writing and interpersonal skills, including
the ability to foster teamwork and promote collaborative activities in a multidisciplinary environment. Also,
candidates should possess the academic quali;cations for a tenured, senior-rank faculty appointment at Penn
State. Essential quali;cations include experience with academic planning, assessment of learning, faculty
recruitment and development, faculty governance, academic budgeting and knowledge of various approaches to
active and collaborative learning. Desirable experience includes building and maintaining new programs in a
complex and collaborative environment, grant writing, and familiarity with or expertise in the effective use of
instructional technologies. This 48-week academic administrative appointment includes an excellent bene;ts
CAMPUS INFORMATION: Penn State New Kensington shares in the University’s international reputation for
excellence in education, research and service. One of 20 campuses located throughout the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, the campus is situated 17 miles north of Pittsburgh in a rural setting. Penn State New Kensington
offers the ;rst two years of study for most of Penn State’s more than 160 degree programs in addition to eight
baccalaureate and ;ve associate’s degrees offered on campus. It enrolls between 800 and 900 students each year
who are attracted by access to a Penn State degree and the high-quality educational opportunities provided in a
small, supportive, hands-on learning environment.
It is an exciting time for Penn State New Kensington as we work with our sister campuses to explore new and
innovative ways to expand access to academic programming and realign our programs to the needs of Western
Pennsylvania. Our efforts are directed toward enhancing the Penn State New Kensington learning experience
and developing a niche to attract students locally, regionally and nationally.
For further information about Penn State New Kensington, visit our web site at http://www.nk.psu.edu. For more
information about Penn State, visit http://www.psu.edu/.
APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses,
telephone numbers and email addresses of four references. All applications must be submitted electronically as
a Microsoft Word or PDF ;le to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin September 26,
2011 and continue until an appointment is made.
Penn State is committed to af;rmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to
apply. The University of Michigan is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Informational URL: http://www.sph.
please visit our website at http://www.uva-
wise.edu/. The University of Virginia’s
College at Wise is an equal opportunity/
affirmative action employer committed
to excellence through diversity. Women,
minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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verse student body. The University of New
Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.
Health/Physical Education: The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, a nationally ranked four-year public liberal
arts college located in the mountains of
southwestern Virginia, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Health
& Physical Education at the assistant professor level for the fall of 2012. Doctorate at time of appointment is required;
applicants with ABD considered with
completion of Doctorate required within one year of appointment. Candidates
should be committed to teaching and be
supportive of the broad-based liberal arts
program at the College with a wide range
of general education requirements. Public
school teaching experience is preferred.
Responsibilities would include teaching
four courses per semester with summer
teaching possibilities; teaching load would
also include supervision of interns as part
of the four course load. Knowledge and/
or experience in the area of sport management is a plus. Salary is negotiable based
on experience and other achievements.
To apply, please visit jobs.virginia.edu
and complete a candidate profile, attaching a current cv/resume, cover letter, contact information for three references and
an unofficial transcript. To view this position announcement, search under Posting
Number 0608737. For more information,
History: History of Medicine. The University of New Mexico, Department of
History invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine. The position is probationary leading to a tenure decision. The
anticipated start date of the appointment
is August 2012. Minimum requirements:
Ph. D. in History with completion expected by August, 2012; ability to teach lower-division surveys in the candidate’s area of
expertise; ability to teach upper-division
undergraduate and graduate classes in the
candidate’s research field; ability to mentor undergraduates, and graduate students
at the MA and Ph.D. levels; an active research agenda focused on the History of
Medicine. Preferred requirements: Potential to participate in the University of New
Mexico’s B.A./M.D. Program; potential
to offer history courses to students at the
UNM Health Sciences Center; interests in
social, cultural, and technological aspects
of medicine and public health are strongly encouraged to apply. Application deadline November 15, 2011. For application
requirements and complete information,
please visit UNMJobs at https://unmjobs.
unm.edu and refer to posting #_0813061.
