Job Positions

PVL #239988

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Academic Affairs


University of Wisconsin - Madison

Date Posted:

Sep 13 2021 10:24AM

Close Date:

Nov 1 2021

Position Description

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs reports to the Dean and serves as a member of the Leadership Council of the College of Engineering.
The leadership role includes developing and executing strategies to enhance
1. Undergraduate programs especially related to enrollment management, non-academic programs, and the overall undergraduate educational experience, and
2. Graduate programs especially related to graduate student professional development and well-being.
As an Associate Dean and member of the Leadership Council, the Associate Dean helps craft and implement the vision and mission for the success of the College of Engineering.


Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs are assistant deans for student development, undergraduate affairs, undergraduate student services, and graduate affairs. Overall, this team leads the college's non-academic efforts in support of the instructional mission for both undergraduate and graduate student.
This includes:
-Engineering Career Services -
-Undergraduate Learning Center -
-Undergraduate Advising -
-Graduate Student Advising -
-Wellness and well-being -
The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs provides leadership for these programs by establishing strategic direction and setting priorities that align with the academic directives of the Dean, and ensures units effectively carry out duties in a way that best supports the university's initiatives, strategic direction, and academic mission; provides direct supervision of assistant deans and directors and monitors compliance with laws, regulations, university policies and procedures, and relevant contractual obligations. Working with the Dean, Executive Associate Dean, and College of Engineering leadership committees, direct interpret and develop policies impacting academic affairs in the College of Engineering. Directs on-going assessment and continuous improvement of academic programs and services by guiding the establishment of annual goals, ensuring progress towards goals is met, articulating challenges, and reporting on annual outcomes and achievements for programs/services. Leads special initiatives and/or academic programs that require senior leadership attention with respect to program design, planning, coordination, and interaction with internal and external stakeholders. Serves on various university review committees, working with a wide range of constituencies including the Faculty Senate, Deans and Associate Deans, General Counsel, and University Leadership.

Application Process

Please visit, click on the apply now. You will be required to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a document with the names and contact information for three references addressed to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Search Committee. Applications must be submitted as a single PDF containing all application materials.

Institution Information

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Additional Information

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Contact Information

David Noyce
608-265-1882 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )


Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate in physical, biological, or social sciences or related field is desired. Advanced degree required.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, management and communication skills, proven commitment to fostering a culture and climate that is inclusive, welcoming and supportive of all, demonstrated commitment to excellence in student learning and outcomes at both the undergraduate and graduate level, a successful record of conflict resolution and management, the business acumen necessary to make strategic financial decisions, the ability to develop and implement a strategic vision for academic affairs and student services, and the skill to work as a member of a team in a shared governance environment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated commitment to providing engineering undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning experience and developing and implementing non-academic programs that enhance student learning and well-being. Candidates must have a minimum of ten years of experience in leadership and management roles in areas relevant to this position.