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Director of Academic Affairs

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the UConn Hartford Campus Director, the Director of Academic Affairs (DAA) will be a key member of the Hartford Campus leadership team. The DAA will work with faculty and serve as the primary faculty partner in the Campus Director’s Office to provide support and guidance related to academic matters.

The successful candidate for this position will have the ability to work as part of a team to manage efficiently a complex portfolio, a strong ethical sense, good judgement and a deep commitment to anti-racism, equity and inclusion. The DAA will work closely with the Associate Campus Director, Assistant Campus Director & Director for Student Services, the Director of Finances, Director of Registrar Services, College Associate Deans, the Associate Vice Provost for Enrichment Programs and other unit leaders on campus and across the University.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Advances and promotes faculty and student research activities, especially those related to UConn Hartford’s engagement mission and the Office of Undergraduate Research.
  • Advances and promotes the pedagogical mission of the campus, especially as this relates to the campus’s engagement with the City of Hartford.
  • Coordinates the campus Faculty Council and committees.
  • Oversees teaching and research grant competitions.
  • Assists in the hiring, orientation, training and support of adjuncts and graduate student faculty.
  • Works with Associate Campus Director and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to create opportunities for training and support regarding anti-racist and equity minded teaching and learning.
  • Oversees campus scholarships process.
  • Coordinates annual reviews for campus faculty.
  • Coordinates the Honor’s Program.
  • Performs related duties as required and assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current UConn appointment at rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor; Associate Professor-in-Residence or Professor-in-Residence in one of UConn’s schools or colleges.
  • Demonstrable experience applying sound judgement and political acumen.
  • A leadership style that invites collaboration, encourages teamwork, welcomes diverse perspectives, and values transparency.
  • Demonstrable excellence in written and oral communication about complex topics with proven experience interacting effectively with members of diverse constituencies.
  • Demonstrable familiarity with the University’s policies, guidance, and procedures related to personnel, especially the complexity of faculty appointments.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage change, resolve conflict, and build consensus.
  • Demonstrable commitment to anti-racism, equity and inclusion.
  • Familiarity and experience with undergraduate curricula and support services.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A record of progressively responsible administrative experience managing and solving complex problems in higher education, preferably in academic affairs.
  • Experience working on a large, diverse, and urban campus.

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

The position begins in the spring 2021 term and will continue as a traditional nine-month, academic year schedule starting in fall 2021. The position comes with a reduction in teaching load by half (e.g., 2/2 to 1/1) and a stipend to salary. It is open to current faculty on any campus at the University of Connecticut.

TO APPLY

Interested applicants should use this link to submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.  Applicant review will begin October 23, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.