The University of New Mexico is a major
public research university with a highly di-
History: History of Science, Technology,
and Environment. The University of New
Mexico invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in the histories of science, technology, and environment. Anticipated start date August 2012. The position is probationary leading to a tenure
decision. Minimum requirements include:
(1) Ph. D. in History or comparable degree
in the histories of science, technology, and
environment with expected completion by
August 2012; (2) ability to teach an undergraduate survey that meets the department’s needs ; (3) ability to teach upper-division courses and graduate seminars
in the candidate’s research fields; (4) ability to mentor undergraduates and graduate students at the MA and Ph.D. levels;
(5) an active research agenda in the candidate’s field. Preferred qualifications include: (1) Teaching experience at the university or college level; (2) a record of
publication, or demonstrated potential to
publish in the fields of the histories of science, technology, and environment; (3) interests in nuclear science and the atomic
age are welcome. We envision this position as part of a multidisciplinary initiative in cooperation with graduate and professional divisions across the university as
well as with New Mexico’s unique community of scientists and scholars. The University of New Mexico is a major public
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College of Arts and Sciences
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
Review Date: January 15, 2012
Position Start Date: July 1, 2012
Position #: 6088-1101-0000-867
Job Description: Fayetteville State University invites nominations and applications from qualified
individuals interested in the position of Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).
The Associate Dean is a full-time, 12 month administrative position that reports to the Dean of the
College. This position interacts with faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni, other University
constituencies, and outside agencies.
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and the
second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. Founded in 1867 as the Howard
School for the education of African Americans, today FSU serves a growing student body of
approximately 6,000 and ranks among the nation's most diverse campus communities. Fayetteville
is located in the scenic Cape Fear River Valley of North Carolina, between the Blue Ridge Mountains
and the Atlantic Ocean. Residents of Fayetteville enjoy mild temperatures, four distinct seasons, a
low cost of living, and easy access to beautiful Carolina beaches. More information about Fayetteville
State University can be found at
In support of the mission of Fayetteville State University, the College of Arts and Sciences provides
high quality educational programs, courses, and activities in the arts, humanities, STEM disciplines,
and social sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels, thus enabling students and graduates to
contribute to society and to lead productive lives. The College contains 40 graduate and undergraduate
academic programs and 13 academic departments, including Biological Sciences, Chemistry and
Physics, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Government and History, Mathematics and
Computer Science, Nursing, Performing and Fine Arts, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and World
Languages and Cultures. The Dean’s Office is currently staffed with an Assistant Dean, a Director of
Research, an Assessment Coordinator, and two Administrative Assistants. The CAS Associate Dean
is a new position to support the Dean of this large academic unit. More information about the College
can be found at
Duties and Responsibilities
Earned doctorate in one of the academic fields in the College of Arts and Sciences; credentials
to qualify for tenure at the full professorship rank; minimum of four years of experience in an
administrative role in higher education with faculty and/or staff supervisory responsibilities, preferably
as a department chair or academic dean; demonstrated management and budgetary experience;
excellence in teaching in higher education; understanding of shared governance, academic personnel
and legal issues, and curricular matters; effective leadership and communication skills; and excellent
A strong preference will be given to those with extensive research and successful grant-writing
experience; demonstrated management and budgetary experience with grants and/or contracts; a
clear ongoing research agenda; demonstrated experience working with the military, non-traditional,
first-generation, and diverse student populations.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications; competitive benefits package.
Applications: All nominations and applications should be sent to:
Dr. David E. Barlow, Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Candidates must submit a letter of application outlining how they meet the above minimum
requirements and preferences, current curriculum vitae, official graduate and undergraduate
transcripts, three letters of reference from individuals who are familiar with the candidate’s
employment/work history, and a statement on their leadership philosophy for the College of Arts
and Sciences. Candidates must also submit an electronic application and attach curriculum vitae
and letter of interest at
http://www.uncfsu.edu/humres/vacancies.htm. All applications received by
January 15, 2011 will be given full consideration.
Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate
against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, or
disability. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented
students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An
employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification,
reference checks, license verification (if applicable), and credit history check (if applicable).