Assistant Dean of Graduate and Workforce Development Programs
About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouve, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite, opened in 2013, provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.
Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter- disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation's premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern's international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation's top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston's historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.
Responsibilities: The Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and Workforce Development will manage and oversee all administrative aspects of graduate and professional workforce development programs in the Bouve College of Health Sciences (BCHS), collaborate with the PhD Network, and identify and direct growth initiatives in graduate and professional continuing education programs in Boston, the global network, and online. The Assistant Dean, with input from the College Dean and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School Deans and Department Chairs, will use market data to evaluate existing program offerings and support growth of traditional and business-to-business educational opportunities for credit/non-credit bearing, badges, stackable and pathway programs aimed at lifelong learning opportunities for all learners. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and is expected to work independently and in collaboration with the BCHS Dean's Office, academic units across the university within and outside Bouve, curriculum committees, the Provost's Office, The Chancellor's Office, and the Registrar's Office. The Assistant Dean will serve as a liaison and representative for the Bouve Dean's office at meetings and initiatives; and ensure smooth, efficient and timely fulfillment of duties and responsibilities falling within the purview of this position.
PhD, EdD or appropriate doctoral degree with three to five years applicable experience in higher education, preferably as department chair or program director at a research intensive institution.
General knowledge of graduate and health professions training programs and funding models for domestic and international students.
Understanding and ability to develop unique educational opportunities driven by market data; understanding of competitor institutions/programs and issues relevant to the ever-changing healthcare landscape.
Experience with academic and student affairs, accreditation processes, and site visits preferred.
Excellent technology skills are needed for support of online and distance programs.
Strong decision making, analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and resource management skills.
Ability to develop and lead strategic initiatives and follow through to completion.
High degree of self-motivation and self-direction to lead and follow through with projects.
Strong communication skills including verbal and written with editing experience.
Ability to multi-task, to prioritize the tasks, and to work both independently and as part of a team.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.