Postion Description

Dean, Graduate School

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Graduate School. The incumbent will provide leadership in all aspects of operation of the Graduate School and advance the schoolā€™s mission. Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the dean will work collaboratively with the graduate program coordinators, the other deans, and the chancellor to develop and implement the schoolā€™s and universityā€™s strategic plans and other institutional goals. This is a 12-month administrative appointment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a graduate education development plan for UALR consistent with our vision.
  • Advocate for graduate programs, graduate faculty, students, and stakeholders in the community of Central Arkansas.
  • Support the recruitment, retention, and overall success of graduate students.
  • Support graduate faculty development.
  • Support graduate coordinators with regard to the planning, development, and management of graduate programs.
  • Create and review policies related to graduate programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experienced visionary and entrepreneurial leader with excellent communication skills;
  • Experience in directing and building graduate education;
  • Experience in facilitating faculty development and promoting student success;
  • Ability to create innovative and relevant graduate programs;
  • Ability to promote UALRā€™s graduate programs internally and externally with industry, state, and federal organizations, and the general community;
  • Ability to direct and build graduate education;
  • Ability to foster graduate education collaborations and interaction of diverse individuals among the units of the institution;
  • Ability to facilitate faculty development and promoting student success;
  • Ability to use customer service initiatives to clients and campus community;
  • Ability to create innovative and relevant graduate programs;

Required Education and/or Experience

Candidates should hold a terminal degree from an accredited institution in one of the universityā€™s academic program areas, have demonstrated successful graduate level teaching and research experience, and be eligible for an appointment at the professor level with tenure.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Candidates should have a record of successful administrative experience including personnel supervision/leadership and budgetary authority.

All applications must be submitted through the online application system. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include a detailed letter of application addressing qualifications; current vita, and five current references. Official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

The search committee will accept applications and nominations until the on-campus interview stage. For best consideration, applications should be completed before April 1, 2014.

If you have questions about the position or wish to nominate an individual, please email Dr. Gail Hughes, Interim Dean, College of Education.


Background Check Statement

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UALR EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.