Job Positions

Assistant Dean for Student Success and Academic Services/02237983

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Letters and Science


University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Date Posted:

Apr 15 2021 8:16AM

Close Date:

May 9 2021

Position Description

The College of Letters and Science at UW-Milwaukee has more than 1200 faculty, academic staff, and university employees in 25 academic departments and a variety of centers, facilities, administrative units, and interdepartmental academic programs. The largest of UWM’s schools and colleges, the College of Letters & Science is home to a diverse array of courses in the humanities, natural sciences, and the social sciences.


The Assistant Dean for Student Success and Academic Services is responsible for oversight and management of L&S Academic Advising and student-related functions. The Assistant Dean provides overall management, planning, administration, and evaluation of advising programs, services, personnel, policies, procedures, facilities, and budgets. Working collaboratively with the Dean, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, department chairpersons, and program directors, the Assistant Dean ensures high quality and student-centered approaches to the delivery of services. The Assistant Dean also monitors overall student success patterns in the College, identifies curricular or other challenges that limit student progress to degree, and collaborates with the Dean, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, and undergraduate directors/coordinators to find solutions to these issues. The Assistant Dean represents the College on internal and external committees and serves on the College senior leadership team. The position works with other campus departments to foster a campus climate that is welcoming and supportive of a diverse student population. The individual in this position is expected to exercise discretion, respect, diplomacy, and good judgment in handling difficult or sensitive situations.

Application Process

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter and resume that addresses the professional level work experience as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications, and a list of contact information for three professional references. In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets any of the qualifications, she/he will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications

Institution Information

AA/EO Statement UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Reasonable Accommodations UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability. Confidentiality of Applicant Materials UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request. CBC and Reference Check Policy Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act) For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy. Employment Authorization In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Additional Information

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Contact Information

Craig Wesley 414-229-5284
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. Applicant Documents Required Documents Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, References


Required Qualifications


1. Must have a BA/BS degree
2. A minimum of five years of experience in academic advising or related student-success oriented role

Preferred Qualifications

1. Prior leadership in academic advising or other student-success oriented role
2. Graduate/continuing education in advising, student counseling, or educational leadership
3. Supervisory experience