Internal Only**Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at The University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas

Posted in Other 17 days ago.





Job Description:

Position OverviewThe School of Music is seeking a tenured full or associate professor to serve as an Associate Dean to focus on Faculty Affairs beginning March 4, 2024. This role will serve in a 20% administrative capacity during the academic year. This administrative appointment works closely with, and serves at the pleasure of, the Dean. This position receives a $5,000 administrative supplement and is for an initial 1-year appointment. The position may be renewed based upon needs of the School of Music after leadership restructuring, comprehensive review of performance, and the best interest of the School and University.Job Description40% Teaching - Specific course assignments and locations are assigned at the discretion of the coordinator of your area, in consultation with you. You are expected to have established, posted office hours of at least two hours per week and be available to meet with students by appointment.



20% Research - It is the expectation of your position that you engage in a program of creativity activity/research and share your work with colleagues and/or the public at large, through publication or other activities as detailed in your department or program's faculty evaluation plan and promotion and tenure policy.



20% Administration


  • Contributes to the strategic visioning, development, advocacy, and implementation of faculty affairs for the School of Music.

  • Serve as the School of Music's liaison to units across campus working on faculty affairs.

  • Advise, assist, and coordinate faculty searches, annual faculty reviews, general research fund, sabbaticals, promotion and tenure, post tenure activities, mentoring, evaluate/monitor teaching loads in the School of Music as assigned by the Dean.

  • Assist in the ongoing strategic development of this position.

  • Work closely in pursuing the Strategic Plan and best interest of all programs in the School of Music.

  • Serve as the dean's representative to the University when called upon.

  • Work cooperatively and strategically with the other associate deans on matters for which they are responsible and for the overall benefit of the School of Music.

  • Other duties as assigned.


20% Service - It is an expectation of your position that you fulfill your share of service duties needed to facilitate the efficient operation of your department or program, and the University, as well as serve in regional, national, and/or international activities of your discipline. Activities that foster effective relationships with alumni and other constituencies may also constitute service.
Required Qualifications

  1. Full-time, tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor within the School of Music.

  2. Show experience of research/creative accomplishments nationally or internationally.

  3. Experience working on projects or creative activities requiring a high attention of detail and/or reporting.

  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated through application materials, previous work history, interview, student evaluations, and/or references.

  5. Evidence of collaboration and/or experience in creating inclusive culture and dialog with diverse groups.

  6. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with students, faculty, administrators, and outside constituents as demonstrated through work history and interview.

Additional Candidate InstructionsComplete applications will include:

  • Online application

  • Letter of interest

  • CV

Application review begins February 23, 2024. For best consideration apply by the review date. Only complete applications will be accepted.Contact Information to ApplicantsPaul Popiel
ppopiel@ku.eduApplication Review BeginsFriday February 23, 2024Anticipated Start DateMonday March 4, 2024Apply to Job


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