Open executive Job in Academic & University University Dean – School of Information Technology

The University Dean for Information Technology (IT) provides strategic and programmatic leadership for AIU’s School of Information Technology and serves as a thought leader. (S)he will direct the development of new programs and specializations, and oversee all aspects of curriculum development and drive innovations in methodology and pedagogy. The Dean will stay current with new developments in the field of IT and related industry certifications. The Dean will work with Program Chairs, Program Directors, and Faculty to ensure that student learning outcomes are being met at appropriate levels through excellence in academic delivery and backed by a robust assessment strategy. The Dean will also be responsible for accreditation efforts, and conduct outreach into the larger academic and professional communities.

  • Provides vision and plans, develops and coordinates implementation of short and long term strategies for theSchool of Information Technology
  • Approves and provides direction for new program development and program/course revisions
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in the field of IT and maintains currency and relevancy of programs
  • Aligns industry IT certifications with program where applicable
  • Serves as the primary thought leader and in-house SME for curricular areas in IT
  • Works to improve and enhance the curriculum. Is hands-on with curriculum projects
  • Leads program level assessment of student learning
  • Oversees efforts on accreditation efforts
  • Engage in industry-relevant developments and research that supports and informs the curriculum and the larger academic discipline
  • Actively engages in social media efforts, conference participation, and outreach to the academic and professional communities (including interaction with advisory boards and other experts)
  • Participates in academic governance and serves as chair in relevant Councils and Committees
  • Collaborates with colleagues in Admissions, Advising, Marketing and other areas to facilitate optimal distribution of program information
  • Develops and maintains relationship with Career Services to provide industry-relevant job sources and trend information
  • Understands the mission, vision, goals and academic standards and policies of the University, and espouses them in the performance of duties
  • Adheres to all AIU policies, procedures, integrity, and ethical standards
  • Supports Provost/CAO with curriculum initiatives, as required
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage human resources
  • Demonstrated ability to build academic programs
  • Demonstrated understanding of higher education
  • Demonstrated understanding of applicable regulatory, accrediting agency, and professional association standards
  • Demonstrated understanding of market needs in various business verticals
  • Extensive expertise in curriculum and assessment development
  • Extensive expertise in both academic operations and compliance.
  • Extensive expertise in process implementation.
  • A solid understanding of academic trends.
  • Proven ability to establish and articulate a vision, set and exceeds goals, develops and executes strategies, and track and measure results.
  • Proven ability to build and motivate a team to achieve well communicated expectations, steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Proven ability to lead projects and achieve results in an ambiguous work environment.
  • Must possess strong strategic and business acumen, for a complex business environment same or similar to proprietary education. Knows how businesses work, up to date on trends, technology and information, is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with concepts and complexity comfortably and is sharp, capable and agile. Is able to connect the dots between disparate points and anticipate downstream consequences. Can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans
  • Makes decisions that are simultaneously well researched, thoughtful and timely before exhausting too much time and resources. Demonstrated ability to make a quick decision.
  • Proven organizational ability, is highly skilled at finding resources to get things done, can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal
  • Skilled priority setting, allocates time of self and others on what’s important; differentiates issues by relative importance and takes action accordingly to follow through
  • Track record of persevering despite challenges to overcome resistance and obstacles in pursuit of key objectives.
  • Proven strong negotiating and consensus building abilities.
  • Proven strong leadership skills within the project team and in the business/academic community.
  • Leads team providing strong communication and respect. Provides valuable feedback and maintains composure at all times.
  • Proven skills to work effectively across internal functional areas in ambiguous situations. Knows how organizations work and how to get things done both through formal channels and informal network.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Education and Experience: Required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage human resources
  • Demonstrated ability to build academic programs
  • Demonstrated understanding of higher education
  • Demonstrated understanding of applicable regulatory, accrediting agency, and professional association standards
  • Demonstrated understanding of market needs in various business verticals
  • Extensive expertise in curriculum and assessment development
  • Extensive expertise in both academic operations and compliance.
  • Extensive expertise in process implementation.
  • A solid understanding of academic trends.
  • Proven ability to establish and articulate a vision, set and exceeds goals, develops and executes strategies, and track and measure results.
  • Proven ability to build and motivate a team to achieve well communicated expectations, steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Proven ability to lead projects and achieve results in an ambiguous work environment.
  • Must possess strong strategic and business acumen, for a complex business environment same or similar to proprietary education. Knows how businesses work, up to date on trends, technology and information, is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with concepts and complexity comfortably and is sharp, capable and agile. Is able to connect the dots between disparate points and anticipate downstream consequences. Can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans
  • Makes decisions that are simultaneously well researched, thoughtful and timely before exhausting too much time and resources. Demonstrated ability to make a quick decision.
  • Proven organizational ability, is highly skilled at finding resources to get things done, can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal
  • Skilled priority setting, allocates time of self and others on what’s important; differentiates issues by relative importance and takes action accordingly to follow through
  • Track record of persevering despite challenges to overcome resistance and obstacles in pursuit of key objectives.
  • Proven strong negotiating and consensus building abilities.
  • Proven strong leadership skills within the project team and in the business/academic community.
  • Leads team providing strong communication and respect. Provides valuable feedback and maintains composure at all times.
  • Proven skills to work effectively across internal functional areas in ambiguous situations. Knows how organizations work and how to get things done both through formal channels and informal network.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Doctorate/terminal degree in Information Technology or closely related field
  • Industry certifications in IT
  • Minimum 5 years college/university senior academic leadership experience
  • Minimum 5 years college/university teaching experience
  • Minimum 5 years experience in professional field

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