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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should speak to your specific interest in the position and highlight both your professional and educational experiences that prepare you to meet the responsibilities of this position.

Job Summary

The Office of the Assistant Dean, LSA Student Academic Affairs, is searching for a dynamic and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Deputy Assistant Dean (DAD).

The Office of the Assistant Dean provides overall administrative leadership of the Office of Student Academic Affairs (SAA), which includes the following programs: the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center (Newnan), Academic Standards Board (including the Bachelor in General Studies and the Individual Major Program), Advising Information and Communications (including Academic Auditing), the Testing Accommodation Center (TAC) and also administration of the College Academic Judiciary.

The primary service mission of LSA Office of Student Academic Affairs revolves around the creation of an environment which contributes to the intellectual and personal growth of students in the liberal arts tradition. Our students are challenged to think about their education in the broadest of terms and to take initiative in creating and shaping their educational path. The DAD plays a central role in ensuring that our overall SAA efforts effectively engage with our undergraduates in their development as individuals as they pursue their educational and career goals.

The Deputy Assistant Dean plays a key role in managing the responsibilities within the Office of the Assistant Dean and is primarily responsible for the overall management of the College’s Academic Judiciary process. The DAD facilitates and manages the development of initiatives and projects that enhance the college experience of students and conducts workshops and in-service training and conferences. In addition, the DAD manages day-to-day communications between SAA, academic departments and programs in the College and with other units within the University; represents the Office of Student Academic Affairs at campus meetings; and serves as a member of the assistant dean’s leadership team within SAA.


LSA Academic Judiciary

  • Manage the day-to-day responsibilities of the Academic Judiciary, including the adjudication and resolution of individual cases of academic conduct.
  • Collaborate with the LSA Student Honor Council to promote student academic integrity throughout LSA. Arrange and schedule meetings with departments regarding academic judiciary policy and procedures. Review and initiate changes to LSA academic integrity policies and procedures.
  • Communicate with academic departments and instructors on the matters of College policy and procedures that govern undergraduate students. Arrange annual departmental meetings in preparation for summer orientation.


Project/Program Management and Development

  • Collaborate on the development of new and emerging projects involving the design and implementation of programs, services and procedures. 
  • Develop programs and projects based on data and willingness to gather best practices information from peer institutions across the country.
  • Create assessment tools to ensure that program and projects are meeting their intended goals
  • Assist in composing and reviewing SAA/Newnan communications and publications.


Department Operations Responsibilities

  • Participate in SAA quarterly budget meetings and assist in the preparation of SAA budget.
  • Generate and coordinate agendas for discussion at various SAA staff and leadership meetings.
  • Provide functional supervision of SAA staff along with SAA directors and coordinators as representative of the Office of the Assistant Dean.
  • Compose SAA position statements; long range planning documents, organizational proposals, job descriptions, unit policies and procedures documents and reports.


Student Services Responsibilities

  • Serve as Liaison to various campus offices that support students including the Dean of Students Office and the Office of Student Conflict and Resolution (OSCR) and the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
  • Attend Student Affairs Network (SAN), a campus wide meeting group chaired by the Vice President of Student Life.
  • Provide student crisis intervention and support to undergraduates.


Management Responsibilities

  • Supervise the LSA Testing Accommodation Center (TAC).

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. with a minimum of five years experience in a university setting is preferred. Consideration will be given to candidates with advanced degree or an equivalent combination of education, teaching, and experience in an academic discipline, higher education and student services.

Excellent communication, interpersonal, and written skills. Ability to respond effectively and appropriately to inquiries and complaints. Ability to listen to concerns brought by all constituents including students, parents, and instructors and follow appropriate steps to resolve them. Experience in managing projects and organizing and managing data. Willingness and capacity to search for creative solutions to problem solving. Ability to take initiative and anticipate future needs. Ability to engage and develop relationships with senior level managers, faculty, and staff across the College and University.

Desired Qualifications*

Candidate should possess a familiarity with the curriculum and organization of a liberal arts college, like the College of Literature, Science, and Arts (LSA). Substantial and progressive administrative and/or supervisory experience in a student academic affairs or student services area in a college or university. 

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

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Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.