College of Arts and Sciences

CAS seeks applications for interim Associate Dean

May 28, 2010

CAS Interim Associate Dean

Position Announcement: May 27, 2010

APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with curriculum development, assessment, and recruitment; tenure and a rank of full professor within one of the College’s 16 departments; demonstrated experience with development of program and curriculum and successful navigation of that curriculum through the approval process; experience in recruitment of students; a demonstrated administrative ability; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in working in a collective bargaining environment; experience in coordinating and managing graduate programs; experience with addressing student and faculty concerns and resolving conflict; experience with orientation and advisement of undergraduate and graduate students; and experience in a higher education environment with a strong faculty governance structure.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary function of the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Student Affairs is to assist the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in: administering all aspects of graduate and undergraduate student studies, secondary teacher education issues within the college, managing undergraduate and graduate curriculum for the college, serving as the primary liaison with faculty governance bodies within the College, coordinating academic advising within the College, coordinating with offices of Admission and the Registrar as needed, and managing assessment of student learning in the college.



THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as one of the "Best in the Midwest Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of only 20 public universities ranked a "Tier 1 Midwestern Masters Institution" by U.S. News and World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 13,000 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential, four-year campus in Macomb and its upper-division urban commuter location in Moline, Illinois.

Western's campuses are dedicated to providing a high quality, accessible and affordable education. The WIU-Macomb and Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. The four core values at the heart of the University are academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility.WIU's GradTrac and Cost Guarantee programs ensure that students can achieve their degrees within four years while paying a fixed rate for tuition, fees, plus room and board. WIU remains the only university in Illinois to guarantee the cost for tuition, fees and room and board over a four-year period at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

WIU is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, the University's 762 full-time faculty members teach 93 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to eight preprofessional degree programs and 18 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 intercollegiate sports. Football competes in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region, with 12 major theatrical and dance productions and more than 12 studio shows presented annually in Western's three theatres. The Bureau of Cultural Affairs and the University Union Board present outstanding concerts, lectures, dramatic presentations, films, and dance attractions.

The University Libraries contain more than 1 million cataloged volumes, 20,000 current periodicals, and access to over 100 electronic databases of information. WIU's librarians answer approximately 10,000 research questions per year. The library system encompasses the main Malpass Library and four branch libraries. The Physical Sciences Library, the Music Library, the Curriculum Library, and the Quad Cities campus library are integral parts of the University's system that provides full service to students, faculty, and staff.

Western Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

APPLICATION: A letter of application and a current curriculum vita should be sent to the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390. Email submissions may be sent to Dr. James Schmidt, Associate Dean, JA-SCHMIDT@WIU.EDU.

For full consideration, application must be received by June 14, 2010

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.