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Assistant Dean, College of Aviation, Science & Technology
Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois
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Date Posted 06/17/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Position
Lewis University invites applications for an Assistant Dean to serve in the College of Aviation, Science & Technology. We are looking for an innovative individual that can join the newly established College and assist the University at an exciting time in our history. This is an outstanding opportunity for a transformative leader who wants to be at the forefront of change and new ways of thinking. Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. 

The Assistant Dean in the College of Aviation, Science and Technology is responsible for assisting leadership in the areas of academic programs; the recruitment and support of all faculty; the development and assessment of college strategy and budget; and the development of opportunities for innovation, collaboration, and growth in the college’s fields and disciplines.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as a member of the Dean’s leadership team, working in collaboration with chairs, faculty, administrators and others to advance the strategic vision for the College and the University

  • Provide oversight for College budget and participate in budgeting process

  • Serve as the College’s liaison to the Registrar on issues related to student enrollment, grading and graduation

  • Serve as liaison to other university offices, such as Financial Aid, the Dean of Students, Health and Counseling, and the Center of Academic Success and Enrichment

  • Provide supervision and support for College staff involved in data collection and analysis and serve as a liaison to the Office of Institutional Research and Planning

  • Collect, analyze and interpret information for all data-based reports, including reports related to strategic planning assessment, program review, accreditation and certification

  • Provide leadership and oversight of assessment for the College and serve as liaison to university-wide assessment efforts

  • Coordinate course evaluation processes and analysis

  • Participate in student recruitment, retention and recognition activities and events

Lewis University 
Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Lewis University provides tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at http://www.lewisu.edu

Minimum Qualifications
An earned master’s degree in an appropriate discipline along with a minimum of five years in academic affairs. Knowledge of current trends and regulatory issues related to higher education, research, and scholarship. Working knowledge and experience in budget management. Commitment to support the development of diversity and equity in the Lewis community. Strong communication skills. A record of personal integrity and a demonstrated commitment to the Mission of the University.

Application Process
Interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at http://jobs.lewisu.edu/postings/4463 

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer. 

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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